Tuesday, November 25, 2014

No Snow Yet!

Winter's blast is scheduled but not here quite yet, so there were clothesline daydreams of the pretties that I bought at Quilted Threads on Friday. http://quiltedthreads.com/

The brown on cream paisley, and the blue tone-on-tone floral were both by Henry Glass, and were 40% off, YIPPEEE!
The Rue Indienne by French General for Moda was full price at $11.50, but I just HAD to possess a yard of it. Surely, you understand!
The red that is equally gorgeous with a tan floral, is from Ladies' Album by Barbara Brackman for Moda. Although I prewashed it with the others, I had scored that one at Footprints Quilt Shop in East Rochester, New Hampshire.http://footprintsquilting.blogspot.com/. It's a small shop that's packed with great fabrics!

For actual sewing, I did some piecing of homespun plaids for Beth's block drive for quilts for graduating seniors over at Love, Laugh, Quilt. 

I believe in education and I think that it is a wonderful idea to reward the good kids who stay in school, don't do drugs, and don't join gangs.

If you agree, maybe you will send her a block or two.

She gives great instructions and these were such fun to make!

 If you pop four of these 11" blocks (folded once) into a large manila envelope the postage is under two dollars! That's a bargain!

I also made a few more of my 2" strips into four-patches to be used for my Sunny Lanes blocks.

The Sunny Lanes are progressing slowly!

It takes eight 4-patches for one block, and that's a lot! I'm trying to build scrappy variety by making shorter strip lengths but using more of different fabrics.
Thank you to Bonnie K. Hunter for teaching me that tip! http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
And, speaking of Bonnie, I am still auditioning my choices for the binding on Celtic Solstice. Decisions, decisions, decisions!

There are three blues on the left; the uppermost one is Hampton Ridge by Paula Barnes, the middle one is Olde Townhouse by Paula Barnes, and the rich indigo on the bottom left is Party Of Twelve by Judie Rothermel. They are all Marcus Brothers and I love them all! Tell me if you have any strong thoughts on the matter, please!
I wish you all to have such happy problems to solve!

Happy sewing!


Janet O. said...

Love those plaid blocks!
Someday I want to make one of those fun Sunny Lanes quilts!.
Boy, without seeing more of the quilt against the blues, I don't know that I could give a preference. I usually shy away from lighter bindings, but sometimes they do look best on a quilt. Big help, huh? : )

Nann said...

The Rue Indienne is fabulous. You showed great fortitude in buying only one yard. I will now go take a look at that plaid projects. I have a couple of shelves full....

Lori said...

I love the fabric! And the plaid/homespun blocks are great.

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