Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The colors in these are much warmer than the first 2 blocks. Those had more blue in them and these have more brown. I think the Deer block is my favorite one.
My plan right now is that these will become a lap sized quilt.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Above these drawers I have lots of hanging space. I keep quilt blocks hanging in sets clipped on skirt hangers so they don't wrinkle and are quickly accessible. And I usually drape quilt tops over large hangers until I am ready to do the quilting (or take them to a quilter). That area is nice and neat.
But these drawers . . . OMG! I have gotten so lazy this winter. I pull out a drawer, dig through, pull things out, and stuff things in. Right now I have 5 drawers I can no longer close. It isn't because I have too much fabric (which I admit I do), but rather it is in such a mess that it no longer fits in the drawer. If I just refolded things back in neatly, there would be plenty of room.
Then there is the canvas chair sitting to the left of this mess. It is currently stacked with 2 finished quilts, a pillow, and several large pieces of batting.
We won't even talk about the things sitting on top of the shorter storage units in the middle of the closet. Shame on me for letting my sewing room get this bad!!! Maybe now that I've admitted my sins, I'm begin to repent and clean it up.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I am really looking forward to Saturday when I can join in on a short road trip with some good friends. We are headed a couple of hours away to a quilt shop we haven't checked out yet. Should be fun. Some much needed retail therapy will put a smile on my face - especially since fabric shopping doesn't involve trying on clothes in front of a mirror and wishing I were 40 pounds thinner.
Then I'm sure some lunch will be enjoyed somewhere. And who knows what other adventures we will find along the way.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I finished the binding on a small project this afternoon while watching the wind, rain, and occasional pea-sized hail outside my family room windows. Then I mostly wrapped up in a quilt and read a book, interrupted by trips back and forth to the laundry room.
And I put together 2 (out of 8) blocks I'm working on from a panel I purchased. I'm framing each panel block with a very narrow folded black strip. Then I'm using a greyish-beige background and adding a drop shadow cut from different batiks. So far that is as far as my plan has gone. I know I want a border and have some beautiful coordinating fabrics to use. But I have NO IDEA yet what that border may look like.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Doesn't this block just make you think of an Easter egg? I love the colors. My swap partner for this month is Cecelia and she wanted a traditional block design in pastels.
So I chose to do the Broken Dishes block and I use some Fairy Frost charm squares that I've had in my stash just waiting for the right home.
This block will be the mail and on its way to Kansas next week.