Sunday, January 15, 2012


Friday night, even though I was tired from a long work week, some fabric therapy was needed.  After sitting in front of a computer all day, it felt better to stand at my cutting table and play with scraps for Pink Lemonade
Parts were cut for the half blocks as a lovely cap to the evening.  Saturday I was in my workroom doing about four different projects at once--washing fabric, cutting, and stitching.  I used the black and white four patches for Bricks and Stepping Stones as my leader-ender while putting together the half blocks.  I discovered a mistake in my notes for the half  blocks and had to cut another 2 3/8" square of each print, but since it is my habit to complete one "kit" of pieces before chain piecing the others, it was easily fixed.  I veered from Lori's instructions by making HSTs from whole squares, cutting them in half for the quarter square triangles, to improve my accuracy with these small pieces. 

Only a couple of switches to get to this pleasing layout.  All that is left is the corner blocks and setting squares.  Still contemplating if the yellow I bought is a bit too "calico" for these CW reproduction prints.

Workroom time was interrupted by a lovely visit with my hairstylist offspring, the newlywed Mrs. G, followed by a trip to the local mall, where the only success found was this photo of the sun setting behind our Channel Islands into the Pacific.  It seems winter has skipped SoCalif this year as the warm days have continued and it has been unusually clear and cloudless.  Hopefully late January and February's usual storms will come through.  Today, though, it's back to the workroom for some more therapy.


Anonymous said...

Ooooooo so pretty....liking your pink lemonade so far!

Shay said...

Positively gorgeous Annie. I love it.

I'm going to be playing with small pieces in blocks from next weekend. Since I've never really done that before I'm expecting it to be a bit of a challenge !

That's one beautiful sunset. The weather every where is very strange this season.

Barb said...

Your last picture was just awesome, great sewing therapy!

Kate said...

Very pretty blocks. Looks like your therapy session was a very productive one.

Winter is flirting with us here in OK. We've had some cold weather, but nothing like last year! At least not yet.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your pink lemonade blocks! They look perfect!

Andee said...

Last clue is out, I finished my flimsy tonight..looking forward to seeing yours!