Friday, June 1

Webs

Well as you can see, the webs have all been joined up. I finished them last night, & now I will have to decide on what colour to use for the sashings.
Mary used green, & I rather like hers, but she has also used a more random scrap effect, & has put windmill blocks in the sashings. My limited maths wont allow me to calculate what size to cut those- I have to be honest! Maths is not my skill at all. I think there is some knack to working it out, but I haven't got the knack or the info that would give it to me.

Any suggestions for sashing colours??


I suppose I should audition some fabrics I have here. I have a feeling a dark colour would be good, to downplay the light.

We had Small Grandson here this morning for breakfast, & then took him off to Pre School. He gets such a kick out of playing with the scraps, & is thrilled when he recognises fabrics that I used in his quilts.

I feel rather sad that I hadnt discovered quilting while my parents were still alive. I would have particularly loved to make a quilt or quilts for my mother.

I have made other members of the family quilts, giving one to a beloved Aunt, & I have also made her a bag.

My daughter gave me the hint that SIL would love his own quilt, as he loves snuggling up in hers, & he once told her he thought the huge cushions I made for them, were the nicest things they owned! Daughter is a very good quilter herself, but she never seems to get time these days.

It is certainly a priveledge to be retired, & have my faculties, & be physically capable of sewing, & doing most other hobbies I have. And another benefit is to be able to spend time with people you like & love, as opposed to having to be at work perhaps with people you dont always want to spend time amongst.

GOM & I met a man this morning who told us of his wife's recent, post operative death, & it was a heartbreaking story. He seemed so lost without her, & couldnt believe she has gone. He said he is involved with his church, so I hope that gives him some solace. His son & grandchildren live in another State, & I think he is wondering if it would be a good idea to move to be with them, or stay with his network of friends here. It would be a very hard decision to make I would think.

We have had another beautiful day here, the sky is blue, & I sat out in the sun reading, really enjoying the warmth on my body. Nights are chilly, so it is lovely to snuggle down in bed, even if the dogs think they should have the lion's share! Leo walks carefully round GOM, but of course, he still wakes him up. Then he whimpers at me in the early morning to get up. It is lucky I like to get up early!

18 comments:

meli said...

Blue, I reckon. With maybe a hint of purple or green. Oh dear, I'm suddenly getting vague. My nanna makes quilts too. She sent one over to England for me and I love it, it feels like home.

Leigh said...

Your blocks are so striking can't wait to see what you decide.
I agree with your sentiments about spending time at work rather than with those we want to be with.

Lindi said...

I love your web blocks, Meggie! I agree dark would be the way to go for sashings. Why not take the blocks to your fabric shop, unroll a bolt a little, and place your blocks apart on the fabric to get an idea? Your own personal coloured design wall!

joyce said...

I love the web blocks too. I think black or a very dark blue or green would be good for the sashing. I love the way black brings out the brightness of colors.
I am also very grateful to be retired and still healthy. It's wonderful to spend most of the day doing what you want, not what you must.

Diana said...

The spider web blocks are so bright and colorful. I think you are right, something darker would set them off.

I am looking forward to retirement at some point--hopefully with most of my faculties intact! LOL!

Thimbleanna said...

Love your blocks Meggie. And indeed, you are fortunate to be retired. I'm looking forward to it, although it's still too far off. I feel guilty when I complain about working, 'cause I'm lucky to have a good job, but I'd love to be home -- especially to have more time with my parents. We have a sad retirement story here at work -- a coworker was to retire this month but he just found out he has terminal cancer. So, he'll keep working as long as he can for the benefits. Sure makes one grateful for what one has!

meggie said...

Melli, I made my 'kids' quilts- even though they are adults. And my grandchildren of course.
Leigh, It is so nice to be able to please yourself with your time!
Lindi I am checking out the stash to see what I have.
Joyce, I have been thinking about black too.
Diana, We are lucky we have all our 'marbles'!
Anna, that is a very sad story. GOM worked until he was 69, part time in the end, as it was a long drive to & from work. You hear so often of people who retire & die. Seems so sad.

fifi said...

I think Blue.

You are so clever!!!


Actually crimson would look nice also.

crafty said...

Well, I was thinking a dark brick red, (unless my monitor isn't colour accurate, then a dark shade of red to match) or perhaps dark green. Whatever you choose I'm sure it will be lovely.

caramaena said...

The first colour that popped into my head when I saw them was dark purple.

I'm not great with colours though :)

Tracey Petersen said...

Well done with the spiderweb blocks, very nice indeed. I love giving quilts to others. I have given lots away. I love it when I see that they are faded and worn, because I know they have been loved.

Lee said...

I don't know about sashings and such like but I think the photo has hypnotic qualities! It moves when you look at it!

Jeanette said...

Hi Meggie, just trying to catch up with everyone. Oh i do love the colours in your web would look loverly on a dark back ground would show the bright colours up.and your potpouribear would look good in my bedroom just the clour of my bedspread.

Lucy said...

Hmm, I think maybe be bold and go for the dark red, very rich.
Our Moll deliberately goes round Tom's side when she wants to get up, as she gets a more sympathetic response from him; I just send her back to her bed. I'm still the one to get up mind! Like you I don't mind earlies, lean on the door frame listening to the birds, then maybe back to bed, maybe a spot of yoga, fruit tea, a bit of blogging...

cher said...

my first thought was blue...and I see others thought so too-it will look smashing, no matter what color you go with in my opinion! I think you have an ideal life-retirement is too many years away for me-so I make the most of my down time as I can.

Anne said...

Hello, Meggie! Your spiderwebs are so great! Really love them! My emediate thought was a clear dark red or crimson sashing... The idea of taking the blocks to the LQS for a matching session is great! - and fun *lol* Best of luck deciding!

Linds said...

I thought black first, or navy blue... the blocks are so stunning,and they would stand out with any very dark colour, I think. What width are your strips in the blocks?

Alison said...

I think black would work with all the strong colours. If you want to go over the top then try a stripe.