Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Thank You and Previews of What I'm Working On

First of all I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog and left a comment on the Fall into Fall Giveaway. The response has been amazing and I'm sorry to say there is no way I'll be able to respond to everyone. A big thank you to all of you who have joined as followers! I appreciate you feel my blog is worthy of you attention.

Now on to what I'm doing right now. First I need to tell you how I work. Occasionally (very occasionally) I start a project and power through, start to finish, but usually I have several things going at once. Do you think I have a cluttered mind, a short attention span or what???? 

My first project is a sew along that I signed for some weeks ago, with good intentions, of course. Then other things got in the way, so I'm about 5 weeks late in starting. It called "Ladybugs in Polka Dotville by Ivory Spring (see my sidebar). Well, I finally started this weekend. I am using fabrics from my stash rather than the recommended ones. So without further ado, here is part one! I also made some small half square triangles from the trimmings and have a coordinating project in mind. The fabrics are from Mary Engelbreit's Carolers collection and Fusion Flowers by Kaufman.
 The other three projects I'm working on are to complement my BOM (see post here). I'm planning on using that quilt as a bedspread in my guest room, so I thought I would make some wall quilts to go with it. First are some setting blocks for the wall hanging above the bed. I've cut the printed pieces out, now to make the main blocks and as well as, finishing the setting blocks.
  Now on to my second project for my guest room. This is just a sneak peak of a project I'm in the process of designing.
 Finally the project I am actively sewing.
 This a quilt designed by Kim Schaefer from her book "Flowering Quilts". Her version is done in country fabrics, but I thought it would translate nicely into reproduction thirties fabrics. As you can see I still need to finish the pieced borders on the last four blocks. Then I'll do the machine applique. So with that said I'd better go get to work!

13 comments:

Regina said...

Everything is looking great! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one with several projects going on at once.

WoolenSails said...

Lots of fun and colorful pieces. Perfect for rainy day to brighten up my day.

Debbie

Ivory Spring said...

Wow - what colorful and sunshiny projects, Jill!

The ladybugs quilt is BEAUTIFUL - love your choice of fabrics.

Teresa said...

Hi Jill, I was thinking you were visiting family. It's been a busy fall. I still not getting much done sewing wise. Max has been sick, one horse healing from a sore on his back, Finishing fencing & hauling in hay. Hannah is visiting friends in MT. Oh well, it's life... Your projects look great, love the colors. And your BOM turned out wonderful. Can't wait to sleep under it. Dales working nights this week so if your home call.

orchidlover said...

Great projects on the go and I love all your fabric choices.
I'm the same as you. I like a few projects on the go, that way I don't get chance of getting bored of any one

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Micki said...

I love your projects! I can see that you are happily busy!
Micki

Stephanie said...

Sweet design and fabric. I have Quilter's ADD at times. Usually January is the month I finish BEFORE starting new.

Canadian Kristin said...

WOW! That is amazing... those flowers...with all the little squares... I am a new quilter and can't even imagine how much work that is! Looks so fun and energizing! Love it!

Stormy Days said...

That applique is beautiful, I can't wait to see the finish.

Mad about Craft said...

The 'flowery' quilt is going to be really pretty!

Carin said...

That is so beautiful I love the applique.

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

I love all the colorful fabric you are using in your projects. Can't wait to see the finished quilts!

I am notorious for multiple projects! Hubby just doesn't understand. lol!

Myra said...

Wow! Great projects! Love them!!! 8-)