Sunday, April 06, 2008

I Spy and such a solid stash!

My I Spy is quilted and bound! All that's missing is a label and a trip to the post office to send it off. (I loaded this photo three times, and still blogger is putting it sidesways...sorry!) Click on the photo to get a better look at the fabrics.
Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this photo, however, is that it was taken outside! We have had two absolutely gorgeous days with temps in the 60's, plenty of sunshine, and just a whisp of a breeze.

I haven't posted much this week, but I have been very busy quilting. I bought some more black and white fabric for my Stroop quilt background, and I'll work on putting that together tomorrow night at Wild & Sassy, a small quilt group I joined.

Most of my quilt time was spent with Project Linus this week. We had a worknight on Thursday, and we have two work events coming up that we had to prepare for. We're going to be doing string blocks for all of them -- everyone enjoys making them, and we have plenty of strings. I have now cut out muslin for 3 quilts and I was determined to find enough center strip fabric from our Linus stash of solids.
We pieced red strips on one and blue on another -- but all these colors gave me a great idea. I'm making one of these quilts myself to test my idea. I'm really excited because it's a different shape and a different design than I've done before. Fun!! I'll post it soon. But wow, is my sewing room a mess.

Also went to a local quilt show and joined two swaps, more on those as I get to work on them. Enjoy springtime!

8 comments:

chq said...

That is a really precious quilt! Whoever the recepient is - should be feel very special indeed.

You seem to do so much charitable quilt - May God bless you for your efforts.

Cherri

Mary said...

One of these days I'm going to do an I Spy with leftover fabrics from my donation quilts probably something from Ami Simms book. This one looks great!

I'm ready to begin another string quilt but it will be a few weeks at least with the move - can't wait to see your new idea!

Mary said...

One of these days I'm going to do an I Spy with leftover fabrics from my donation quilts probably something from Ami Simms book. This one looks great!

I'm ready to begin another string quilt but it will be a few weeks at least with the move - can't wait to see your new idea!

Vicki W said...

That quilt is so cute. I love I Spy quilts! I want to make one "someday".

Laurel said...

I just cannot believe how productive you are! How do you keep going, and how do you keep everything straight! Very impressive.

Clare said...

You have been busy and the I Spy is beautiful. Well done you.

Can't wait to see what you are cooking up and also the Stroop quilt.

The Calico Cat said...

Wow your I Spy stash is so much more impressive than mine...

You want some more solids - free no strings attached? (I am culling & I figure a. I haven't used them yet & b. they are solid, how hard can they be to replace.)

paula, the quilter said...

I Spy quilts are so much fun, both to make and to receive. About your solids stash; The Quilt Show just had a show with the people from Fun Quilts. They use solids exclusively. You are in good company.