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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Double Rainbow All the Way

Ok, First go and watch this... my husband almost peed his pants when he showed me this video a few months ago, he was laughing so hard.

Now look at what we saw a few weeks ago in our back yard.  Really???

This double rainbow made my month. While standing on our back patio, looking up the hill we could see the complete arch from one side to the other. 

I should mention that I live in San Diego.  It NEVER rains in San Diego, but this October evening we got a true gift.  When was the last time you saw a rainbow?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Whew!  What a busy month.  The good news is that I have been sewing.  The bad news is that I haven't been blogging it as much as I would like.  So now let,s get down to business.

Here is a really fun baby quilt that I made for my neighbor's little boy.  His shower is this weekend, so I got it done just in time.  The nursery is blues and greens with an elephant theme. I couldn't resist adding in those green Japanese elephants.

I'm calling this quilt Tic-Tac-Toe.  I followed Elizabeth's instructions for a crazy nine-patch lattice quilt and used an Ikea grey sheet for the alternating solid blocks.  That part was a little risky in my mind, but I love how it turned out. 

When I was working on the back, I hesitated about adding in the orange fabrics.  It was quite a departure from the greens on the front.  However, when I picked the birdie fabric out of my stash for the border, I was sold.  The green and orange and blue birds tie both the front and back together.  I love how it makes the blue hints on the front pop out even more. 

So baby to be, I hope you like your little Tic-Tac-Toe quilt.