Thursday, July 30, 2020

Quilt News, Primary Plaid Small Quilt Layered Ready for Basting, Calaveras Big Tree Visit, enjoy Summer!

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

My small quilt, 'Primary Plaids', hand piecing in progress.

Primary Plaid backing in yellow plaid and my copy of Liberated Quilt Making ll.

Yellow plaid backing in morning light.

'Primary Plaids', layered ready for hand quilting.

Closer view, of improv piecing, fun don't you think?

Quilt News from beside the American River.
And it's hot and sunny here, I hope you're enjoying your summer.

Last Tuesday we visited Calaveras Big Trees State Park. It was a hot day but the trees were impressive and the forest smell was intoxicating. Note to self; when going on a hike in hot weather, go early and bring plenty of water. We did both but I saw an older couple who didn't bring enough water and looked heat exhausted, I think the First Responders had to come and rescue them, really.

I finished hand piecing my Primary Plaids small quilt and layered it with batting and backing, ready now for basting and hand quilting. It goes with my color calendar color of the month, Primary. And actually we know that the primary colors are three, red, yellow and blue. But that's okay, I'm flexible! 
I used cotton fabric from shirts I picked up at the local thrift shop. Wouldn't you know it, they were perfect for my primary color theme.

You know what's exciting? My color calendar color of the month for August is blue! I peeked ahead.

And we're probably moving in a week or two back to Santa Clara Valley, some call it Silicon Valley.
I will miss the quiet here and watching the wild turkey families tour for bugs.

And that, Quilt Friends, is the quilt news from beside the river.
Where we're remembering to be thankful and helping others as we can.

Hope you're enjoying color and process and I'll be by to visit!


Queeniepatch said...

The red 'bunting' is outstanding! It goes so well with the blue and the touches of yellow. I love the wonky improvised piecing, too.
Stay cool, hydrated and safe. Good luck with your move back to the Valley.

sewyouquilt2 said...

Like your little quilt. So cute. And those trees. Wow. Big tree is a good name. Ginormous

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such an interesting little improv quilt, love the colours and shots of red! Are you still on vacation beside the river?

Ann said...

You will be sorry to leave the forests but what a joy to return to your friends in Silicon Valley.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I really do think this little plaid quilt is one of my favourites. My dad wore a lot of plaid shirts so it reminds me of him.