February 6, 2012

New Fabric and a new WIP

I could not resist a sale at Joanns this weekend especially as they have some of the new DS Quilts prints available. Even at $9 a yard on sale it is better than paying shipping online and I was able to get some 1/3 yard and 1/4 yard cuts which is nice.

New DS Quilts - Purse I think?

This one will be a purse I think, plaid on the outside, grey on the inside

New DS Quilts Orange

These are to restock my orange supply, as it is a color I use quite often and can never get enough of

DS Quilts - stash building

And I couldn't resist a quarter yard of these just because they were all so pretty :)

Other than buying fabric I don't need, I was able to get some sewing done on my Pillow Talk Swap 7 pillow. It will be 4 blocks connecting to make the image below - which is actually just my 1st block rotated as an example. I was able to get a second block completed this weekend tho so I am half way there, yay!

Pillow Talk Swap Preview

Last but not least, I also put together an inspriation mosaic for my new bee group. My month is in March (thank goodness because I have no time to make blocks for anyone that month!) and I decided I would like blocks for a picnic quilt. Leaving those awesome gals pretty open to be creative and make something new and fun - here were some ideas I put together for inspiration:

Picnic Quilt Ideas for Bee

 Can't wait to see what lovelies will come in the mail for me in March! Both of my swaps are due the middle of March as well so it is going to be a great month for mail!!

14 comments:

Janine said...

I like your block and your inspiration mosaic is fab!

Heidi Staples said...

Just visiting through Sew Modern Monday. Beautiful block and mosaic. I love your color choices!

Heather D. said...

Oooh, your block looks amazing. I love the oranges and blues together.

twelfthzodiac said...

Loving your inspiration mosaic as well! Nature is a perfect theme for a picnic quilt!
Your aqua & orange block is gorgeous, such a great combo!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great fabric purchases. And your inspiration mosaic is very inspiring!

Lyanna said...

OH no! You gave in and bought fabric! LOL... I bought a skein of yarn yesterday, but I actually need it for a custom so I'm hoping it doesn't count....

You're pillows are always so awesome, and the inspiration mosaic is pretty great too.

I've been thinking of making a picnic blanket lately, I have a huge pile of squares that an elderly woman at church gave me. I'm using them as 'starts and ends' for my chain piecing. I'm thinking once I get them into 4 squares I may do something fun with the blocks. Not only that, but our picnic blanket may need to be almost king-sized to fit everyone, yikes!

Debbie said...

I bought fabric I don't need either - DS Aunt Edna - esp. like the leaf prints!

Connie said...

Your blocks is so neat and I love your mosaic!

Greta said...

How fun is that mosaic. You pillow talk partner is going to be lucky. I just made a center for a quilt in a round robin kind of bee and went with an aqua and orange theme. Those colors just look so great together.

Jess said...

Love the inspiration mosaic! :D :D And your block looks awesome!

Becca said...

I was drawn to the blue and orange blocks.

A very inspiring mosaic too. :)

diane said...

you pillow tlk block if really pretty

Mrs.Pickles said...

very nice block

Sue Daurio said...

gorgeous log cabin block!!