Thursday, August 18, 2011

McKenna Ryan and Balloon Glow

I have been working this week on the blocks for the McKenna Ryan quilt Faith, Hope, & Love. The blocks are assembled and now I am going to add sashing and a border. The patterns show these 12 inch blocks mounted on artists canvas and hanging them separately, but I am making these for a friend who would like them as a wall quilt. I think a bit of the appliques get lost in the multiple background fabrics, not enough contrast, hopefully I can bring them out a little with the quilting.
The local vineyards around Omaha hosted a wine tasting and balloon glow last weekend. I attended with a few THOUSAND of my fellow Nebraska residents.

It was a very popular event, so much so, we could hardly get to the wine tasting tents and just said the heck with it, got a whole glass of wine instead of trying different wines, settled in our lawn chairs and enjoyed watching the balloons preparing for take off.At dusk the balloons returned and lit their gas burners for the glow, just beautiful.

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure with a sashing between them the blocks will show up better though the colors are so pretty. You are a good friend for doing this for her :0)

    We never see balloons here in ND but they were always in the sky in Seattle. I've always wanted to ride in one.