Friday, March 27, 2009

Turning over a new leaf

... or at least try to.

After thoroughly enjoying blogs of such high caliber as Lolly Chops, Don't Look Now, and oh fransson, to name a few I have decided that I really need to work harder on my blog. I would love to have a new post every week and share some things with you. So I have decided to have a designated day and time for me to work on my blog. I think for now I will pick Friday mornings for a post. I think I'll even set up an alarm reminder on my phone *goes off to find phone* OK an alarm is now set for every Friday morning!

So rather than having a bunch of random things to post (oh don't worry I'm sure there will be plenty of that as well) I've decided that I'm going to focus on giving my house a little more oompf and making it feel more like a home. I've got a list about a mile long of simple things I want to do to just make this 15 year old house a little more cohesive. So join me on this little adventure and maybe you will learn something along the way (or not).


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Doll quilt progress

I have now officially started on my DQS6 project. I hope my partner likes what I have picked out! I pulled all of the fabrics from my stash. I honestly was hoping to use up more of the stash. I have like 6 yards of the butterfly fabric and as you can see I only used a tiny bit. 2 4"x4" squares to be exact!

I'm modifying a pattern called "Bandana beauty" from the "Easy Quilts" fall 2008 issue. It's the center panel reduced by 50%.
This is the preliminary layout on some off white fabric. All of the colors were pulled from the butterfly fabrics and are deep and vibrant (sorry for the poor lighting.) I'm not sure I like the polka dots. The colors are perfect but I think it gets lost in the layout, not enough of a punch. What do you think? Maybe I'll just have to take a better picture tomorrow during the day in some natural light.

My other thought was to swap out the polka dots to this other pink fabric:

I'd love your opinion!