Monday, April 25, 2016

Design Wall Monday


This quilt just sings spring to me. There have been sunny days with wind and rainy days with no wind and a few days in between typical spring weather.  I think I will add 3 inches of border of the pink on the left in the top photo.  The back is going to require some piecing to sew all the pinwheels into the backing. I am still thinking on how best to do that, I could square up each and sew to a horizontal strip or I could sew them all into one vertical strip.  Decisions, decisions......  Linking to Judy's Design Wall Monday.  --Ann--

Friday, April 22, 2016

On the Needles


I've been sewing more than knitting the last week and not even watching much tv in the evening because sometimes I would rather read, but there is progress on the sweater . The yarn is a 75 cotton and 25 wool blend, the pattern is Antler by Ankestrick.  I have only started this sweater 3 or 4 times in 3 different patterns.  This is the one! I got caught up on the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber, She always has some great quotes about knitting at the beginning of some chapters.
Life is too short to knit with ugly yarn.  
You have to knit a couple ugly sweaters before you knit a pretty one. 
 If you don't like it, its just not done yet.
The sun is shining here beckoning me to sit outside and knit and then I look at the thermometer...... cold air is still coming down from the north.  I'll sit by the window instead.  linking to Judy's OTN --Ann--

Thursday, April 21, 2016

All my favorite color combinations

 Blue and yellow...........yellow and blue
 Pink and yellow............pink and green
 Yellow and pink.............pink and blue
 Green and pink............blue and white
 Is there any color that doesn't go with yellow? or green?  Just take a trip to the green house and see.
Just some of my favorite blocks...................Ann

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A little rain a little sunshine and a few blooms

I know these are a weed but they are the first yellow flowers of spring.  They are yellow, I love yellow flowers no matter where they rank on the gardeners scale of friend or foe.
 What a difference a little rain makes and then a couple days of sunshine with warmer temps.......


 I don't think there is any flower more cheerful than the daffodil.

My fern leaf peony is going be be early this year as long as it doesn't get nipped by frost. They way the buds are nestled in the foliage always makes me smile, like a fuzzy duckling or gosling or a creature from a Dr. Suess story.











And then I walked out to the garden and found a few stalks of asparagus  finders eaters.  
Hope your spring is full of cheerful blooms--Ann--

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pastel pinwheels


The blocks are all sewn the look like pinwheels in the garden shop.  And a few blocks extra blocks that didn't make the cut.  I'll have them tumbling across the back of the quilt. Sun is shining today but to muddy to start garden work.  --Ann--

Monday, April 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday




The dark clouds rolled in the end of last week along with the rain so out came some bright fabrics for another baby quilt.  This pattern was in a book by Fons and Porter back when they were making scrap quilts. I sewed 2 inch strips together and cut 12 equilateral triangles using Sara Nephews 60 degree tool. Each block has an identical opposite twin would that be an evil twin?  Half of the hexagon is sewn together then it will be sewn in strips keeping everything in order. Such fun on another rainy day.  linking to PatchworkTimes  --Ann--

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Red Eye Ta Da Done






This quilt was so much fun to finish, the bright colors, the fun backing and the striped bias binding.  The wind went down so I could take pictures outside the temps are rising so probably won't need to wrap up in it until next fall! Yippee it feels like spring here!!  Coffee on the patio to celebrate!  --Ann--