Monday, February 18, 2013

DWM - 2/18/13


I had originally planned to play in my scrap bin over the weekend, but I needed to do a LOT of housecleaning - and trying to vacumm a floor covered in scraps just would not work.  Then I realized I had a lot of blocks that needed catching up on.  I can do a block break inbetween cleaning!!  These blocks are for the My Favorite Block QAL.  I chose to do a paperpieced owl instead of the offered applique (but that is saved) and four little hearts instead of the 12" single block.  I am using my huge pile of brown scraps with a little color thown in.


And the next round for Darlene's Mystery had come out - the hourglass border.  Rather than another scrappy set, I went with a single fabric with a lite background and repeated the skinny border strip fabric to tie it all in.


I had fused the next block for the Album Kit quilt, but had done nothing with it - so I got some stitching done - the berries still need to be worked on.


The 4th row of The Diary of a Quilt Shop had come out, so I made these up.  Oh, they go really fast and I would love to do a quilt using this block in homespuns.  Maybe I'll set up a kit and have this as a leader/ender project for March's NewFO.


And the reason I need a new March NewFO is I started the one I already had kitted up.  This is Connie's 'CrossRoads' pattern (see it on her sidebar) and it really goes fast!  I had some white with white dragonflies from Timeless Treasures and it plays so nicely with a Jelly Roll of Holly Taylor's 'Enchanted Pond' for Moda.  Pretty butterflies, dragonflies, soft little flowers and pond plants with a mix of sketchy solids.

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OK - I need to go mop my kitchen floor now before I can play in fabric for the day.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

18 comments:

  1. You always, always amaze me at what you get done!!! Each and every one wonderful!!!! ...plus you still squeeze in cleaning. I love that Cross Roads patter...I have tagged in my my to do list.....someday! Happy week.

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  2. A very BUSY wall today. I like your QAL with Darlene quilt. Reminds me to work on my CW Sampler someday soon. NewFo for March already?? I'm milking this last week of February...

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  3. You've been very busy Sharon. Your tree is looking great.

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  4. Wow! One project after another... buy I'm drawn to your pretty Crossroads blocks the most.

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  5. Sharon, you always inspire me...but not to clean my house! Your projects are all wonderful! Love each one! Darlene's mystery quilt is looking really nice, and the cross roads blocks are awesome! Yay you...please continue to avoid cleaning because we get to see your treasures!

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  6. Sharon you always have such pretty things to show us! My favorite this time is the snowball. I made one last year and just loved making it as well as how it turned out. blessings, marlene

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  7. So just how much cleaning did you accomplish with all those sewing breaks? I too am cleaning today, will sew some tonight.

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  8. Sharon, you certainly had a productive weekend , all lovely projects , Darlene's mystery quilt is looking great !

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  9. Love the Owl! And the hearts. And...

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  10. love your inspirational blog Sharon,some gorgeous work there,have a good day my friend.xx

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  11. As usual Sharon, you leave the rest of us in the dust!!! How cute is that little owl??? He can hoot in my tree any time :*) And your hearts are too sweet.

    You tripped a trigger for me when you said you had thought of album blocks in homespuns! I have about a zillion shirts that need to be deconstructed and put to good quilty use - that might be a future project for me too :*)

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  12. That owl is just super cute!! Hmm and this is what you got done when you didn't play in your scraps :) I can only imagine if you had been playing in them! Such wonderful blocks, and so different from each other. Love it.

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  13. You have been busy. Sharon. Love the cute owl! Other projects, too. I pieced a couple of Connie's Crossroads blocks ... they're fun :)

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  14. All of these are great, but I really love the Crossroads blocks....wonderful how those fabrics play with each other!

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  15. That owl block makes me smile :-D Sew cute!! I'm blogging in between cleaning right now. If you figure out a way to get that cleaning done faster let me know.......

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  16. I love your little paper pieced owl. Is it from a book? Online?

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  17. I like what you've been working on, those hearts are the cutest! Do you have a source for the pattern?

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