Friday, June 22, 2007

More Time?

And here I was thinking that I'd have more time to post this summer.

Not that I've just been completely idle, mind you. I've managed to visit a book store or two. I've cleaned the house better than it has been done in months. I've worked on the back bedroom getting it ready for painting. Dull, dull, dull!

The quilting front has been a little bit more interesting. I've been playing with the kaleidescope blocks I made last summer from some Laurel Burch fabric. I'm not usually attracted to bright colors, but something about this fabric really spoke to me. The blocks had been sitting around these many months waiting for some sort of inspiration to hit me. Luckily, I happened across Kathie at Threadlines.

She has been working on Serendipity blocks. As soon as I saw those I ordered the book and I have had such fun this week trying out different combinations of colors and shapes. When I actually have something sewn together I'll post the pictures, but right now I'm playing with the pieces as though they are a large pattern block set.

It didn't hurt that I spent all day Wednesday at the LQS helping out for the shop hop. The shop owner is very fond of bright colors and has a LARGE selection to choose from. Which I did. It's kind of fun to work with brights for a change.

I'd also like to say a big thank you for all the comments about the Dear Jane blocks--and the encouragement about applique techniques. I've got a couple more blocks cut out and I'll probably be working on them this weekend. Wish me luck!


Darlene said...

What you're doing with your time doesn't matter as long as you're enjoying yourself. And, especially spending some time resting and relaxing.

Your Dear Jane blocks are wonderful - I'm enjoying your progress!

Guðrún said...

I think those kaleidescope blocks look so difficult to make, I would love to try it some day.

Connie said...

The blocks from the Laurel Burch fabrics are pretty. I bought some of her fabric a year ago to make a Magic Stack N Whack quilt but it hasn't made it to the cutting out stage yet. I almost forgot about it until reading your post.

atet said...

Hey -- not that I have one, but I would love for my house to BE clean -- and reading is a balm for the soul as well. Those bright serendipity blocks are such fun! I'm looking forward to seeing those as well as your Dear Jane blocks!

Nettie said...

I love your surendipity blocks. How is that going?