Sunday, February 04, 2007

Getting back to business



Unpacking is such messy business. I'd much rather curl up read or hide in my quilting room! I finished "Pompeii" by Robert Harris. A good read.

I played with some old files on my laptop and found the block pattern in the photo. It was from an antique quilt from North Carolina that was in the Augusta History Museum Show last year. I'd wanted to replicate the quilt for a long time and had drafted the block but then stopped there. I made it a 9-inch block though the original was about 7-inches and the blocks are set in a zig-zag pattern with a black on black shirting stripe for the setting triangles.
While in Greece I was really taken with all of the orange and lemon trees. In an otherwise drab landscape they really jump out at you. The photo is of some trees at a winery outside of Rio where we were staying. Citrus colors and blues play a big part in the quilt I am designing to remember the trip.


The photo on the left is of sunset off the coast of Patra. The colors were beautiful in person...not sure my little camera was up to it!

10 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

That orange tree photo is lovely. (I hope to finish one of my Australia quilts before you get Greece done...)

Dawn said...

Oh I love the orange tree picture! What a great trip that must have been. Love that block!

quiltpixie said...

wonderful idea to use citrus colours along with the blue for a quilt to rememebr the trip by...

McIrish Annie said...

your pictures from greece are beautiful! the one with the boat really captured me. I just wanted to throw myself into that picture and onto the beach!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great block to use up scraps!

Rae said...

Fantastic pictures. The one with the boat under the trees and the sea in the background is so beckoning.

A quilt based on that picture would be beautiful also.

The Orange tree in the court yard is also fantastic.

Helen Conway said...

I loathe unpacking too and often I just leave things in the case until the next trip!
Thansk for your tips on my dodgy hands post. I picked up a couple of others via the forum on www.thequiltshow.com. Apparently you can buy electric scissors and electric eybrow trimers are good for unpicking stitches!

Tonya R said...

ooh, like that block. trip to Greece sounds wonderful - I think I need to go get a gyro at my favorite cafe here.

Finn said...

Hi Sio, good to see you are settling in and getting things stirred up again. Love the block you are showing, I think it would make a spectacular scrap quilt in any size block. I probably would work with something that divides by 3..LOL

Great pics from Greek...absolutely beautiful! Hugs, Finn

Belém said...

I am fan of scrap quilts and what a nice scrap block you have here.