Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday's Summary

It is Spring Break and I'm in Austin, TX visiting 2 of our daughters and SIL. I'm so very ready for some warm weather! Back home it doesn't seem like Spring at all. Snow is in the forecast...what happen to an early Spring?
The quilt that I've been showing glimpses of will be delivered this week and then I will reveal the story and some pictures. 

Besides finishing that quilt this week, I made my March Rainbow Scrap Challenge block...yes I know that March is almost over! March's color is orange!
Here are the first 3 month's blocks together.

After watching several more inspiring episodes of The Quilting Show on International Quilting Day, I tried playing a little with stripes. The technique was taught by Anita Grossman Solomon (Episode 902). I found some stripe fabric that I was given in my stash and started cutting squares, stitching and cutting and stitching again. Here are the results.
I think I'll play a little more in the near future Ü

When I get back from Austin, I will be working on quilting my BOM with Quilt Story quilt. This week I sandwiched it is ready to go. 
I have been taking a Craftsy class - Machine Quilting Negative Space with Angela Waters to get ready for quilting this. I purposely made this quilt to have a lot of negative space to practice some quilting in large open spaces. I just hope I can do it!
I'll leave you this week with my fabulous thrift store find! 
Most of these pieces were 25¢, the 2 novelty prints were 50¢, and the Jinny Beyer print was $1 (which is about a yard). Yay!


  1. I really like the new block in orange. They look like beads in a circle. It will be gorgeous when you are finished with them.

    Love the stripes too!

    Good luck with the negative space quilting.

  2. I love this block, can you share the pattern with us? March Rainbow Scrap Challenge

  3. Pretty collection of rainbow blocks. Looks like you have been busy with lots of projects lately.

  4. Love that block with the circle of snowballs -- is there a pattern for it somewhere?

  5. I love your snowball blocks. I've never seen them set like that. I love it.

  6. Love your rainbow blocks. Beautiful fabrics from the thrift store. Score!

  7. Great colorful snowball blocks. Could you please tell my where I can find this pattern? Thanks.

  8. Great blocks for the RSC 2013. Great fabric find.

  9. I love your circles. I haven't seen this pattern before; it's very pretty


Sweet sentiments