Thursday, March 25, 2010

Rambling On and On

Preparing for an open house is for the birds.  For one thing, I could really use my design wall right now, but like a good girl, I put it away for those non quilters who may look at my house.

So instead of this big area to work with....

....I have this little area.

For another thing, I haven't found time to read my favorite blogs, leave comments, browse Flickr, catch up on Facebook, keep up with the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt Along, etc. because again I am being a good girl and instead am cleaning out closets, organizing book shelves, replacing pillow cushions and curtains, making trips to Goodwill, etc.

I blame lack of adequate design space for all the ripping and resewing going on with this Feeling Groovy quilt.  I either keep reading my pattern upside down or confuse the top and the bottom of this quilt!  Slow going, but hopefully I will have a finished top to show on Friday.  Stay tuned!

With all the starts and stops on the Groovy quilt, I used the Leaders & Enders method to make these wonky blocks.  It is amazing how fast these little pieces can be made into something this way.  

Last but not least, these arrived in the mail today!  I just love them.  I ordered them from Anna at Lilla Lotta whose link I discovered from Rita.  I am thinking of christening them by putting one on the back of the Feeling Groovy quilt.  What is the label etiquette for charity/auction quilts?  Anybody know?

Have an amazing day!!!


  1. I love that twill ribbon with your name - so cute! And what about the purple batik for the background of Feelin' Groovy! That is looking outasite, man! (How's that for keeping up with the language of the time!) I know open houses are a real disruption - I hope the house sells quickly so you can establish a new normal!

  2. "Feeling Groovy" is looking good Rene'! Great progress. Love your wonky blocks and labels!

  3. Good Luck with the open house!

  4. Ok both the ribbon and the feeling groovy quilt are awesome. Those colours are just fantastic together, I love it more the more I see it.

    Poohy on the lack of space etc but YAY for you being more organized and such. Better to put up with a bit of neatness then having to have the house on the market longer.

  5. I don't know what the etiquette is, but I know that I was disappointed the quilt I bought at the quilt show didn't have a label. I would like to know who made it and where she lives. (Though, the fact that it was the Alachua County Quilt Guild is a clue.)

  6. You have a lot going on...good luck with your label tape...hope you get to put your design wall back up soon as well!

  7. Love your leaders and enders blocks!

    (And I don't think creative people should have to show their houses to people who aren't creative!!) :D