Saturday, March 12, 2011

a done flimsy

it's the boston commons scrappy style! the photo doesn't really do it justice but i think it's still gorgeous. truly a beautiful scrappy quilt. there are about 1000 little squares in this top that the pattern classifies as twin/full. no way would i ever make one any larger than this. there won't be another border on it at all, just bind it with white, i think. i'm not big on adding borders just to make quilts larger. yes, that's my hawaiian pillow up in the corner. that led me down a slippery path to wanton excess, meaning the bed size hawaiian i now have in progress but oh what fun. ***** it's a beautiful pre spring day here in maine, temps around 40 and sunny, a true portent. i've spent most of this day (2 pm right now now) adding the last border section on the above and also putting together another flimsy that i hope to finish today. that'll be two in one day!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

scraps and strips and squares, oh my!

spent most of saturday morning with the trusty rotary cutter and some scraps that got cut into strips and squares for current or future projects. the largest stack is for the boston commons, of course; the batiks for a pineapple blossom scrappy; the green for a moda bakeshop christmas wallhanging and the smallest strips for an autumn scrappy in progress. the last little bits are for an ongoing postage stamp project. after those were done, i pulled out the hawaiian and finished basting the last little corner. it's 100% basted now and all my little applique pins are back in their tiny box. sunday is going to be a sew day! **** i told you about new england weather, right? well, early friday am it was 0 degrees, and then early saturday am it was 29 degrees....gotta love those warm fronts!