23 December 2013

Celtic Solstice Clue #1 half way there!

I have started clue #1!! Using the tri recs ruler, which I got on a good sale at Jo-Ann's after Thanksgiving.

I am not in love with any of them yet. . .All the scrappy-ness is kind of blowing my mind, but I know it will turn out awesome, as do all my scrappy quilts.

I am about 90% done with the purple centers.  The neutrals about 50%!

Celtic solstice - my colors


I didn't end up doing Easy street this year like I had originally wanted to do.  But I am doing Celtic Solstice.  And even though I haven't had enough time to be in my sewing room much, I have managed to find enough time to start and have a good start on this quilt!

Bonnies colors were Neutrals, Yellow/gold, oranges, greens & blues.  I do not have a lot of yellow/gold or oranges, so I have changed my colors.

My neutrals will be neutral.
My yellow/gold will be pink
My oranges will be purple
My greens will be greens
My blues will be blues.

Although I don't have much in the way of neutrals!  I will have to see if I can find some remnants at Jo-Ann's.

More later!! I am going to sew some!

16 December 2013

Heart block

I love this quilt block.  I was recently browsing and found this lovely quilt block.  It was not posted with a pattern because it was on a quilt block a day (for a year) calendar (what?! why haven't I gotten this?!)  So I had some math to do on my own.  I decided to use HST for the bottom, so that was fun to figure out the math!

06 December 2013

No sewing. . .

I have been very busy with school, and when I finally go to my sewing room I just sit there.  Last night I cleaned up a little bit. But I sat in my room looking at my (lovely) fabric (and I even got SO much more on black Friday) and I just feel overwhelmed, I didn't know what to do.  Things have been so crazy I don't think I will have time to machine quilt all the Christmas quilts that I have to do. (long arming is no big deal, and I definitely prefer that to machine quilting!).  But where I have used the long arm had a fire, so they no longer have a machine I can use :(

I participated in a Kate Spain 5" block (charm/nickel whatever you want to call it).  And I think I have decided what I will do with that.  That definitely has helped my motivation, but then school gets in the way!

So here is to having some time to sew over Winter break!!!