Saturday, February 25, 2012

Making progress, and a wonderful gift in the mail

A week ago, I won this fantastic giveaway at Spontaneous Threads. Stephanie is cleaning out craft and quilting supplies.  The box arrived today, and it was jam packed with goodies, like this fabric above.  Look at this one.  It is so stinkin' cute.

See the birds on the chairs?  I am going to have to find something wonderful to make with it.

Look at the cute coin purse.  She also included three extra zippers just the right size and one of those metal purse clasps.  I have long wanted to make a purse with one of these.

Yummy yarn.  Now I can crochet that scarf I have been thinking about.

Lastly, there is crafty goodness for projects with Bella. 
Stephanie is going to be doing another giveaway in March.  I suggest that you keep watch over at Spontaneous Threads so you have a chance at getting the wonderful March box.

The Primitiva quilt is coming along.  I got all the nine patches done and put up on the design wall.  I then started putting up squares in the corners of the orange blocks so that the snowballs would all be as random as the rest of the quilt.  I may have done this in a very inefficient way, but it worked for me.  After I had all the blocks the way I wanted, I carefully pulled the orange blocks down and stacked them neatly.

I nearly finished marking the squares and pinning them on this afternoon.  Tomorrow, I will start sewing.  I have marked them so I will get the extra half square triangle units I want to use in the second quilt I will be making with this fabric.  Whoo hoo!  A two-fer.
The last thing I did in the studio today was to play with some scraps.

I got some pieces sewn, but mostly I just pulled more scraps to add to what I was building.  I have missed just playing.
It will be interesting to see what comes of tomorrow.
Joyful quilting, everyone


MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Miki. Your Primitiva quilt is daring! Very interesting color palette and the orange is a zinger! This quilt is going to exude energy! Really like it!
best, nadia

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

I Love that you cut down the orange,t he crosses work fabulously! LOVE ORANGE!!!