I don't have a whole lot to show for the amount of time I've spent in my sewing room the last couple of days. I'm still piecing all the pieces and parts for Carolina, and putting off appliquéing the stems as long as possible.
I did cut new triangles for the main basket piece. I didn't like the direction my first batch were going.
So I cut all new ones, where all the grapes hang the same, downward. I cut these triangles from strips instead of squares, so I wouldn't have a stack of triangles with the grapes pointing upward. I'll need to be careful though, I now have two bias edges on my triangles in stead of one.
I'm not worrying about the grapes on the basket legs, for some reason it doesn't bother me that they are going every possible direction. So this is my new inspiration block.
I'm also still working on my fabric reorg. All the yardage that I wanted to turn into fat quarters has been cut. I just need to fold them, sort them , then put them in a bin. I'm all the time grabbing a stack of fabric and taking it downstairs to fold. Here's a stack by my chair in the living room.
Here's a stack on my nightstand. My goal is to have this all wrapped up by Monday. We're in for a few sunny days which will make sorting the fabric into the appropriate bin much easier.
(Who doesn't have a quilting magazine on their nightstand?)
Since you were nice enough to drop by, I figured I would show you a few better pictures than stacks of folded fabric and one single Carolina block.
I've found a couple of beautiful projects online that used Chateau Rouge by French General for Moda and thought you would enjoy seeing them too.
So here's 3 Barns, the pattern I used for my Chateau Rouge bundle.
This is Woven in Pinwheels by Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed.
I borrowed this picture from Lisa/Stashmaster who is working on this pattern.
Lisa has been down with pneumonia, I can hardly wait for her to get feeling well enough to finish this quilt. Get well soon Lisa!
Here's a picture of the quilt on the pattern cover. Click here to purchase this pattern.
Planted Seed has some great patterns, I ordered 3 patterns online and was charged $13.00 for postage, yikes! Maybe you will want to look for them in your local quilt shop.
Paulette/Sweet Pea Quilting blogged about a quilt made by her friend Siena. She used the Rob Peter to Pay Paul dies for her Go Cutter to cut the pieces for these blocks.
And here's Siena's finished quilt.
I love seeing the same pattern made using different fabric, I also love seeing the same fabric used in different patterns. These make you want to track down some of that Chateau Rouge fabric, don't they!
Enjoy your weekend!