Saturday, July 06, 2013

4th of July

This week has been lovely - lots of rain (which we desperately need) so no reason to go out and about.   I felt like I had some sort of attention disorder because I didn't want to work on anything for too long.  Back in January I bought myself a fat quarter pack of Tula Pink's Salt Water fabric, thinking it would be enough for a lap quilt.  Not quite!  Maybe a baby quilt - but not big enough for me to cuddle under. So I set the blocks aside and ordered another fat quarter pack.  And there it sat till this week.   Of course, it was quick and easy to finish up.  Now I'm waiting on some Kona cotton to show up in the mail for the backing.  This was made using the Yellow Brick Road pattern.  I wanted all her beautiful fabrics left in good sized chunks so I could enjoy them!  

I love the dark blue fabric with the sea shells!

I also worked on this other project. It is made with a variety of Bonnie and Camille fabrics.  The individual blocks measure 24" square and I'm hoping it ends up big enough to fit my bed.  I will sew the blocks together with no sashing and then add about a three inch dark grey border and then a blue floral border (the blue floral in the bottom row of flying geese).  

Yesterday I quilted this beautiful for a friend.  It is the the 2012 Designer block of the month from the Fat Quarter Shop.  More Bonnie and Camille fabric!  I did free hand baptist fans.  I love the way it looks!  

All done!  Do you think she would let me keep it?

Now I am in Tennessee at my parents' house , retrieving my son.  No sewing for a few days - but hopefully a trip to JoAnn's and maybe even a quilt store.  

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