Monday, March 31, 2014

Vintage Spin and Spring

I'm loving making these blocks. They go together so quickly and I get to see how the fabrics play together very quickly. I've ordered a square ruler large enough to cut a 13 1/2 inch square. Rulers/squares are pricey when they get that large!

I love, love, love the blue print in this block.
And the blues in this block. This may be too matchy-matchy but I like it.

Teal and gold. Yum!
This blue print is gorgeous in "real life." It has birds too!
Burgundy, gold, and green. This is a bold one.

Hot pink. Bright.

Hot pink in our new redbud tree. I love spring.
Bunny eared cactus. Whimsical.
Desert rose. My husband tried to water it to death but it lived despite him.
Azaleas. Gorgeous and the announcement of spring.

Hope spring has sprung in your world or will soon. Life renewed.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Lincoln in Grants Park-Schnibbles

  I enjoy making Schnibbles. The patterns, from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co., are designed for charm packs and layer cakes. They are easy, quick, and pretty. Sinta from Pink Pincushion and Sherri from A Quilting Life select a Schnibble each month. Folks make them and then put them on parade on Sinta's and Sherri's blogs. It's just the right commitment for a month.

This is Lincoln made out of Grant's Park.

The stars were fun to make. They are so cute. I want to make them for other things....what those things are ....I don't know. But I want more stars.

Today I am grateful for some kind words from coworkers. There are far more kind people in the world than not.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring Outside the Window

It's the end of spring break. It was early this year so spring wasn't in full form. This is the view outside my sewing room window. I LOVE my azaleas. They are just starting to pop. I absolutely love sitting in this spot to sew.

I have a new book that is motivating me. Kathy Doughty's Adding Layers. I first saw it on the Exuberant Color blog

I fell in love with this block. It is similar to a block she has in her Making Quilts book but this one is squared off. No sewing curves! This appeals to me. It is basically a dresden plate. I love sewing dresdens. They are quick and rewarding.

 I'm trying to choose fabric combinations that are wildly outside my comfort zone. I tried but not sure they will be wildly outside what I normally choose. Maybe a little bit.

I want to end up with a quilt for my king sized bed. It will have to have a lot of blue to look good in the room. Here's my first block.

Today I am grateful for my husband who made me the wedge I needed. He made it from MDF which is a great template. I'm so spoiled and grateful for that. 

Saw this on a blog and thought it would be good for me to live by. 

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