Sunday, February 14, 2010

The winner is...

Janet from Mrs. Sew n' Sew blog wins my extra kit for the Cheddar and Crackers doll quilt. Congrats, Janet! Email me with your address and I'll post the kit to you in Canada this week.

I was on a stitching and quilting roll last weekend but I hit the wall with this little project. When I finished my "9-Patch Fun" top in repros, I knew I wanted to make a version from a charm pack of Bonnie Blue shirtings and indigoes I had. I put nine of the 12 blocks together and took a look at how things were progressing and it was...boring...and blue. I love blue, but I just wasn't feeling this one. I guess all the snow we've received has me wanting more white--go figure. So, I spaced out the blocks with some sashing and thought I'd put a hint of another color in with the gold cornerstones. Then, I could not find the ninth block. Since I've been on a use what I have tear this week, I figured I would just substitute a gold block for the missing blue one. I am not sure I love this one, but I hope some heavy quilting will make up for what is lacking in color and design. The fabric feels lovely.

I could not resist one more gratuitous snow photo. As you can see, it almost made it to the top of our fence. I felt sorry for the little birdies and went and bought a feeder in between blizzards. It is looking lonely in the photo but the birds discovered it after a day or two and ate the whole tube of seeds in one day.


Since I was feeling a little blah about the results of my blue and white project, I thought I'd pull out that project from Jo Morton's Cinnamon and Spice line I mentioned a few months back. These colors have warmed me up and, once I pulled all the triangle papers off, the project is going together nicely. I just love an easy scrap quilt and you cannot beat triangles for that. Tomorrow I finally go back to work so I know there won't be much stitching time for the next few weeks. At least I can sit and quickly sew a row of triangles together in the evenings.

13 comments:

Jan said...

Well, I like your indigo and white with a bit of gold very much. It really sparkles.
The autumn colors in your hst are right up my alley. Nice projects both!

Juliann said...

Oh my - look at all those lovely half square triangles. This is going to be a fun quilt.

Sue said...

Oh that Jo Morton fabric is going to look gorgeous in the half square triangle quilt. I often think simple things look the best. Sometimes less is more.
Sue

Kathie said...

congrats to Janet! oh I love the little quilt! aren't they just so fun to make
love that shirting fabric you used for the border, is that a new one?
Kathie

Christine said...

I love them both! I think that the pop of yellow gold makes the 9 patch fun, well fun and I love all your little triangles :) Christine

Lori said...

I like the gold thrown into the blue quilt. It adds a bit of punch!!
I love your HST project!! I'm considering doing one too!

Janet said...

The gold trown in makes that quilt, it's lovely. I'm enjoying looking at the HST top, fabulous, I'd love to do one too.

Janet said...

Oh Thanks! I guess I can't say I never win anything anymore :0) I love your HST's - they will make a wonderful quilt!

Karen said...

Your new little quilt is a good one! I need to do some "small pieces" quilts.

Sue-Anne said...

I like both quilts! Glad the birds found the feeder.

Ann Champion said...

I think the bit of gold in the nine patch is perfect. Maybe fate stepped in and stole your other block away so you HAD to use the gold? ;)
I'm in love with the quilt using the Jo Morton prints!

Shasta said...

Congratulations to Janet. The HSTs look so lovely - such beautiful colors.

Kim said...

Oh nice!!! I love these HSTs!!! a LOT! :o)

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