Saturday, January 19, 2013


Here is the finished Kaleidoscope quilt.  Kind of makes your eyes want to go everywhere at once, doesn't it?  I like it!
I like this fleece backing, too, for a little girl.  Maybe it's just that I'm not fond of all the colder weather we've been having, but warm cuddly things just make me happy right now.
On the plus side, the camellia out in the back is blooming.  It's a small bush, so there are only a few blooms, but I had to bring one inside to enjoy.  Isn't it a beauty!

Also on the plus side, I got some bulbs and onion sets planted on Thursday.  The garden bed in the back is all cleared out, tilled (sort of), and I've planted another batch of turnip and mustard greens.  The fresh ones are just so nice, and the chickens enjoy them, too.  I know they had a lot of fun clearing out the old ones for me!  Ah, minions, they are handy sometimes.
My friend and I had another "sew" day yesterday.  She's working on the Easy Street Mystery and I worked on more of these blocks.  I should be working on Easy Street, but I sort of fell off that one.  I'll get back on sooner or later, but for now.......
Last night Mr. Muddling worked late, so I did some more sewing.  I got all the blocks for the disappearing four patch sewn and a layout decided.  Perhaps today I get that top put together. 
We have another beautiful day here today, and it's getting a bit warmer.  The peach tree still thinks Spring is here and is blooming its little heart out.  I think it may be in for a rude awakening.  We'll see.
Hope your day is progressing, and that you are, too!
Hug and kisses,


Thimbleanna said...

Your kaleidoscope quilt turned out great Elaine! I love the contrast of the black with the bright colors.

Sheila said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Elaine.
Lovely camellia bloom : )

Sarah Craig said...

I love both your quilts! The kaleidoscope is particularly striking!! Whoop whoop!!

Margaret Stickland said...

Progressing really well here, a tad on the warm side , well hot when it gets over 40c.. So no sewing but aah! the garden, mulch, mulch the new key word for gardening. exercising on the bike 20 mins a day but no sewing, time off sewing resumes in March or April when it is a tad cooler. Blessings

Karen said...

The quilt is gorgeous. Just love the colours in this one and they work so well in the design. Great work!
Looks like you have been busy int he garden too!

ljeanne said...

I like your two fabric 4 patches. What is the size of your patches? They appear large in the photo, but can't really tell the size. Thanks.

Nanette Merrill said...

The kaleidoscope is amazing. Really fantastic. I'm impressed.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I LOVE your disappearing four patch. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. What size are the finished blocks? I'm not happy with my D4P (block size, fabric choices, sub-cutting accuracy) ... and I'm determined to make another at some point.