Sunday, April 21, 2013

Churn Dash Happiness

Back in January, I asked the Happiness circle of Do. Good Stitches to make churn dash blocks in an earthy colour palette. I figured with Christmas and all the excitement of the holidays just past, we could use a simple project to ease us into the new year.

Fast forward to now and the quilt is finally done (although the constant snowfall makes me think it's still January some days).

My circle mates did a beautiful job with the blocks. I asked everyone to make one light on dark and one in the reverse and I love how it came out. For the quilting, I opted to use straight lines running the length of the quilt about 1/2" or so apart. I was so excited when I saw the texture to this quilt after pulling it from the dryer.

So good to have another project finished! 


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Do. Good Stitches - WIP

I took a little time today to work on a couple of things for the HAPPINESS circle at Do. Good Stiches. I am one of the quilters in the group and today, I got a top put together which I will hopefully quilt tomorrow.

And the other thing I got done was two blocks for April. Our quilter has asked for blocks of our choosing in a palette of grey, aqua, turquoise, and a bit of blue.

The one on the left is a Scrappy Trip Around the World block (my first - and it was very fun to make!) while the one on the right is Starburst from Elizabeth Hartman's Practical Guide to Patchwork. Also a quick and fun block to make and I could see it working in a scrappy variation as well.

Still waiting and hoping for spring but at least it didn't snow today!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stopping in...

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It's "recruit" season at work. What does that mean? It means I'll come up for air about noon on our brand new baby officers' first day on campus. It's a lot of work being den mom  - but it's a great job!

I did make some 4x5 bee blocks for the spring round. And hubby is helping me figure out some furniture for my soon-to-be sewing room (re-purposing parts of the empty nest!).  Spring is coming...except for the snow last night.

All is good!