Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I am surrounded and inspired by color today -

Ni-co is the newest collection from Etsuko Furuya for Echino.  This is such a fun new fabric line, featuring tour buses, bicycles, cameras and helicopters.  It is the vibrant colors that called out my name, and before I knew it this happy stack arrived on my veranda, bundled in just one very tightly packed envelope.  

Available from Fabric-Worm 

 and Hawthorne Threads.

I've also started a new quilt, getting back to basics and piecing blocks I don't think I will ever tire of.

I have been looking for a project that would help me use up the ever growing  mountain of scrap fabric for quite some time.  Most of my scraps are small, quite small, and difficult to part with. However, inspired by this quilt by Jan from Bemused I have started another Half Square Triangle quilt, made entirely from scrap stash.

So much color and a catalog of my favorite fabrics, all put to very good use.

More blocks to be pieced this week; I have a feeling it's going to be a good week.


  1. I can see why this quilt inspired you!! It is going to be fantastic. Love the color and design.

  2. Pretty, pretty - yes, looks like a good week ahead!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  3. A very good week indeed!!!

  4. I like the new fabric (especially those glasses), but I like your new quilt even more. Great scrap project.

  5. These blocks are so colourful! Lovely Rita x

  6. I love the look of these blocks set on point.

  7. I can always count on you for a good dose of gorgeous colour! Beautiful!! And I'm drooling over the Echino prints :)

  8. Awesome. fabrics and bikes together. Great combo :)

  9. Gorgeous fabrics! And I think your scrap quilt will b a winner.

  10. Gorgeous as usual. I love how different popping them on the diagonal is....just wonderful.

  11. The new Echino fabrics are so much fun! And I love your new HST quilt -- lovely scraps make great combinations in your blocks! Wheee!

  12. This is beautiful! I love the 'on point' setting and your scraps are gorgeous. Great idea for using them up!

  13. Bright and cheery HST. Love them.

    And I need to order some echino!

  14. Bright and beautiful as always! :) Fun to see what you are up to! :)

  15. I'm away from home this week but couldn't resist a quick click around to check out my favorites. What a surprise to see that I've inspired you to make this beautiful piece! That's what I love about this quilt blog world! :-)
    (Thanks for the nice mention, too.)


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