Thursday, February 2, 2017

Some sunshine and some sewing...

Happy Groundhog's Day....wait I take that back... after what has seemed like an eternity without sunshine the sun returned today. Just in time for that darn rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, to see his shadow and predict 6 more weeks of winter...ugh... not that I really put any store by that, as I know Spring will get here when it gets here... and it will always take longer than I want...oh well. And I did read that other rodent prognosticators didn't see there shadows so that means they are just like the meteorologists on the TV... they got no clue!

This week is allowing me a little time to sew...and so/sew I did... these are the next two blocks for the Three Dandelions 100 QAL with Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. The book is divided into sections that concentrate on certain design elements and the first 15 blocks are cross variations.

This is Block 7: Checkerboard Cross... none of the patterns have any names in the book, just numbers, and you are encouraged to name your blocks... sometimes something clever comes to mind... other times... I got nothing...

This is Block 8: A nightime walk in my garden...all those gray days have me pining for my flowers... and more gardening catalogs have landed in my mail box...

And more gardening catalogs have landed in my mail box... such pretty flowers... and they motivated me to revisit for the umpteenth time my Dotty Tulips... I liberated them from their plastic bin and actually made some progress on it...

This quilt pattern is from Lori Holt's first book Quilty Fun...I started this quilt in January...and it has reappeared every year about this time. I did change the shape of the tulips as mine a are bit more squat.. kinda like their maker!

Now I currently  have it a bit over halfway sewn together...yeah me!!! I have all the tulips finished and I have all the rectangles cut so it just has "some assembly required"... I would like to get this finished and off to Terry my long arm quilter so I could hang it on my living room wall at the beginning of March when I will be stir crazy over Winter and HAVE TO HAVE some Spring in my home. I think it may be far the weekend looks like it has some sewing time in it... keep your fingers crossed.

Oh I did get my Bonnie and Camille Half Log Cabin swap blocks in the mail and they have been received on the other end... nice to have that off my guilt plate.

Well the sun is shining... it is still on 32 degrees...and measurable snow is predicted for  Saturday... followed by a warm up by Tuesday where we should hit almost 60... Mother Nature is a fickle fickle woman!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Nice stitching on the 2 blocks--mine always come out looking wonky and I am always so careful!!
    love the tulip quilt--pretty colors--
    and I think we always have 6 more weeks of winter like weather whether that critter sees his shadow or not!!
    so we got 6 weeks of good sewing yet--
    enjoy the moments, di

  2. the flowers quilts are so pretty. Like you, I can't wait until spring. you have a sense of humor. you post made me laugh

  3. Yum--MEEEEE ! I do love those Tulips !

  4. LOVE those dotty MUST get them done this time around!!

  5. Thanks for the bright sunny post with all those dazzling tulips. So fresh and colorful!!!

  6. It looks like your pretty tulip quilt could be ready by march. We will all be more than ready for Spring by then. We have had a VERY COLD winter!!!


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