Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shop Hopping!

The latest shop hop in my area could not have come at a better time.

When I should have been working, I've been browsing this book that recently arrived on my doorstep.

I really love this pattern!  Of course, I don't have any fabrics that would do this quilt justice.  Hence my excitement with the Shop Hop.

(Lousy picture.  Taken with my cell phone.)

I tweaked my Pinwheels for Peace pattern a little.  I'm finally happy with the design and color layout of the pinwheels.  (The decision on the background/white space is another matter!)  Now I need to start making pinwheels!

I played around with what batiks I had on hand.  First time around I went with white and colored batik.  Don't really like this as much as I thought I would.

Then went with a two tone batik colorway.  I think this works better, especially if I can enough batiks in each color that will provide contrast in each block.  What do you think?  

These are 6 inch blocks.  I will probably go with 4 inch blocks to make the quilt size more manageable.

Now to get shopping.  I need quite a bit of colorful batiks!

Have an amazing day!!


  1. Hi Rene'! Hope you stay dry today. I am making another baby pinwheel quilt, they are so easy!! Have fun today, shopping for fabric beats working any day, huh?
    C ya, Clare

  2. Oh, I didn't know the book was already available...looks like I need to go shopping!

  3. That's going to be one "groovy" quilt! Can't wait to see it come to life.

  4. Yes, definately the tone on tone batiks!!! Loving the purple. Why do peace signs always make me think of Sonny & Cher? "I got you babe"!!!

  5. I like the white and colored the best, but it probably ends up depending on what you do for the background. Either way will be good.

    That Kaffe Fasset book is definitely getting added to the wish list.

  6. Yes the two tone batiks are the way to go! I hope your shopping went well!

  7. Renee, love this book but don't have it yet! I am so excited to get it. I am excited to get it before I go to Paducah so I get him to autograph it for me. This one I have been waiting for. Love the colors of your pin wheels. Love shopping too! Nice to meet up with you! Steph

  8. What a great book - Love the colors used in those quilts.