Some Colour in My Life

These days I crave bright colours. I dug out several UFOs that are bright and colourful, determined to at least move them forward. They make me so happy just looking at them!

This quilt is from a design by Timna Tarr called Color Confetti. Making those blocks was time consuming but the colours just glow. And now it is done! This will be a great quilt for our bed this winter.

I love the quilting design (thanks Sandy!!).. I forget the name of it, but it is a series of happy swirls that perfectly matches the light-hearted fun pattern of the quilt itself.

I plan to work on a few more of my “brights” in the near future. No promises that they will be completed anytime soon though!

Scrap Happy

One of the quilt guilds I belong to recently had a UFO challenge. I actually only got one quilt done during the challenge, too much on the go! And that still needs to be quilted, but that is for another day and another post. However this challenge did lead to some interesting half-explored ideas which I found tucked away. They have got me excited to get back to my design wall and play. Here is what I have been working on in the past day or two.. I always loved those circle blocks I had made, but didn’t know where to take them. And I have a LOT of brightly patterned, brightly coloured fabrics.. here is where this project stands at present, in bits on my design wall. SO happy to work with these fabrics!!

Not sure where this is going from here right now, but these bits are one step closer to becoming a quilt!

Fun Times Ahead

I have been working on a big project for a while now, and it is DONE.. so now I have time to play! I will definitely be getting out more, working on all those UFOS.. (too many to count!), and starting some new projects.

One of my granddaughters loves animals- everything from spiders to snakes and more. Right now her favourites are red pandas (and a baby panda has just been born at the Toronto Zoo!), and sloths. She reads voraciously and retains everything she reads, so I now know a LOT about these animals. I was at a local fabric shop yesterday looking for some backing fabric, and could not resist this sloth fabric. I turned it into a pillowcase for her.. hope she likes it!

Chips to Chocolate

I am one of those people who prefer chips to chocolate, so Easter, with all that chocolate, and Easter eggs everywhere, has never been a big thing for me. But now I have two young granddaughters, so I can’t let this holiday go by without doing SOMETHING. So what does a quilter do?

Well, I made postcards for each of them. So fun! And since I did this too late to drop them in the mail, I customized the stamps I put on them, featuring Brian and I!

UFO update

This is slow going! This is now 1/4 done, and love the look. I had not realized when I saw the original pattern that this needs a lot of darker fabrics to help highlight the bright. so back to the cutting board! One good side effect is that my solids are grouped together, and are much more organized.Since you use just a few 4″ squares of each colour, it does not make a dent in your stash. Pattern Color Confetti by Timna Tarr. Love her animal pieces too! Here is a woman who loves colour as much as I do!