Monday, April 23, 2012

Progress


My design wall is exactly the same as last week, but I managed to make and sew the binding on 4 quilts.  They are ready for hand stitching.

I also cut out all the blocks for April for the FW projects.

Everyone had a fun and productive sewing weekend at the library.  My niece attended with her beautiful baby Lillyn.  She had plenty of helpers for holding the baby.

 

Ellen was working so hard on cutting out the FW blocks that she had to get a second table to regroup.  She that huge pile of scraps!  That almost looks as bad as my bucket.  She didn't even bring her machine to tempt her to start sewing.








I finished a few more FW blocks and I hung them all to see how they looked.  Just looking at the blocks, I thought I had too much orange.  After I hung them on the design wall, I think the colors are looking pretty even.  There is a lot of yellow and orange, but it isn't overwhelming.








I helped Nancy cut out this quilt and she sewed the pinwheels at lightning speed.  The dark purple (with brown undertones) really makes the trains sparkle.  I just love the first tan border that has the pumpkin colored dots.








Char worked on making these butterflies.  I love the bright and cheery colors.  Wouldn't this be a great scrap quilt! 

This week I plan to sew 2 more bindings on quilts and do some quilting.  I am counting the days down for my quilt shop adventure.

Check back with Judy to see what others are working on.

Have a great week.  Stop back later this week to see more FW blocks.

10 comments:

Dora, the Quilter said...

Came here from Judy's blog.Love seeing all these quilts!

Nann said...

Your FW interpretation goes to show how very different a set of blocks can look. So bubbly and bright! (Most FWs I've seen are 19th century or 30's repros.)

Rhonda said...

I don't think you have too much yellow and orange.... looks great from here!!

scraphappy said...

Great collection of FW blocks. The colors look great so far. I am sure the sashing and cornerstones will set the color tone. I love those butterflies at the bottom. So fun!

Teresa F. said...

Great projects. You've made quite a lot of FW blocks.Love your butterflies quilt.

Melinda said...

Oh my! I love your fw blocks. The colors are great!

Susan said...

I love your bright colors for the farmers wife quilt! Very original.

Happy Quilter said...

Great grouup of quilts. Love the colors.

Alycia said...

Love all the bright colors!! Binding is good!!

Vicki said...

You have accomplished so much. I am shelving the FW, I can't do it without the companion CD to paper piece, even though I have made about 40 some look so bad. How are you making your blocks? They look wonderful.