Sunday, April 25, 2010

Is it really hip to be square?

During my maternity leave I brought my sewing room up to my kitchen.  I had to feel like I was completing some projects.  I had to have some time to myself.  Had to feel like I was accomplishing something other then getting through the day with a new baby and screaming 2 year old.

I started sewing together charm packs.  Pre cut 5 inch squares of the most beautiful fabrics.  Many of my creations can be seen here.  Although I love these quick and easy projects I was able to complete, as I look through all my pictures I have to say I'm getting sick of squares, squares, and more squares!

I've decided to branch out, try to complete a few other projects that aren't just squares sewn to squares.  That being said, as I look through the world wide web at other quilting projects I seem to be drawn to the simple square projects.  There is just something old fashion and simple about them that I love.  So I've continued with my squares, but have tried to at least make them a little more complicated.  Square in squares for example.  Or rectangles in rectangles.  I'm slowly trying to mix it up a bit.

Here are a few of my last two projects I did from charm packs.  They are some of my favorite fabrics yets!  The top two pictures is a runner out of Martinique by 3 Sisters.  I love this line, can't say enough about it.  I've bought a cute border to go with this one so I'll keep adding to it.  The bottom two pictures is a table runner out of Rural Jardin by French General for Moda.  I am loving this new designer.  Can't wait for the Christmas line to come out from them this year.  I don't do many long table runners so I decided to give it a try, and I love how it turned out.  Hoping to get this one quilted so I can throw it on my kitchen table for the summer.  

Hopefully I can break away from the squares and show you something new.  I have some cute blocks in the works using this pattern, I'll show you soon.


Thelma said...

For some reason I've yet to catch that Martinique fever, but Rural Jardin, Love It , Love It, Love it. Your table runners look great.

Which Thimble Blossom is calling your name?

Travelin'Oma said...

You are hip, squared!