Let's see....it has been a while.... oh yeah, guess I was on Block #8. Pick colours. Cut. Ahh, feels good to have a rotary cutter back in my hand. Sew. Press. Yes!!
When I went to add them my pile of blocks, I discovered, that I'd already made this one! And four more after it...
To keep or to rip? I am making all 100 blocks, so 101 is not going to cut it...I could put the extra on the quilt back. Or I could rip it and see if I can use the pieces in another block, since she repeats many same size squares and rectangles.
Life is a bit*h...Spent a day ripping. Very carefully. These squares finish at 1", so not a lot of room for frayed edges. NEEDED TO SEW! MINDLESS! Spent last night sewing UFO project #1 for this winter.
|Love this Roll It Up! pillowcase pattern from All People Quilt. Made it many times. Had the blue fabric for years to make pillowcases. Notice the 2.5" squares in a pile? A tip from Cynthia's Scrap-a-Palooza series is growing my stock of organized 2.5" squares!|
|Look at the colours! And this was just my iPhone 4.|
Came home and sewed the Tula Pink pieces back together. Had to cut the centre square and the bars of the plus but managed to make the other pieces pretty much all work:
|Ta-da! Block #13...|
Speaking of happy new home gifts, on Saturday a Priority Post parcel was placed at my front door. Remember I won Lara's (Buzzin Bumble) wreath fabric she created on Spoonflower?
|Bella likes it too!|
Holy generosity, Batman! There are three 1-yard cuts of Riley Blake Designs (a fabric line I've admired, but never have bought), a 1/2 yard cut of Kona cotton "Breakers" (Lara is so smart in how she labelled it with its colour name, and I'm going to copy her idea: a skinny Post-It note pinned to the fabric). And there's a yard of a laminated cotton in aqua (the top fabric in the picture above)! I have never seen this before. I immediately thought of make-up bags, lunch bags...think there are a few members of my family who might benefit from experimenting with this. I was blown away, and so touched.
I love florals, pastels, earth tones. But this past year I have been drawn to the modern bright colours, especially aqua with red (see my Over and Under quilt, though it's more of a mint than an aqua). I love the Christmas quilts and décor that I've seen done in aqua and red. Well, Lara has given me a push to actually create something (and I have a few ideas) with these two colours.
I've been writing this blog just over a year now, and I started it, as most do, mainly to keep track of what I sew, and, a close second, to keep family and friends in the loop as to what I'm up to. I never dreamed I'd meet some wonderful, talented, warm people, who I now consider good friends.
Funny about life: that at 50+ I find kindred spirits, people like Jude, like Lara, both of whom I've recently met, and yet to whom I feel such a deep connection. :-)
Today, I'm linking up for the first time with Freemotion By the River.