Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Piecing Blocks, Traditional and Liberated, Pink Flamingo and Poodles

Last week I was pressing and trimming.

This week I finished the two lower blocks for my traditional sampler, 10 1/2" blk.s

Logcabin blocks, 4" & 7 1/2", on the left, Pink Poodles and Kona Pink Flamingo, bottom.


Hello from the Pacific NW, where it's cold outside!
'Come on in and sit, while I knit, click click, by the fire.' Anybody ever read that children's story to their kids when they were little? Now I'm reading it to my grandkids.


This week I haven't been knitting but I'm piecing blocks and finishing machine quilting a grid on two baby size quilts.
It just takes time and while I'm plodding away I'm thinking and dreaming of other projects and dreaming of soaking in a hot tub, ahhhhh!

I'm following Angela Walters' YouTube tutorials on machine quilting. They're easy for me to understand and I can watch several times over at my convenience. She's got a great sense of humor.

The little pink poodle fabric caught my eye in the fabric store and I knew it would work with my charm pack of Kona Pink Flamingo. It will make a perfect doll size or twin quilt, I haven't decided yet, for my granddaughter.

I'm linking up with Linda and Julie for Sew Stitch Snap Share#20.
Stop in to share your projects and get inspired!

That's what's happening in the shire, cocoa anyone?
Have a good week and I'll be by to visit.




12 comments:

  1. I love your colorful projects. Thanks for the YouTube link. I'll have to check it out.

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  2. Loving all your pink projects! And you're the 2nd person today talking about Angela's tutorial, must check it out. Thanks for sharing with 'sew stitch snap SHARE'

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    1. Thanks Linda and thank you for hosting Sew Stitch Snap
      and Share with Julie.

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  3. That pink poodle print is really charming and will be a lovely thing to spot in a quilt.
    Yes, please, I'll have a cup of cocoa! It's snowing in Tokyo, yet again!

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  4. Charming projects. I'd like cocoa, too. Freezing rain in Texas and more on the way. When exactly does spring arrive?

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    1. Thank you Ann, and spring is due March 20, according to my calendar.
      Bundle up!

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  5. Nice combo of colors with the addition of those pops of green. Those little logs are so cute. It's always nice to alternate traditional block sewing with a little improv sewing.
    I love cocoa!

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  6. It's cold here too, and about to get a whole lot colder. I like that the fabrics you are using for your traditional blocks make them look very modern.

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  7. Great colors for the sampler quilt. It's going to have some pizazz for sure.:)

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  8. Nice to see what you're up to, your blocks are really pretty. I've signed up for Angela's QAL too but haven't started thinking about what I'm doing eg making a quilt top or maybe using the lessons to quilt something else...!

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  9. Thank you for the link for machine quilting - will have to watch those because I really do need help! Love your pink poodles fabric.

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