I know I thought I’d blog more frequently after I got Baby Bubbles done, but — well, the summer was hot and glorious and somehow blogging just went on the back burner. But piecing didn’t. When I first saw it, … Continue reading →
Odd title, isn’t it? That’s what Mr. Q.O. named the quilt that was finished late last week and delivered on Friday afternoon to the mum-to-be. Now I can write about and show it. I couldn’t before as I was a bit … Continue reading →
I know that’s an odd blog post title – no, wait a minute! If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you know I love working with pink. I have a fair bit to show and there’s lots of pink … Continue reading →
I know – I vanished again. But I’m back and hopefully a bit more often. So what have I been doing? Well, I’ve been listening to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and following the clues in the new Inklingo mystery quilt, the … Continue reading →
Remember this pretty little block? The first – and so far only – Valse Brillante block I made. I started picking out fabrics to audition for it. And then I ran into a problem. And I’ve kept promising I’d post … Continue reading →
I had every intention of staying focused on quilt labels and the Double Wedding Ring. Had being the operative word in that sentence! Then three new Inklingo Key West Beauty collections came out yesterday – in 4.5, 6 and 9 inch sizes. That is really an … Continue reading →
The final two Floral Wheel blocks are done. First this one. And its back. And the final one. I added even more of the squares on this one as I know how I’m putting them together now. And the photo of … Continue reading →
I’m trying very hard to not pick favourites, but it’s difficult. So far this is my favourite – love the dainty little floral with the turquoise batik. I am so glad that I stumbled upon those little floral prints when … Continue reading →
The story begins with these floral fabrics that I found when I was searching for fabrics for my version of Valse Brillante. Which I am still, by the way, in the process of pulling. More about that later in the … Continue reading →
All of the little stars are now made and last night I started surrounding them with the white squares. It takes less than an hour to get two stars surrounded.
Seams graded and pressed.
There are now 17 of the little stars left to surround with the white squares. From here on out, it’s just nothing but continuous stitching to add the squares, then the connecting red diamonds and octagons and turn this into a finished quilt top. If I can stay focused, and I am pretty intent on doing just that, I could have this finished by the end of next week and be ready to quilt it next weekend.
I may take some time out this weekend and get the binding ready for Candy Stars as well as start printing for the Inklingo Periwinkle reverse mystery quilt. I think I’ve finally decided on the colours I want to work with for the Periwinkle quilt. No big surprise here — it will be pinks, pinks and more pinks. Maybe a mauve thrown in for a little relief from the pink. Maybe. Lessons 1 to 4 are available, free, at the All About Inklingo blog.
If you’re here to see who won the giveaway from the April Showers post, the winner will be announced later this afternoon after Baxter picks a winner.
“Mum’s Making Stars” is the title of today’s ‘toon.
As we were setting up to take pictures of the two little blue stars, he was right there just waiting for his photo to be taken because, after all, there is nothing that we could possibly want to photograph other than him!