5.03.2011

Bottled Rainbow Quilt Along *Grass Block*


Today was a pretty cool day.  I know I have mentioned this before, but I am teaching two friends how to quilt while we each make our own Bottled Rainbow quilt.  Once a week, we get together and share our scraps while making a new block.  We usually come with the block already sewn and then when we get together we share, cut, glue, and sew on the scraps to the front of the block.

Today, Katie showed up with her scraps all cut and laid out ready to glue on.  She was already working on her next block.  It made me really proud that she is doing so well and is really enjoying the process so much.  (Amy we missed you today, girl!)


Now for my favorite scraps.  I just love this teapot that got from Bethie.  However, I'm a little nervous about how I cut it on the left.  I think I was trying to avoid another teapot.  I may go back with white thread a little further in so the scrap doesn't unravel after I wash it.  I guess it just depends on how OCD I feel like being today. 


This scrap is in honor of my husband who is the best cook I've ever met.


Seriously, why will this butterfly photo not rotate?  It was horizontal when I took the picture, then when I uploaded it into blogger, it changed to vertical.  Ugh!!!  It won't let me click on it and "rotate clockwise" in blogger.  Any suggestions oh wise ones? 



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There is a little group of people over at Flickr that are working on a top secret mission for a very special person.  She is having a baby and we are like elves working away to prepare gifts for the big day.

One of the projects is a Onesie for each day the baby turns a new month old.  My month was 3.  Each person in the group has a different month, but we are all using the same font so that the pictures will look super cute when she lines them all up after the baby turns a year old.




I wish I would have thought of this idea 6 years ago when Ethan was born.  Oh well.



Have a super day!

~Val

I'm linking up with Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday and WIP Wednesday.  There are so many cool things there to inspire you.  Go check it out!



9 comments:

  1. 3 words: Windows Live Writer - try it out & see if it doesn't make you happier than using blogger directly - I put up my review here: http://www.haveyoumetus.net/michelle/blog/?p=1678

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  2. LOVE the grass block!! The teapot is SO cute!! Way to go! And I love the onsie!! What a cute idea!!

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  3. Your block looks fab. Love the owls and frog.

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  4. Those rainbow blocks are wonderful! I'm a new reader, and I must say, I'm in LOVE with the pincushion cups in your banner! I need to make myself some of those!! How fun that you're teaching some friends to sew. I would love to do that.

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  5. Great block! I can't wait to see how it looks with the white sashing/borders when all put together!

    I've gotten that goofy rotation thing a few times. It seems to happen when I try to load multiple pix. I didn't find any way to fix it once loaded, and had to load it again... I'll have to check out this Windows Live Writer I think.

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  6. Great progress! I love the idea of getting together with friends to make the bottled rainbows blocks.

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  7. I love your green block! You have gathered there so many lovely patches and the colours are beautiful!
    It's always enjoy to visit you and see your creations!
    x Teje

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  8. Those scraps you are using are really cute!

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