No, I'm not in a mood or anything like that, despite the title of this post. Singing the Blues is what I am considering naming my next quilt. Because it is mostly blues. Bit obvious that really.
I laid out the fabric I have cut so far and had a look. It isn't going to be a very big quilt, but I do plan on lots of white around it. I am not going to have my blues going right to the edge. This is what I have so far.
I am already mulling over hand quilting ideas for this one, so it not being a big quilt might be a good thing. The layout above is just a trial one. I need the floor space back so I can baste Salt Air. Standing and looking at the layout creates constant change. I've already moved things round about a dozen times just to come to this arrangement. And the more I look the more my brain changes them. This will be one of those quilts that has more pondering time than piecing time put into it.
Unfortunately the weatherman was completely wrong and we only got enough snowflakes today to get the girls' (and my) hopes up. Therefore I could not ignore all responsibility and routine. Shame. Dance classes and grocery shopping does tend to eat into sewing time.
I do have a lovely stack of fabric to show you though. I never told you that I won something in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. I thought I would wait until you could see what my prize was. It's a good one, and the label on the stack says it very well indeed.
This gorgeous win of Stof Pure fabrics came from Erin - Billy Button Design. If you haven't visited her blog you should do. Erin is lovely, been part of the wonderful group that makes Mouthy Stitches such a success and makes fab things. What's not to like?
I think this layout looks really nice. Love the pink and yellow in there just to catch us out! I really want to do a plus quilt some time - it's another one on that long list of possibles I have.ReplyDelete
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Ooh this looks fun - and congrats on your win - lucky girl!!ReplyDelete
great win lucky you .... lay out looks good too !!ReplyDelete
now we have moved dont expect as much snow as Scotland ,though where you live we used to get loads and remember just managing to get the last bus back from work before we were stuck in the village for a couple of days...........the boys loved the sledging over the old railway track :)))
Ooo, I've a got a truck load of that prize fabric. It's in kit form. I bought it at The Bramble Patch last Summer and it's going to be my next quilt - woohoo! Well it will be when I get started, which won't be until after I finish the masses of knitting I seem to have committed myself to in January!ReplyDelete
Oh good for you, thats a lovely win. And the blues are looking really lovely. Knew you'd never resist adding pink.... lolReplyDelete
Oh me likely! Good prize haul as well.ReplyDelete
I'm still sewing the binding on my bro's plus quilt, hopefully piccies tomorrow. Love your blues with the splash of colour here and there. yummy prize too, really like greys atm, bit more subtle than usual black favourite :)ReplyDelete
Have good evening
fab winnings, you lucky lady, love those greys! A plus quilt is on my to do, I might get to it one day : )ReplyDelete
Now that's going to be one pretty quilt! Love the mix of colored solids with a splash of prints.ReplyDelete
Well done, you, winning Erin's giveaway. You've amazing luck in fabric raffles :)
I love your latest project! And your new fabric is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I like it, I need to put one of these quilts on my to do list.ReplyDelete
Smashing pluses, and lovely winnings.ReplyDelete
We have just had rain, constant pelting rain ;(
Gorgeous fabric winnings. Liking the layout of the new quiltReplyDelete
Oh that Bundle of Joy made my heart flip!!ReplyDelete
Oh that really is a bi doe of joy indeed! LOVE that green fabric on the top! You blue quilt is looking fabulous! No snow here, just Bloomin cold!ReplyDelete
So envious of that gorgeous fabric you won - love green and seedheads and Erin was the poor recipient of my first ever attempt at raw applique in the Goodie Swap you nudged me into!ReplyDelete
Love your crosses - looks like it is coming together beautifully!
lovely pluses! I really like the bits of yellow with the blues. Fab.ReplyDelete
I like the layout too and love those pops of other colours!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous bundle :)
Great winning bundle and I love plus quilts!ReplyDelete
Love your layout. I spend an awful lot of my sewing time playing around with layouts too. Great winnings too, lucky girl.ReplyDelete
Ooh, loving the splashes of other colours in the blues! Know what you mean about the laying things out though, I've laid out Hadder's block, but it's all over the cutting board and ironing board. HmmmmReplyDelete
A lovely bundle of winnings. The green and grey look so fresh with the white, Stof is so cool!!!ReplyDelete
Delicious! Loving your blues and the pretty bundle you won.ReplyDelete
Want some of the snow we've had in the past few days? My boys would be glad to have someone else doing the shovelling. ;o)
Oh I love the crosses quilt design - been on my to do list for a while! Congrats on your winnings! Love the greens and greys! JxoReplyDelete
I love your crosses. It's a design that first sucked me in to this online quilting world, because they are just so beautiful. I love you mix of textures and solids and those little pops of colour. And I think it'll be great with white creeping in around the edges.ReplyDelete
Love the blue plus layout with the pop of pink and yellw to give your eye something to rest on. Nice winnings too. It may well snow tomorrow so keep your fingers crossed. Di xReplyDelete
Very nice fabrics! The plus quilt will be lovely!ReplyDelete
Hey roomie, loving your crosses so far! I hope you get some snow. I need a weekly fix in the mountains all winter for sure.ReplyDelete
Nice win Susan! the blues are great, made better with the pop of yellow.ReplyDelete
Love the blues! Always been tempted to make one of these, but don't really have the right fabrics, and really can't justify a whopping big stash addition. Tempting though....ReplyDelete
I'm loving the blues, especially the touch of pink.ReplyDelete
Brilliant quilt idea. You really do have a million ideas in that head of yours dont you? And to us observers you’re churning through them at a rate of knots.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the win. Those fabrics are really pretty (and Im not a green or grey fan usually!)
I really like plus quilts and I'm loving the cool blues with the odd pop. Congrats on your win - it's a good'ne.ReplyDelete