Friday, March 28, 2008

Two Steps Forward..... One Step Back

Hi Friends,
I made progress  on several projects this week. I did finish the Giggles top and even pieced the backing. I'm hoping to take it to the Stitch 'N Quilt  tomorrow as it is the shop sample for our Stitch 'N Sisters Club. It is a cheerful quilt. I keep thinking little girl for this one. Perhaps, one of my nieces will find this one under her Christmas tree.

The background fabric for Sunshine/Crossed Path came in the mail this week. I'm much happier with the new fabric. Sunshine is on the design wall. I've started sewing the rows together. I have a border fabric that I love. This quilt will have to be mine. I don't think I can part from it. I'll post a photo when I have the top finished including borders, my downfall.

That's the two steps forward.  Here's the one step back.  I can no longer resist the Orange Crush Mystery Quilt designed by Bonnie. I did make a decision that the fabrics had to come from fabric already  in my sewing room. I played with my '30's fabrics for a bit. I have one or two solids, but not enough for this project. I'd need to purchase more '30's solids.  So I decided to use the orange pieces remaining from the band raffle quiltI finished last summer.  I'm pleased with most
of my selections. I'd like to find a tone on tone black instead of the purple. I thought I had a piece from Little Quilts, but can't find it. What do you think of these choices?

I do have plenty of light and dark strips left-over from other projects. Even thought this is a new project, it will use up scraps and fabric that I've already have on hand. 

 Care to join me in this exciting mystery? Bonnie has even created a Yahoo group to discuss the project. Check the Orange Crush guidelines on  Bonnie's site for more details.

Happy Sewing,


Jana said...

I think your fabric choices are great! Who knows? Maybe the purple dots will be what you love the most about the quilt! :)

Sew Prim Khris said...

ohhh I love your Giggles top....very bright and fresh looking..hugs Khris in Oz