Wednesday, April 20, 2011

More sewing and online shopping

Last night I finished sewing all the pieces of the Easy Spider Web blocks. And, this morning I started trimming them. Next, I will be assembling them into the 7 inch blocks and then into "four patches". I had to pull from one of my strip drawers to finish these blocks up. But it didn't take much. My real "scrap basket" is empty!!

I'm still cutting new strips from that bucket found out in the garage, but it's such a tedious task, I'm taking my sweet time. I can't cut strips for more than an hour or I get bored. :)

I found this book on Amazon and LOVE the fabrics Kim uses in this book. It's easy to get
inspired when you see quilts made in your favorite colors.

LinkI'm a lover of saturated colors, reproductions and scraps....and this book has it all. The quilt on the cover caught my eye. And, there are several more in there that I LOVE. I haven't bought a new book in a while, so that was special treat.

And, I found some reproduction fabrics on clearance. YUM! They were just over $5 a yard. COULD NOT pass them up. I chose to get one yard cuts instead of five yards of one fabric. I'm collecting fabrics for a yummy reproduction scrap quilt.

And, Dear Younger Son hung my Comfort of Psalms in our living room. I've hated the picture that was hanging there. It was old and out of date, and I hadn't found anything to replace it. SO glad now that I never did. I love the quilt hanging here and it matches my living room perfectly.



Denise said...

Love the Psalms quilt in it's new home, the colors in the quilt match the wall color perfect....your color choices are so warm and comfy feeling.

WhiteStone said...

Oh, I LOVE the idea of using a curtain rod to hang a quilt! Now why did I never think of that?

Your new quilt is lovely with the red wall and lamp to set it off. Perfect colors.

Rhonda said...

Looks great Paula! Did you plan the colors to match your living room?
You have an idea for the reproduction quilt or just collecting fabrics for when you do make it?
By the way, what is the mystery project on the side of your blog? I thought perhaps it was for J and K or little E....

Material Mary said...

The quilt looks lovely hanging up. Love Kim Diehl and her designs...have all her books, made 3 of her quilts and I could make a dozen more. Enjoy!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

this wall hanging is a wonderful idea...I have some of these sayings and was not sure what I wanted to do with them... and a great place to hang it...thanks