I finished my quilt top for the Summer Sampler Series! I took everyone’s advice and added sashing and cornerstones. As I was staring at my solids trying to figure out the right choice, my eyes settled on Free Spirit Designer Solids Nugray. I think it is a bit unexpected but added some balance to the beautiful bright colors of Pat Bravo’s Pure Elements. The cornerstones are fabrics from the blocks, tying the whole thing together. The sashing is 2″ wide and the cornerstones are 2″ squares. I can’t wait to quilt this and share the finished product with you!
August 16, 2011 50 Comments
I am waiting for batting to arrive in the mail so…you know…why not start another new project, right? I happened to be in my box of Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks voile a couple of weeks ago and it’s almost like I forgot how silky and soft the fabric was. I decided not to let it just sit there and get lonely, so I started cutting. Lots of squares. 182, 5″ squares to be exact.
Laying this one out has been quite fun and it’s coming together quickly. A little over half the rows to go.
I will be leaving Thursday for the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati. I’m not sure if I will blog before that so if not, I will be back shortly with a full report!
April 5, 2011 7 Comments
After spending all the time during the kid’s naps this week measuring…cutting…positioning…stitching…I have finished my latest quilt top. As you can see, it is still by far the most colorful thing in my yard. I hope to work on the back and sandwiching this week and maybe be quilting by next.
April 2, 2011 5 Comments
It has been so nice outside for at least 3 days straight now. The kids and I have been taking advantage of the weather by spending every moment we can outdoors. I have managed to put together a new quilt top during naptimes though. I hope to finish this week and share the full view with you then.
And it seems my flowers have also taken notice of the warmer temperatures (even though the weatherman keeps saying they are unseasonable.
I even broke out the picnic quilt today to catch some rays.
I hope it’s beautiful where you are today!
March 19, 2011 6 Comments