Thursday, August 30, 2007

New Project!

Finally a new project is in the works! It's not my project from start to finish, but it's exciting to be pulling out fabric in colors I like, and I'm feeling a big of creative energy. I have these blocks from a block exchange at a guild retreat last fall. They're actually pretty set together like this, but they're a little white for my taste and would only make a lap size quilt.

So I'm using Sharyn Craig's ideas from Setting Solutions, and framing them with fabric strips that I'm coordinating with this multicolored green fabric which will be the border. (At first I hated to use this beautiful fabric on a potluck project like this, but I guess it's better used for something than lying in the stash.)

Here are a couple of blocks framed. By happy coincidence, most of the blocks include at least one color which will coordinate with the framing strips. Where the corners join, I'll put in a piece of the light, bright yellow-green--I think. I have twenty four blocks, so framed this way and with borders, they should make at least a twin size quilt.

In the family news department, my daughter-in-law is still in the hospital on bed rest, but is working by internet. If all goes as it is now, they will test for babies' lung development in about two weeks, and then schedule a c-section. So that situation is under control temporarily at least.


The Calico Cat said...

lovely way to fix those blocks.

We are keeping your family in our thoughts.

Jane Ann said...

Kay, that's a perfect solution to the white "problem." I wouldn't have thought so till I saw what you'd done.

Hope all is well with DIL and the babies.

paula, the quilter said...

I like that book by Sharon Craig, it helps in situations like this.

Glad the family situation is better for now. I'll keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

When the creative energy hits run with it. The blocks are turning out really nice.

I am sending my well wishes to DIL, babies and family.

dee said...

Sending good wishes and prayers for your DIL. That's got to be very hard for all of you.
I like your solution to the whiteness. That setting is great.

Rian said...

Yay, a new project to watch!

Debra Spincic said...

I've been so absorbed with my new project, I haven't been out much. Let's hope for the best with the twin babies!