Monday, February 28, 2011

Digging out the fabric

I do not have enough Tanya Whelan "Delilah" to make Eventide, so I'm audtioning some fabrics from the stash.

So I laid them all out on the window seat and thought I'd check them out.

Here are the darks.

And here are the some pinks.

And here's some ideas for the Ohio star backgrounds.

And of course the all important blues!

And some medium greens for interest.

One more look at the fabric:

I spy some Red Rose Farm fabric by Elizabeth Scott, some Quilt Soup, one piece of Holly Holderman, a little bit of Flower Sugar, and some bits of pieces of lines I do not know.

I'm nervous about just picking out colors and right now, I think everything is a bit matchy matchy. I need to add a bit more contrast so I'll be heading back to the fabric bins and digging for something to add a pop!

I meant to sew some this weekend but my machine had been put up and hubby is enjoying the clean living room and wasn't too keen on helping me drag the sewing machine out! I sew in the living room. It makes a huge mess (you know all about that) and I think he was enjoying the clutter-free feeling for the weekend.

But the weekend is over and I'm ready to tear things up. I need to ride this wave of energy and get something done! I usually stall and I'm not great about finishing up quilt projects. Do you have that problem? What's your least favortie part of the quilt-making process?

Binding? Bleh! Basting? Double bleh! Those are the parts I REALLY do not like.

But I worked on a donation quilt last week and those parts, while not my favorite, were really not that bad. I tried spray adhesive for the first time, and while stinky, it worked pretty easily. And binding? I watched a couple of "how-tos" on Youtube and had NO problems! I'll share those here in a post when I can post pics of the donation quilt. Those blocks were made by the students and were a bear! to put together.

Gotta dash! It's off to the Middle School library for a bit of volunteer work. The fabrics will just have to wait until later in the day.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sign me up!

I am loving the pattern Eventide by Carrie Nelson and Thelma, of Cupcakes and Daisies is doing a quilt along. Sign me up. Well, sign me up now that I haven't been selected for Jury duty. Whew! I had a lot on my plate this week and didn't want to add too much civic duty to it.

One of my favorite design elements of this pattern is the large, blue stars. And it is so pretty in the cover picture. I love the Luna Notte line; but I'm thinking of trying something different. But I will still have the pretty, blue that I can use for the large stars.

So I'm thinking of using "Delilah" by Tanya Whelan. It's very pretty and I could find some secondary fabrics from this inspiration fabric.

Do you have any of this fabric? What are your plans for "Delilah"?