Friday, May 15, 2020

Quilt News, Quilt Sampler Progress, Embroidery, Embellishing Fun, Happy Friday!

Hand quilting progress on my Bright Sampler.
This is a couple of years ago when I finished piecing the center.

Wild flowers, note the orange, green, red, fuchsia and white colors!

I pulled this piece out of storage and thought it needed more embellishing.

The vintage glass buttons look like seashells, going with this art quilt's theme, sea life.

Hello quilt friends and Happy Friday!
 from alongside the American River.
Where yesterday we had clouds and today it's clear skies.

This week I got more hand quilting done on my Bright Sampler, the outside border is all that's left to quilt! I started this quilt as a BOM free pattern by Piecing the Past Quilts. The block choice and arrangement and choice of borders is mine.
And since my sewing machine is in storage and I don't have a lot of room here,  I rummaged around in my project box and found a small art quilt that needs more embellishing and embroidery. 
Its theme is sea life, kind of along the lines of what you might find in a tide pool or washed up on a beach. I wanted the colors to be neutral. You are correct, red is not what most people would think of as a neutral but I'm going along the lines of Freddy Moran when she said, 'Red is my neutral.' 

The wild flowers along the river are an amazing source of color inspiration. 

The Folsom area has historical monuments to the Gold Rush. Main street is named for John Sutter, the man who owned the mill where gold was found and the 'rush' started.
Folsom is also home to the Folsom Powerhouse  State Historic Park. The power house, up and running in 1895, was the first alternating current hydro-electric power station in the U.S. providing electricity to Sacramento, 22 miles away, one of the longest electrical distribution lines in America at the time. 
A lot of people come here to see the American River and tour the history info.

And that quilt friends is the news from beside the river. 
Where I'm remembering to be thankful. What projects are you working on this week?

I'll be by to visit.