Monday, September 8, 2014

14th finish of 2014 and one busy weekend

I finished the Orange and green Halloween quilt - YEAH! After hanging it up to take a picture of it, I am not sure about putting the orange binding all the way around the quilt. I think I should have put green binding next to the green blocks on the left and right sides. I will have to think about this. It would only take a couple of hours to change. I will have to think about this. I am sure the 4 year old this is for won't care, but it bugs me. This quilt finished 79" x 91".

The next quilt will be the purple and gray Halloween quilt. I had bought plenty of the off white spider web fabric so that will be used for the backing.

Saturday morning the band had a gig and wouldn't you know it there was a chance of rain and for once the weatherman was right. The rain started about an hour before the show started and almost quilt after we loaded out. We were soaked. The wind would blow at times it was hard to keep the tarp on the merchandise booth. You see those white lines on the right side of this picture? That is rain running off the tent I was standing under.

That brown tarp in the upper left corner is covering the merchandise. We didn't have a tent because my brother packed the tent frame, but forgot the tent! Oops!

Saturday evening was the opening night for the Akron Art Prize. I went down to see all the entries. Here is mine

There was a wonderful mix of pieces: photography, sculpture, watercolor, paintings, stained glass, jewelry, and mixed media. There was a lot to see.

Sunday morning I met my brother, Mike, at my brother Bob's house to clean up the yard. Bob is coming to Akron for a few days and we needed to clean up the yard. We raked, weed wacked, swept, leaf blowed, and power washed as much as we could in 3 1/2 hours. The yard looks much better. Here is Mike weed wacking away.

I was a wet, dirty mess when I got home! I brought home sheets and towels to wash so I did laundry while I worked on the Halloween quilt. About 7 p.m. I headed out to mow my grass. I tried to mow the backyard but the grass is still too wet. The temperature has dropped, but it is still humid so the grass just won't dry out.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

We just had 2 low humidity cooler days so I got my lawn mowed. hopefully that weather is at your house now.

I like the orange binding all the way around that quilt. I think it would look strange to have a green insert in it.

Vicki W said...

You amaze me every Monday with everything you get done.I admit that I spent all of yesterday watching football and doing absolutely nothing else! I'll have to be better disciplined next weekend. Love the Halloween quilt!

Quilt or Dye said...

I really like your green and orange Halloween quilt. It is just so fun! Which binding did you decide on from the ones you auditioned? I can't tell for sure.

I was also pleased to see your yellow pants on display! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

I like the orange binding all the way around. It is really noticeable by the green blocks, but it looks nice.

I saw you drive by me Saturday morning. You must have been heading to Squarefest.

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Your quilt looks AWESOME hanging!! Sorry about the rain, sometimes it happens. But you really needed that tent!!

I like the binding. Seems like a lot of trouble to undo it all. Once something is done, I like it to stay done!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, keep the orange binding. It's great to see Jimmy hanging. I hope to go see it over the next week. What's reaction been like so far?