Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This and That

Hope everyone had a pleasant weekend.  I spent mine sewing ~ On Saturday my LQS sponsored a Pillowcase Challenge Day.   I precut a bunch of novelty fabric and ended up using it all, 10 pillowcases, which means 10 yards out of my stash!
Then while waiting for my fabric to finish my Patchwork Party sampler quilt to arrive I started another kit in my stash.  Another one I have no recollection of buying nor can I summon up why I would want to make a kite-themed quilt.
Here's the fabric,
I decided to use this pattern from Moda instead.
The blocks are large ~ 15 inches. And I like them better than the kites!  My fabric came on Saturday late afternoon so I was able to add the sashing and cornerstones on Sunday. 
I love how it's turning out, so soft and feminine looking.  All I have left is a light pink tone-on-tone floral for an inner border and then the purple for the outer border.
And a pocket tissue holder I made for my daughter.  I made the quilted fabric and somehow it came out all askew and with squares rather than diamonds. 
Lastly, the back of a quilting book I found at the library featuring a men's quilted vest that I thought was a hoot!  Can you imagine... LOL.
Thanks for visiting.

11 comments:

Dianne said...

You've been very productive lately! I love that pink, purple and red quilt. It IS VERY lovely and feminine. Can't wait to see it with the borders on!

Crafty Maine Mom said...

I love the replacement pattern for the kites. Those squares are beautiful.

My husband would not be caught dead wearing that vest. How funny is that?

Cara said...

You've been very busy! Everything looks wonderful.

Pat said...

I love your work. Your quilts are lovely, my dear. Lovae your fabrics. I'am from U.S.A. Happy Quilting!

Jackie said...

Looks like it was a productive day at your LQS. Everything is just wonderful!! I love that kite quilt! I think I must have one of those vests....

Sasha said...

Hi Marianne- your patchwork party looks fantastic! I think the pink around the blocks makes it!

Allyson said...

Ha ha! I have that quilt book, and we have had many laughs over that quilted vest at retreats and classes. What a riot!

The kite quilt story cracks me up. I have a kit for a rail fence quilt that I bought when I first started quilting and I can't imagine what prompted me to do so. The fabric is hideous.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That vest is funny, but maybe we could get our husbands to wear an art quilt type of tie! The kites were cute, but the pattern you chose seems so much more timeless and I like it a lot better in your cheery fabrics.

Quilt Hollow said...

Uh...I just got in from guild. We had singing quilter from Canada and her husband as our program. He was wearing a quilted vest! I wished I had remembered my camera!

Needled Mom said...

I have to say that I liked the kite quilt. It would be perfect for spring.

The man's vest, on the other hand, is something I cannot see my DH wearing.

You have been busy!!!

prashant said...

Everything looks wonderful.
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