I made good progress this weekend on the string quilt but wasn't smart enough to take a picture. I have 36 blocks completed so far. The Joel Dewberry fabrics pictured above from his Modern Meadow line have been cut into strips and incorporated into the quilt.
various prints and batiks from my stash
Why bother prewashing fabrics these days? It appears that more often than not, quilters are choosing to use fabrics without prewashing. I have two quilts in progress (snowball and color block) in which I decided to throw caution to the wind and not prewash. I'm holding my breath ... fingers crossed that I don't get any bleeding or excessive shrinking.
Some lovin' from my kids and a wonderful show.
With so much going on this weekend, working on a large project seemed like too much to tackle.
I decided to supplement my Mom's present with some nice homemade napkins.
I used some Alexander Henry fabric I had stashed away for a couple of years. One yard of fabric yielded 4 napkins on the smallish side.
The mitered corners adds a nice detail and gives them a little more heft.
Last night I decided to whip out another gnome house block for the Shrinking Quilters' Bee. Instead of planning this one, I auditioned the fabrics and quickly cut and sewed up a house.
I actually like this one much better than the earlier block that I had so meticulously planned out. Ha!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!
This week I've pulled from out this old project and have made good headway in just a couple of days. This strip block pattern utilizes the Strip Tube ruler from Cozy Quilts.
I had hoped to give my daughter the snowball quilt, but she's decided that pink is no longer a *cool* color. She loves greens and blues now. I'm using a mix of various designer lines including Amy Butler, Anna Griffin (I think?), Annette Tatum House, etc. You can tell this is an older WIP because most of these fabric lines are no longer available.
I'm having fun piecing this one. The ruler makes the task go fairly quickly.
I finished a very simple 6x6 square block for the Incredible Shrinking Quilters' bee for the month of May. Yes, it's the 3rd of May, and I'm done. This one required zero creativity in terms of design and fabric but it was a nice opportunity to handle fabrics in the Hope Valley line. I can't wait to see Alison's finished quilt.
My 9-year old daughter requested some stitching on one of her brother's old shirts. She stitched a little on the word "Wish" and the moon pictured below before she lost interest and Mom finished it up for her. Not pictured is a star and a sun sporting sunglasses (my daughter's own design). Iron-on patterns are from Sublime Stitching.
And, now, some self-promotion. I started this blog last year to have fun sharing my passion for quilting with the online community but with at tops, maybe 10 regular readers, I've been considering some ways of boosting my readership. I decided to add my blog to Quiltersblogs.com. You will see the green and pink button added to the right-hand column of my blog.
New readers, please leave a comment in the comments section (Comments are always very much appreciated!!!, and if 10 new followers join my blog , I will arrange a great giveaway. My first...*hint: look at the dog fabric in an earlier post. Details to follow soon, so don't forget to check back!