One morning I noticed this, so I went and got the camera.
The hearts are not perfect….kind of wobbly. Just like my applique and piecing skills :)
These are shadows from the morning glory leaves on the porch pillar in the morning light, which is changing a bit mid-summer.
Later on, taking a look at the photos, I realized that a few of them tied in with the sewing that I had started to work on.
Angela, over at So Scrappy, had described the color of month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge like this : “ Misty mountains are the color inspiration for this time around. Think of the hazy purple of a dawn sky with hints of evergreens. We’ve done the bright and happy purples already, so feel free to dip into the grey bin if you are low on the purples.”
We had already done some purples this year so I was not sure if I wanted to do more but bringing in a bit of grey might work for the Crossroads to Jericho quilt. At any rate, while I did not have the perfect fabrics to evoke this mood of Angela’s, the hyacinth bean vine climbing on the other side of my porch did.
For Crossroads to Jericho, I made 3 blocks with purples, greys and green and added 2 more blocks to blend in with the colors on the edges of the row beneath it.
Crossroads to Jericho as of August 2016
Before starting on the Crossroads blocks, I’d taken a look at where I was with the orange peels. I really did not need purple at all at this point….could I do something with grey? I had fabric left over from making some pillow covers a year or two ago…I decided to do grey and yellows in regards to the orange peels. That would make a nice start to using more yellows whenever that becomes a color of the month.
While he is more yellow and black than grey, this little bee reminded me of those block colors …
Then this shot from that morning sort of ties all the colors that I was working with together in a way :)
Meanwhile, the morning that I went around with my camera was nice and mild, and my DIL took the children to a local county park that day. And that’s the last day that anyone would want to be exerting themselves very much outdoors. ( photo courtesy of her, via Facebook, and just cropped a bit by me )
We are currently having some very high temperatures again. I am so glad that I got the grass mowed and some weeding and trimming done on the ‘nice’ morning, because no one wants to be outside much around here right now. It’s the kind of weather to sit under the ceiling fan with the window A/C unit blowing directly at you from across the room, while you put a few more stitches in the quilt :)
I hope to get another row of the spools done this week, working my way around the center.
Joining up with Angela at So Scrappy for RSC16 on Saturday and I will be quilting on Sunday or doing something equally slow and poky, and linking up with Kathy’s Quilts and the other Slow Stitchers.
More flowers from that morning…
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