September 26, 2010

Whispering Windmills...

By Saturday, Kes and Fezzik were getting more comfortable with each other, and they finally settled down in the same room so that I could concentrate on my sewing.

Over the weekend, I sewed together the blocks for the whispering windmills pattern for the 500th Post Giveaway quilt. (I actually took the day on Sunday to tidy up the studio a bit so there was no sewing progress.)
I hope the winner isn't a perfectionist, because even though I try really hard, every once in a while one of the squares is just a little bit off.

I added a 6" border of the Fig Tree salmon-colored fabric and am now considering whether or not I'll add a final border before sandwiching the batting and backing to assemble it. I'll look at it again today and decide.I have the results of the poll and am pleased to announce that the winner, with 44% of the vote, is the Garden Whimsy assortment. I'll start working on this quilt later in the week, so I have the pattern established and you'll be able to see what the quilts will look like. Thanks for voting everyone! I really appreciate your help making up my mind.
Fezzik joined us (Handsome, Kes and me) for a swim on Sunday. He ran laps around the pool while we were swimming. Then, we laughed and chirped at him, while he barked poolside. Finally, he couldn't stand it any longer and just jumped in! Of course, Mom was there to make sure he was ok, and the little bug swam right over to the shelf and stood there with Kes. He's a bit too short to hoist his back end out of the pool, so we gave him a boost, but he liked it enough to do it a couple more times. We're confident that he'll be a real swimmer, and once he's a big boy. By then, he'll be able to get himself out of the pool without our help.

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Patty said...

The quilt looks just fine to me.

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Sweet Lady,

It looks perfect to me, besides anything handmade needs a wee bit o' character.....remember it's gotta have love sewn into it, and love isn't perfect, it's right!


MosaicMagpie said...

I had a quilt like this on my bed whan I was a child. I remember looking at the optical illusion in it. Such pretty colors. You are helpong your little one out of the pool and I am helping mine up onto the bench in front of the "Bird Watching" window.

Sherri said...

That quilt looks awesome to me! I love all the colors you used in it. Glad Fezzik is doing so well with his new family. Love the description of him and the pool!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I'm "out" (in Blogland) checking out the Sept. ATC's ... sigh yes I am so far behind I am almost caught up :))
You know your creations are beautiful and as close to perfection as can be!


Taylor Kay said...

The quilt looks amazing! I love the colors! :)
I wish my dogs were swimmers... haha! They both hate water with a passion. Your puppy is super duper cute by the way. :D

Taylor Kay

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, I'm sure only you would notice if it's not quite perfect:) Glad to hear your doggies are getting along. Twyla

Brenda Kula said...

Thank goodness he's a natural swimmer! That quilt is gorgeous. And goodie goodie gumdrops that the poll chose the garden one. I voted on it.

Createology said...

Your Whispering Windmills quilt is just beautiful. Each time I look at the photo I see another pinwheel effect.
Such a cool visual of your family all swimming together.
Happy creating...

Patty C. said...

Gorgeous Quilt
I bet the puppy looks cute all wet :)

Michelle May said...

A beautiful quilt. Lots of work too I might add. Glad you took time out for a swim with the kiddo's. :)
xx, shell


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