Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I had a pretty free day yesterday so I was able to stay in my sewing room and work on this months paper pieced block from Carol Doak's 2012 BOM Mystery 

This is my favorite part of the whole quilting process.... working on the blocks.  Seeing each one come together so beautifully.  And paper piecing makes that process flawless.

Here's Junes block.  Dove In the Window.

 And this is May's block.
  Tiptoe Tulips.

Thanks for stopping by....Linda

Monday, June 18, 2012

So here it is one week later and I've made the last four blocks and have all of them squared up and cut in fourths for the next step.
As I told you there was more to this than just the square blocks.
One day as I was lazily browsing blogs I came upon this one that showed how she made a Modified Bento Box.  I had just ordered the fabric from Connecting Threads so when I saw this pattern I knew right away this would be just perfect!!
Here's as far as I've gotten so far.  These 6 squares aren't sewn together yet and will not necessarily be in this order.  But it works for now so I can post over on Judy's Design Wall Monday.  
Be sure to go check out what the other quilters have been doing.

Thanks for stopping by....Linda

Monday, June 11, 2012

Oh Em Geee!  I can't believe one whole week has passed and I was only able to get to my machine for just a couple of hours.  This has been one busy week around here and I'm more than ready to slow down and get back to my calm quiet quilting life.  :o)

Soooo Even though I had a gazillion things going on this week I did manage to squeeze in a few hours for some sewing and I've got all the last strips on the squares.  Just for fun I decided to stick them up on my wall and enjoy the brightness.
Aren't they just so pretty?
Yes they are!!
I think I'm going to make 4 more squares to make it longer than it is wide..... and by the time I add some borders it should be a nice Queen size.

Now even though this is cute and bright and happy just the way it is..... This is only part of the story.
I am tempted to leave them just the way they are.....BUT..... I have another plan.
Stay tuned.  Hopefully it won't be a whole week.
OH and don't forget to head over to Judy's Design Wall to see what a whole lot of other quilters have been doing.
Thanks for stopping by....Linda

Monday, June 4, 2012

Good Monday morning!  The string blocks worked!!  I was hoping I would come up with a new quilt if I just relaxed and sewed mindlessly on my string blocks.
Riviera II Quilting Fabric  I now have a new quilt started and I'm loving it so far.

 Connecting Threads came out with this new updated collection called Riviera II.   I love these fabrics.  ALL of them!!  Soooo of course I sent off an order immediately and I  knew exactly what I was going to make with them.

This is as far as I've gotten but I wanted to show you these blocks.  The last strip will be sewn on each block and I'll show you the completed blocks later ..... along with the pattern.
Stay tuned.

And stop in at Judy's Design Wall Monday to check out what some of the other quilters have been working on.
Have a great day and.....
Thanks for stopping by....Linda