I just had to laugh when I read the responses to my question in my last blog! I asked which color people LOVED and which color people LOATHED and boy it was a pretty overwhelming vote! Although there was a wide range of colors that people love….reds, blues, greens….it was poor ORANGE that got the vote for the most disliked color! I have to say that I don’t really care for orange all that much either so I completely understand people’s feelings. At any rate, it was very fun to read all your responses…thank you for sharing! ( And remind me to NEVER feature an orange quilt project~haha)
There has not been a whole lot of quilty stuff going on around here this past week….summer just gets to be busy with holidays, entertaining the youngest, appointments, and all the other regular “stuff” that needs to get done as well. How about you? Do you find that you have as much quilting time ( or desire to quilt) during the summer?
I did finish this cute little cherry quilt! The pattern can be found right here, in case you want to make your own. 🙂
I machine quilted it and am very happy with how it turned out! The colors are also pretty sweet and will go perfectly with a pitcher of lemonade!
I FINALLY finished quilting all those Hideaway quilt blocks! There were 42 of them and that took a while!
I have to admit I was getting pretty bored working on them and was tempted to put them away for a while, but I’m glad I persisted ( I actually made myself quilt 5 blocks a day until they were done…I figured if I did 5 it wasn’t too much and I could still work on something more “fun”.) So now I am starting the process of sewing the blocks together in groups of 4, and then I’ll put the whole thing together. Luckily the quilting is mostly done, so the rest shouldn’t take too long….I hope….What I could really use it a day ( or two!) of uninterrupted sewing time, but that is not likely to happen before September when school is back in session! Of course, maybe if I would use my time more wisely I would actually be able to finish something. Facebook and Pinterest are just so addictive, don’t you think?! And then all the websites where they share all those cute patterns and books…oh my, that does remind me that I did order some new books this past week. ( Don’t ask why, you have seen my “library” FULL of quilty books and we all know I do not need any more, but I just love to sit and read and dream over quilt books.) Anyway, there was a SALE so I treated myself and bought these two books:
I love making small ( and quick!) projects so this book seemed right up my alley, and with 101 patterns I am sure to find several that I love.The Christmas book by Gail Pan was a no brainer for me. I have her first book and love it so had to get this one too. I love combining embroidery and patchwork and she has some really cute projects in here. So cute, in fact, that I already got started on one!
This one will be a little wallhanging with lots of reds and a cute little quote. And who knows, I might actually have it done BEFORE Christmas if I start now!
Another book I ordered is this one:
I had seen it featured several times in different magazines and when I found a used copy for not much money I grabbed it! I have no idea whether there will be patterns or just history, but I’m interested in both so I’ll be happy no matter what!
While out shopping for some new patio chairs on the weekend, I spotted this sweet little cabinet. I had been keeping an eye out for something not too deep where I could display some quilts, rather than having them hidden away in my blanket box. This cabinet looked like the perfect size and I have been having fun filling it up with different quilts!
Well, I think that is all the sharing I have for this week! I do hope all of you are working on some fun quilty projects…let me know what you are currently working on…I would love to know!
Until next time!
(Image of orange quilt saved from