Thursday, February 24, 2011

Well, Yes, As a Matter of Fact . . .

it IS all about me! Hey, it's MY blog, right? Okay, I'm just teasing. I want to show you, though, what I've been working on this week, even if it's not all that much. After all, I don't want you to think I'm a slacker. Seriously, what I've been working on has all been stuff I thought I'd get done last weekend, but the Sweet Spot quilt top took longer than anticipated.

First, I got caught up on the Layer Cake Quilt Along blocks--block 8 and block 9. Here's 8:

The teal floral fabric in block 8 is the fabric I thought I'd use for the sashing strips (or whatever I do to set these) but I think I'll have to wait and see how the rest of the blocks look because now I'm not sure. I have the "alphabet" print from this line (Wee Woodland) that's set on a black background to use for the border and I know I want to stick with that. Anyway, here's block 9:

I was curious to see how the blocks would look so far, so I put the first nine blocks up on the design wall--

I don't know--they just don't look very unified to me at this point. And I really need to applique something into that basket block.

I'm still debating whether to participate in the Waiting for Spring Block-a-Palooza. I thought I might try to get some of those blocks pieced, but I'm just not sure if that's what I want to do with the Sunkissed fabric. I DO, though, like the recent block designs better. But then I saw Sherri had used Sunkissed for the Sweet Spot Schnibbles and it looks awesome! I guess I'll just continue to dither. How about you? I know some of you weren't sure either--have you decided yet?

I finished the Back Home/Ellery quilt and it's on my bed but I don't want to show you how it turned out until I can make the pillow cases and cover the panels on the wall behind the bed. Then I can get a good photo. I think the fabric for the panels will arrive in my mailbox this week, so I started on the pillow cases. I know, it doesn't look like much, but here's the pieced front of one of the two fitted covers:

If you remember the cotton eyelet skirts I found at the thrift store a couple weeks ago, you might be interested to know that the alternating white squares are from one of the skirts I cut up. Eventually I'll quilt the pillow fronts, and I'll probably just stitch in the ditch or something equally simple.

Well, that's it for my little show and tell. Hey, did you see Survivor? Don't you think Phillip's nuttier than a Payday candy bar? I'm not sure why they didn't just get rid of him tonight, but at least he provides a little bit of interesting insanity. And I know some of you don't like Boston Rob much, but I think you have to give him props for keeping Phillip under control at tribal council.

Well, I'm glad we could have this little discussion. Time for me to hit the hay, gals, so I'll see you later!


Appalachian Quilts said...

What about some cute little yo-yos in that basket block for flowers? You could layer different sizes...I'm sure you will pull it all together with the sashing and borders. You always do good work!

kimland said...

I am still "waiting" to cut into my sunkissed. I too, have liked the blocks lately and when I look at the group as a whole it's not bad BUT, still waiting...not sure what for? AND as for survivor Phillip is a reality spin off in the waiting. What a dork but, entertaining in a dumb way. I like Boston Rob, it's Russell that I can't stand.

Deb said...

They're keeping Phillip around because he provides entertainment, might be rather boring without him. Should be interesting to see where it goes in the future. Love your blog.

Tiffaney said...

I do like a few of the blocks but have decided to forgo that follow along.

suemac said...

Just caught your blog today. You are very funny. I can use a little humor in my life today. Thanks so much for that. Lovely quilt block.

Lee Ann said...

Those latest blocks are gorgeous. I need to do the same with my blocks -- throw them on the design wall to see how they look. I'm behind though. I still need to make block 8 & 9.

I'm planning to do the Palooza quilt along with Sunkissed. Sunkissed isn't the colors I normally use; so, it'll be a good challenge for me. I am waiting for 1) all the fabric to come in the mail and 2) for the quilt along to be completed before I get started. LOL.

Besides, I have other projects I really should finish first. :-)