Monday, April 16, 2012

More house blocks and blue strippy quilt

Spring Break is over and I'm back to normal.
It's nice having a quiet house again, not that, of course I love having my kids and husband home, you know what I mean :-)

Meanwhile I've been getting more mail!!
Not sure if I showed these top two yet or not, in the same package as the top house with the flower, were 6 blocks that matches, so now I'm really THINKING about this house quilt, we'll see what I come up with :-)
Now I have 10 house blocks plus 6 black ones. (I haven't made mine yet either)

Everyone did a really great job!
I will take a picture on the design wall later, once I get the last one and make mine :-) 

And you know you are a crazy quilter when you get excited over cardstock shapes that came in the mail! LOL well I AM!!!

I have downloaded these polyhedra shapes and I can use these to match up with the cardstock and make fabric balls. ( I also got some pentagons for flowers for quilts)

Now of course I needed another project!!
I got some muslin from my neighbor the other day and this was the plan!

so I started sewing strips to 6 1/2" muslin squares with a black 1 1/2" strip of black in the middle.
I have hardly any blue scraps left now!! awesome :-)

this is a sideways look of the layout, I really like it, it's fun!

Now because I'm out of any more blue scraps, I redesigned the quilt, also to make it bigger and I think I'll get some black fabric and use for sashing and a solid border instead, what do you think?
now the size will be 47" x 61" instead of 40" x 52"
with the sashing I COULD make the sashing a little thicker and the border wider too I guess.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done quilting and attached binding by hand to the back
#3 blue flower table runner- DONE!
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- already mailed. recv'd 10 blocks back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted, binding made, backing cut
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - DONE!
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- ready to be quilted, found red backing
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- DONE!
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top
#34 (mar) batik quilt for McCalls - DONE!
#35(mar) another quilt for McCalls- top done, binding and backing ready
#36 (mar) Round Robin swap - mailed
#37(mar) Dr seuss baby shower gift- DONE!-missing label
#38 (april) blue strippy scrappy quilt, blocks done

I really need to start some portfolios and owls etc for the craft show.


Snoodles said...

Beautiful strip quilt...I like design number 2 the best! Cute houses, too!

Shontelle said...

Your string quilt is gorgeous. I have one of my own on the go at the moment.

Katie said...

I would be excited to get the card stock too! I love the strip quilt. The black sashing looks perfect with it.

Molly said...

I love the strip quilt, especially in the second layout- very pretty.

Emily said...

The string quilt is beautiful. I think a wider black border would look great!