I've been a busy little bee today! In and out of the sewing room! The weather was fabbo today....mid to high 30s I believe! It felt like spring! I had to run some errands and the pups and I were driving around with the windows down! Aaaaah...felt like 50s. We've had such bitter cold! Today was a 50 degree swing in the temps for us! It was great!
I was out and about doing typical Saturday errands. But once done...down to the sewing room I went! I have things to do!
I bought myself a new present...
a new iron! The Oliso iron! That lifts itself up off of the ironing board. And it's a bright sunny yellow! I also picked up a new ironing board cover to spruce things up downstairs a bit...
Groovy huh? I think it says SPRING and SUNSHINE!
I got down to business and finally figured out something creative to do with the round robin block I was given. We're exchanging on Wednesday. I work well under pressure apparently. Waiting until the last minute was not my plan, but that's how it worked out. Unfortunately, other round robin participants have been known to stop by my blog, so this is all I can show you...
I am really pondering where to go next with the Sun Star blocks. I know I said I had decided on a 3 x 4 straight set...which is similar to a little Carole Hopkins quilt I saw with the same block (only smaller)...but with sashing and border, that would be a 55 x 67 quilt. If you remember, this is the pattern I began with...
I could easily make 4 more blocks...and set it like the pattern and make a larger quilt. I don't particularly care for the LIGHT setting blocks in the pattern...and love this pewter print from the Indigo Pewter & Honey line.
What do you think? Would love to hear suggestions. This would make it a very very dark quilt. Which I don't mind....I think the 'honey' parts will really pop then. I suppose I should do a little online window shopping and see what yardage is out there from the line.
I could use this as well, which I didn't use in any of the blocks because it was so light.
I think it might work nicely in not making the setting blocks TOO light, but yet give a little light to the quilt and movement to the eye. What do you think? I welcome your comments and suggestions on the setting of these blocks!
For now...I'm getting ready to fix a little dinner, crack open a bottle of wine and pick up my knitting needles. I'll watch football and be entertained by these guys.
A great Saturday night in store!! Hope yours is as well!