Sunday, February 16, 2014

Design Wall Monday: a first for me!

the weather is still cold, snowy and ridiculous here, but not too many complaints from me... I think I'm the only person I know who doesn't really mind the winter weather. spring will be here before we know it, and then it's off to the gardens, fields and high tunnel for me.

this is the design wall in my sewing room (just a piece of 1" foam insulation, covered with batting. while there are usually a few random or lonely blocks slapped up on there, this is the first time I've made it "official" and linked up with design wall Monday. and heck, while I'm at it, I'll link up with RSC14, too!
the homespun blocks are some leftover 3½" squares (that I purchased) from when we made our new minister and his wife a quilt. I've had them for several years (they even made it onto my 2011 UFO list for Judy's challenge as UFO #12., and then again in 2012 as UFO #9!)  obviously, I changed my mind on how I would piece them. I settled on a simple 9 patch- with 3 lights/6 darks. I plan to set the blocks in an off-set barn raising pattern. I have about 40 blocks done, and need 81+.
in the upper left corner there are a few lonely scrappy trips blocks. the strips were leftover from a quilt that I pieced for my (baby) niece this summer. there are only 6 blocks, so not quite enough to do something with, but I was contemplating slashing into them and making something like this. still pondering that though, so there they sit...
the blue and pink blocks are from RSC14. this is my first year for participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but I was all ready to jump in since I already had my scraps sorted by color. I've already been piecing 6½" blocks by (monochromatic) colors, but it's nice to jump in and let soscrappy choose a color for each month. January was blue; February is pink. I've worked through both of my scrap jars in those colors, and was able to use most of my scraps. I do have a quilt in mind that I plan on doing with my blocks, but that will wait awhile. be sure to check out the pinterest page she has with so many beautiful quilts for inspiration!
and one more thing: (thanks for reading this far, by the way!) out of the 18 quilts I had listed for the 2011 and 2012 UFO's with Judy, I finished 14 of them. not too bad, huh?

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Tell It To The Stars: all that you wanted to know and more...

loving how Tell It To The Stars is turning out so far. each month until June, we'll be doing two blocks. (click on the link above to go to the original post about TITTS, and a link to each month's progress, AND everyone's linky's)

February 1: the next blocks for Judy's mystery quilt just came out, and I got right to it... they're done!

January's blocks: done!

here are my fabric choices. fabric #3 is the royal blue that I used in my wedding, #4 is Kona lupine.  fabric #6 is my favoritest ever~ stones!


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