Saturday, March 13, 2010

Silver Linings

Well my friends, it's been one of those weeks. I've had multiple back-to-back exposures and therefore have lost time and energy. But the week has not been without its' little blessings either. For example, DD and her brood were over here one day and Miss M, who will be turning 5 at the end of the month, gave me her stamp of approval on the blocks for the birthday quilt.

Since the quilt is intended for a 4 year old I figure it will pass muster. I'm happy to report that the fabric I ordered will make fantastic borders for the quilt top. It's still waiting to be laundered before I work with it but I think it's going to pull the blocks together beautifully.

Another day I couldn't think but had to do something so, inspired by Sharon over at Indigo Threads, I pulled out my bag of ivory and ecru scraps and started sewing the smallest bits together. By the next day I was bored with the lack of color... and I still have to put the mess away.


Barbara over at Thinking Out Loud sent me some scraps of a parrot print I saw on her blog. In return I made this little ATC for her (that was last week or so, back when I was feeling good!).

"Louie and Cleo in the Garden" Really, these little ATC's can be so much fun to make - mostly because they are almost instant gratification.

Barbara is making an entry for the Alliance for American Quilts annual fundraising auction. The theme this year is New From Old. At first I didn't think I would participate. But then I remembered an old potholder I'd acquired in a box lot at an auction back in Michigan. Since the birthday quilt is proceeding apace I might have time to make a little 16" square quilt for the AAQ myself, featuring that potholder. You'll have to stay tuned to see how (or whether) that develops. ;- )


3 comments:

beadbabe49 said...

Sorry about your tough week (we know how that goes!)...love the quilt so I'm glad it got miss m's okay!

freebird said...

Hope you are starting to feel better.

That is a super ATC you've made there.
The quilt is looking good. I think I would get bored with ecru colored scraps very quickly. I'll stay tuned for the little quilt.

Barbara C said...

I smile every time I see your ATC and I look forward to seeing your potholder quilt. It sounds like an intriguing idea.