Monday, April 28, 2014

Spring has Arrived

Spring has arrived in our part of the world.  Everything is so green and new life is popping up everywhere.


My kids and I discovered this nest of robin eggs the other day.  We can't wait to see the little birds once they hatch.  We've also had some pretty strong storms come through.  I can't say I enjoy the tornado sirens, but I'm thankful for the purpose they serve.

I also built up my courage and finally dug into an entire stack of Denyse Schmidt fabric I've been collecting over the past year.  (I threw in 2 fabrics from Juliana Horner since they matched so well with the color scheme.


I have been wanting to make an x-plus quilt for a while now and thought these fabrics would work fabulously.  I also pulled several gray-patterned fabrics to work at the background fabric.  I cut out all the fabric and piled them up in stacks with all the fabrics combined to make up each block.  I'm going for a very scrappy look.



I have almost half of the blocks made to make a twin size quilt and the other half ready to be assembled.  Here is what I have so far.





I don't have a deadline for this quilt since I'll be keeping this one.  I'll just be working on this one in my spare time.

I'm almost done with my starburst quilt.  I just need to bury some threads and take some photos.  Can't wait to show it off.


30 comments:

  1. I like your x-plus blocks. I've never seen that block (kind of new to quilting). Also glad to see the robin's next survived the strong winds. We're expecting some windy weather here in western New York State on Tuesday, gusting up to 60 mph, then lots of rain come Wednesday. Better than snow . . . and thankful no tornado activity.

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  2. Great progress and great blocks! Can't wait to see the starburst quilt finished :)

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  3. I love this! It is amazing. Your fabric choices are wonderful. The scrappy look is so cool. I can't wait to see it grow.

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  4. how good that the kids will be able to watch the progress of the robin and her eggs then chicks. Your quilt is looking great, such a wonderful collection of fabrics, how on earth do you decide which to use where?

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  5. I'm really loving this quilt. It's on my bucket list, though when I'll do it, who knows. Love the nest, hope they made it through the storms okay.

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  6. I love your blocks - great fabric combinations!

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  7. Your xplus blocks are lovely- scrappy but still harmonious!

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  8. This is the pattern I used without the colour in the background but I am really loving the DS prints used this way....the blues/navy's are giving the cross real definition. We don't have Robins here...such beautiful coloured eggs!

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  9. I love your blocks. I have the x-plus blocks on my wish list for a future quilt.

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  10. Your scrappy blocks look great! I haven't made the x-plus yet, but I'll get to it someday.

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  11. Your x+ quilt is going to be lovely. I look forward to seeing what your starburst quilt looks like all quilted.

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  12. I long for an x and + quilt too… yours is coming along very nicely! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  13. The robins egg photo is so precious. Love the x&plus parts, you're in the home stretch.

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  14. Your quilt is looking terrific. I've been wanting to do something with this pattern. Great photo of the eggs, too!

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  15. Very pretty! There is just something about DS fabrics...Magic happens when put together...:)

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  16. Love how your X&+ quilt is turning out! Beautiful! Post pictures of those baby robins! How fun!

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  17. Fabulous stuff. I love how the colours work together in a really sophisticated way.

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  18. Love this block design, colors are perfect

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  19. I have long admired the x and + blocks. Yours look scrappi-licious! Looking forward to seeing this grow and to seeing your finished star burst quilt!

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  20. There isn't really anything about this quilt that I don't like. Perfect pattern for the fabric. Very wonderful.

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  21. I really like this pattern. I love your random fabric choices. Thank you for sharing.
    Kathi

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  22. I've been wanting to do an X+ too. I love how your scrappy blocks are coming together! And I'm so glad you're keeping it. :)

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  23. gasp!! I love Denyse Schmidt fabrics, and I LOVE those x+ blocks! so awesome!

    Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  24. Those robin eggs are SO pretty! Your blocks look great--I just finished participating in a block exchange where we had a partner, each made two sets of four blocks each month and then exchanged them we will each half a set of 64 blocks.

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  25. Enjoyed seeing all the different colors playing with the gray backgrounds. It is going to be lovely . Whoop-whoop! Thanks for sharing. First time visiting your blog:) Now Following you on Blogloving. Looking forward to getting to know you and seeing more of your creations. janita

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  26. love those Xs, great job. I know it is hard to cut into fabric you love, but then you get a great quilt to use for years!!!

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  27. Your blocks are looking GOOD!

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  28. I love the way the pluses are bright and stand out from the x's.

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  29. Great color combinations on the blocks! Kate

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  30. This is perfect with the DS prints! Love the scrappy look and blue and orange together

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