Friday, May 27, 2011

Project A.D.D., Part II

So here is part II of my posts on project A.D.D. Did you think there would be only one?

I saw this lovely batik quilt in my quilt shop. So, naturally, I resisted for a few weeks, knowing full well that I would be starting this project at some point in the not so distant future. And I did. I spent a lot of time at the quilt store, and online looking at batiks. Fortunately, I was able to snag some lovely Hoffman, Anthology, Robert Kaufmann and Timeless Treasures batiks. All were lovely, but I especially loved the bright colors of the Timeless Treasures Tonga Batiks. I need 42 (or 49!) batiks, and I can tell you I'm going to have a hard time choosing. The background is a lovely cloud print sand colored batik from Timeless Treasures.

I've already sewn two test blocks for this quilt, and will post pictures of them later.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Project A.D.D.

As usual, I have more than one project ready to be worked on. I have the gorgeous Moda "City Weekend" fabrics, being worked into the "Happy Dance" pattern by Me and My Sister. This pattern was originally developed for their line of "Happy" fabrics, but I saw it made up in the City Weekend fabrics at my quilt shop, and couldn't resist. I love this. I'm using a white tonal with small dots for the background. This pattern is a treat, too, because it's 64 blocks. Each block has 16 pieces. That's quite a difference from the 1939's repro quilt I just finished, which came in at 3,380 pieces!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Back Again!!

Well, posting has been a bit sporadic lately. Unfortunately, my beloved gray cat, Gremlin, got sick last summer, with what turned out to be cancer, and went over the Rainbow Bridge in February. It just about killed me to lose that cat. He owned me for 11 years, and was a constant companion. I still miss him so much.

I'm still knitting, but I've been quilting a lot in the last few months. I restarted quilting because as Gremlin got sicker, he spent more and more time sleeping on my bed. My sewing machine is in my room, so I started quilting as a way to keep him company during the evening hours.

This is a gorgeous quilt made with 1930's reproduction fabrics. Not at all what I usually quilt with, but I love it. One of my coworders described it as "happy colors", and she's right.

I have several other quilts in the pipeline, and will post pictures as I work on them. Procrastinator that I am, I also have several from about 4 years ago that I need to finish too!