Tuesday, 9 February 2010

The Summer Project

For some bright reason, I decided to start a new project for the summer holidays. Mmmm...let's not think of all those unfinished ones. After all, it's important and most necessary to follow your creative needs, I think I thought. So, I started a really challenging one - not real rocket science, just real fiddly.
270 blocks with a finished size of 4 1/4" square, consisting of 7 pieces in the block. Yes, yes, do the math = lots and lots of little bits = lots and lots of cutting= lots and lots of sewing = lots and lots of trimming x 2!

Some of the lotsa.


Lotsa lotsa love as I put it up on the design wall. And I'm loving it, even if it's a slow project that may become an Autumn project.



19 comments:

One Flew Over said...

LOVE! What a great quilt this will be...fantastic use of colour and I am especially fond of the dark solid.

patchworkoncentralpark said...

This looks great! So colourful and I love the black background.

Knit Witch said...

Love it! It will be well worth it - summer/autumn/winter - doesn't matter - it will be truly speccy when it's done.

PottyMouthMama said...

Wow Choc it is beautiful, it looks incredible all put together. Well done, all that fiddly work IS paying off. Keep going, I can't wait to see this as a finished piece lady!

alobsiger said...

Better late than never -- I'm sitting here having a swoon over your butterflies. Gasp and swoon. How lovely these blocks are! OK, I have to go look at them again...

alobsiger said...

Hi again, Sarah. I've made some butterfly blocks like this and am hoping you might be able to pop me an email.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your butterflies. Fantastic choice of fabrics!! I look forward to watching it grow.

Cherie said...

Wow, just popped over from Mrs. Schmenkman and LOVE your quilt. Love the newsprint you've used for the light fabric. Just terrific.

Jan said...

Terrific idea. I just bought some of the NY newspaper fabric, only a fat quarter, when I was in MYC.

Heidi said...

that's a lot of super little blocks! whatever the season, it's going to be great!

Valentina said...

OMG.

speechless...

OMGoodness...

i need time to process...

Mimi said...

I was pointed to this post and am resisting a "summer project" BUT where or who made/makes the newsprint fabric? Back to reading more current posts

Momma Made This said...

This is great! I'm not familiar with this pattern... where to find the instructions? I just stumbled upon some fabrics in my stash that would suit this pattern just right!

Thanks for sharing!!!!

Momma Made This said...

This is great! I'm not familiar with this pattern... where to find the instructions? I just stumbled upon some fabrics in my stash that would suit this pattern just right!

Thanks for sharing!!!!

qusic said...

I just love your butterflies and the dark background, very inspiring!

Erica Spinks said...

Hi Sarah, Your pretty project reminds me of a pattern by Jane MacDonald. I love your fabric choices.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah
I'm a massive fan of your work, this quilt is exquisite!
Keep on rocking the blog world with your fantastic posts.
Prue

Penne said...

That's a really cute block. I am wondering what fabric you used for the middle piece. It looked at though it had writing it. It looked really great.

Thanks for sharing

rachelmp said...

I've just hit on your blog through pottymouthmama. I'm making these butterflies too from charm squares - snap