Monday, June 23, 2008

summer vacation is 1.5 weeks long, so far

...and I've been quilting up a storm. :o)
The other day, I decided to use the gingham fabrics that I got from my grandma a few years ago. It's not my favorite fabrics, but it was from my grandma, so I had to use it. Here is the quilt, so far. I started with 5" charms sewn into a 9-patch pattern and then cut the block into 1/4's, rearranged the parts and sewed it back together. I like how it turned out, but I think it needs something more, so I'm going to let it age for a bit while I think on how to give it a little "oomph!".

Today, I finished up my February blocks from my Be Attitudes BOM. Isn't this angel just too sweet?

Tomorrow, I do believe that I'll be able to get the May blocks finished and then I'll be ready to start on June ... while it's still June. How amazing is that?! lol
I didn't find the book "Liberated Quiltmaking", but I did get this one, "Liberated String Quilts".

It was fun to read through and I found that I'm already a liberated quilter and didn't know it. I already do a lot of things the way that they talked about, in the book. I think I'll read through it again, just to see what I learned.


peggy said...

Your quilt is cute!!!

I love looking at your Be Attitudes blocks. It's amazing how differently they look when done from your stash. I like them both ways..... The new kit was mailed yesterday so once I get it you'll get the next one.


BusyLiz said...

Debi, that gingham quilt is so cute! And I love that you used fabrics that belonged to your grandma. I like it just the way it is. Or if you had more squares, you could add to the border top and bottom. It's adorable.