Sunday, March 18, 2018

SUNSHINE AND FLOWERS


It seems all it has been doing here is raining.  We finally got a few days of sunshine but it rained last night and I hear it is going to rain tomorrow.


So I took advantage of the sunshine by doing a photo shoot with this quilt.



The quilt doesn't even have a name.  The fabrics I used were Island Batik 5" strips.  I decided to do something different and use Aurifil #2530 for the blanket stitching around the flowers.  When I say different, well, only one petal matched this thread but I think it turned out wonderfully.

I only used five 5" strips.  Two petals were out of some scraps I had left over but the thing that I so love is getting something so simple and cute practically out of nothing but gorgeous Island Batik fabrics.


What was left over from cutting the petals out I used to make the binding.

Why did I make this quilt when I have so many other things to be doing?

All I can do is throw up my hands and say "I DON'T KNOW!"

I just had an idea, and just went for it.




This next quilt is for a fund raiser that I am having at my house, the reason is on the QT so I can't disclose the purpose, just know it is a worthy cause.

This little quilt was made with Island Batik 10" squares.

Diary of a Quilter is where I got the pattern for this quilt.

Trust me when I say, this takes no time at all to make.

If you are in a hurry and need a gift, this will do it.

This quilt had been draped on my quilting frame (quilting frame is my catch all for  all projects that are not done).  For about a month I kept saying that I need to sandwich it and quilt it.  So I finally went to it on Friday and low and behold it was already sandwiched and ready to quilt.  I thought....hummmmm If I had remembered that part was done, I would have had it quilted by now.  Since when am I prone to forgetting?

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Life seems to just pass me by.  I don't know where February went and now March is running away as fast as time will allow.  I have had some time in my sewing room this month and have so loved it.

I hope that you too will find time to spend in your sewing room, good for a quilters soul.


7 comments:

I am said...

Hi Barb lovely work my friend and those colours are beautiful xx

Suzanne said...

I saw the star block pattern too...may need to see if I can do one too.

Gene Black said...

Good luck with your fund raiser. The quilts are adorable. The huge star quilt is amazing - and amazingly simple. I may need to make one of those.

Barbara said...

I feel the same way about March going by too fast! Here in the NE it has been marked by too many storms, so I don’t mind it going quickly. The first pic is a cute quilt I love, so simple looking. But then I see all that quilting! Not so simple, surely you have a long arm type machine, it’s lovely!

Needled Mom said...

Bet you were thrilled to find the piece all sandwiched. Bonus time!!! Your hexies look so nice too.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love both quilts. I find myself starting new projects when I should be working on other things. I'm a wonderful procrastinator lol.

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