Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Kaleidoscope quilt

I made some major progress with the kaleidoscope quilt. Last week I was really stuck with it, I was not happy with the few blocks I made. They looked too washed out and without character. But since I already cut all the fabrics (with templates! ahh...), I was very reluctant to choose new fabrics, spend time cutting them, and not use the fabrics I cut already.
Eventually I decided to cut my losses (what a pun...) add some more dark fabrics, and now I'm much happier with the result.

I think it's true also for life in general - you invest so much in your choices, it's very hard to change, even if your initial choice was not good.

Do you also get stuck sometimes with your initial choice (of fabrics, color, design) and find it hard to change?

I was also busy with another great yummy project - a birthday cake for my lovely grandson

What do you think?

I'm linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday - at last...

The time has come to have work in progress. I meant to start this quilt in June 2011, joining Elizabeth's Kaleidoscope QAL. I stopped I the stage of fabric selection

But did other things in the meantime, like this quilt for my granddaughter and some more little things.

This quilt is for my son, who's waiting for it for a very long time. He asked for a green quilt, so I pulled out all my green fabrics plus some blues and a shot of red - my very favorite color.

The kaleidoscope design requires templates, I used the templates from Elizabeth great tutorial. I decided I prefer not using templates, but it was a good experience.

The triangle are all cut, I started arranging blocks on my design wall

I'm still not sure about the final design

Hope to make great progress till next week

I'm linking to Lee from Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012

2011 was a wonderful year. Our family grew, thank god, and we were blessed. This is also the year I started quilting again after a very long hiatus, and also started blogging. I didn't realize how much joy you can get from quilting. I found the whole creative process a real pleasure. Blogging is also a great experience, finding the wonderful online quilting community in the blogosphere was amazing, and your feedback and comments means the world for me.

As much as I enjoy quilting, I didn't find yet how to incorporate this activity into my routine, so I didn't achieve much. These are most of my finishes for 2011

noga quilts -works for 2011

Hope 2012 will be just us good, and will bring us health, joy and happiness!

I'm linking to Lily's Quilts' Fresh Sewing day

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My FQS bundle

Laura from Quokka Quilts has invited us to make our own Blogger's Choice Bundles at the Fat Quarter Shop. I thought it's a good opportunity for my favorite activity - browsing online fabric shops and choosing fabrics... Very hard when you are limited to only 15 fabrics, but it's also a very good exercise of restraint. (one of my New Years resolutions to last a week...)

So I decided to choose fabrics for a baby quilt for my little grandson - blue-green palette:

The fabrics are:

1. Ooh La La lime for Michael Miller

2. Ooh La La Blue Pirouette
for Michael Miller

3. Grand Bazaar Breeze Dancing Dragonflies for Michael Miller

Soul Blossoms Organic Blue Velvet by Amy Butler

5. Piccadilly Dark Aqua Button Flowers by Sparky and Marie for Quilting Treasures Fabrics

6. Orange Crush Citrus by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures Fabrics

Lark by Amy Butler for Westminster Fibers

8. Ooh La La Coral Coeur De Fleurs for Michael Miller

9. Terrain Bloom Leaves by Kate Spain for Moda

10.Piccadilly Ecru
by Sparky and Marie for Quilting Treasures Fabrics

11. Piccadilly Cream with Aqua by Sparky and Marie for Quilting Treasures Fabrics

12. Piccadilly Green Double Leaves by Sparky and Marie for Quilting Treasures Fabrics

13. Kona Cotton Robin Egg by Robert Kaufman

14. Kona Cotton Sour Apple by Robert Kaufman

15. Kona Cotton Buttercup by Robert Kaufman

Thanks for stopping by and a Happy New year!