Monday, July 27, 2009

Moving Forward

After the excitement of last week's Craft and Quilt Fair and playing with and stashing the new fabrics, it is finally time to settle back into the quiet rhythm of playing with fabrics, cutting and piecing.

I am re-stocking some of my favorite quilts that have sold recently. I really enjoy making these baby quilts because despite the fact that the pattern and layout is to simple, they are bold, modern and very striking.


As you can see from the fabric selection, the colors of choice are green and blue, with a splash of red, yellow and grey. Pulling out fabrics is one of my favorite parts of putting a quilt together, but I always manage to mess up my stash in the most disrespectful way.


As Fresh as a Daisy - Robert Kaufman

After a busy week and even busier weekend, I am warmly welcoming the chain-piecing, the pressing of seam allowances and trimming back blocks. I am quietly enjoying the solitude; it's just me and the machine today.

21 comments:

  1. That is what I am looking forward to from this coming up Thursday until Wednesday!

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  2. I guess that sort of means 'you and your best friend' - have fun with those gorgeous fabrics!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  3. This is going to be one fabulous quilt - love your selection!

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  4. Beautiful fabrics and wonderful plans!

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  5. "Very nice selection"
    (Have you seen "History of the World - Part 1"?)
    Andi :-)

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  6. Mmmmm just you and the machine - sounds like my my idea of heaven right about now!

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  7. That's such a gorgeous selection. I love the sneaky addition of the blue/red Prints Charming :-)

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  8. I spent some quality time with my machine after 4 days away in NYC and I'm a very happy girl :)

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  9. Terrific colour selection, it's so cheerful.

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  10. I'm jealous I wish it was just me and my machine today, I think I'm in the wrong job.
    Karen

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  11. I love these quilts that you make, very fresh and modern. Beautiful colors xo

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  12. Beautiful colors...green and blue are my favorite color combo.

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  13. you make it sound very appealing. i think i might need to arrange to have a day alone with my machine because there is not much soothing about having the kids running laps through the house while i try to sew something, anything!! :o)

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  14. sounds like a GREAT time. hope i can get downstairs today to get some quilting time in!:)

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  15. Nothing like a little chain piecing to sooth the soul...enjoy your day!

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  16. *sigh* sounds like bliss. Just you and your machine.... pea green with envy here. :)

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  17. Love it!! now I just wish I some time with just me and my sewing machine - lucky.

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  18. Love those fabric squares!

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  19. Great colors-fresh and bright! What is the finished size of these?

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  20. Fabulous fabric collection...looking forward to seeing these made up...
    Love that Solitude.

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