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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Design time....

I have a hard time getting motivated to do anything right after I have finished a project so yesterday I read a lot, knitted some, and finally in the evening I put the Windy City flannel blocks up on my design wall.  I need to choose setting triangle fabric next.
I also loaded this flannel quilt onto the longarm.  Hopefully I will quilt it today and then sew the backing together for the next flannel quilt.





I have 3 red cacti plants and one is blooming, one has a few buds and the third is doing nothing.






There are two 2 tone blooms now and quite a few more buds.  I really don't notice the winter weather so much in a warm house with lots of blooming going on.  It was -18 degrees just before midnight last night.

14 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Your layout is very interesting. The flowers are a bright vision in this cold Feb. Chris

suemac said...

All that pink is so cheerful.

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

I wouldn't notice the winter that much either if I had a decent heater! one day we need to invest in a new one -- love the quilts and the flowers

patty a. said...

I know what you mean about finishing a project and then wondering what to do next. I had that same feeling when I got the second pink quilt done. Last night I spent a lot of time goofing off and then I dawned on me I needed to start prepping for my workshop. So now I am back in a groove. Love the cacti. I have been watering my canna that I potted about six weeks ago, but I don't see much going on.

wolfiestitchin said...

Holy cow woman - you dive into a new project (with "just" som reading and knitting in between) right after you finished??? For me it takes like forever to give birth to a new idea ;o
From sweden with <3

Beth said...

It would be difficult to stay focused on the cold outside with all that flannel and the blooms!

karen k said...

I'm loving how this new quilt is developing. A question about what do you do with all your quilts? Are they gifts? Or charity quilts? I would have a hard time parting with some of them. :) Karen K
itskarenk at yahoo dot com

Elaine said...

It will be interesting to see the brown flannel develop-really love that one on the longarm and still jealous of your cacti-however, the one on our porch finally bloomed and it is quite pretty. I am prepping for the "Exploring Color" class that you named for me. Got 2 patterns finished and working on last of the handout!

Needled Mom said...

Your cacti are just beautiful. The runner under the red one is so pretty too.

Have fun with the quilting while you contemplate the setting blocks.

JJM said...

Love the deep rich fabrics in your WC flannel blocks, plus the layout. I think you have shown us these not long ago and I'm happy to see them up on your design board.

Perfect quilt top to be quilting close to valentines day. How many flannel quilts have you shown us now ?

Cacti blossoms surely brighten your day when it is so frigid cold outside. We have been hit with a 'chinook' 40 degrees this morning and raining.... But they are predicting more and more rainy snow by the end of the week.

JJM

Muddling Through said...

Bright, colorful fabrics and bright, colorful flowers do help, even in the coldest, dreariest weather. You've really had a lot of cold this year.

Brown Family said...

I agree it is hard to get going on a new project after a big finish!

tropicslady said...

I enjoy reading about your cactus blooms. I watch the opening blooms of our orchids and guess I should start blogging about them too!

I see you have the Baby Lock Jewel. I have a local Baby Lock dealer and am thinking of going with the Baby Lock (instead of Handi-Quilter). May I ask what is the name of the frame that you have? (I think there are two frame options with this machine.....????)

Thanks for sharing your beautiful work on a daily basis.

deb in florida
ladara at cfl dot rr dot com

dls said...

I want to live at your house…..you are so prolific, maybe some of it will osmosis over to me!