Sunday, April 28, 2013

Black/white/pink and skulls...

 Another quilt claimed by my teenage daughter.  We were out looking for new bedding for her room, she found a black and white quilt she wanted.  I told her about the 12x12 black and white checkerboard blocks I had made.  She decided that she would take a look at them.  Well she loved them, so I added a few fabrics from
Hawthorne Threads including this skull fabric.

I'll also use this as the binding.

 Plus if you look closely there are a few star blocks in there, too.

I made a few hearts. 
I saw this block on Pinterest and thought it would be a great addition. 

Well I hope to get this finished today.  The weather is finally getting warmer, we might even have green grass soon!
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow your progress.  
You are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying!  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Showers bring May flowers and PB&J...

It has been a long winter here in New England, we had snow. sleet and rain here on Friday.  It has been raining for fours days now, I'm so ready for some sunshine and green grass and flowers in the garden!

I'ms so excited to finally have my PB&J quilt top sewn together!!!! I've had all the pieces made and it's been sitting on my design board for weeks.  We've been so busy with the end of Indoor Field Hockey and traveling to tournaments it's nice to finally have a weekend at home.  

I found the pattern for this over at Moda Bakeshop, it's called Honey Honey Layer Cake.
I made my blocks from a fat eighths. I have lots left over to I can make a backing. 
I love the fabrics and the colors in the PB&J fabrics from Basic Grey!

The kids are on Spring Break this week, I had promised one of my twins that I would repaint her bedroom over break.  She got it all ready for me, removed everything from her walls and cleaned the room out except for the large pieces of furniture.  Here walls are now Jamaican Aqua from Benjamin Moore Paints. Now this is a big change for her, she has always been my pink girl, I mean pink everything!  Walls, curtains, bedding, rug, clothes - everything was pink, no other color existed for her until this year. She's decided since she's almost 14 that the pink was too babyish! (Her words!)

 Now I need to make a quilt for her new room!  She wants a black and white quilt with a touch of Aqua.  As luck would have it, I  just happen to have about a bunch of black and white blocks made of a 2.5 blocks and she loves them so I just need to make a few more. I'm going to add strips of Aqua in between.  I also threw in a heart block! ;-)

She likes soft fabrics, so I'm thinking I might make the back out of Minky.  I've never used it but I want the quilt to be soft and my original thought was to do double batting but now i'm not sure, if I use the Minky.  We'll see what happens.  I still have lots of blocks to make and I need to order some more of the Aqua fabric.  Has anyone have any advice on using Minky as a backing??

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

Sometimes you have to stop worrying and just 
have faith that things will work out.  
Maybe not how you planned, but just how 
they're supposed to.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Modern 4x5 quilt bee...

I've been working on my blocks for the Modern 4x5 quilt bee.  I found this great block in the Quiltmaker's 100 blocks, Volume 5, Summer 2012.

Colours: Neutrals-blacks, taupes, greys, avocado/puce green, white
Background: Anything in above colours.

AmieJ Designs 
Colours: pink, aqua, grey

Colours- red, aqua, white

Colours: aqua, orange, medium/light grey
Background: light/medium grey or gray and white text prints.

Colours: red, grey, pops of white/dream, black/white prints
Background: grey or red

K&S Design Girls 
Colours: warm red, dark grey, off white
Background: grey or off white

Life has been crazy busy, we've been away the last two weekends traveling for one of my twin daughters indoor Field Hockey team.  Yesterday was the last tournament of the season.  Yes, I'm glad it's over but now what will I do with those 4 extra hours on Sundays?  I'm sure I can think of something!  
She's off to High School in the fall and the incoming Freshman start Field Hockey practice once school gets out for the summer.  So I will enjoy the next couple of months.  Don't even get me started about my baby girls going off to High School in the fall, I have no idea where the time has gone.  I guess I'll just hang on and enjoy the ride.

Thanks for stopping by,
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