Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Year of Schnibbles~ Times Two~

I got a little carried away with this month's Schnibbles, Tagalong. First off, I bought the pattern and then misplaced it. Still haven't found it and didn't discover it was misplaced until it was too late to re-order it as it was not to be found locally. So not knowing the sizes of anything to cut I thought why not make it larger as I had already decided not to use Charms and was just sorta tired of making small quilts.

This turned out to be a bit more challenging than I anticipated and ended up asking someone a bit more mathematically astute for help! I used all stash and leftovers from prior projects but it's mostly Faded Memories from 3 Sisters, with a little Romanza, Sanctuary, Portugal, and that luscious pink dotted background from Charity for a Cause/Legacy.

It ended up finishing out at 68 by 80 inches. I'm quite pleased with the results.

And here's my Block 5 in the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. It's a lot of fun sewing along and seeing what other participants are doing with their fabric choices. You might want to check it out if you haven't already.

I'm off to weed a flower bed full of these pretty little yellow flowers, almost seems a shame. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rainy Days and Sundays

What a treat this morning, slept late (7:30) and it was raining when I got up.  A guilt-free day of skipping my hour morning walk! A few days ago  finished the Sanctuary Sampler top I was working on.  I really like the way it turned out.  One less kit in the stash!

  Because I have such a small sewing room, after projects I am forced to tidy up or else nothing can be found.
That evolved to going through my fabric stash and pulling out stuff I no longer like or the quality is questionable.  I had a lot of the latter.  This being judged by the old holding-it-up-to-the-light test.  Amazing how fabric quality has improved just in the past 6 or 7 years or so. Anyone else notice that?   In my sorting and re-arranging, I ran across this online BOM I participated in last year.
I had neglected to do the last month which consisted of the trees using templates! Ugh.  All went well albeit rather slowly.  A major distraction over the past few weeks has been a pair of American Bald Eagles in our neighborhood. 
They have generated quite the stir!  I'll leave you with my Block 4 of the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along that Konda is sponsoring.

Now I'm off to pick out fabric for  the Schnibbles for the month, Tag Along.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Greetings

May you have a bright and joyful Easter and after all the festivities ~ a little time for sewing!