Les fleurs bleu

I loved the Jellybean pattern so much but I didn’t want the “O” effect so I decided to sash between the flowers.

I used a Deb Strain Spa jelly roll and Kona white. The yardage isn’t available yet so this quilt will have to wait for a backing and quilting. I think I’m going to quilt it very simply by echoing the flowers for a softer quilt. It currently measures 55 & 1/2″ x 75 & 1/2″, I’d like to add sashing to bring it up to a double size quilt, 80″ x 88″.

I need a little break after today, something small and quick like a zippy pouch or a pillow cover. ūüėÄ

I’m a little late WIPing it up with Freshly Pieced but I wanted to have photos first! My triangles are ongoing.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Swooning the Cuckoo Clock

Fabrics: Hideaway Cuckoo Clock in sun by¬†Lauren + Jessi Jung for Moda, Kona White, Punctuation Tutor Stripe in yellow by American Jane and Quilter’s Linen in grey by Robert Kaufman.

I’m expecting more Hideaway within the next two weeks and am debating on whether to use this as a mini quilt for my Covert Robin partner or make a full size quilt as a treat for myself. I really, really, really love this fabric, I’ve found an online shop which seems to have a lot of it. My plan is to deplete it’s stock, muhahaha!

DH are planning our second week in Germany, we’re going to rent a car and drive into the alps again, this time to Hallstatt on the Austrian side. The scenery is truly stunning and¬†purported¬†to be the oldest settlement in Europe. Hallstatt is known for it’s salt production and salt mines dating back to¬†5500 BC. I just know that it’s going to be one of those places so beautiful that I’ll start crying. Yeah, I’m sucky that way.

Backyard Baby Help Please

I’m choosing a winner for my Fat Quarter Shop $50.00 shopping spree Saturday morning¬†(March 3rd), so get your entries in now, enter HERE!

I need help deciding what to do with with Backyard Baby fabric. I’ve ordered 1/2 yard of most prints and a full yard of Birch Forest, Bug Jars in grey and Windy Day. ¬†

My good friend and his sweet wife are having their second baby in June or July, they already know it’s a boy. We met while working at very busy and popular animal hospital together and he’s our vet now, taking excellent care of our menagerie.

I’ve considered a simple charm quilt or maybe larger framed squares to highlight the prints. I have lots of different shades of Kona grey and Kona white I can incorporate. I’m¬†definitely¬†going to use use the orange snake skin print for punches of colour here and there. I also have Joel Dewberry’s Herringbone in pond which might work nicely with this line.

What would you do with this fabric? Please send links to patterns, tutorials or images of your favorite quilts.

Urban Nine Patch Plan

Today was a great mail day, I received all my Kona greys by UPS, my Fabricworm order which included some Momo Half Moon Modern in Tangerine and Sunshine, an enormous amount of Kona Greener Pastures AND the Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful! I now have a plan for this weekend, the Urban Nine Patch.

I can’t wait to start! Don’t you want a Quick Curve Ruler too?!

Optical Illusions

This started out as a BOM but evolved into something completely different, it was supposed to be a star type block but it was just too flat for me. So, I added dimensions and it evolved. It’s a good thing I have more Kona greys and Magic Beans on the way because I’ll need them, I’m all out of coal and getting short on ash.

Prior to this I made another BOM but with blues, I don’t like it as much, the dark blue is too strong. Maybe I’ll try it again with other fabric.

The next block on my list this weekend is the Winged Square Block.

Last block of the day…