Tuesday, March 13, 2012

spring break

My kids are on spring break this week. The fantastic thing is that it actually feels like spring! Usually we seem to get a snowstorm during this week, so we've really been enjoying the warmth! All the while, I'm still trying to get things done. About the time I find my groove, the week will be over.
Yesterday we had a play date with some friends. The play date involved sewing machines for the mamas, which is the best kind of play date! I made this log cabin block. I'm still trying to decide whether or not I should turn it into a pillow or go for a full sized baby quilt? I waffle back and forth.

Today I'm trying to tie up loose ends for the fab little quilt swap.
I have the mini quilt almost done. I just need to add the label. It measures 21" x 24". About. :)
I made a little wonky cross pin cushion to go in with it. I LOVE it! I'm not going to have any cohesive color scheme going on, but I think it's ok. (I can over think ANYthing!!! It drives me crazy!)
I also made a quilt block for a community quilt. The color scheme requested was yellow, gray and aqua/turquoise. I really like this color combo...I could have kept going! This one was made and mailed in the same day. New record!

So, lots of little patchwork stuff going on here. Just like I like it! I'm being highly ambitious and hoping to get two quilt tops made during the rest of the week. Are you laughing with me yet??? ;)

One more thing....over on the Stash Books blog they are giving away a copy of Sunday Morning Quilts! There is a fun little background story about the book, too. You may want to check it out!

Hope you are having a terrific Tuesday!

34 comments:

Pieces of Cotton said...

Not laughing. You've made a whole quilt in one day, why not two tops in a week?

Jenny said...

I LOVE your mini. The hand quilting and that mix of neutrals that seems to be very popular right now -- all just lovely.

Live a Colorful Life said...

You get so much accomplished! I'm in awe. Your mini is definitely FAB!

beth said...

We're not voting...but I vote for the log cabin to grow and become a baby quilt. ;) Very sweet block.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

you have been busy!!
All lovely and I adore the mini :)
I think it would make a fun cushion!

bethanndodd said...

My boys are on Spring Break as well! We have had the most beautiful weather (80 degrees today!) which is very unusual for the KC area. You have managed to get more sewing done than me...good luck getting those quilt tops finished! Smiles~Beth

Lucretia said...

I know how you feel, it's spring break for me and I have three projects I want to finish!

Your work is beautiful, good luck!

Jamie Lee said...

Go for the baby quilt! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and get all your projects accomplished...teee heee heee!

Sarah Craig said...

Oh, such pretty and inspiring eye candy! I love the log cabin block and would keep going to make it a baby quilt. Love the mini quilt - it has kind of a "Gee's Bend" feel to it that I love! The pincushion and cross block are really nice too - especially that last color combination! Thanks for sharing!!

Suzanne said...

I really, really, really like that mini quilt. Did I mention how cool I think it is? I mean seriously. I would have a hard time letting that one out the door. Just saying...

Mama Pea said...

Hope you enjoy your spring break. Glad you are getting some good weather. I just LOVE your mini quilt!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Você é ótima no que faz,vai ser moleza fazer seus topos,tenho fé que ficaram lindos.Um beijo.

Smitha Katti said...

Love love love the quitl!! Am totally pinning it :) I also love your blog and your crazy voice, and I feel like so many times you are speaking the words out of my head!! I dont come by and leave a comment as much as I would like to, my phone is just too finicky for that :(

Debbie said...

Since I just finished a modern cross quilt, I'm loving your block & pincushion!! AND love your fab little quilt - awesome!

Timi said...

Your quilts look beautiful!!!
I am glad you enjoy spring :o)
We have spring here, too :o)

Terriaw said...

Love that mini quilt project you made for a swap! I haven't done a swap in ages, so that inspires me. Your sewing play date sounds fun, especially when you are so productive. I need to find some local sewing friends to get together with!

I'm on spring break this week too, and loving it! How lucky we are to have such gorgeous weather this week. It's been fun cleaning up the gardens and spending time outside.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Dang, I was hoping that mini was for DQS12 and you happened to be my swap partner! :). I can dream, can't I?

Thimbleanna said...

I say go for the baby quilt -- that block is adorable. Love the little mini too -- the hand stitching makes it. Enjoy the rest of the week -- isn't this weather gorgeous?

Aliceart said...

Love, love, love that little modern solids quilt. It's fantastic!

Kim said...

I'm with Beth...make it into a baby quilt.....it is just adorable so far, what baby wouldn't love to cuddle it?

Happy Sewing, I'm looking forward to your book arriving any day now!

Quilter Mom of 3 said...

I think that little log cabin block would be a great start for a baby quilt!!

Or possibly doll quilt for your girl...

Kerri said...

i love your cute log cabin!! it would be fabulous as a pillow or baby quilt!!

the mini quilt, pin cushion and quilt block are lovely too!! :)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love that log cabin. Would be a very fun bed quilt. Just keep adding strips. :)

Cherie said...

Love the block it would look great as a pillow!. All the mini is adorable! the pincushion looks good and those blocks are cool!

Anonymous said...

they are all so lovely.

Kristyne said...

Hey Dude! I got my book from Amazon today! Stuffing the children into bed early so I can get lost in my new quilter's porn! LOL!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

If it was me I would probably turn it into a little quilt. It is so cute, and you are already halfway there! Let us know what you decide to do and post pics!
Julie

Svetlana said...

wow, those are such fantastic projects. I especially love that mini.

Logan said...

Cute, cute stuff!

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miss w said...

Love the log cabin! And what an EXCELLENT idea for a playdate! :)

Farm Sheds said...

It really very enjoyable art and crafting on the fabrics.Colourful different shape of stuff are so ambitious.

jennifer said...

How big is that log cabin "block"? It looks pretty big in the picture! I love it!!! I say make it into a baby quilt.

Rene' said...

That's the best kind of play day to have. Glad you had nice weather for spring break.

MomMom said...

Lovely! Is there a good Tutorial anywhere for that wonky log Cabin? I love how its just slightly off.
TIA