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Design Wall Monday: Project Hope



Today I’m working on my contribution to the Project Hope Online Quilt Show.  That ray of light makes things look more hopeful already, doesn’t it?


I worked on this for a while, but eventually used a 50/50 bleach/water solution in a spray bottle and misted it on lightly, a little more heavily at  the top right.  One thing I learned was that old bleach that has been sitting in your spray bottle for a year is not nearly as potent as new bleach.  I also drew my applique pattern.  Now that the background is dry, I can begin choosing and cutting fabrics.  I haven’t done work like this in a long time, so it feels a little uncomfortable, but that’s probably a good thing, right?


Find out more about Project Hope on these blogs:  Sandi’s Quilt Cabana and Sandy’s Quilting for the Rest of Us.

View from My Studio

I have been an empty-nester here for the last few days.  Robin built her nest and then went away.  I hope she just found a spot she liked better, where there were no cats staring at her out the window (I sure it wasn’t me she objected to).  Today a very genteel mourning dove couple looked the place over and decided they could do something with it.  Mrs. Dove scooched around in the nest to try it for size, and told him it would do as long as they remodeled.  He began bringing her sticks and the two of them worked them into place.  I can’t tell much difference, but they were incredibly sweet working together, and he seems very attentive.  They’re a little skittish, and I don’t want them to leave, too, so I’ll wait a couple days before I  open the window to take a photo.  Just imagine a beautiful taupe-colored bird cooing and blinking in the nest surrounded by white dogwood blossoms.  Yes,  location is everything.

I’m linking up with Design Wall Monday on Patchwork Times.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

3 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday: Project Hope

  1. OMG! What a fabulous idea for sunshine. I love it!!! You are so creative.

  2. How nice is that! I love your idea of bleaching the rays, why didn’t I come up with that?? Hope the dove couple is here to stay! Looking forward to future pics! 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing a really great creative idea!

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