Monday, October 24, 2011

What a nice weekend

The weather was beautiful Saturday and Sunday. The sun was shining and it was nice to be outside. After running my errands on Saturday moring I spent most of the day cutting out pink and brown fabrics for girl quilts. I bought a few more pink and brown pieces from since they were having a sale.

I thought the third fabric from the left - the white and brown damask looking print - was too boring so I dyed it with hot pink fabric dye.

I shorted out the pieces and mixed up the colors to make up the block sets and here they are laying out all over my table.

I am still waiting for a FQ of puppy dog fabric to show up, but I at least have all the blocks made. I am not one for counting - I just cut fabric and figure see what I end up with. I ended up with enough blocks for two quilts, plus when I make the blocks with the puppy dog fabric I will have eight blocks left over. I will go back to my leftover fabrics and cut enought for four more blocks and then I will have a third quilt. These are simple quilts, but when I end up giving so many away I can't make complicated designs. I think the fabric choices make the quilts more interesing and with the intense quilting I will do, it brings them up a notch.

While I was cutting, I cut some 4" wide strips for a zig zag quilt.

I can't belive how I have gone thru my pink fabrics. I will have to put on my thinking cap when it comes to the binding, because I don't have enough fabric for four quilts.

I got my 40 square Scrap Splat challange piece done. I just made a simple doll quilt. Some of the 2 1/2" squares were not the same size, so I did not get hung up on perfection for this.

Since it was warm on Sunday and I could open the window, I put the second coat of paint on the fabric storage/bedroom after I mowed the grass. It only took me about and hour and twenty minutes from start to being done with clean up. The walls look so much better. Now it is on to paint the trim, extension jambs, and casing for these windows.

Here is the sky this morning. I hope it doesn't rain this afternoon. A tree company is suppose to come this afternoon to trim a big white pine tree that is next to the house.

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

Those pink and brown quilts are going to be so cute!