Saturday, March 3, 2012

3 Day Weekend...


This is a 3 day weekend for me, so I'm hoping to accomplish a lot!

First things first.  I must tell you about a package I received in the mail this week...a late birthday package.  From my almost birthday twin, Lindy.  I met her on a rug hooking forum several years ago.  Lindy blogs here.  Her birthday is the day before mine. 

I was absolutely stunned by what she sent...
'Border Music' by the author of 'Bridges of Madison County', pink grapefruit body lotion (yummy!), and fabric.  Yes, FABRIC!  She sent enough of the Curio by basicgrey for Moda fabric for me to make a lap-sized quilt top.  And, the pattern for it...kaleidoscope.  Here's what it will look like...
Isn't that absolutely gorgeous?  Lindy knows me well...this fabric is so me.  I cannot wait to get started...it absolutely is the next quilt in line.

I didn't take a photo of the cookbooks she sent...several specialized recipe books...catfish, fast simple meals, chocolate and others.  Definitely some must-try recipes there.  See those pocket pie molds?  We're going to try those out real soon.  {grin}

I've not been idle this past week.  I've been working on my blocks for the Poppy quilt.  (note to self:  please come up with a better name for it!)  I have 13 of the 21 Rubik blocks finished.  I am so pleased with how they're looking!  Here's one of them... 

I am sure that you're wondering how (knowing how un-random I can be) I decided on the layout of those 9 squares.  Cuz, you know, each of the 21 Rubik blocks will be different.  I'll tell you my secret...I numbered my fabric squares, then used finished sudoku puzzles to number the spaces.  Clever, hey?  {grin}  Also, there are 9 squares per block, but I have only 7 prints.  I thought about adding in some Kona solids or some of the olive green colorway Poppy fabric, but decided against it.  Instead, I am trying to find different areas of the same fabric to use.  Twice.  For example, the first square in each of rows 2 & 3 are the same fabric.  Hard to tell with them, isn't it.  Course, not all of the repeats in all of the blocks are as different as those, but I wasn't going to be OCD about it. 

Also.  The Rubik blocks have 4 different layouts...1 centered and 3 off-centered.  It's a very fun quilt top to put together.  

We got 5" of heavy, wet snow yesterday.  Looks much like my header photo...which was taken a few years ago.  Course, the temp will be in the 50's this next week, so the snow will be gone very soon. 


Have a great weekend, and please do let me know what you're up to.





"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."   Jeremiah 29:11

6 comments:

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful birthday package and beautiful fabric to work with.

Debbie

Joanne said...

Lucky gal you are getting that great package! I'm sure your quilt will be wonderful! Rubics, Soduku - Quilts? LOL I'm up to nothing this weekend!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

can't wait to see the kaleidoscope quilt with curio. i love that line!

moosecraft said...

Wow! Those are beautiful fabrics! Lindey is very generous! Pocket pies have my interest too! Glad you only got enough snow to make it pretty without being dangerous. The roads should be clear enough for a trip to Hobby Lobby today? :-) A suggested name for the poppy quilt is "Summer Breeze"... because every time I look at it I think of Summer and a cool breeze off the ocean. :-)

Madge Bloom said...

What a fun surprise... love those fabrics!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Such fun birthday goodies and the fabric is wonderful. Enjoy your 3 day weekend.

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