Monday, June 11, 2012

Fun with Fabric

DW 1
Here you can see 1/2 of my design wall.  The blocks from last week are still up: no setting ideas have come, yet. 

Next to them are two of the 4 Boot Bash blocks that I prepped and these two have even been appliqued to the background.

Boot a
I started this BOM, from Molly, in Jan 2011 but somehow didn’t complete the last 4 blocks. 

Boot b
These are fun blocks to make and they let me play with mixing fabrics together. 

I hope to have the other two blocks finished this week and then I have a very large medallion I want to make to completed this quilt top.

June Color Challenge
My next project for last week was the color challenge from Vicki and Judy.  These are the colors Vicki chose for June.

8000 member block

And this is how I plan to use it.  This is a paper piecing block designed by Carol Doak for having 8000 members on her yahoo list. 

June project

I even have a plan for it: a table topper.

More bright colors for the summer.

pp block pieces

So I cut ALL of the little pieces for this project.  Oh, my, how I really don’t enjoy cutting fabric.

Of course I did have a little problem.  My printer didn’t want to print the cutting directions so I sent the PDF to myself, brought it up on my iPad and was able to see all the directions and get it all ready for sewing today.

tweezers & sizzors 2

Oh, and last but not least, I wanted to show the new toys I got for the studio from my LQS.  These are a pair of tweezers and scissors.   Aren’t they cute?  And they work, too.

Well, after writing all of this I am ready to get back into the studio and get some more stitching going.  How about you?


Kim said...

You do like a challenge!
Love the boots.....Molly's trees were more up my alley though :0)

Happy Sewing

ANudge said...

Love boot quilts - your table topper is going to be super. Nice design and fabric choices.

Melinda said...

Your boots are great! Thanks to you I have collected the patterns but no applique yet.

Kate said...

Love the boots! Your table topper is going to be spectacular.

Linda said...

What a great block to use with Vicki's colors. The topper will be just so pretty and bright.

Bonnie said...

Love your boots! They are so much fun. And, your color challenge is great... good choice for the colors.

Vicki said...

So much fun going on in your studio! Your color challenge is going to be awesome!

Sue Daurio said...

Love the boots!!! And those scissors, I want some of those, they are super cute and I bet you smile everytime you reach for them.