Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Work In Progress Wednesday


A Spring Quilt!  I am so very ready for a change in seasons.  As much as I do love Winter (the Australian kind of no-snow Winter) I am ready for more sunshine, longer daylight and outdoor living. We have already had some gorgeous Spring days and I have enjoyed some time outside soaking up the rays ... with a knitting project that has been on the needles since early this year and which now is finished (more of that soon).


And so my quilt in progress this week is my Spring Fling Quilt - chilly mornings, blue skies, delightful sunshine, gentle breeze, grass so green and blossoms on trees ... 



400+ patchwork squares each measuring 2 inches x 2 inches.  Simple. But it is my favorite way to spend time at the sewing machine.   

Do what makes you happy.
Rita

32 comments:

  1. I love that you're just coming into spring while we're slowing working our way into fall here in New England. It's like I can get my little bit of sunshine from your blog even though the days are getting colder here.

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  2. Very pretty! Nice scrappy goodness in fresh colors... Perfect for spring

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  3. yay for doing what makes you happy! it's lovely!

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  4. Love this palette! And I love seeing the cute. Little 30's print tucked in amongst

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  5. wonderful! such a fitting description. be well + happy stitching!

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  6. Beautiful! Nice to see Spring as we in northern Minnesota start taking the turn to fall

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  7. Your work is sooooo fantastic!! I wish I knew how to make quilts or sew, for that matter!! Yours is the only sewing blog i follow and I truly love it!! I would love to be able to snuggle up with my grandson in a handmade blanket of yours!! You have a wonderful gift and I am very honnored to be able to see your work!! What a blessing!! Thank you for sharing!!

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  8. Thank you for bringing spring to late late summer denmark

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  9. Waaah! We are heading towards winter and it may not be the Australian kind - in fact it probably won't be! I am sort of sad!

    Cheered up by your lovely colours somewhat!

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  10. Really pretty! I love how you take your pictures. It really shows off you work well. Hoping for winter to start soon here in sunny southern cali. It's been hot!! I would love for you to check out my blog sometime too, boltsandblocks.blogspot

    Thanks for all the inspiration! much love

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  11. It is such a simple pattern but the variety of prints and colors makes it so wonderful--never ever thought of making something like this thanks for sharing

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  12. Beautiful! How do you go about your patchwork? Yours always seem to have a lovely balance of prints and layout. Do you just cut all your squares and randomly sew, or do you have a method to it?

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  13. Just what I needed. Beautiful!

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  14. Gorgeous as ever and some of my favourite fabrics in there.

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  15. This is beautiful. I was looking for quilt fabric the other day and I thought about you. I always love the colors you use so much. I said I should just hire Rita to buy all of my fabric.

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  16. Hmm, my Australian Winters involve some snow, as do my Australian Autumns, Springs and Summers on occasion. I doubt you'd enjoy the winters down here in the Snowy Mountains. :)

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  17. Spring - fresh, bright and new beginnings. Your quilts are amazing, and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing:)

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  18. Just breathtakingly beautiful as always Rita! Although we are coming in our fall here in Canada, I do so love your soothing colours and fabric choices. Oooh, how I would love to purchase a quilt of yours. Just perfeck in my eyes and heart. Thank You for your talent and inspiration. Thank you for your time.
    Very gratefully yours, Luba Kale (Canada)

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  19. That is just gorgeous! You have such skill putting fabrics together. I love to see what you do.

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  20. It's so beautiful, the fabric selection is perfect for spring. Would you please tell me the name of the two grey flower fabrics -- one has a touch of black, the other a touch of yellow -- they are divine.

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  21. Love all the blues and greens.

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  22. You couldn't pick anything better to represent spring, truly gorgeous. I love reading the comments people leave and I imagine these have left you with a warm feeling in your heart. You give so much pleasure to others through your postings, thank you. We in the UK are approaching our autumn season I'm lucky to live on the edge of the Peak District moors surrounded by trees which will give us the most beautiful display with their different shades of autumnal gold.

    Peg xx

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  23. Another great quilt. Those little touches of black are a fun touch. So jealous of your Spring weather as we move into Fall and Winter here in the Northern Hemisphere.

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  24. LOVE the colors in this one!! You are such an INSPIRATION!!!!!!

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  25. Hi Rita. Your style is always so refreshing. Just curious if you use any kind of die cutter since you make so many quilts from single squares?

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  26. I love the colours scheme and since we're just beginning autumn here in Poland, it's so nice to see spring colours. And do I spot some Liberty there, too?

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  27. That's so pretty! I need to get more cheery bright fabric!

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  28. Rita, you are infecting me! We are going into fall, but I am totally sewing a spring quilt and thinking in spring colors. Oops! I guess I should make a trip to Australia ;)

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  29. I love these simple happy quilts
    You put such pleasing colors together

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