Saturday, June 8, 2013
My May Crazy Quilt Block...a tad late.
Here is my latest CQJP13 crazy quilt block. Yes, it is late. May was a rough month. I had to squeeze this in among my custom orders. I don't remember the last time I had any free time. Between my busy schedule and endless rainy days, I was very much in need of some fun and some bright colors. I think this block filled both of those holes. Its not fancy. It isn't filled with complex stitches or fun findings. I have so many of those blocks ready to stitch in my "free time" stash. I strong believe that when you feel yourself beginning to burn out, it essential to recharge your batteries. If not, the stress and gloom will show in everything you do.
I love these fabrics. They are just so bright and fun. The patterns are new and modern. I have a whole pile of new fabrics waiting for some fun time to play. I don't think there is anything more frustrating than not being able to create what you want. I blame time. there just isn't enough and when there is, it seems like there is always dishes to be done or orders to fill. Oh well.... such is life. I look at other quilters and I wonder just how they can produce so much! It seems as though I work 24/7 and my to-do list remains the same length. Sounds like I need a vacation. Sorry for the whine. I think I just needed to get that off my chest. I'm sure so many of you can relate.
Here is that crazy quilt block, stitched into a cute pincushion. You can find it in my Etsy shop Here if you would like this in your studio.
While I was piecing the crazy quilt block, I went ahead and pieced a few more. I wanted to try a fast Half Square Triangle method. It works! I found the tutorial here. The blog is called Ricocet & Away. Its a cute blog. She also has a bunch of tutorials for little bags and larger totes. Check it out.
If you would like to see some fun options for the HST, check out the In Color Order blog.
In Color Order is a wonderful blog with tons of tutorials. Jeni has so many beautiful quilts. Visit her block of the month for some wonderful inspiration.
Enjoy a peek at my other pincushions from this fabric series. I totally recommend working in some bright colors when you are feeling a bid down. They are the perfect medicine!
Most were quick to sew up and fun to make. I machine quilted the squares and used a high loft, mixed polyester/cotton batting.
You can find these in my Etsy shop, Fiberluscious as well.
This is a simple strip block. My Sassy Strip Pincushion. Fast and fun!
Here is the HST block
Thanks for stopping by! I hope to share some wonderful wool pincushions I am working on right now. Lots of color and I have some great sources to share with you.