First - if you've not seen Messy Jessy's Snapshots tea kettle block take a minute and to check it out, it's very original and adorable. The link is in my Favorite Blogs list.
Next, I've finished my X's and O's project,
the pattern by Xen Chic.
I made this top for my favorite daughter's new apartment. She plans on hanging it on the wall between her dining area and her living area. That space is only 61 inches wide so I needed to change the size of the pattern a bit to fit.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 152
It finished at 58" x 70"
The pattern is X's and O's by Zen Chic
I just pulled the the fabric from my stash
It has approximately 584 pieces.
I still struggle with choosing the right combinations of fabric and here are 4 blocks that didn't make it into the quilt; top left, center pieces sort of melt into outer pieces, top right, I didn't care for the dark black center, bottom left, this was the first block I pieced, and I loved it, but when it was mixed in with the other blocks it was too bold, my eyes were always drawn right to that block, and finally, bottom right, I thought the center fabric did't have enough color.
I've been getting some spring cleaning and organizing done the last couple of weeks, which feels great but has cut into my sewing time. Next up, a baby quit, out of the 152 quilts I've finished, only one was for a baby, I'm eager to make my second one.