Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday - big crushes

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The kids got to go see their grandma last weekend, and I was all by myself for most of Friday.

I woke up, knew Jay would be going to work, and thought to myself, "I can do whatever I want today."

That "whatever I want," turned in to turning those low volume squares I cut previously in to some background blocks, and getting started on what would become these. (All while watching a Harry Potter marathon -- not sure what it says about me that all I wanted to do for my free time was some scrappy sewing and HP watching).

Rainbow patchwork blocks

There are twenty-five of them.
The colors, from the top left and snaking through the rows (and yes, I had fun naming them):
wine, red, cerise, hot pink, candy pink, pink, peachy coral (x2), tangerine, orange, goldenrod, sunshine yellow, mustard yellow, lime green, kelly green, mint green, ice blue, aqua, teal, blue, periwinkle, lavender, mauve, grape, and plum.

Oh I have such a crush on them.  They will be combined with some low volume prints and make me happy.

Rainbow patchwork blocks

Though you should see the mess of stash I have to fold and organize now!  Ufta! (Not to mention the big pile of laundry that was neglected, but that's fairly normal around here unfortunately).

You can see up close pictures of most of them in my flickr set.
Rainbow blocks WIP

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I also got a little more fabric.
I have a big crush on this new line, The Sweet Life, from Cori Dantini (for Blend fabrics.)  I got my prints from Theresa at The Meandering Thread. (There's also a Collage print that snuck in at the bottom of the stack).

The Sweet Life

They're so artsy and pretty.  And have great panels. (You can find them here.)

The Sweet Life

I need to think of something to do with them. :)
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Winner of the Roundhouse template and magazine is Diane!  (I'll need your address)

And linking to Lee's!

(And one more cute picture, just for fun.  The little man and little miss were watching Scooby Doo together) ♥

siblings

Big crushes I tell you.
Rainbow patchwork blocks

28 comments:

Marelize Ries said...

I don't blame your 'crush' its simply gorgeous! Love it!

Nina Stoma said...

Your quilts are always gorgeous but especially that 16 patch! wowza!!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Ohhh, how gorgeous!! And hey, absolutely NOTHING wrong with scrappy sewing and HP marathon - sounds like heaven to me!!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love! The scrappy blocks look just beautiful - and hey laundry can always take a backseat to sewing ;)

sharpie said...

Ah I am totally crushing TOO! You have such a beautiful eye for rainbow splendor ;)

JB said...

Such a great idea and so effective! Glad you had a nice day to yourself!

Janine said...

can't beat a good cardboard box!

Nilya said...

Sounds like a great day :). The pic with the two Boys sitting in a box is fantastic!

Donna said...

Love the blocks. Kids in a cardboard box reminds me of the days when kids liked playing with the box more than the actual gift! Great photo.

Alison said...

My sister, mom, and I also have Harry Potter-sewing marathons over the holidays when we are all home! :)

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Just lovely...here from WIP linky.

Mary Gregory said...

So pretty. I love all those colors!

Pat said...

Oh, that's so pretty. I want to do something like that someday ... someday. :)

Michelle said...

Those are beautiful!! I love the names too. ;)

Lisa said...

It just screams "happy"!!!

mennikelly said...

I'm jealous of your do whatever you want day. What a beautiful product to show for it!

Melissa Corry said...

I love your colored blocks, they are just stunning. And I can totally imagine the scrappy mess ;)

Katie B said...

OOh, that's so pretty, Tracey! Love the pic of your kids in the box too.

Quilting Tangent said...

Love your scrappy rainbow quilt, so pretty. HP helps with the boredom of the sewing machine.

Conni said...

love your scrappy 16 patches, very nice, and a great idea for the mono chromatic blocks

Angela said...

Just beautiful Tracey! Can't wait to see what you do with that rainbow of colors.

l carolyn Ghearing said...

I adore your blocks! I have a crush on the too! ...and your babes in the box...awhhhh...give a child a box and all is right with the world!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Oh how pretty your blocks are! Spunds like you had day that was quite heavenly! I love to listen to media or watch movies while in my quilting studio! Oho those two little guys in the box are just too cute!

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Wow what a gorgeous quilt! Your blog is soo inspiring :)

Lee said...

This. Is. Awesome!! : ) Love it, Tracey!

Sabrina said...

Ack! I don't blame you for crushing on those blocks! They are GORGEOUS!

Katy Cameron said...

Loving the colourfulness! Giggling at the HP marathon. I might or might not have done that recently... ;o)

I have got Living In A Box stuck in my head now though, thank you for that...

mo said...

Wow!!! So really really gorgeous!!!

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