Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Next Quilt Project...

Quote for the Day:
A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.
~author unknown

Happy February to everyone!  Welcome to the second month of 2011!  

Tomorrow is Groundhog's Day and if the groundhog sees his shadow, thus predicting 6 more weeks of winter...I will have to find a gun and shoot the poor creature to put him out of my misery!!!  LOL  I just don't know how much more winter I can take!  "They" are predicting an ice/snow storm to come through tonight but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that "they"wrong and it will pass just north of us.  

Anyway...onto much pleasanter things...  :)   (Is "pleasanter" a word?  It didn't trigger the spell-check...so either or it is a word...or I've just confused the poor computer all to heck!)

This past weekend I put the binding on the Bug Jar quilt.  Now all I have to do is make a label for it and sew it on.  I plan on doing that this Thursday or Friday.

So now I'm putting my brain cells toward the next quilt...a Disney Princess quilt for my darling granddaughter's 5th birthday...which is in September!  (When making home made gifts, planning ahead is a MUST!)    This is a picture of the beautiful Sera after having 14" of her hair cut and donated to Locks of Love.  

She LOVES Disney Princesses!  And she LOVES "sparkly pretty" things!  :)   So when we were in Nashville last September and I found some "sparkly pretty" Disney Princess fabric at Goodwill, I grabbed it up before you could say "Disney Princess"!  LOL  

Since then, I've found some fabrics that will go nicely with the Disney Princess fabric, but was flummoxed by what pattern to make with them.  I needed something to showcase the princesses so I needed to leave that fabric in fairly large blocks.  

These are the fabrics I found:

That dark fabric on the top right is a dark purple that contrasts nicely with the lighter purple of the Disney Princess fabric.  The sparkles in the DP fabric don't show up well in this picture, but then none of the fabrics look as good in this picture as they do in real life.  :(

Today I decided to look through a new pattern book that I have and found this pattern in it that will be PERFECT for this quilt!  :)

The blank blocks will be "fussy-cut" DP fabric so each block shows a princess.  The striped blocks will be the four fabrics on the right side in the upper picture...cream, yellow, light purple/blue, and the dark purple.  I will make my quilt bigger than this pattern, so there will be more pictures of the princesses than just the 6 they show here.  

Here is the picture of the completed quilt they show in the pattern book.  For the solid blocks they used fussy-cut pictures of flowers.  

I've been contemplating what pattern I was going to use for this quilt for months, so I'm glad that I finally found a suitable pattern and I think it will be GREAT!

When I am creating/sewing I don't do much cleaning in my sewing room.  But between projects I do a very thorough cleaning.  Once I get the label done for the Bug Jar quilt, I'll do a thorough cleaning of my sewing room before starting on this DP quilt.  

Since the kids and grandkids are coming home in a couple weeks for Andy's birthday, I'll put off starting this project till after they leave so I don't mess the room back up again!  This is the room where the grandkids sleep, so I'll keep it all neat and clean for them!  :)

BTW...funny story...I've been working diligently on handquilting my whole-cloth quilt...

The other night Andy came into the quilting room and looked at it while I was stitching and said, "That's just too much stitching, my Dear...who is this for anyway?"  (He was asking because I give 90% of my quilts away and the stitching lines on this 90 X 98" quilt are no more than 1" apart...so there is a LOT of stitches going into this one!)  When I told him this one was for US he said, "oh well, then...stitch on!"  LOL  We both had a good laugh over that one!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment to let me know you were here!  :)




  1. Cant wait to see you guys in just 2 weeks and 2 days!!! Sera's big girl quilt is gonna look so good on her bed!! Love You!!


  2. The quilt will be just as beautiful as its owner and its maker ;-0) !!!!!!
    ~Susana in Indy