Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Quilting Day!

I know, I've been MIA. My crafting time dwindled to none in the face of a number of work and family crises over the last month. I have managed to get a few things accomplished, though.

I made up a little string mini for February's STUD mini swap:

And decided that I loved string blocks so much that I tackled my overflowing blue scraps bag, and turned these:

into a growing stack of these:

No idea what I'm doing with it yet. Perhaps a twin-size quilt for the guest room bed, once we're done redoing the room. Right now, there's just a stack of them hanging around on my desk.

I'm also working on blocks for the Moose on the Porch jelly-roll quilt along.

I'm using a Soiree by Lila Tueller jelly roll I had hanging around, and originally I was going to use Kona Coal as the solid to go with it, but changed my mind--it was too stark against the bright springy colors in Soiree. So I switched to Kona Ash, and so far, I'm much happier.

This is block #2. I haven't finished block #1 yet. I don't know why either. I'm recutting the solid strips for it out of Ash, now that I've stared at it made up with Coal for a week and change.

Also, I've done my March blocks for my Coast to Coast Block Party bee, for Jennifer:

She asked for block in Hushabye, incorporating photos she had printed onto fabric. Such a neat idea!

Just wanted to give a quick update, and share some photos. I'll try to be better about blogging--I have a lot of fun things coming up in the coming weeks: more blocks for both of my bees, layout playing with my Beehive blocks from November, more blocks for the quilt-along, a 4-day weekend with nothing scheduled but sewing, a new swap, AND a quilt show to attend!! WHEW!


britt said...

I love your string-pieced blocks! Those take serious patience.

Jennifer said...

I love your string blocks! And the blocks for me too! You did a great job of highlighting the photos.