Archive for July, 2009
would I ever get anything done?
I finally have some finished blocks for the Stash Busting Bee I’m in. KC send a block from Lila Teuller’s Woodland Bloom to work with. I decided to stay with the neutrals and let the blue pop.
I also have a bunch of Quilt Block Exchanges going out. This group is new every month if you ever want to join in.
A black block with a star for Chrissybugs…
A black and white for Namawasbzyquiltn…
A wonky log cabin for Isaacsmama…
And since I can make wonky log cabins all day long, another for Lucysquilts’ anything goes block…
I still have two boy-themed blocks to mail by today/tomorrow but there are still a few hours left in the day (I hope!).
Ok, so that’s quite overtly self-congratulatory but I’m going to roll with it this time.
Monday – sew squares and two borders (yes, squares were already cut)
Tuesday – sew on last border
Wednesday – baste and quilt (I am no longer afraid of free-motion and I rocked the stippling if I do say so myself!)
Thursday – sew binding and hand stitch
Friday – cut threads and wash
Yes, it’s teeny (about one yard square) and it was half pre-cut for me but still, it was a nice little project. No WIP time at all. Just a little something to throw over the car seat or stroller. It should be in mama and daddy’s hands before the first contraction. Not a bad week at all.
A colleague of my husband’s and his wife are expecting a baby next week. My husband asked what would be nice to send them.
All the fabric is from my new windfall mentioned in my last post. It needs another border, probably a light solid. Then some zippy quilting and off to the new babe! I’m happy for this quick project because I haven’t had much sewing time and I feel I haven’t accomplished much. This will be a nice finish.
It’s been busy here and I’ve been a little under the weather. The only progress thus far is my July Three by Three blocks for Anina’s swap at Twiddletails. I like the contrast of the curves and stripes.
And…. I’ve gotten some free (well, traded) fabric. I had some art panels in the closet that it would take me a lifetime to use and I gave them to an artist friend of mine. Her husband used to work for Hathaway shirts and she gave me a bag full of samples! I’m really excited and a bit nervous because the colors and patterns are much more subdued and masculine that I am accustomed to. I’ll really have to think about this one. Any ideas?
Boy, these crafty folks are generous. Christine at SeamsSoGood is having a bag giveaway. You know you can never have enough bags, right?
I have the green print fabric that is the trim on this bag. I love it! Nice choice, Christine.
Me, apparently. After over two weeks of rain, I’ve managed to get TWO terrific sunburns in the short amount of sun we’ve had the last few days. Shouldn’t I know better by now? I was more worried about the boys who hardly turned pink from their exposure.
[In case you were worried that this post was merely a narcissistic blather about my sunburn, read on.]
There’s a fantastic giveaway here! The Fresh Modern Quilts Flickr group has just added it’s 1000th member and has over a dozen exceptional prizes to give away. Click on over and leave a comment.
And since I can’t stand to write a post without a picture. Here’s a block I made that is most likely destined to become a pillow cover. I love those birds.
I went through all the scraps last night and did some sorting. I’m hoping it will make for easier scrap use. I’m in love with scraps right now. I’m even reluctant to cut into my real stash. But I found if I just cut one strip off, then I have a new scrap to use. Is that cheating? Some bit of it would be a scrap eventually, right?
Top Left – Pieced scraps
Top Middle – Squares and odd shapes
Top Left – Large pieces but less than a fat quarter
Bottom Left – Strips in warm colors (reds, oranges, yellows, browns and the like)
Bottom Right – Strips in cool colors (blues, greens and purples)
And I also have a bag that has only 1″ scraps to make these blocks.
I’m torn between the monochromatics and the random blocks. I’m not sure if I have one or two quilts going. In any case, these sashed in white will look amazing. See this one.