Well first of all, thank you everyone! You are all sooo sweet! You definitely know how to make a girl feel good about herself. I am overwhelmed by how many of you like my haircut. lol. I definitely should have made the move sooner. ;) I'll make an effort to keep myself pulled together but I can't make any promises. Sometimes the girlie is slightly grumpy (like now because she some more teeth coming in) and it is all we can do to keep her peaceful. Strangely my ability to get out of my pajamas and get ready seem to have no effect on her demeanor. Hmmm.... Could she not care what I look like? Gasp! The Horror! That's okay...I know that she'll care in a couple of years. Or so I hear of little girls.
But in between getting my hair cut and dealing with a grumpy little one, I did manage to get some work done on my bottled rainbow quilt. I know...it's supposed to be a slow quilt along that I take at a leisurely pace. And yes, there are at least three other projects that are more "important" on my plate right now. But hey, sometimes you just need to work on what makes you happy. And these blocks have been doing that for me lately. So I'm rolling with it. Although I will seriously take a little break for a couple of weeks from them now.
I worked on the three bright blue blocks. (there is still a very dark blue/indigo one left) Oh how blue makes me happy. Come on...admit it. Blue makes you happy too.
I had a fun time going through my blue scraps to find the perfect fabrics for these blocks. Yet again, some of my colors are a little different than Rachel's I believe. I used Kona cotton colors Peacock, Cyan and Marine for those who are interested.
The light blue one has some of absolute favorite fabrics of all time.
Right? Seriously cute fabrics. I love having a place to finally put some of the little pieces that I have been hoarding. One of those scraps is about 3/8" wide! I would NEVER keep scraps that small if it were not for the fabric that it is. ;)
The medium blue block has become what I like to call my "good folks" block. The blues in that line were just the perfect match for the Kona Cyan.
And the dark blue block has some scraps that have been gathered from here and there and every where!
The Kona Marine is a Perfect match for the Ann Kelle Flowers! Love it! And aren't the giraffe's just the sweetest? That scrap I got almost a year ago from my friend Kaelin who won them in a giveaway online with many other luscious scraps.
It's so fun to see all the scraps come together and start to form a new life in this quilt. And I'm not only using scraps just from my scrap bin but I'm also using all scrap batting! Finally! A project that makes all those pieces of batting I couldn't bare to throw away worth keeping. I'm zig zagging the pieces together like Rachel shows on her blog and it's working sooo well. I'm feeling quite industrious! :)
One last look...just because they're so pretty.
Now, are you still awake? Who's fallen asleep?
I think that it is time for another little giveaway! I'm having such a fabulous time going through my scraps making these blocks and I think you all would really enjoy this project as well. I'm ahead...so don't think that this project is too far along for you to join. It's really not. Like I said above, I worked on these, but now I need to put it aside and work on some other projects. So there is still plenty of time to start and join in Rachel's Quilt along. The link is in my sidebar.
But...for those of you already playing or have been putting it off because you don't feel you have enough scraps, I'm going to have another giveaway of a Hawthorne Threads Scrap pack! Woohoo! We love them and their awesome scraps. Seriously...they do not have one bad fabric, so you know the scraps will be good! Now we're not doing the giveaway today. Oh stop groaning. It's okay. We're doing it tomorrow. It's just easier to keep replies in a giveaway to one post. So go check out Rachel's quilt along and check back in tomorrow!