Friday, January 28, 2011

Our Lazy Bee

Our Lazy Bee really was lazy this week. We all sat around, showed what we'd been working on, shared new quilt books or magazines we had acquired, laughed and had a good time.....but no sewing!

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When I got home I decided to start on a Pinwheel quilt using some of the fabrics I had ordered from Connecting Threads. Here is a little pile of trimmings from the HST.

Here are the HST for the first 24 blocks of the quilt ready to sew together. I love the fabrics. I had never ordered from Connecting Threads before so I was a little nervous about the quality of the fabrics since they were so economically priced. Boy, did I have nothing to worry about. The fabric is top notch! The only thing that bummed me out for a minute is that one of the Charm packs had a lot of plain fabrics. But after looking through some patterns to get ideas I think I may just like the idea of the plain fabrics being used as the center of stars or tips of the stars with coordinating fabrics in the opposite position. But I've got to finish this one first. (No I don't! I purchased a few plastic bins to keep UFO's in so I could put this away, start another project, and come back anytime.)
Aren't these just great! And I only had to pick out 2 sets of HST because, even after sewing all these years, I somehow placed wrong sides together on a couple of blocks.

I know I'm going to love this quilt. 24 blocks down.....72 to go! I've asked my boss if he'd mind if I brought my sewing machine to work and sewed if I could still keep up with the patients. He laughed! Did he think I was kidding???

I'm sure tonight I will be working on these fabrics.
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Happy Quilting! Lynda


QuiltSue said...

What pretty pinwheels. I have also just had my first order from Connecting Threads and was really happy with the quality.

Kathy said...

Lynda, you are so kind. I have noticed that you hop over to my blog regularly and I look forward to your visits. You seem like a very sweet person. I enjoy checking out your creations too. You seem like one busy lady! Thanks for being the first to comment on my OWOH blog post. I hope you are one of my winners!!!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Pinwheels are AWESOME! ;o)

Theodora quilts said...

Hi lynda I agree with you we need the plains also the whites are very important they make the whole design and color come forward I will check out that fabric place , I thank you for stopping by to visit me ,sorry I took so long ,I am a busy girl ,xoxo theodora

Mrs Moen said...

Lol, doesn't he know you at all.-)
The pinwheels look wonderful; I love the soft colours against the white. Don't worry about the plain squares; use them; they are great for balancing and bringing out prints.

Oops-Lah said...

I love your pinwheels. They are so soft and pretty.