Monday, December 26, 2016

Sanity Requires Quilting

I did it...I jumped into a new quilt project. I've started Bonnie Hunter's mystery, "En Provence." I'm linking to her Monday progress post here.

I didn't have enough off-white fabrics or magenta yardage so I am awaiting a package from Hancock's of Paducah and also awaiting the template Bonnie is using for the mystery. That probably translates into no further action on this project until the weekend.

But I can pull out the quilt I was working on before the new puppy arrived and Christmas preparations took all my time..."Full Bloom." I managed to get all the big blocks cut and glued in November. Each of these blocks took at least two hours to put together.

I have 48, 8-inch blocks to make of single flowers. I need to glue all those parts into place. Then I will start doing the top stitching to permanently hold everything in place. 

I've also resurrected a set of dresdan plates...I think there is common train of thought in all my current projects...colors. A bit dreary this time of year but not in the studio. I found this background green batik on sale for $5 a yard and I think it was just what I had been searching for the last few years.

My first job today will be to take down the Christmas tree which the animals used as a base for playing tag with each other. I only had one ornament causality. I put up handmade ornaments that wouldn't lead to an emergency room visit if a puppy ate part of it. I made that mistake the last time I got a puppy in December. 

Oh...and Breakfast Club meets on Thursday to make it's annual mystery quilt. I'm still on the fence about attending...I better decide pretty soon.


Ramona said...

"Full Bloom" is going to be gorgeous! I love the flowers and colors you are using. The Dresden plates will look great on that background fabric. What a deal! So sorry about your ornament mishap.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have been tempted to do Bonnie's quilt also but I decided to wait until I see a finished quilt to know if I want to do it. I do not have many purples - or any of the other colors she is using and didn't want to buy until I knew if I would like it - also I am going to be out of the area part of January and without a machine and just do not want to start one more thing until I know how the family stuff will be going

Anonymous said...

Oh how fun! I am a quilter in Eagle River too! Are you the other purple fabric purchaser at Twisted Sister doing the BHMQ?

Suz J said...

I see you have succumbed to the Mystery Quilt, and you will have to join my Epic applique club, it looks like you have the same problem that I do!