Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lollipop, lollipop...

I've been working on my book proposal today, and by golly am I excited!  So many fun things to try, that's the good.  So much work to do, that's the other....  good.  Kind of good, kind of scary.  Mostly good, I think.  My littles are leaving in exactly one week for a loooooooog, two-week vacation with their grandparents.  Do you think I can bang out this book proposal before they get back?  Here's hoping!  I also really would like to see myself start cutting that summer dress, but we'll see.

lollipop trees for Faith Circle

Meanwhile, I'm keeping up on bee blocks, which is totally my pleasure.  No complaints here!  Last night I made Lollipop Trees for the faith circle of do. Good Stitches.  This is Des' spin on the Love Beads quilt pattern, which makes a string of beads rather than trees.  It's a great pattern for making trees, don't you think?  She wanted dots, when possible.  I incorporated green and orange Metro Circles, green Amy Butler dots, and various scraps for the trees.  The gray backgrounds are Freespirit houndstooth, Moda blue/gray crossweave (which looks like a solid gray here) and Central Park on the far right.

June blocks for do. Good Stitches

This morning, before I ran to work, I captured this shot of my sewing corner.  Can you see some Loulouthi down there?  Yes, I've done my cutting!  Well, I've done my cutting of the prints.  The sashing is not nearly as exciting so I procrastinated.  And I think that tonight I'll be working on Bottled Rainbows instead of sashing.  Oh well!

Loulouthi scraps for backing

I'm carefully setting aside my cutting scraps for the back of the quilt.  I always love it when quilt backs are punctuated with a strip of quilt top scraps.  Somehow that never happens for me. I think partly because I'm always so quick to put the scraps away.  I like things "away."  It leaves room for my brain in the space.  No what I mean?  Anyways, this time I won't forget to use the scraps for the back.

See you tomorrow!

14 comments:

  1. You go girl--on the book proposal!

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  2. Two whole weeks! Enjoy and work hard xx

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  3. Exactly my hope! I'm glad I'll have you all to encourage me =)

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  4. you can do it Rachel! oh yes!

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  5. A book proposal is awesome! Here's hoping you get it knocked out during those two weeks. The blocks look great btw. :)

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  6. That is so exciting!!! I am sure you will have a knock-out proposal and we'll be seeing an amazing book very soon!

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  7. I'd love to know how you go about making a book proposal - I've got an idea for one that I've been bouncing around for a while.

    I also save the scraps from cutting a top, usually in a zip loc bag, until I get the top finished - then I've got the start for the back right there and handy! So much easier than sorting them into the scrap bins.... ;-)

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  8. Good luck on the book proposal! You can do it.

    Cute lollipops.

    Loved your remark, "I like things "away." It leaves room for my brain in the space." I know EXACTLY what you mean! I can't think in clutter, it scrambles my brain somehow.

    Your littles will love time with their grandparents, and (speaking as a grandma of 9), the grandparents will LOVE the time with the littles, too!

    LeAnn aka pasqueflower
    http://pasqueflowerponderings.blogspot.com

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  9. You are getting rid of your little ones and I am getting my grandchildren for two weeks. It should be lots of fun. My daugher and son will be there to help.

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  10. I will be completely impressed with you if you can knock out a book proposal in two weeks! Does that include making any of the samples or just mock ups? Because if you are doing all that sewing, you are going to need your own break at the end of those two weeks!

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  11. Those lollipop trees are so cute and you go girl with your book proposal! I hope you get that, your book would be brilliant.

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  12. Wow, nice! I chose an easier way for lollipops: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunnysidecricket/5532499812/in/set-72157626279876688/
    :)

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  13. Angela - No way, I've been working on my projects and book proposal for months! Kind of at a snail's pace, it seems. It's a ton of work for sure!

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  14. Your Lollipop blocks are so much fun, and now I have that song in my head (the cover, from the "Whip It" soundtrack). I'm excited for your progress on the book! Yay!

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