Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kenny G & Me

KENNYGsongPics12B29wLASLH34sMGuess where we are going?  Guess who we will be seeing and hearing?  I am so excited.  This is an early birthday gift from DH (my birthday is on Thanksgiving this year). 

When I got my HQ I found that I enjoyed quilting best when I was listening to jazz so I started buying Kenny G albums.  He, along with others, has gotten me through a lot of quilts. 





001These are the fruits of my labor for the beginning of the week. 


















002This is one of the smaller owls.  The pattern calls for a pieced border around but I am thinking that I will use a sashing fabric for each of the blocks.













003And this is my most recent fish.  I have tried to use this green fabric a couple of times but this was the first time this fabric fit a fish. 













I also spent this afternoon picking out fabrics for Bonnie Hunter’s new mystery that is starting the day after my birthday.  The colors she has picked out are the ones I used for last year’s mystery so I had to put my thinking cap on and come up with my own combination.  I have pulled yellow, moss green, blue, and rust, for now.  I am not really sure of this as I would really like to use purple, I think.  I really don’t like mysteries because I like to know what I am doing.  But my Easy Street from last year turned out so great that I am willing to give Celtic Solstice a try.

Now, I think I will spend some time cleaning the studio so I don’t loose all those little pieces Bonnie is going to have me/us cut.  I had baggies all over the place last year so I figure it will be the same this time.  And without some clean surfaces I will loose those little parts and just have a mess.  So I have 23 days to get my space ready…..better get at it.  Confused smile
Gari

7 comments:

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I like Kenny G too. Enjoy!

jonni said...

Happy Birthday Month to you!

LA Paylor said...

I like those blocks. And will have to check out Bonnie's website to find out about the mystery. I've never done one just because I don't want to invest fabrics that might not look great if they end up next to each other.

LeeAnna Paylor LAPaylor.blogspot.com/ leeannaquilts@gmail.com

Gmama Jane said...

My daughter took me to a Kenny G concert 2 yrs. ago as an early Christmas present! Oh, it was Wonderful!! He gives a wonderful intimate concert with lots of Holiday tunes. I was surprised at how thin he actually is. Hope you enjoy your evening as much as I did mine. Worth every penny of the ticket price.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Bonnie said...

Enjoy. Your concert. His music is great. I haven't tried him during long arming time, will have to give it a try. I'm still on the fence but I think I'm coming down on skipping the mystery since I haven't finished last years....

Gari in AL said...

I am only using stash for the center of the quilt, just like I did last year. I may buy border fabric when I get the center done.

Roslyn said...

I used Bonnie's choice of colors for Easy Street so I am going with hers again this time. And I have enough in stash for it too, always a plus in my estimation!