Thursday, August 30, 2012

More Hummingbirds and a New Quilt Top

We had a very quick but heavy rain the other night and this hummingbird took refuge under the eves of Das Kookin Haus - our name for the structure that houses Bill's prized grill - which also has a nickname - The Benford.

I've been working on a quilt for my daughter's family. Pamela selected most of the fabrics on her trip to Ocala last winter. The blocks are a pineapple design from the book Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts by Gyleen X. Fitzgerald.

Pamela likes the scrappy look - so this was perfect - but I found having to square the block each round was tedious and after several blocks I was bored with the process. I'm pleased with the finished top - especially the addition of my sister's beautiful hand-dyed materials - but will not hurry to do another pineapple.

The top has been sandwiched and pin basted and I've begun machine quilting.

For some unknown reason blogger opened in Google Chrome will no longer allow me to upload pictures. I had to revert back to Explorer to upload images. Chrome works fine with everything else. Has anyone else had this problem?

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