Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vacuuming, cutting..........

This won't be the final layout for the individual pieces because I'm not done cutting yet.  I'm cutting the fabrics in order (from 01 to 110 or so) and I'm only at about #40.  I'm using the card file I started a few months ago and adding swatches as I cut.  These are all Kaffe Fassett fabrics, if you haven't been following along on this adventure.  I think this is as wide as it will be (about 56") and this time I will really stop at 12 rows unlike the last one.  I'm planning on this one being a charm quilt in which each fabric is only used once.

The Christmas cactus has 3 flowers now and 2 more buds about to open.  I think it is forming a couple more buds too.  This is so exciting to have it bloom again so soon.

14 comments:

Linda said...

It's fun to watch this charm quilt develop. My Christmas cactus (which seems to be the same color as yours) is also blooming again!

Maria said...

Thank you Wanda for yesterdays post on sorting lights and darks. Very helpful.

The cactus flowers are always so pretty and seem to flower forever. Can't wait until my flower in the winter again.

Jackie said...

This is going to be a wonderful charm quilt! So your Kaffe collection is definitely pretty extensive. That is fantastic! The pink flowers on the Christmas cactus are my favorite ones.

karenfae said...

I love charm quilts even if it is sometimes difficult to make sure you don't use one more than once.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jill said...

Fantastic! Love watching it progress!

Colleen said...

Thank you for sharing another creative adventure to follow! The fabrics are beautiful.
Colleen

Needled Mom said...

It is looking awesome! Love all of the fabrics!

The cactus looks so healthy. I love when the new little leaves appear.

Janet said...

I'm constantly learning. I didn't know that "Charm" meant only using each fabric once. I also learned that "klosjes" is the English name for little spools. Have fun laying out.

Anonymous said...

This piece is charming already, and I love your fabric choices.

J~MT

Cathi said...

Gorgeous -- a charm quilt of all those wonderful prints is such a great idea!
It's so much fun to see your Christmas cactus blooming again -- feels like spring seeing those flowers blooming!

Char said...

Both of my Christmas Cactuses have buds on them again also. This is the first time I've had that happen. It is exciting!

Patty said...

I always thought a vacuum was something to hang "stuff" on! You mean there's other uses for that thing sitting in the corner?

Jean said...

This is very pretty. The colorizing of the zigzags looks nice! Will you continue that throughout?

Wanda said...

I see a connection, in some very distant way, between the blooming Christmas cactus and the triangles. It's awesome!