Saturday, April 02, 2011

Pieces of Summer


I haven’t done much posting to this blog lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t done much sewing.  I don’t have anything finished to show for my work (or play, depending how you look at it) so I didn’t think I had anything post worthy.  I was looking back over some of my past posts because of a website I found where you can get your blog printed as a hard copy of your blog.  I have had this blog since 2006, so when I went to have the whole thing printed it was over $75!   I started eliminating some posts and keeping my favorites to bring the cost down and I found that I enjoyed looking at the process of each step as my quilts came together so I thought I should post the process of this fun quilt coming together.

I am taking a few favorite blocks from other patterns, a few blocks I have found on the internet, blocks I have designed myself IMG_2969and just throwing them all together into a sort of quilt collage of things that make me ‘think Summer’ and what fun I am having.  I have laid them all out on the floor in so many arrangements, drew it up on graph paper and EQ6 and now I have some new ideas for some bird house blocks to add to the mix.  I have some appliqué, some paper piecing, a Dresden plate sunflower, and some plain old quilt blocks.  I really don’t know how or when it will all come together or what the final size will be, but I am really enjoying the process. 


And wouldn’t you know with all this thinking of Spring and Summer I started seeing signs that Spring really is trying to show itself.  When I looked out the window this morning and saw the view of the two crabapple trees in bloom I knew that soon the snowy, windy days of the last few months would be nothing more than a memory of the worst winter in years.

Keep thinking Spring thoughts!



Ivory Spring said...

Hi Ferne,

What a lovely quilt. It definitely speaks spring to me.

Thanks for your kind words on the quilt design. No, I didn't plan the center that way. :) But that might have been the computer editing software doing that at the editor's end...

Always love to hear from you. I am glad to see that you are quilting.

Brandie said...

I'm loving that dresden! This is going to be a fun and happy quilt when done.