4/26/11

Plump peaches and big talk about another quilt

This is block 4 of Simply Delicious, all finished. I really enjoy this work, but after I finished this block, I was kind of burned out. I didn't photograph it, even though it's been done for over 2 weeks. I was just tired of applique.



So, I switched my finger work to a couple of other projects that I can do while I watch TV and spend time with the family and I started a new quilt. There's nothing like a new quilt to chase the blues away.





The new quilt is one that I designed myself to use some quarters of Pom Pom de Paris from Moda. This fabric is so not me. I think I'd had too many coffees when we went to the quilt show a few weeks ago and I picked up these quarters. I don't do many florals and when I tried to find other fabrics in my stash to go with them, I drew up a big zilch, so that meant I had to go shopping for some flowery blenders. I replaced the blue in the pic below with a light silver blue and added another pink, another yellow and another green. I think it's taken about 14 quarter yards of well matched fabric and a yard and a half of a gold to tie it all together.




I am too close to finished piecing to share a pic now, but it won't be but a day or two. I'm on the last two borders.


On a different note, my little neice is going to a hospital for tests this afternoon, so if you have some spare thoughts, I'd really appreciate it. I don't think it's serious. I suspect that it's what she eats, or maybe what she doesn't eat. At least that's what I have my fingers crossed for.


Take care and have a great Tuesday. Lane

7 comments:

Becky said...

Even if these fabrics aren't your usual choice, you still have a great eye for selection. It will be beautiful I'm sure. Can't wait to see. I'll be keeping your niece in my prayers... Becky

Elizabeth said...

Love the peaches! Love! And I can't wait to see your new project.

Sending well wishes for your niece. It is always worrisome when someone we love is not well, especially when it is a child.

xo -El

lw said...

I hope the tests aren't too unpleasant. I'll keep the little one in my prayers.

I love how the applique is turning out.

Impera_Magna said...

Prayers going out for your niece!

Lori said...

It looks like a fun pile of fabric for a new project! I'm glad you replaced the blue;)

I hope all is well with your niece.

Piece by Piece said...

Your peach block looks great. I think it does us all a bit of good to step out of our comfort zone once in awhile. Everything you do looks great, so have no doubt this quilt will be too.
Hoping your neice is OK.
Patricia

Cynthia L. said...

The peaches are really lovely. I am still working on the pears! I have been working on a couple of things that I would like to enter in our local festival, so I have put the applique on the back burner! I will be back to it in a couple days!

Can't wait to see your new project, the fabric you chose are beautiful.