Friday, June 17, 2016

Framing work

It's a beautiful day today!  I got back from my conference so inspired and ready to work on new things.  You know how you go to a quilt show and see so many pretty things and just can't wait to get home again and start sewing?  That's how I feel after conferences.  Very motivated!  I know, I'm a total weirdo.

Thankfully, the renewed energy extends to my quilty projects!  Before the power went out last week, I was working on this:

I don't know why the camera washes out yellow greens.  This is actually a beautiful color!

This is the first thing I finished when I got home, even before I put in the laundry.  Then I still had energy, so I went ahead and finished off another one:

For those who have forgotten (and it's been forever since I worked on this) these are two of the remaining blocks for one of my Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts from last year.  These are 24-inch blocks made from the Moda Love pattern (free!).  The stars have crumb centers, with the rest being made from scraps, including white scraps.

I had visions of finishing this this week, since I thought there was not that much more to be done.  When I opened the project box, though, I found these two stars that needed frames, plus:

Yep, the orange star needs a frame, too.  Saddest of all is this:

The aqua center doesn't even have a star at all!  So there's some more work to do, and then I'll be ready to put this together.  I think it's been in a project box long enough, don't you?

Hope you all are inspired and motivated and happily working along on your projects!  Hey, it's very warm outside, so why not stay in the AC and sew?  I have some writing to do, but then it's back to the projects!

Have a great weekend!

Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and soscrappy.


  1. Oh I had forgotten about your crumb block stars. Yes, definitely time to finish those up! That is going to be one very cool quilt!

  2. That looks like it is going to be a very pretty quilt.
    It is always fun to finish up a project that has been put away for so long. As long as you can remember your train of thought and figure out where you left off. :)
    Can't wait to see this one finished.

  3. I always come back from trips motivated and ready to get to work too. The star blocks really are quite close. You will have them finished off in no time now that you have them at the top of the list.

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  5. Those scrappy star blocks are so beautiful. I love stars, especially when they are scrappy.

  6. Love these! I've been extremely motivated to quilt in the AC lately too :)

  7. Your crumb star blocks are great, and how wonderful that they are 24 inches. It won't take many to finish up a quilt top with them! It's a good feeling to get back to an older project and feel enthusistic about it!

  8. That's going to be a scrappy, happy quilt! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Hi Mari
    Your blocks are wonderful! Happy Father's Day to your DH.
    Pugs and kisses,

  10. Beautiful blocks, they sure deserve a chance to be turned into a wonderful quilt. Motivation is what makes the world go round.

  11. Both blocks are lovely finishes. The entire quilt should be outstanding. You must have a lot of satisfaction in being so close to the finish line. Keep up the good work!.

  12. These are great blocks! Great BIG blocks! You'll have another quilt top in no time!!

  13. Great block design. I love that you call them crumb centers!

  14. Yes, it is time to let them see the daylight and become a beautiful quilt. Enjoy your sewing.

  15. Gorgeous colors. I am sure you will turn them into a fabulous quilt. Staying indoors with the A/C on - sewing while listening to music or an audiobook = my dream day :-)


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