October 9, 2011

Playing in My Room

Yesterday was such a beautiful day, and I'm sure I'll regret not spending some time outdoors.  For now, though, I'm thankful to have found time to get some things accomplished in my play room. 

This makes me happy.


 And it makes me want to sew.  It's Summer House by Lily Ashbury.

This will have to wait until I get a little further along on this.


The Northwest Florida Paralegal Association is holding an auction to benefit Children's Services Center.  I agonized over what I might donate for the auction, then decided a Courthouse Steps quilt would be appropriate for an auction involving the local legal community. Duh.  Can you believe I didn't think of that immediately? 

And before I get much further into this, I need to finish machine quilting this. 


I should probably think about having my eyes checked.  It seems I can't sew a straight line. :-)

Kim




29 comments:

Jackie said...

I'm in Northeast Florida and it was gray all day yesterday. I love your stack of fabric for your new project - really happy fabric. I hope you accomplish everything you've planned to accomplish!

Mary said...

Like the courtthouse steps block. Your other projects look like fun to work on. Great colors.

Carol said...

I love your Summer House squares, the colors are so yummy.
I also love your courthouse steps and the thread choice for your quilting.
Everything is so pretty!!!

Carol said...

Nice court house step block. What is the pattern of the quilt in the last picture? Looks like it could be a star.

Pokey said...

Oh, those colors on the top, all stacked so pretty, they make me happy, too! Beautiful work going on. Your line looks straight to me...the little peek at it has me curious, too!
:-}pokey

LeKaQuilt said...

Your stack of fabric for your new prosject make me happy to, just by watching the picture :o)
Just as the pic in the welcome banner, where your cat is helping you hold the fabric!
I love that picture :o)

Quilt Hollow said...

Beautiful fabrics to play with on a dreary day!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I'm anxious to see what you're making with your Summer House Fabrics. I love that line and have some precuts hoarded waiting for inspiration. For now, they are just content to sit, however, I am getting restless to cut into them! Please send the rain this way when you've had your fill!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Lovely fabrics you're going to play with!
Your block looks great, and this will be a great quilt!
Looking forward to see the whole quilt you are working on.
Happy sewing,
Laila

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love that stack of Summer House all nice and neat!

Stephanie said...

Such pretty fabrics for all of your projects. I especially love the courthouse steps designs having just made a quilt for my son. :o) I like the way you play.

Prof. S said...

Oooo, you have SO much on the go -- but those squares of Summer House are so, so, soooo lovely!! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

Lynn said...

Your Courthouse Steps is going to turn out great. That stack of squares is going to be pretty too.

Thimbleanna said...

Well, if you HAVE to stay in on a beautiful day, at least you made the best of it! I loved being outside all weekend -- although I wish I'd been sewing instead of digging in the dirt!

Thimbleanna said...

Well, if you HAVE to stay in on a beautiful day, at least you made the best of it! I loved being outside all weekend -- although I wish I'd been sewing instead of digging in the dirt!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What fun fabrics! I should probably have my eyes checked because your lines look great to me. ;-) Have a happy week!

QuiltSue said...

You've got a lot going on in your playroom, and some glorious fabrics.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Gorgeous fabrics!

Lori said...

Such pretty projects!!
I hear if you wear magnifying glasses it helps with machine quilting;)

Karen said...

Look likes you're having the same attack of ADD as I am. This weather is just so gorgeous - it get's the creative juices going!

suemac said...

Love the batik courthouse steps. I just finished up with a batik strip swap and I have some beautiful batiks I need to do something with. Hmmm.

Nicky said...

Great stack!

Good idea on the legal front!

Trudi said...

That really is a beautiful stack of fabrics! Happy playing!

Heather said...

I love the Summer House Fabric and can't wait to see what you are doing with it. I have it in a Layer Cake and still haven't come up with a plan for it.

Michele said...

Beautiful fabrics to play with! I love that you are using courthouse steps.....very clever :-)

Melanie said...

I've never been a fan of batiks-- but you make them look beautiful....

Vivian said...

I smiled when I read your logic for choosing the courthouse steps quilt. Good one!
Pretty fabrics in every photo. What fun you must have "working" among such joyful colors.

Sinta Renee said...

I love it! Courthousse Steps was perfect... even if it took a while, I am sure it was a subconcious decision! Can't wait to see what else you are playing with... looks like fun!

Mama Pea said...

Sorry it has been so long since I have been by. My life has been crazy! I love what you are working on. Very pretty. You have such a great eye for color!