Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Bottom of the Box Again

     All of my Ohio Star blocks now look like this:

     Only 2 more seams to go and most of the blocks will be finished. I will choose 20 blocks and add another set of points to them making them 12" blocks. Then I will be ready to put this baby up on the design wall.

     Yesterday, a friend of mine did some stash cleansing and game me 2 bags of fabric. What a treat! No matter how old that fabric is, it's new to me. What fun. Thanks Karen! Here are a few of my favorites:

   While I was there I fell in love with a couple of prints that I just had to buy.  These came from Harmony Art at  

      I just wanted the ginkgo leaf print for my reds. I thought it was unusual that green was so prominent with the strong red background.
      I just couldn't resist the green print. I have wanted to make a green quilt for awhile now. I think this has been exacerbated by seeing all of the greens this spring. I have also looking for another print that I could fussy cut and build around like I did with my Missing Monkeys quilt.
     I was looking for something with more colors in it, but it might be fun to combine this idea with the green quilt idea. So, I am seriously considering fussy cutting these motifs. I tried some of my green print with it.


      Then, I added some batiks.

      I tried some blues with it to see if this is going to be my spring tree and sky quilt, but I don't think so. I think the greens in this focus fabric is not bright enough for that. It will be awhile before I start this; I think. I am a long way from deciding just which fabrics I want to put with this.

      I hope that you all have a safe and fun 4th of July holiday. We are expecting rain here, so I imagine I will spend the day sewing and weaving. Hopefully, I will be putting some of that Ohio Star quilt up on the design wall. The forecast is so bad that our City Council has already moved our fireworks celebration to the 6th. So, I told the guests I had invited to watch them, not to come until Saturday. 

     Thanks for stopping by!

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