Monday, April 5, 2010

April is here with the promise of new beginings.

Posted by Strlady at 6:30 PM
This time of year is such a treat. The grass is turning green and flowers are blooming and after next weekend, we will be NASCAR race-free for a good 6 months. YEAH!!

We decided to remove the tree that would not grow in our front yard and replace it with a Maple tree so last weekend while I worked on my first project of the month we had quite a few hands uprooting our garden to get some color in the flower bed.

They are new blooms but they promise to grow into something... colorful!

My quilty goals?

First: Catchup with ps i quilt's Pinwheel quilt along (see link on sidebar). I'm making this using Moda's Garden Party by Blackbird Designs. I got the first block made last month but I'm a bit behind since Rachel is on block #6.

Second: Cut and start piecing Two Piece Puzzle by Tara Lynn Darr. This one appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting's February issue and as soon as I saw it.. I fell in love. I have been enhancing my stash for this one and now that I have what I need, I'm ready to get going. I would love to finish it this month but I'll be happy to make a good dent on it.

Third: Make this month's Schnibble. That would be Tag along. I was not sure if I wanted to tackle this one but the pattern sort of fell in my lap and I decided I should not skip two months in a row.

While we are on the topic.. Did you hear that Miss Carrie has a new book coming out? This one is out next week and I've already pre-ordered my copy. I can't wait for it to arrive!

Last but not least: I need to bind The Bounty. This one is headed off to a special home next month so no more procrastinating!! I NEED to finish this one.

Keeping it simple this month and hoping I can meet all my goals.

Have a great quilty month!!!

5 comments on "April is here with the promise of new beginings."

joan on April 5, 2010 at 7:47 PM said...

"Keep it simple", she says. I say that is a lot like how I analyze simple when it comes to quilting!
Love all your projects... and I too have my Miss Rosie's book on pre-order but here in Canada it will only be here next month...):

Dandelion Quilts on April 5, 2010 at 8:16 PM said...

I love your blocks!!

Brenda on April 5, 2010 at 10:00 PM said...

I can't wait to see your quilt come to life and your garden bloom. Don't forget the Miracle Grow; those geraniums will knock your socks off if you fertilize them! But don't let Nyshma do it, she is a heavy handed fertilizer chick...LOL!

sunny on April 5, 2010 at 10:22 PM said...

Beautiful projects! Can't wait to see the finishes.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter on April 8, 2010 at 7:24 PM said...

Great projects - you always have such pretty patterns and fabric. Wishing you a happy month of sewing!


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