Thursday, February 10, 2011

I should never have a day off!

I told Dr. M that I shouldn't have any more days off.....because....I go fabric shopping. But I saw this fabric called Petal Pushers by Pearl Louise Krush designs and couldn't pass it up. There were 11 coordinating fabrics in the line but I kept myself to just 4. I'm going to make a star block quilt from them. Aren't they just lucious! My friend, Janine, bought all 11 fabrics. Now we have to figure out what she'll make using them all. I have been sewing also. Finished all the Pinwheel blocks and put the top together. I ended up using less blocks than I had originally planned but now I have enough Pinwheels left over to make a baby quilt too. I think I'll put a small border of light orange 30's fabric and then a wider lavendar border out of 30's fabric too. I really love this one.
Also made a few more Tag Alongs. Suzanne from my Bee gave me some Minke scraps and I just happened to have a busy kittie fabric that matched the bright pink and a cute little bunny fabric to match the circles Minke.

I mentioned that I wanted to make a quilt from Ricky Tims Kool Kaleidoscope quilts book. I started buying fabrics for it. I know, I know....they certainly don't look like they go together. But after studying his method I followed his tips about what fabrics to use. Basically....ANY as long as there is contrast. I still need to get a few mottled fabrics to add to these to give your eye somewhere to rest. I'm getting quite excited to start the process and my Bee wants to see how all these fabrics can actually look good together. (Sure hope I don't disappoint them.)



That's it for now. Happy Quilting! Lynda


10 comments:

Pokey said...

Your petal pushers prints are definitely a temptation, Lynda! It will work into stars beautifully. I like your plans for the pinwheel blocks, too, very pretty.
:-}pokey

Nicky and Patrick said...

I can't wait for the Kaleidoscope quilt! You are so amazing.

Oops-Lah said...

wow, you have been busy again. I love your pin wheel quilt and I'm sure the leftovers will make a gorgeous little baby quilt. And your new fabrics are delicious as well. I don't think I could have passed them up either. Looking forward to see what you'll do with them. Have a great weekend. Vreni xx

QuiltSue said...

I love the layout of your pinwheel quilt. It looks very fresh and spring-like to me in those colours. I thing the petal pushers fabrics look very tempting. In fact I've decided it's a good thing I don't live near a quilt shop as I'd always be broke.

Sharon said...

Oh I love your new fabric...it would be very hard to resist. I am anxious to see the Kaledoscope quilt, it looks fun to make. And your pinwheels are adorable!

Stray Stitches said...

Such lucious new fabric! I can't wait to see your Kaleidoscope creation!!

Sharon said...

Love your pinwheel quilt-so fresh and bright. Would make a wonderful Spring quilt for the bed.

Kathy said...

Oh but you should get lots and lots of days off so you can enjoy all that fabric!!!
Can't wait to see what beuties your create!

Brenda said...

Can't wait to see the finished products, which I am sure will be coming along shortly with your work ethic...

Cheryll said...

The blend in the petal pushers is beautiful.. and your quilt will be wonderful I think. You've been BuSy either planning or stitching so well done!