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!