Thursday, October 12, 2006

Memories in My Mind

I had a list of four or more blog posts I was going to put up... pictures of a trip to the Redwood groves north of us, my current strippy quilt in it's next stage, a first block my oldest son pieced... but they all lived together on my thumb drive. And that thumb drive decided to die one day.
I'd been telling myself for weeks I needed to create a back-up, but did I? Rhetorical question.

Been grieving it like the loss of a friend, six months+ of blog pictures, special e-mail and journals. *sigh* So this is why I've been so quiet. I've wanted to write, been thinking about what I'd write... but what's a blog entry without pictures?

This is a generic picture I grabbed off the web. But it looks an awful lot like the Eel River valley DH and I visited last month. I bet I can find the photos from that trip on his computer. They're worth sharing.

I'll get back to you.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Indian Summer

I call this quilt Indian Summer. I finished it in 1992. I think every quilter ends up making at least *one* sampler quilt. It's such a great opportunity to play with color and experiment with pattern and design. This quilt was taken from a layout that used ten block patterns twice each. But I only got as far as six used twice and finished it. Look at the blocks and see if you can match the pairs. There's always at least one pair that stumps people.

This block is called "Indian Corn". I'd never seen it before, nor since. Sure like it though. Machine pieced, machine quilted.

Course the Autumn sunlight was a little harsh during the picture taking, but you get the general idea.