Sunday, April 22, 2012
I loved all the comments with the 'whistling' post and it seems we are a creative bunch that loves to whistle, hum or sing when we work. Some prefer silence, but I'm sure there is a song inside.
I'm singing because I finished this month's Schnibble project - 'Summer Day'. I found the Jelly Roll 'Bliss' by Bonnie & Camille for Moda while doing my organization. I don't remember when I got it or why 2 strips had been turned into 9-patches. So I did a little variation and now have a lovely picnic quilt for a summer day. I saved 6 strips for the binding - it is going to be sent off to the long-armer this week.
And singing that I, the lowest of technical people, managed to figure out how to make a mosaic! These are some of the blocks for the Garden Party paper piece a day patterns. I just love the lady in the hat. A lot of these blocks need embellishing which will be done during the quilting phase. So they are on my wall until all 30 are done - probably will sash them. And have to think of border treatment - so this one will be a big quilt. ** linking up with Patchwork Times - you should really check out all the lovely work that gets shown here - super inspiration!
MAY FOR ME
I really enjoyed the class on the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star that our quilt guild sponsored. One of our member teaches this class, and she did a wonderful job. I had gotten my template/ruler a long time ago in wait for this, I'm not one for a lot of specialty rulers, but this was quick and easy. I had watched Deb Tucker's U-Tube instructions as well as read the instruction pamphlet that comes with the template, but there is nothing like a hands on, in person learning experience. I already have several pieces cut for more blocks - yes, that's my 'Summer Breeze II' that my SIL gifted me - and my May For Me BIG project. Oh, yeah - there was singing and dancing with this crazy group during class.
And I love this bag that I received in one of the Quilt Gallery Swaps - filled it with cross stitch and embroidery projects in ready for May For Me. I have to gather some linens and box floss to add, but much prettier to encourage completing some projects.
**NOTE** Cherise of Sewingly Along has volunteered to keep the update of the Traveling Stash Boxes - so hop on over and become a follower or pin her button to your sidebar as a reminder.
So whether you whistle, hum, sing - or people prefer you keep the singing to the shower - keep a song in your creative heart.
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boy Sharon i love that quilt,gorgeous fabric,well done.xx
Great post Sharon! My singing in the shower is similar to a dogs howling..........giggle.
I Love you Bliss Quilt, actually I love Bliss. Wish I was so lucky to find some more in my stash :o)
Love the Summers Day quilt! The rest of your stuff is awesome too! Thanks so much for sharing it! Have a Happy Day! :)
Your projects are all so wonderful. I love your Summer Day! The quilt is just asking to go on a picnic, it is so cute! Well done!
Oh, I love that Bliss quilt! I really need to do a flying geese quilt someday....
The Summer's Day quilt is gorgeous!
LOVE the bliss quilt, still one of my favorite lines. And the lady in the hat is just incredible. I'm telling ya, I want a hat like that :) So what did you use for the mosaic?
Lovely Summer Day Quilt top. I like how you made the geese blocks slightly bigger by adding a 4th goose. And I love the extra border you added, I may do the same thing, I just need to find find me another charm pack of Sophie to match the rest of my geese.
Oh....pretty Summer Day Schnibble!!! The fabrics are wonderful in it.
Love, love the Schnibbles...you know, you helped to inspire my post for tomorrow. Quilting is very much about the pure joy that we get from creating! Thank you so much!
Love all the projects in this post!! Lovely, Sharon!
Wonderful projects. I love your Schnibbles, it looks fantastic.
The Snibbles is terrific. And glad you enjoyed the class. I want to take one on that someday myself.
Sharon, you manage to get an awful lot done, AND have time to check out all the blogs! I love your garden quilt, I followed the link and checked out the patterns - way cute!
Your Snibbles quilt is beautiful! Love the Summer Breeze in your block too. I can't whistle and no one likes my singing LOL! Thanks for sharing!
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so many pretty blocks, and I must say the rapid fire Hunter star blocks look so intriging....I think I need to check out the pattern for that one!
Love your Schnibbles quilt...so pretty! TFS
This was such a fun post! I've missed blogland. I can't wait to stay caught up because you are so inspiring. On my last comment I said I am going to start Stephen sewing buttons...now I am going to start him on buttons and you have just inspired me to figure a project for ME. I am going to find one...right NOW. Blog reading will have a wait a bit anyway as Stephen won't quit climbing on my head.
Your jellyroll quilt is fabulous !
Your Summer Day quilt is so adorable! It looks great in Bliss. Don't you love it when you unearth hidden treasures while organizing?
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