Thursday, July 29, 2010

Yard Work or Quilting.....that is the question

Hello Everyone,

Here I am at the cabin while my current project is sitting back at home in my sewing room. So what would you do? Would you do yard work? Clean the cobwebs out of the rafters? Or.....start a new project that has been waiting patiently? Well, you guessed project it is. I've been stockpiling fabric from Fig Tree for years. It is just too gorgeous to stay hidden away in my fabric closet any longer.

Several weeks ago I gathered it all in one place just to see what I had on hand. It is almost, but not quite embarrassing to see the volume of fabric I have from this designer.

The possibilities with this fabric are endless.....but I've had this idea floating in my head for awhile and had to capture the thought before it drifted away.
I love making the small 1/2" hexagons and I've been making them in the car the last couple of trips up and back from the mountains. I knew someday I would use them.....but how?

I decided to put small flower clusters in setting and corner triangles. This will give me some room to possibly try quilting some McTavishing around each of the clusters. When it comes right down to the quilting, I will probably chicken out....but it is a nice thought.

I love putting flanges around my areas of interest. I think it sets them off beautifully yet subtly. Just that hint of diagonal print is all it takes....just 3/4" of an inch folded in half makes a big statement for something so small.

Now tonight I can applique all the flowers that I made. Just a nice, easy project during TV time. A project where I don't have to think too hard!

I'm thinking about naming this pattern Summer's Blush. The peachy tones remind me of peach cobbler, peach crisp, peach pie and peach ice cream. Now that I've gotten all of us hungry....I'm getting back to work in this wonderful mountain air.

As always,


  1. I know the quandry well!! I did sweep the sidewalk today, but the garbage can and broom are still there waiting for my further instructions!Too bad I can't just hit the "go" button. Your project is beautiful, the flowers will be stunning. I'll have to try those itty bitty ones, I'm impressed.

  2. Thank you for your comments Crissie and Linda. I'm actually going to have to do some work in the yard is coming! --Lynn

  3. Your quilting is so beautiful and so straight! Love the color choices too!

  4. I really enjoyed your class. I learned alot about color selection.
    I am working out of my comfort zone with the civil war fabrics, but you helped me get past it. Thanks Lynn, your a great teacher and truly an inspiration to all of us.

  5. Thank you Lynn S. and Chris for leaving comments. Colors are easy when working with so many great fabric selections. Thank you so much Chris for taking the class. I can't wait to see your quilt! --Lynn