WIP Wednesday 5.15.13

I haven’t sewn much since last Wednesday.

We went to Rhode Island this weekend for a family-only Mother’s Day visit (apologies to our RI friends). This is the view from my grandparents’ gorgeous house and my uncle’s boat, the Optimist.


Monday was a fabulous class focusing on straight-line quilting (shout out to Ashley):


Tuesday I needed some down time and eye candy, so I went to see The Great Gatsby (the best part was the actress who played Jordan). Also, some fabric therapy.


This lovely print is one I’ve had my eye for awhile. I can’t resist leaves, birds or a pop of yellow, so it’s like this was made for me. I might use it with some of my black and white text prints. For now, I’m just going to hold onto it.


And this is a great art deco Anna Maria Horner print that is included in this week’s Work In Progress– the Block Party quilt! I got some more for the back.

I’m a member of a group of 12 women, and every month members sew blocks to contribute to someone’s quilt. The lead quilter picks the fabric and instructions for their blocks. It’s my turn, and blocks are starting to come back:

ImageThe pattern is Elizabeth Hartman’s Kitchen Windows and the fabrics are my favorites in royal blue, yellow, teal and navy. The sashing is Michael Miller solids and the background is a gorgeous grey linen. I can’t wait for more blocks to come back so I can lay them all out. This is one quilt that’s going to stay here in my own house on the blue couch.

Linking up for WIP Wednesday. What are you working on?