Saturday, May 4, 2013

New in April

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. 

Abraham Lincoln

Don't faint!  My second post in one day!  I told you I had more to share.

I wanted to share the new things I've started in April.  I know I don't need to start new projects it just happens.  Maybe it's because I finished something and I have to keep my UFO numbers up.  LOL

Back in the fall I shared with you that I had won several prizes during a Blog Hop.  This was the charm pack.  When I needed a break from turning nuts and bolts a few weeks ago these charms  provided a little R & R.  Today I put them up on the design wall and played for a little while.  The project won't be very big unless I add some other fabrics.  I'm thinking it will be a pretty little crib quilt.  I love the turquoise blue prints.

I left the 8 large print squares whole but they may be following the path of the other charms soon.  I don't have an even working number that arranges well.  The other alternative would be to add something from my stash.  So far nothing has come to mind.

Those tulip prints are almost as pretty as my irises.  What do you think?

It's not started yet but I did make a fabric decision for the Grandson's quilt.  The animal print will be the back.  The twins got quilts made with fabric full of dots so I decided to continue that theme.  I'll have to look up the pictures of those quilts and share them with you.  I still need to find 2 or 3 coordinating solids.  I had over half the ones needed in my stash but need a few more.  I'm going to adapt a pattern that has been running in a quilt along recently.  Because I will be using a jelly roll I have to make some size adjustments.  I'll share more details when I get a few blocks made.

Fabric Palette

The stripe at the top right will be used for the binding.  The white dots are the background.
This combo feels right.  The plaids I started working with back in March on this post were looking too patriotic and not like a baby quilt.  I'll have to do something else with them.  You know I can't have too many UFOs.  LOL


  1. Love those bright zingy colours for your grandson, they will make a lovely quilt.

  2. The combo of fabrics for your grandson's quilt is fabulous!! Love it.


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