I had all sorts of plans for blogging this month. Some might still show up. Others are being set aside. The time change coupled with a power outage on Sunday sent me into a bit of a swirl but it is a very good swirl. Today is the first day I feel a bit more settled with the time change so let’s see what is going on in my making spaces.
First up, I am almost done with my Stay@Home Round Robin quilt top. I am adding some little flowers in that white space and then I will add one more border of a fabric from the original bundle. It will end up about 56” square which is a wonderful afternoon nap quilt. I am so grateful to the ladies who put this challenge together. There is a final link up on March 29 and I plan to be there.
I have also found a few new-to-me quilting blogs. Exuberant Color and Me and My Quilts have really sparked my interest. For many years, I made quilts using plaids and reproduction fabrics, lots of low contrast, browns and blues and greens, but not the vibrant colors I am seeing on these blogs. The last few years, I have been reaching for more white fabric and the higher contrast with pops of color. When I sorted my scraps this weekend, I found that my “old” fabrics are mostly used up so there is a lot of room to bring in these new colors.
Lest you think I am setting knitting aside, never fear. The 100 Days of Sock knitting continues. I finished my second pair and have begun a third pair. They are very addictive.
I have some fabric on order for the next quilt. Sadly, the shop is in Texas and they are quite behind in their orders due to that crazy weather. But I have my socks, a sweater, and those fun little flowers to appliqué. And the sun is out so maybe some time in the garden beds.