Saturday, January 30, 2010

Focus project this weekend

It's a wonderful day today, with only -5 degrees. The sun is shining, and it looks great with all the snow. Perfect for my two youngest and their snowboards :o) They went with my brother and his boy, to the alpine center just half an hour drive from us. I hope they will have a great day (it's the first time they are going there). Hope they'll take some pics to show me :o)
They have been training at a small apline center near by, so they really looked forward to go to the "big hills" today. Hubby was supposed to go with them too, but
his back is still killing him, so he just have to stay home:o( Guess the kids will spend the whole day there, so I'll be having some sewing time today.

My focus project this weekend is a quilt I started on back in June 2009, the pattern was released at Moda Bake Shop, and I just fell in love with it. It's called "Irish chain".
All the "flower" blocks are finished long ago, so it's only the ones between I need to work on. A bit of puzzle work, but fun! I wish I had some of the fabrics used in the original quilt, they are so beautiful! But I found some fabrics similar in colors, and I think they work all right.
I am working with 2" strips, instead of 1,5" like the pattern says. This way it "grows" faster, and I want to make a lap quilt instead of a baby quilt first. I have the same fabrics precut in 1,5" strips too, so I will also make the baby quilt later:o)

Wish you all a great weekend,
Laila


12 comments:

Mona said...

Dette blir flott. Nydelige stoffer du har brukt. Hvordan kan jeg ha gått glipp av dette mønsteret? Gleder meg til å se videre arbeid på dette. Ha en strålende lørdag. Mona

Cattinka said...

Your quilt looks good already, it doesn´t always have to be the original fabrics, I think it´s fine with the fabrics you took.
KATRIN W.

Karen said...

Oh, its cold where you live! Good time to stay in and sew.

siv hege said...

This looks very promising :) Can`t wait to see the result!

Knot Garden said...

I really like your choice of fabrics, and they will make your quilt unique! Enjoy your sewing day,
Caroline

LeKaQuilt said...

Det blir virkelig en lekker quilt! Gleder meg til å se flere blokker sydd sammen.

jofridsquilt said...

Eg likte virkelig ditt fargevalg best. nydelige fargar. Eg gleder meg til å sjå det ferdig.

Sølvi's blog said...

Heier på deg. Denne blir lekker.

Lappetausa said...

Dette blir kjempespennande! Stå på!

Anne Ida said...

Jeg husker jeg lagret dette mønsteret... Din versjon blir helt nydelig! Du er så flink til å plukke riktig stoff til riktig prosjekt! Håper du fikk sydd en hel masse av de "b-blokkene" i går :o) Gleder meg til å se fortsettelsen! Har du tenkt å lage en scrappy kant som originalen? -eller blir det en solid som det er på Sheri sin?

Mary Ann said...

Your quilt is going to be just fantastic!! I love those colours!
Great choices!

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