Saturday, March 1, 2014

Now to get started!

Looks like teal is the new color RSC2014!  So I just headed to the sewing closet to see what was in the stash. Looks like I have everything to make my 3 pickle dish blocks. Since it tax season, I am not sure any sewing will get done this week as tax preparation will take center stage.

I am glad to report that I did make some progress on my hexie project this week. Now to decide what that center medallion will be.  My first thought was an applique block, but this morning I though maybe a crazy quilt block. I have wanted to try one, is this my opportunity............hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm??????

Well, I have some time to think about it!  I did decide since I finished my Floribunda quilt that my new focus will  be finishing the rest of the blocks for Baltimore Garden. That along with my RSC2014 blocks should keep me pretty busy.

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  1. Those hexies just pop on the background. Looks like you have a busy year ahead of you, the fabric selection then cutting and prepping of the Baltimore Garden blocks will be quite time consuming. Taxes! I guess I'll have to gather my information together too and visit the post office for the forms. For whatever reason, the government wold prefer we do our taxes on line or use a purchased computer program. I'm not there yet. I use the computer for so much but not taxes.

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    1. Yes Baltimore Garden is a big task. I have the fabrics, I just need to finish the last twelve blocks. But they have a lot of pieces, thankfully the stems and leaves are pretty routine, but those layered flowers can be time consuming and darn right hard. I may have to replace some with ruched flowers, to keep it fun.

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    1. I do love pairing the brights with black and whites, my first attempt at using hand dyes with batiks that have sat in my stash, so glad to be using them.

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  3. Sounds like there will be plenty on your plate this month. Great collection of teals!

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    1. Thanks, can't wait to see them with my Jan and Feb blocks!

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  4. Your pickle dishes will be great in these fabrics. Don't get your taxes in a pickle as well.

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    1. Oh my taxes in a pickle would not be good. Sometimes they make me feel like I am in a pickle. LOL I agree can't wait to get started.

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  5. Your hexies are beautiful. I can't wait to see what You make with the teal fabrics.

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    1. Thanks now if only I can make a center medallion that lives up to the part that is finished.

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  6. I just picked out my fabrics as well. I sure do love your hexi's too.

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    1. I only make four blocks a month for RSC, so there is plenty of time to get them done.

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  7. I like the fabrics that you've picked to work on the RSC. Oh dear, I have to start working on taxes as well.

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    1. I think with long winter time has gotten away from me. I am always glad to get those darn taxes done and out of the way.

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  8. Really, really love the hexies with black. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the center.

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    1. Me too! It needs to live up to the part that is done. I guess I need to do some serious thinking.

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  9. Love your hexies. A crazy quilt block would be really fun to mix in with them.

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    1. Thanks for your input, I was thinking the same thing, I have never done one but I have done some embroidery so it would be fun to try one!

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  10. That teal you've chosen is simply gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you use for the center medallion ... I am confident that it will be a breathtakingly gorgeous quilt when you're done!

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  11. A crazy quilt block would look really awesome there !!

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    1. I am glad you think so. Now I just need to get creative.

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  12. Your hexagon project looks wonderful! and I love your teals. Looking forward to seeing what you make with them. :)

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  13. Thanks Elly...................hopefully they will turn into three pickle dish blocks!

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  14. Oh, can't wait to see if you do some crazy quilting in the center. Won't that be fun!

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