Friday, June 8, 2012

Quilt Number 3

This has been the view of my dinning room table for the last week. I have this fun little quilt all laid out and ready to cut but I have been a bit busy with work, standard home stuff and a bit extra one night. The neighbors house across the street burned down. It was very sad to watch but they are dealing with it very well and hopefully the rebuild will begin soon. We have waived at them from across the street for a year and I was very embarrassed that it took their house catching fire and them standing in our yard for 6 hours watching to get to know them. They seem to be very nice people and it made me aware I have been a poor neighbor to not introduce myself. When we moved in a year ago all of the families came to greet us except them and I just assumed they were anti-social. I was so wrong, proving once again you should never assume. I will do better when they rebuild. 

Sunday night before the whirlwind of this past week I was able to cut out 18 of the solid green swirling block for the quilt. It is a fun basic Moda print ( top corner by rotor cutter). Can you see the pinwheels, 4 square and, 9 patch blocks I have paired up? I just cannot wait to start and hopefully tomorrow will offer some time to play with the fabric and start sewing. Still not decided about the final size on this one, lap throw or bed quilt but it will be cheerful to build! I love working with bright fabrics.

I am hoping to work on some stitching at the lake this weekend as well. We finally got the added bathroom completed and now can settle the sleeping quarters upstairs and get everything in its place. The mini-remodel has taken way to long in my impatient world but I feel certain character was built. Not really sure whose but built none the less...

Hope everyone finds a little stitching/quilting time this weekend.



  1. Oh, your poor neighbours - it would be so hard to lose everything like that. How did the fire start? Love the colours for your new quilt and good luck with getting some stitching done.

  2. How horrible for your neighbors! Hopefully they can get back on their feet quickly. I know some things can never be replaced, but at least they are all okay.
    Those fabrics for your new quilt look wonderful! Looking forward to seeing it all come together.