Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Bits and Pieces

It has been raining a lot here lately so I have been doing quite a bit of sewing. I have so many different projects in the works that nothing is getting finished. I am taking a quilting class and am working on some blocks for that. The first one I made I wasn't thrilled with so the other day I remade it with different fabrics and made the next 2 blocks for the class. I used some older looking fabrics, but I used all I had on these 3 blocks so now I'm not sure what to use for next ones. I might just make these 3 into a runner or something. I want to start thinking up some projects for useful items. I am loving putting together blocks but, then I don't have any idea what to do with them. Piecing is like putting together a puzzle for me and I love puzzles. Some are more challenging than others. I also love putting colors together and seeing the different looks you can get.

I made these 4 squares after being inspired by something on a quilt show. Then I played around with the different looks you could get by turning them in different directions. I enjoyed playing with them so much that they are still not sewn together. I couldn't decide which way I liked them and since there are only 4 they are not big enough to be a throw or anything. I was thinking that they could be the center of a throw and I could do something around them...more thinking to be done with this, but I have had a lot of fun with it so far.

I have a few BOM that I am working on too. I am doing Bunny Hill's basket blocks with lots of applique. I am not really good at the applique, but getting better with each new block. I am also doing Willowberry's Verandah Views in embroidery. I just printed out the March block and it is really sweet. I love having all the different types of projects because I can never stay focused on one thing for too long or I get bored. I have been working on The Quilt Shows BOM also, but it is getting really difficult and I keep getting stuck on colors to use in it so it is not moving very fast.

The other day I transplanted some of my tomato plants that I am growing in the apartment. They are looking so nice and healthy. I can't wait to be able to get out and garden again! We just realized that Daylight Savings time starts on Sunday again so I guess that means that Spring is just around the corner. Yea!!!

I'll be back when I have more bits and pieces put together~



lissa said...

Found you through my friend, Moda Home Mom. Isn't quilting just like a puzzle? Love it.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Ferne,
Love your blocks and the fabric. I do the same thing, I make some blocks then what do you do with them? You could always make a small wall hanging. Good luck with the applique, I've never tried it but it's so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Oh Ferne,

Those are such fun blocks. I am having fun reading about your projects. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Thanks for visiting me and leaving the kind comment on the baby tablescape. It's always lovely to hear from you.

I will catch up with you later. Meanwhile, happy sewing!