Thursday, March 31, 2011

One at a time is dull!!

May Basket
I had some time in the studio this week.  it seems like everything I HAVE to get done by a certain date is due in the next three weeks!  So- what to do first?? 
The fun one, of course!  This is the May quilt in the Little Quilts Squared series by The Wooden Bear.  It's bright and happy and I needed something quick and fun to play with!  I have the June block as well.  I didn't get the March one done in time, so now it's back on the bottom of the pile.  It still needs to be quilted and then it gets buttons in the flowers.

Jake's Quilt- Two sections of five
Next up was the quilt I'm making for my step-grandson Jake's graduation.  Needless to say, this is the football player from last fall.  It worked out nicely that the football fabric in this is black and orange, as those are also his school colors!  I'm using the Big EZ Pattern, by Bloom Creek.  I added a bit of length to the original since he is 6'6"!!  It's already on the list at mt Pleasant to be machine quilted, so it has to be ready- with a backing- ASAP!

Crazy Nine Patch blocks
This one has no deadline, but I had already made the first cut so I had to at least sew them back together so they wouldn't get mixed up.  (I can rationalize almost anything!)  I got the Crazy Nine Patch directions at OhFransson!  Easy and fun, plus it uses up some of my larger scraps which have not yet made it into the Scrap Therapy bins. 
The center block is one I made while playing with some random piecing.  I think I'll make it bigger and leave it in the center of this!I kind of like the way the white looks between the blocks, so I may add a light sashing when they are all done.
Doesn't my pincushion collection look so cute on top of my design wall? I love the ducky!

We keep hoping for Spring here, but we keep getting this!  To the left of the tree you can see the shed and part of my perennial bed.  I'm already starting flower seeds, thinking that it's only 6 weeks until I can usually plant.  Stay tuned.

I am grateful for:
The excitement and anticipation  of something new which may be headed my way!
I found those tiny Reese's cups at Tops!
A renewed appreciation for my own music collection!
 Being able to sleep through the night the last couple!
Hubby has been keeping busy. (you all know what I mean, right?)

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