Thursday, February 23, 2012

Don't forget to go here to enter the Pass It Along Box giveaway contest.

Bella's pre-school class (read moms here) is making a quilt for their annual auction.  I have nothing to do with this project except to make Bella's block. (You may read a little frustration here, but it is a story for another day.)  Bella said she wanted cats in a window and hearts on the front. I was given the green pieces and a bunch of scraps.  The only thing I pulled from my fabric is the kitty print.  The name is embroidered, as well as the stems and leaves of the flowers.  I haven't done much embroidery for a very long time, and I really enjoyed doing this.  Maybe I will do more for another project.

The other thing I worked on today is Tom's Primitiva quilt.  It is really hard to get all the colors right for these fabrics.  I am close on the orange, at least on my computer screen.  I have sewn a total of nine of the nine patch blocks.  Keeping them random has been interesting.  The orange blocks will become snowball blocks, creating a secondary pattern of stars, and I want to make sure the corners are different from the squares they will touch.  This is going to be a very bold quilt, and it is great fun to work with all these wonderful colors and designs.
I will work more on this quilt over the weekend, but I also want to get started on a couple of other projects.  I would like to get started on my lone star quilt.  I am debating whether to cut individual diamonds or create strata and work from those.  I have seen it done both ways.  Do any of you have words of wisdom about how I should proceed?
Joyful quilting, everyone.

5 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Love your block for Bella, and the orange quilt is going to be amazing! And I think strata would be a really interesting look for a lone star quilt......

Samantha said...

That orange quilt just pops! I really like your fabric choices. Bella's little house block is adoreable!

I'd head over to enter to win the travelling stash, but one will be on it's way to me tomorrow and I don't want to seem selfish trying for another one so soon, even though I love the look of those aqua fabrics in your box! LOL!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I like the strata way of doing a lone star, plus less points to mis-align that way too

Cathy said...

Love Bella's block. Love the bold design of the next quilt. It will be a very striking quilt when finished. Hugs

Impera_Magna said...

Wow.... that is a cool quilt! Love the way you work with colors...

Wanted to let you know that you've been presented with the Liebster Award... info on my blog today.

:)