Well, the weather outside is wonderful now; Spring has sprung – finally! But for the last several weeks it has been awful! So what do you do when the weather outside is frightful? Well, I stitch and cook and eat and stitch some more!
I worked on this chicken wall hanging for my kitchen – called All Cooped Up:
Most of the fabric came from a line called El Gallo by Deb Strain for Moda. But some, including the small red chickens came from French Market by Paula Scaletta (Blue Hill Fabrics). I also made some cute place mats:
My chicken salt and pepper shakers are a little stunned by all the company!
I also caught up on Barbara Brackman’s latest adventure – Stars in a Time Warp. Each Wednesday, she posts a blog which explores a fabric color or theme and we all play along by making a 6 inch star block from our stash based on her blog. Well, we are 9 weeks into this quilt along now but I have yet to share any of my stars! So here you go:
Week one – Turkey Red. I not only came up with a good turkey red, but also some red turkeys!
Week two – Prussian Blue. I’m not sure if Kaffe Fassett is Prussian or not, but his blue fabric seemed to fit the bill.
Week three – Shirtings. Probably not my favorite block … but the fabrics seem to qualify as shirtings.
Week four – Chrome Orange or Cheddar. I don’t have much orange but these peaches and dots are fun and orange.
Week 5 – Overdyed Green. Well, I just went nuts with this one!
But it really didn’t work with any of the others I’ve done… so I made another one that uses a green that is more in the line we were looking for…
But I still really don’t like it. So there may be a third…
Week 6 – Double Pink. I think I have several pinks going on here.
Week 7 – Madder Prints. I had never head of Madder prints before… the paisley print and red in this block seems to work.
Week 8 – Indigo Blue. My very favorite block (so far). I could make a whole quilt with this combination (if I had enough of the fabric!).
Week 9 – Chrome Yellow. This is supposed to be a yellow with a greenish tinge. Well, the only yellow like that in my stash came from the Halloween fabrics! How fun is that!?
So here are my first 9 blocks on the design wall. There will be many more to come!
There will eventually be 52 of these 6 inch blocks. That’s a really big crazy fun quilt – all from stash!
Have a great weekend, y’all!