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.


Pamela said...

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

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

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'

Queeniepatch said...

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!

Janie said...

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

Ann said...

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

Cathy said...

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!

Kaja said...

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.

Janie said...

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

audrey said...

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

Raewyn said...

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...!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

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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