Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Mess!

Our yard, our house is a big mess! We do have a new roof and they have made some repairs. Rain prevented the people doing the siding working today. But they could have come and picked up some of the shingles they took off the roof.

There was a really bad place outside our kitchen door and they repaired it yesterday. My dining room is on the other side and yes they did come through the wall, UGH!!

And try getting kids to take naps when folks are banging on the roof!

This is not our truck and you can't see it very well but it is full of the old shingles they took off.

There is stuff all over the yard and we have a big yard. It makes things in the house seem so out of order. Oh well, it will be great when they finish.

I did get up to my studio this afternoon. I made a few more snails trail squares. I got lots of great advice. Thanks so much for your help. Some said keep the coral and some said no. Actually in person it sticks out but not like in the picture. I have rearranged them a bit and I really like this. It is more orderly than I had before. Ok now give me some suggestions for quilting these squares. I really like the patterns that emerge that you didn't expect. Yes I know some swirl one way and some another. I did that on purpose.

I think I will use all the four squares I have over for the border.

Now this is my next project and it is hard not to give up on what I have started and work on this. I have seen so many of you do things with black and white. I am going to do snails trails with black and white fabrics only! I am doing a snails trail series of quilts. Last fall and winter I did several D9P. I really enjoy doing more than one quilt using a particular technique. You can really explore different aspects of the pattern.


ROZ said...

Good luck with the house repairs! I love the snail trails. so many good colors, too

elle said...

Black and white is good! Quilting the coloured snails is a bit of a puzzle. I'd follow them diagonally somehow. As a Gwen and Freddie fan, have you seen the wonky friendship star over at Block Party? very cute!

Barb said...

Sorry about the mess....and love your snail trails...the black poka dot is awesome!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

i love your snail trails..

jovaliquilts said...

I would make some quilting suggestions if I had any -- not my strength! I like your snail's trail, and the black and white one will be very cool!

Sharon said...

I think your snail's trail looks really good! It looks better now, with the colors in some order.

And the black and white one is a great idea! I agree with you that some patterns just need to be made a few times, because there's so many possibilities to explore! What fun!

Cheryl Arkison said...

And not fun on the reno front. I hear you there.

Cheryl Arkison said...

And not fun on the reno front. I hear you there.

Anonymous said...

I really like your new snail trail layout. I wasn't convinced about the coral before, but now I think it's great! I guess it shows just how much layout effects things.

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