After a few fits and starts, Phoomph and I became good buddies and I was able to combine some scraps and some covered buttons into these way cute pinwheel flowers.
|I cannot resist a covered button.|
I am now as tired of saying Phoomph as you are of hearing it. The name has not yet grown on me and probably never will,
|Another photo just to show the cuteness.|
|It's just that sometimes I impress myself and I just can't help but show off a little. No worries though, it is pretty rare.|
While we are looking at jewel toned quilts or extreme close ups thereof, check out this "Kickin' Stash" quilt that Quiltwoman.com posted on their Facebook page yesterday, made by a happy and satisfied quilter:
|It's like the crown jewels escaped and formed themselves into this gorgeous quilt!|
|I'd have liked to see her happy dance when she found this fabric.|
Aiming For Accuracy Quiltalong on the Quilting Gallery blog. This will be my first quiltalong ever, and I am hoping to be able to spell quiltalong correctly by the end. Quilt-a-long? Quilt-along? Quiltalong? It remains to be seen.
We'll be making this sampler, which is likely to be a testament to how many seams I can pull out in one project because for the love of all that is holy, thems some POINTS, hotties.
This quilt will either make me a point pro or push me further into the "fun over fuss" camp than anyone has ever dared travel.
The blocks are made from 24 fat quarters, and I'm torn between two color schemes. First, I have this stack o' fat quarters I got at Sample Spree from Riley Blake.
- Would make a cute Christmas throw, which I have always wanted but never found time to make.
- There are actually 24 fat quarters.
- Fabric would get used rather than sit around for the next two years only to be given away or sold.
- I don't love these fabrics and am not sure why I bought them other than Sample Spree can do that to you.
- Therefore, they don't excite me.
Second, I have these:
- Jewel tones fit my style much better.
- Batiks are forgiving to work with as they don't fray easily, and will make excellent points.
- Black background would look awesome.
- I already own 9000 jewel toned quilts.
- Afraid my quilt won't look all that different from the sample
- I have to buy more fabric to get to 24.
So, which fabrics would you go with, and why? I promise to take all comments under careful advisement as I make my decision.