Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cheddar posies

While I've been undecided about the setting fabric for Pink Lemonade I have been working on more blocks for this quilt. It is for my DD#1. I wouldn't have picked this color scheme but now that I've a few blocks made I love it!
I still need lots more blocks. She enjoys helping me choose fabric combinations for each block. The pattern in May/June 2011 Quiltmaker calls the pattern Rosy Posies so since mine are all cheddar I'm going to call it Cheddar Posies.

Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

pink lemonade

Monday night I finished making the blocks for Lori's doll quilt-along Pink Lemonade. They were fun little blocks/partial blocks to sew.

When I went to choose fabrics for this quilt I chose first this pretty bird print by Renee Nanneman for the setting squares. I love this print - I have a big piece of it and I thought with a bit of fussy cutting I could center the birds in the setting squares. I want to use this print but... I think the blocks look boring on it now that I have them all sewn.

So I thought I would explore options.

I tried yellow like Lori's quilt. I like it but I'm not sure where I could use a quilt with this much yellow.

I like this one too.

This one is my favorite but the print is too modern for the look I was going for.

Plain brown is just too dark.

I'm stuck in indecision now. Maybe I'll have to take a trip to the LQS ... :0) What do you think?

Happy Quilting!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

panel #1

I finished the first panel for the Susan McCord Vine quilt-along. It took me 6 weeks to applique. I was actually surprised that it went that fast. It was so fun to work on I just couldn't stop!

A friend of mine suggested that I could make a collage to show all of the panel in a different way. It was fun to play around with the idea.

The program I used cropped the edges of the individual pictures but I think the overall effect is fun to look at. I'll have to play around with the program some more before I finish panel#2.
So with 12 more panels at 6 weeks each I should be able to finish this in 72 weeks. Or something like that... :0)
Happy Quilting!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

is it over yet?

The last project I finished in 2011 was this little zippered pocket for DD#1's new Kobo. She reads unceasingly and brings a stack of books with her everywhere. Hopefully this little gadget will help. It was a fun little project to make and she helped pick the fabric for it as well. It sure had been a long time since I made anything with a zipper in it!

This little stack of blocks is for the Pink Lemonade doll quilt quilt-a-long that Lori is hosting. This is the 3rd one of her quilt-a-longs that I have participated in. It's a fun little project to start the year off with.

I am also back to working on my Bird of Paradise quilt. I drew the first of my own blocks and started appliqueing it on the weekend.

I finished my first panel of the trailing vines quilt. A friend suggested that I make a collage picture to show it as it is too long and skinny to take a good picture of. I need to get her to help me because I have no idea how to make a picture like that. Hopefully I can post about it in the next few days.

Happy Quilting!!