I'm with Mary, I like these crumb quilts that have hints of blocks as well as the letters. Before we started piecing I did a lot of looking at crumb quilts, deciding what worked for me and what didn't. I loved how Bonnie's Best Things in Life went together - one of the best quilts ever. What appeals to me in that one is the orphan blocks -- or bits of real blocks -- mixed in with the crumbies. And I liked the use of sashing rather than alternating plain blocks with pieced blocks.
In this particular pic, there's a kaleidescope, letters, and two stars.
Look at the wild mix of fabrics in here. I loved going through Bonnie's scrapbag and hearing about where some of the fabrics had come from, what quilts she'd used them in. I certainly remember swiss dots and little hearts from the 70s and my Mom's early fabric purchases. I love the little foot featured in this pic. Bonnie got the block that had the hand - very fitting for a massage therapist.
This kaleidescope with black, pink and lime was one of my very favorite blocks. It's still a kaleidescope even tho it's wonky. That fabric with the black background and vivid hearts actually came out of Bonnie's scraps, not mine. She has brights in her stash, believe me.
I included this particular pic to show you one of the blocks I was calling "kites" (the lower block). Bonnie started with an irregularly shaped scrap and just sewed pieces around it all log cabiny although it's hard to tell that after it gets cut down to size.
Enough of that. I'm doing great so long as I sit still. As soon as I start moving, it's another story. Wheezing, dizzy, leg pain and just hard to move. I feel like I'm 80-years-old with emphysema and likely to fall down at any moment. I'm surprised at how awake and alert I am - I expected to be sleepy, but that's not as big of an issue as all these other things. I have to make my third trip to the mailbox for the day and that will be it for exercise today.
On the good news side, I am getting a bit of quilting down. Hurrah.
To clarify things, hubby isn't actually cooking in Paris, except for ramen noodles and eggs. He's discovered the shop Picard which sells frozen meals (which sound pretty gourmet) and having wonderful lunches at the cafeteria at work. He has found the boulangerie (bakery) as well. He'll have the neighborhood all figured out by the time I get there.
I've worn myself out now. Don't get concerned if I don't pop up much over the next while. I'll be fine, just not real active. My whole body scan is scheduled for the 17th and I should be able to do the radioactive idoine nuker after that. Sometime after that I get to go back onto my thyroid meds and boy and I looking forward to that. Ya'all take care.