Spring is a very busy time here on the ranch; getting ready for foals, lots and lots of yard work, and riding. It’s hard to find time in my studio ( aka The Sweat Shop) to design and work on quilts since at the end of the day, I’m usually exhausted. With all there is to do I forget to take time to enjoy the beauty of my gardens and the wild flowers that are so abundant here at Wild Oaks Ranch. I have to promise myself to take at least 10 minutes a day to just sit and enjoy my garden. I love when my Zephririne Drouhin (Cerise pink bloom left upper corner below) is blooming… just one bloom will fill the whole rose garden with the most intense rose smell. I will take time to smell the roses today!
I’m finally home from Florida and all of the horses arrived safe and sound. I have been crazy busy with all the catching up yard work to do and cleaning and organizing the barn. I finally spent a couple of afternoons and evenings working on this month’s block challenge. The block this month was our choice of the classic “sailboat” or “airplane”.
I played around with the airplane block on EQ7, but really didn’t like anything I came up with. I first came up with doing 4 sailboats on the diagonal sailing around the north star and did that block, but after completion, I wasn’t satisfied with it. What do you think?
So back to the EQ7 drawing board! Here are some ideas I came up with.
Thinking about the waves made me think of rough seas and then I thought about doing the waves as chevrons. This is the block I decided to do for the Block challenge:
I think this will go nicely with the other blocks for the ultimate quilt challenge. Voting starts today! Go to http://a.pgtb.me/MfCtTr/h5Cj1?w=36927840&e=123431568 . Scroll down the page and click on the vote box of the block you like the most!