Sunday, February 27, 2011

Weekend Projects

Here is our art clothesline, after a fun weekend at home.  While the girls painted rainbows and decorated our chalk door for Easter (they're a little early for this, I know), I worked on quilt blocks.  I was so excited about the Bottled Rainbows Quilt-Along (at Stitched in Color), that I couldn't wait to get started.

I dug these out today - my grandma's old canning jars - aren't they beautiful?!
This is such a great way to store scraps of fabric - an amazing idea from Rachel at Stitched in Color!

I've never made a ticker tape style quilt, but have seen lots on other blogs.  I'm not sure I love it - but I have SO many green scraps that maybe I'll make another one.  I changed the dimensions from the quilt-along a bit - I thought I might like squares better than rectangles.

I love how the pennant/bunting block turned out.  I have made pennant quilts and zippered pouches in the past, but this time I wanted to make a pieced version, so that it would hold up better in the wash (no free edges).  It was an experiment, based on this block I made for Quilt Story's Block Party last month.

 It needed some tweaking, as I wanted the pennant tops to look more curved, not all lined up in a row.  I think I made it work!

Close up view of the pennants
I'm planning to follow Stitched in Color's quilt along for the ticker tape version,
AND do the pennant blocks, too.

Linking up to:

Fresh Poppy Design

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. Your blocks are both stunning, so inspiring! I have to get round to making a quilt someday!

  2. I love those jars :) I totally covet them! Your blocks look fantastic so far, too!

  3. your rainbow blocks are awesome! I have to admit that I couldn't wait to get started on the sew-along either and started my blocks this weekend too! My 12 yr old cousin and I are working on them together, such a fun project for a beginner! Have fun with them!

  4. I love those jars! They are so darn pretty. Can't wait to see more of your ticker tap blocks, looks wonderful so far. Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  5. Hello! All the blocks are wonderful! I like the way you made the red one curved! I love also your treasure jars!
    Sunny wishes from Crete!

  6. excellent! can't wait to follow your progress!