Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Paper Piecing with Island Batik

Paper pieced hot air balloon using Island Batik fabrics which by the way is awesome fabric. I used the pattern from the book 'Easy Paper Pieced Baby Quilts' by Carol Doak. I used some of my sewing machines fancy stitches on the balloon its self with a varigated blue thread. I echoed the other lines and did a lousy job of gageing the distance. Note to self, next time mark first. 
Makes me think of lazy summer days. I remember one time we were traveling and came upon a huge field of hot air balloons. Some were in the air and some were on the ground and it was the most awesome sight to see all those colorful balloons. Miles and miles of balloons.

I just had to add this picture of one of my granddaughters. She was being such a little ham last Sunday. We had a nice little photo shoot. They are so much fun at that age, I just love having them come and visit.