Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WiP - fresh start


With a new blog I need a new project to start with right? Lately I was doing all kinds of small projects and I'm back in the quilting mode. As I enjoyed making crazy quilt block I had an idea I'll use this technique for Neighborhood quilt. I knew I want to use the ballerina panels as a center piece. It would be pretty cool if each one would live in different color house. BUT every time I try to do something scrappy I realize I don't have enough scraps and my matching side won't let me do it. Buying new fabrics would be an option but not a way I wanted to go. I pull out Summersville charm pack and tried it out. It's my first charm pack ever. I won it over at Finding Fifth about a year ago. I had to adjust the size of the house but it works. I know it's not a usual way you use charm pack but who cares.


I might be adding chimney. I need to have a deadline on projects so it'll be Bday quilt for MiniMe. She'll turn 7 in September and there are going to be 7 ballerinas in that quilt. I'll be adding some flowers, butterflies, birds whatever comes to my mind to make it a girlie version of that quilt. Yeah, nothing like the original pattern by Elizabeth Hartman but that's just me. I like my own twist.


I also have boyish quilt on mind. I'm thinking modern chevron here. Just in solids. BUT my rotary cutter is dull. I need to get a new blade and I need to finish the Newspaper quilt. I got a proof I'm working on it, lol.


I have also joined the bloglovin and switched to Chrome. So far I like it but I have a problem with comments. If there is a form to fill in the email and name my comment doesn't show up. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. If anyone knows what the problem is, please let me know. I used to comment on those blogs before. I have no problem with the regular comment box where I can use my google account. I hope to work that out soon.

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19 comments:

  1. That is a great use of that charm pack! I love your ballerina houses.

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  2. Love your little ballerina houses, very cute!

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  3. The ballerinas are oh-so-sweet. Their own little houses is such a cute idea and that charm pack is perfect.

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  4. What a cute quilt those ballerinas in their houses will make! Thanks for making me smile.

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  5. I love all your fabrics - especially the little ballerinas, the airplane one, and the newspaper one!
    very cute houses, too.

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  6. What adorable ballerinas! I love your block and the background fabric too!

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  7. Very cute house blocks!

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  8. i love those houses! they look amazing in summersville.

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  9. that block is just adorable!

    I am stopping by from the WIP post, hop by if you get a chance! http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/wip-wednesday-june-12th-edition.html

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  10. These are so cute!! I have two girls and know that if they saw these blocks, they would be begging me to make some. So adorable - can't wait to see how you keep going with it! :)

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  11. Your ballerina blocks are adorable!

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  12. Your ballerina house blocks are going to be adorable - I like the idea of a chimney on the houses :D I think that's a great use of charm squares - who says they have to be used as is?!

    I think you should be able to work on a boyish chevron quilt but only after you spend time working on Newspaper --- xxx number of minutes on one gives you xxx minutes on the other ;)

    I'll email you about your commenting problem - I don't have an answer, but I know 2 people who are having a similar problem, so I want to see if your situation is comparable to theirs.

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  13. Such cute little ballerina houses - this will make an amazing quilt :-)

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  14. What a fab focus block - so pretty. Can't wait to see the houses all put together.

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  15. Love these! They are so so sweet!

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  16. I think that's the perfect way to use a charm pack! So creative and fun!

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  17. So cute, I will make something like this for my granddaughter! Thank you for posting. Just to look for the right fabrics.

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    1. Thank you for lovely comment.

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  18. These houses make me want to go sew some up right now. The fabrics are lovely.

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