Wandaful Quilts

Visit my blog shop https://wandafulquilts.blogspot.com for items for sale: wall art, mini art, quilt tops, fabric groupings. It is an ever changing group of items.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

this is more like it........

These are perfect blocks to work on while I watch TV.  I have 3 hours of programs to watch on Tuesday nights so I did some cutting during the first show and sewed 4 blocks during the other 2 shows.  Most of the quilts that I have seen on the internet have had 4 different prints in the large squares that make the X.  I have used matched squares so far but used scrappy in the batik ones that I made first.  I will start doing some scrappy ones next.
I have been digging through some older fabrics and pulled out this funky one.  I think I showed it before when I used it in another quilt a few years ago and some other readers said they had it in different colorways.
A couple readers asked about the yarn that I showed yesterday.  It is not yarn but perle cotton.  I pulled out my remaining selection of "Laura hand dyed threads" that I have purchased over the years.  One day when she was visiting my house she noticed I had it pinned up on the edge of my design wall and she identified a couple of 'retired' colors.  I have used some skeins of it already and just enjoy looking at the rest.  I'll do my best to use some of it this year.
Yesterday I went to a QOV sew-in closer to home at our newest quilt shop in the area.  I forgot one of my rulers so I'll have to go back and shop there next week when I pick it up.

14 comments:

Debra said...

Your blocks look really great lots of happy fabrics.

HollyM said...

I definitely love the textures and colors. It's a wow quilt!

Sewing Junkie said...

WOW! what a color riot this is. They really look great together. I was bad last night I watched that much TV and did nothing.Stay warm on this first day of Spring. Chris

patty a. said...

The more fabrics you add to x blocks the better they are getting! What are you doing to use the pearl cotton for? Big stitch hand quilting?

Jackie said...

I absolutely ADORE these blocks!!! That funky fabric is the best!

Cathy R said...

Thanks for enabling - I've just sent an order to Artfabrik. I was able to resist yesterday, barely, but today's sent me over the edge. I can't wait to get my box of multi-colored wonderfulness!

I really enjoy reading your blog; your work is so very inspirational to me.

Needled Mom said...

The brights make such a difference in those blocks.

Taos Sunflower said...

I am just loving your blocks. Do you use the perle cotton for hand quilting?

JJM said...

Oh my Wanda ~ these blocks are so much fun to look at, there is a 'rhythm' like none other, to this piece.

Laura's threads are gorgeous, I can see that they are perfect for making the thread necklaces that are so popular today.

JJM

Bonnie Hull said...

NICE...blockbuster colors...(for me TV only exists for doing handwork!)

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

So what is the perle cotton for?

Elaine M said...

WOW! I love your blocks, what great colors! Very inspiring.

Brown Family said...

Too bad you forgot your ruler. I know you will dread going back to the shop!

Zurn said...

What a great block! I saw the tutorial online and have been wanting to try it. Such fun!