Wednesday, June 16, 2010


There are very few things in life that tempt me to curse--
I've been happily collecting fabric for my turn at the ISQB from scrap baskets at quilt stores all over Indiana (with some fq from hither and yon thrown in).

My month is August and I loved the ocean greens and blues and the wildness of it all in these scraps and fq.  All of these beautiful colors and patterns would be perfect for this block that

Christina from The Sometimes Crafter shared back in April. 
Here's where the "crap" comes in.  I can't open the PDF file of the tutorial.  There's this lovely white box with a question mark and "ok" for me to click on.
Sigh.  I hate being a techno nerd who knows nothing.  Sigh.

So anyway, what do you think?  Like the colors?  Dig the wildness?  Will this be an awesome block?
Curious minds (well, actually, just mine) want to know!

First summer snuggle this morning since I was truly coherent when Bean rolled into our bed this morning without me waking him up.  Off to VBS-Day 3.

I've been working on my "Higgeldy Piggeldy" quilt in between catching up and running all of Life's errands.

My newest favorite block.  That's vintage sheet quiltiness wrapped around cool blues.  The tan fabric on the left side is from fabric my mom gave me that she used to make my sister and I summer outfits in the 70's.  Yummy!

Some free piecing waiting to be cut into 6" x 6" squares.  I scored bigtime Monday!  KT and I went to a LQS for some therapy after a lunch at Qdoba's.  In her manyvan was a honkin' huge bag of scraps!  She had been gifted tons of fabric from a person her Treasure works with and shared with me.  Now, some of the scraps given to me were given to her first, but they found their way back to me and are now in the new quilt.  LOL!
See the srip on the very right bottom?  Mine to begin with and they moved home after staying at KT's for about a year.
Bought a Hunky Dory Jelly Roll.
Total splurge, but hey, it was my birthday.  Right?

You can barely see it sandwiched in the overflow stash basket.  Up front on the left is some perfectly scrumptious fabric that is making friends with

some fabric KT brought home for me from Paducah (she's almost been forgiven for leaving me here at home).  OMStars I could just eat these.  Oh!  The tastiness of it all!

For the family folk reading along, Middleman was asked to do extra duty at the pool this week (always a bonus to earn more) and Javi will be gainfully employed in August when school starts.  It's an on campus job that will work around his class schedule and give him some extra spending (or saving) money.

God is good!

Catching up on all my bloggy friends.  What are you up to today?


  1. I love those blues and greens! Those are some fabulous fabrics!

    As far as your "StarFlower" block...Here's a great tutorial! This is one of my favorite blocks ever! As you can see on my blog, I've made several (for my Modify Tradition mini quilt swap; and some extras in my pinwheel sampler quilt) I love making the starflower block with different fabrics on each point, like you showed above. Or even 2 different prints. There is so much you can do with that block and anyway you do it, it always looks nice! Good luck and can't wait to see what you do!

  2. I love the fabrics you've gathered and I love that block!
    Thanks for glimpses of your other pretties too!

  3. Wow, I love the flavor of those greens and blues......pure summer pool colors !

    I don't know about your problem with that opened just fine for me. But that's a good tutorial that Jen shared too.

    I'm just working on some more aprons and a dolly quilt for Autumn Taylor. I'm disappointed because I cheaped out and used polyester batting for the little quilt, and it just won't have that wonderful crinkly look. I'll reserve judgement until it's washed and dried, but it may become a "Dolly's quilt" instead of a dolly quilt.....Ha !

  4. Love all the yummy fabric. I think you made a great choice for the block.

  5. Yummy fun,fun,fun fabrics. Liked all of your blocks,too. I worked ALL day---that's what I've been up to, no play time today.

  6. The block is going to look amazing in the greens and blues you picked. Love the stash!

  7. You've got so much to look at here today! I don't know where to begin! I love the vintage blocks! I'm still pondering what I'm going to do with all my little vintage sheet fat quarters. It's on my summer "to do" list and your creations really inspired me!

  8. these fabrics are lovely...your blocks are going to be great

  9. I love the blues and greens (totally my thing) and the block! Can't wait to get started :)


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