Thursday, February 27, 2014

Snakes and Snails and...Alligators?

This is the sign that has me worried. My dear one played golf the other day and an alligator sauntered across the fairway. I think I'd give up golf!

My parents drove us to Florida in the early 50s from Michigan. Imagine the clamor of three hot, sweaty kids in the car for all those hours. For a souvenir, you could purchase a baby alligator in a little wooden crate. How we begged! I was just a little girl, 4 or 5, and cute, innocent, and adorable. But my big bad brothers were otherwise, I'm sure. But just think of all those alligators they wanted to take home to swim in the bathtub!

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This is what I worked on at quilt club yesterday. All my HSTs turned into pinwheels. Then small HSTs on those corners to soften the angles. I like it. The charm pack is Mirabel from Moda. The colors are soft. I like it a lot.

I wrote that two squares in each charm pack were solid cream, so I couldn't use them. I went to a LQS and they helped me. Turned out I was the only customer there at that time, so I got lots of attention. The fabrics in the bottom picture are the ones they helped me find to complete the quilt. I am very happy with them, and don't think you would ever pick out the "aliens." Ooooh. Alien invaders. Great name for a quilt. But not this one.

Tomorrow we're going sight-seeing.

Lin

2 comments:

Catherine Pritchard said...

I've been turning out HSTs today too for flower basket blocks for the corners of my Medallion quilt. Makes a change from all the FPP I've been doing. Now relaxing with a vodka and tonic while my husband makes dinner for once!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I like the added white on the corners. It really gives a nice shape to your pinwheels!
Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday! I would love for you to grab a button, or include a link back in your post!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation