Friday, September 10, 2010

It's starting to look like a map!

I'm really liking how this little quilt is turning out.  I have finished the first two rows, although I haven't sewn the second row blocks together yet.  It's starting to take shape.  I have even finished two stacks of fabric.  I'm done with my darker green squares and my bright blue squares.  My husband wants to hang it in our house, but I'm not really into hanging quilts.  I'm not exactly sure what my hesitation is (except that we have three kids who would probably be swinging from it).  I'd like to get a quilt rack, but said kids would just use that as a new piece of jungle-gym equipment.

I know it looks like I have a white spot on my purple line.  I freaked out when I saw it in the picture, thinking I had messed up.  It's actually a white chair on a purple background from Tufted Tweets. I don't think I'll use that fabric again on here.  The seam allowance cuts away too much of the background.   

I decided to enlarge my "design wall" just a bit.  It's really nothing fancy, but it's about all I can do. This is my little sewing corner of the family room.  I share it with the dog.  I seriously considered getting rid of her large kennel and demoting her to the small travel kennel, but I think it would be pretty tight quarters.  I ended up pulling some batting scraps out of my basket and just taping them to the wall.  It works just fine.  I would love to have an official design wall like Heather from ala mode, but I just don't have the space to put it.  I rehung my little design board on the wall above the kennel for additional projects. 

I am definitely getting a bit burned out on this quilt.  Too many 2" squares.  I'm still planning to keep up with the group if I can, but I have two new projects I plan to start in the next few days.  I have a quilt in my head inspired by this one on Film in the Fridge.  I also want to try a pillow using the quilt-as-you-go method.  I'm thinking of doing one to match my Raspberry Citrus Confetti quilt.  I have been interested in this method for a while and was inspired to give it a try because of Heather's quilt-along, but I'm not convinced yet about doing it as a whole quilt.  I'll see how it goes with the pillow.  I also have some fabulous Kona solids on their way to start a City Quilts inspired quilt that I am so excited to start.  Although, I think UPS is shipping my box here on horseback.  It won't be here for an entire week!  

I was perusing Flickr last night because I'm pretty much addicted now.  I came across a picture of a quilt that looked quite familiar.  Lisa from Shiner's View made a quilt using the same Oh Fransson pattern that I did for our bedroom quilt.  She said that she was inspired by my quilt!  I was so flattered.  It just made my day. I love hers, especially the colors she chose.   

Finally, thanks to Linda from Stray Stitches for nominating me for her Sunshine Award on her blog.  She said she looks forward to my blog and that makes me happy.  Check out her blog.  She is a great quilter who is always doing something new despite the fact that she suffers from ALS.  She is also sponsoring a giveaway right now through Monday. 


  1. I'm so glad I made your day! Thanks so much for the inspiration! You should definitely convince your sister to give it a try, it is realtively simple, just time consuming to quilt because of the size. I saw the uilt you're interested in that Ashley made this summer, I actually took a stab at one last year for a Christmas present that came out pretty good (, did use Ashley's string quilt tutorial to make it and it goes together far faster than a string quilt.

  2. Love how the quilt is coming along!
    I got the fat quarters yesterday, thanks heaps they look great!

  3. I love how your quilt is turning out but I fully understand about getting tired of the 2" squares! I look forward to seeing the new projects in the future. Thanks for the plug on my giveaway - just to let people know it runs until next Monday, Sept 20th

  4. Love it! You're pushing ahead! I'm plugging along as she posts a new block.