I promised pictures of my quilt in progress, and here it is!
Meet Fruit Salad!
The blocks aren't sewn together yet--they are just straight pinned to the wall, so it looks a little weird right now. The colors I used were bubble gum pink, lime, orange, fushcia, hot pink, black, brown, yellow, dark pink, and anything else that got in the way while I was cutting up.
The actual colors are about ten times brighter than what this looks like on my monitor--hence the name. Here's a close up of the piecing on one block (I can't believe how dull this looks in a photo):
Check out this corner:
And how did I accomplish such great work? Well, here's the secret, on the backside of this square:
It's foundation piecing! I recently bought a great book by Karen K Stone, smack full of wonderful patterns and ideas for quilts. It has all the patterns you need for this kind of work!
In other news, a Random Teenager recently celebrated his 16th birthday. We threw him a surprise Luau Party:
Here we are with the Birthday Boy (yes, my skirt is falling off, I know):
Here he is again, with me and our two daughters (check out those cute outfits!):
And yes, I made him wear that shirt. And if that wasn't embarassing enough for a 16 year old....we then did a hula dance just for him!