Monday, January 30, 2023

Design Wall Monday--Matching Up the Mats and Storm Damage

 Design Wall Monday--see more great quilting projects on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. 

All the pieced mats I showed last time are now matched up with a backing. 

It is so good to use up backing cutoffs and partial fat quarters for this job. 

Some more backings.  I will rummage through the leftover batting box first for suitable chunks. These will be stitched and turned, and minimally quilted. 

These blocks from the last scrappy play are now assembled.  Pondering the next step, borders. Maybe some little star blocks would be charming.

Grant and I went to the Ventura Harbor  last week to check out the recent surf/storm damage and see the sunset. 

It was very windy and cold.  This is called Kiddie beach as it is within our manmade harbor's protective jetties.  What a mess!

On the south side of the jetty there was a lot more damage.  You can see where the surf carved away a lot of sand. Tons of debris everywhere.

The waves even came up over the jetty! There was some standing water on a few of the big boulders. 

The sunset was gorgeous behind the Channel Islands.  We met up with our daughter for dinner at a favorite local fish taco place downtown, and stopped at the ice cream parlor too.  It was nice to get out of the house. 


Kate said...

You've done a good job of finding a use for those odds and ends. From what we could see on the news and the Weather Channel, California got really beat up by those storms.

Tazzie said...

I love what you've been working on Annie, and you're so organised with it. I must have missed the news about the storms, but it looks like they were severe. Amazing what Mother Nature tosses at us sometimes.
Hope you have a lovely weekend

Tanya said...

Everything you are making is so pretty! I need to get sewing again... I seem to only be handquilting these days.

Wow! That beach really got a beating didn't it! Our part of the world has had storm problems too!

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