First, these are some pictures of our backyard. My plant pots are visible from my kitchen window.
I think of this area as my little sanctuary.
We have been enjoying the feathered visitors to our yard as well.
This weekend was a long weekend for me (I was off from work Friday to Monday). While North and South played on the laptop, I sewed. It seamed appropriate that I was watching North and South--a made-for-TV miniseries about the Civil War during the July 4th (American Independence Day) long weekend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_and_South_(TV_miniseries)
The center of these blocks are colour catcher string blocks. I pieced my string blocks on used colour catcher foundations. http://www.shoutitout.com/preserve-colors.aspx
My friend, started to call this quilt a "conversation quilt". The strings are from many of the scraps and bits leftover from previous quilt projects. Since each piece has a story to tell, the name conversation quilt was born.
I used all I had of the two black/white fabrics that I purchased last weekend to make this quilt. The quilt is plenty long enough, but it should be a little wider to better fit our bed. A couple of my friends and I were discussing border options on-line. Since this is a conversation quilt, we decided that the quilt would tell us what it needed for borders. We listened, and with the assistance of a friend, I have secured more of the two black and white fabrics. Once the fabrics are received in the mail, I will be making this quilt top two blocks wider. Even though I almost always add at least one border to my quilts, this quilt definitely was not in need of a border.