Saturday, March 17, 2012

It's St. Patrick's Day - let the spring magic begin

DQS 12 - a bit more progress

Last night I finally got started on my DQS 12 quilt. I have a stack of A Stitch in Color, which is a fabric line by Malka Dubrawsky. These are fabrics are so full of colour and fun and they replicate many of her hand dyed fabrics. I decided to try making log cabins, basically following her pattern for Nate's Quilt in her book Fresh Quilting. You are correctly assuming that I am a huge fan of hers. I am not at all sure that this is my partner's style, so I may well make up another of my ideas, but for today I am going to quilt this loveliness.

Thank you to everyone who stopped to celebrate my one year blog birthday with me and to share their spring/fall sewing plans. You have given me loads of inspiring ideas. This morning I visited Mr. Random Generator and selected the winner of these beautiful fat quarters which Jennifer from Dragonfly Fabric generously provided. Stephanie from Spontaneous Threads is the winner.
Might be some Irish magic at play here, because Stephanie's stunning quilt won the quilt section of the Tangerine Tango Challenge - interesting coincidence. If you have not seen her quilt, go here for look and to read about how she made it, it is wonderful.

And, while we are discussing luck, a happy St. Patrick's Day to you and may you have a magical spring and year.

Oakshott ColourBox

And that is a picture of my Colourbox from  Oakshott Fabrics, which was delivered in 3 days after my order, all the way from the UK. It has 100 colours and comes with a handy photo for future reference. I spent a couple of evenings this week washing and ironing all of these lovely fabrics, which are even nicer after washing. I am keen to use them - maybe there will be time this weekend for that too.

I am also making bee blocks, many many bee blocks this weekend, and they are all great blocks. Time to get started.