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Thursday, March 21, 2013

4 more blocks........

I made 4 more blocks last night.  I'm not sure if the "in your face" striped one will stay or not.  It will depend on the rest of the blocks that I make.  Earlier in the day I ironed the 3 flannel backings and cut one batting so I'm getting closer to a finish on one or more of them.  I'm hoping to get all 3 done by the end of the month.
When I looked at the skeins of thread yesterday that I had shown on my blog I realized that couldn't be all of them because there were only 2 sizes of thread and I knew I had all 4 that Laura hand dyes.  I found the rest of it so now you can see my whole stash of it.  Yes, for those of you asking what do I do with it, it is stash.  When the day and purpose are right it will get used.  Laura talks about how to use it on her website if you  need some ideas.  In the past when I traveled with a generic black suitcase I made tassels for the zipper pulls out of the hand dyed thread.  I could always identify my suitcase quickly.  I also put hand dyed braided tails on my thumb drives because they can hide so well on my messy desk.  I can always find them with their bright tails.
 
My pale pink cactus is still blooming and I have buds on 3 red cacti, one of them in this photo.  My orange one should be blooming in about 3-4 days.
 
 

18 comments:

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

You do have a nice stash of Laura's thread. I do love her thread it pops things with its bright colors.
Have fun. and jes she is a funny lady.

Gene Black said...

I love the striped "in your face" block. Maybe make one with the cross in that fabric too..LOL. Maybe make several of that one and scatter them in the quilt.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Your x and + blocks are lovely, I had almost forgotten about mine! I started them as a "whenever" project but I need to give them some attention.

Karen H said...

I love the quilt blocks - and I think the striped one is great! Very pretty. The thread is beautiful... it would be fun to have just to take out and look at every once in awhile!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

enjoying these blocks!

Pam said...

I agree with Gene!
I think you've already named the quilt.
Perfect--In Your Face.

Sheila said...

Your thread collection is beautiful. I'm sure you will use it when you are ready. Love the x,+,o blocks. On my list of blocks to try.
Do you think those are Easter Cactus plants?

JJM said...

These blocks definitely live up to YOUR EXUBERANT COLOR !

A very nice stash of Threads from Laura, and they all seem to be died to go with your X & + blocks.

JJM

normajean53 said...

Love this quilt, it is so happy and bright! Never have been able to develop an eye for color like you have. Keep them coming.

HollyM said...

The striped one does stand out but I like it and maybe you'll balance it with other blocks.
I'm going to check out Laura's threads. I've been looking for just those colors for my handwork.

GerryART said...

I LOVE COLOR
guess that's why I keep coming to read your wonderful posts.
And, what is going on between your Christmas Cactus and you? Loves like a love affair.
Smiles

hugs

Elaine M said...

Love all the happy blocks. The striped does scream in your face, need some more striped or it would make a great mug rug. I could see a whole quilt with striped Xs.

Muddling Through said...

Those blocks are looking really good! And it's hard to believe you still have Christmas cacti blooming. I think I had a grand total of one bloom this year. Good thing I have plenty outside to look at, huh?

Sharon said...

That stash is pure eye candy, wow!

Purple Pam said...

I like the striped block. It might not be so "in your face" with a light background. Are you making anymore dark background blocks?

Brown Family said...

Laura's thread is beautiful. You have a beautiful stash!

Nan

Villas for Rent in France said...

These are looking so colorful.

Laura Wasilowski said...

Thanks for showing my hand dyed threads Wanda. You have almost as many as I do!