Sunday, March 18, 2012
How fast the year has flewn - tomorrow is the first day of Spring! Although we have yet to really see it in full form - the birds are returning, green grass is showing, flowers buds are straining to open, and the apple trees are trying to shake out their branches into luscious colors that will some day bare fruit. You can actually smell Spring in the air.
Several quilts were sashed, bordered and sandwiched readied for quilting (well, quilted now) while on my mini hiatus from blogdom. This is my Fat Quarter Star Quilt Along quilt. Right now I am on the last corner and homestretch of sewing the binding down. Yes, I am swamped in miles of binding - and all to be hand done. **will link up with Patchwork Times**
I did the next little basket (bottom one) and don't they look so cute together! This is going to be a lovely piece and I may have to make one in red/white.
I've got a few projects going that are underwraps - one being using left over charms to make Churn Dash blocks. I just placed 2 charms on top each other, cut a 3" section which was the sub cut into a 3" square and a 1.5" x 2.5" rectangle - then seperated the the 2" pieces and used one to make two more 1.5" x 2.5" rectagles (the extra went into the mix for my little houses). I have lots of muslin strips and triangles I am using up with these.
Very cute 6.5" Churn Dash blocks. I am even mixing the corners and the bars when I don't have 2 charms alike. I get to clear out those odd charms and BONUS, some lovely blocks for a project.
Just a reminder, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is taking sign-ups for the Hands2Help. Please visit her for all the information and sign up instructions. I hope you will consider in joining in.
A sense of warmth is tapping at the door;
And hope, a feeling out from distant lore
– Or so it seems – clears the deep refrain!
Emerging youth: a dormant lea awakes.
The raging colour, singing loud, partakes
In annual birth – spring is born again!