Monday, May 26, 2008

Flibbertygibbet

Back in the day, growing up, if a kid had trouble settling down to one activity, he/she was labeled a "flibbertygibbet"! Nowadays, he/she is called hyper! Well, I have been very flibbertygibberish with my quilting lately. Jumping from one idea to another, "Oh, I want to make this! No, no, I'll do that. Or maybe..." Just haven't been able to focus on The One. Till now. When we were on vacation in Tucson a couple of months ago, DH and I visited some neat quilt shops. He found a pack of fat eighths in shades of turquoises that he liked. Well, ya have to give 'em one once in a while. So we purchased it, having no idea what to do with it. I was flipping through some old quilting books recently and remembered how much I liked this Country Stars pattern. Voila! A quilt for hubby was envisioned, using his turquoises, some red-oranges, and creams (color wheel, you know).


What I like about this pattern is that it uses snowball blocks and nine-patches with colors and values placed just so to come up with this gorgeous star pattern. I have had a marathon cutting session the last couple of days (over 900 2 1/2" squares and about 60 6 1/2" squares) so that I could eventually just sit and sew--mindlessly. Bernie (my Bernina) is in the shop for some servicing so I will start stitching the blocks on my Featherweight. It is great for just good ole' straight seam sewing.
Hope everyone is enjoying a restful Memorial Day. Ours has been very quiet--just the way I like it!

10 comments:

Jacquie said...

I like how you use those little bins to hold your cut pieces. I think these are pretty colors!

Libby said...

Oh boy - this is going to be fun to see come together. Just look at how cute all those pieces look waiting to go through the machine *s*

The Calico Cat said...

I have that book. :o)

Gypsy Quilter said...

That really is a lovely pattern and you're off to a great start.

Mary said...

My goodness, that's a lot of cutting but it looks like you are set to sew now. I like your baskets all lined up with your squares.

julieQ said...

I love the moment when you make that decision, the enthusiasm is there, and you just go for it! Your quilt will be beautiful!

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see the quilt! It's going to be gorgeous.

I LOVE the way you use those little baskets to keep your cut pieces organized -- I may have to just give this a try!

Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...

Can't wait to see this one together. I always dread cutting a large project out but then once you get going it is hard to stop.

Tonje said...

You sure have a lot of gorgeous quilts here. I'm looking forward to seeing your turqoise and red-orange quilt.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Speedy! You are a flibbertygibbet. I love that idea with the snowballs and nine patches. How fun. Look forward to watching this come to life.

Keep up Posted, *karendianne.