Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Results

These are the blocks I finished during yesterday's Friday Night Sew In.  It was great to have some time "blocked out" for sewing.  When I'm done with this post in a minute or two, I plan to working on a few more.

The blocks.

Prayer Flag and Flora are the Charm Packs I'm using in this Another Year Of Schnibbles project for February.  I.s.t.h. has been going together really well for me, but I did have some trouble picking out the fabric for my setting triangles. I guess that's what I get for starting on the blocks before I had the rest of the fabrics picked out. I spent some time in two quilt shops looking for setting triangle fabric to go with the blocks I'd already done and the yellow is what I came up with.  Maybe I'm having a little trouble loving it because it's not exactly what I was picturing.  The fabric I had envisioned had more of a combination of all the colors I was using in it, not a tone on tone. The fabric I wanted didn't seem to exist, at least not anywhere near my house, and I plan.....notice I do say plan.....to have it done fairly soon, so I went with the yellow.  Do you usually pick out fabrics for a quilt all at once, or do you decide as you go along?   
Hmmm......


While I was shopping yesterday, I also found this great fabric called Urban Keys. At some point I'd like to make the Reader Wrap for my e-reader.  It's another Atkinson Designs pattern.   
Urban Keys is perfect for my e-reader.


Earlier in the week I finished another Lollipop Bag.  I just can't stop making them!  This one is for my friend Mary Pat.  We plan to swap bags later and when we do, I'll be sure to share the pictures!  I think she'll love the fabrics, so I'm keeping it a secret!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love the fabrics you have with your star blocks...especially the aqua and white gingham. I think the yellow looks very pretty as well. I usually buy fabric, put it in my stash, pull it out when I decide how to use it and not worry about not having enough (most of the time.) It seems like I can always find something to go with it.

JoAnne said...

I love the yellow with the three blocks that don't have yellow in them. It is okay with the one that does. I also really like the rest of the choices. I'm having a real struggle with my version. I just can't get the fabrics to "play well with each other" and they are all from the same line! I just came downstairs from working on it again!

carol fun said...

Here's my 2 cents worth - I love the yellow but then I love almost all yellows. This is a good one. It goes well with your stars. As for the turquoise I like the fabric 2nd from the bottom. I need to get started on my Schnibble. I have an idea in my head and hopefully it will turn out looking something like that idea - maybe - LOL!

Carol said...

Nice star blocks Michele.

Julierose said...

I must say I usually pick stuff as I go along...I have to wait to see what it's going to look like, I guess. Hard for me to cherry pick everything first....I really like the red/gree star a lot, that is my fave. They all look so great though....julierose

Shelley said...

Very tropical looking blocks and sooo pretty!

Lois Evensen said...

Your color combinations in the start blocks are beautiful!

Izzy said...

I really like the yellow Michele. And I love your blocks. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished. I've also had a hard time picking the fabrics for this one... Not quite finished yet - hoping to have it done next weekend.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Those blocks are very pretty and precise. Good job.

Nicole said...

Those are pretty star blocks!

AnnieO said...

I like the yellow with your blocks, it is warm and friendly just like the fabrics in the stars!