Friday, February 10, 2012

Lately.

I seriously feel soooo behind, so, so behind in sharing stuff with you.  So, to get a bit off my chest, here's a smattering of photos from this week....

my picks from Modern Whimsy by Laurie Wisbrun

I've begun a new baby quilt in these fabrics from Laurie Wisbrun's Modern Whimsy collection, plus a few of my own fabrics from my stash. (Modern Whimsy is at Sew Modern, Fabric Envy and Pink Castle Fabrics).

Camillias today

Do you think these camellias bloomed specifically to express their approval?  They do look like they could have inspired that Garden Party print by Anna Maria Horner.

Pomegranate Kona and friends

Part way through I ran out of Kona Pomegranate, a bright rich pink that brings a vibrancy to Laurie's sweet palette.  Fortunately, Fresh Modern Fabric delivered more yardage in just a few days, so my quilt is ready for a backing!  (And, look, Pomegranate brought some friends.  Isn't it funny how that happens?) Thanks for being so quick, Alice.  But you had to go and add that fabulous Retro Kitchen print after I ordered, didn't you?  Sigh...  Well, if you're taking my curves class, you just might want a 1/2 yard of a kitchen-inspired print if you're hankering for a new kitchen rug.  I'm  just sayin...

another Retro Flower

Let's see, I also finished a 2nd Retro Flower block for the Love circle of do. Good Stitches.  Ara Jane approved this ever-so-bright yellow print for her "bright" and "warm" rendition.  Perfect!

Dreaming in triangle scraps...

And while I have yet another quilt to finish and those flying geese, I did while away one afternoon dreaming in triangle scraps.  This quilt absolutely MUST come to be because we are scrap attacking and those triangle trimmings (from a spiderweb quilt) have been languishing in scrap purgatory for ages.  But... I must finish Liam's flying geese curtains first.  I must!  I'm off to buy lining fabric and curtain rings today.  It shall be soon!  And, honestly, I'm feeling kind of "ho hum" about them, so don't get your hopes up about that reveal, K?

Here's to a delightfully productive weekend!

14 comments:

  1. I like the Lizzy House fabric. Cute.

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  2. kitchen rug? my interest is piqued!

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    1. I'm such a tease... But, yes, there's a kitchen rug in Week 4, advanced improv curves. Some kitchen oriented fabric I had bought forced me to do it!

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  3. Such beautiful, bright fabrics, ideal for spring.
    Gemma
    x

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  4. "Kona Pomegranate had to bring along some friends!" That made me smile!

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  5. Ok, first of all, OH-EM-GOODNESS! Love the pretty colors in your pictures. And I want your pearls, but I think you may have already known that. And I want that retro pattern, like, yesterday. Sound covetous enough??

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  6. Love the happy colors in this post! Finishing Ara Jane's second block is on my weekend agenda; I love both of your blocks!

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  7. I love those fabrics in the first photo, so fresh and SPRINGy!

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  8. Love those Laurie Wisbrun fabrics, but isn't it funny how that pomegranate brought friends home to play ;o)

    I'm hoping to catch up on the curves class today...

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  9. Oooh, I see lots of my favorite fabrics in this post!! I hope you have a lovely weekend, Rachel!

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  10. When you have scraps from a single quilt (like the triangles) do you toss them into the scrap receptacle loose or do you somehow contain them thinking that they might reinvent themselves all together for another project? :-)

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    1. I keep triangles together and try to remember to reach for them when a triangle shape will work - like for the points of wonky stars. All other scraps I sort by color.

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  11. I just discovered Kona's Pomegranate this weekend and it is so luscious. I love it with the fabrics you paired it with too.

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