Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's laundry day...

...and that means work is being done on my wash day quilt. I have lots of fun while I wait for my washer to switch off. I am pulling out fabrics from my stash to add more colors and textures to this quilt.

Here is what I have come up with so far. I hope to get most of blocks sewn together now this week as I have it all laying out on my cutting table. While trying to find enough reproduction background fabrics, I started borrowing the fabrics I am using for my Centennial Sampler. They are melding very well with the other fabrics. I want to use many of my purple fabrics in this quilt.

It was a fobbing weekend this past weekend for me. I got started as I needed to make a fob as a gift. I think I got a little carried away. I made key chains this time too. They are birthday gifts for my grand nieces and nephew.

And finally, here is my French ABC sampler all caught up. My goal was to be right on track with everyone in the SAL by the end of February and I finished it with a week to spare. The new part should be out this week and I am excited to print it out and start it because there is a sweet little squirrel this time.

I had many questions about what color I was using for my sampler. I am using DMC 3787, DMC 3721 and DMC 223. I am enjoying balancing these three colors throughout the sampler.


Nancy said...

That french sampler is really cute and of course perfect stitching.
I love the fobs and key chains you made. You have been very busy.
Now, all that, and a laundry quilt at the same time. It is really pretty. Happy sewing, stitching and fobing.
Love you, Mom

barbara said...

Beautiful, as always!

Carolien said...

Lovely fobs and key chains, Heidi! And you're going fast with your stitches (unlike me, ahum, no time!)

Hugs, Carolien

Barbara said...

Heidi, your laundry day quilt will be beautiful and the fobs and key chains are cool. The French SAl is looking beautiful.


Pondside said...

I think I've said it before - but I love the colour combination you've chosen for your alphabet sampler.
Your washday quilt will be done in not time at all!

Ginny said...

You've been a busy lady! I can't wait to see that quilt come together; it's going to be wonderful. And the fobs and key chains are great, too, as is your cross stitch.

Anonymous said...

O wat leuk die hangertjes aan die schaartjes !
Creatieve groet , Ingrid.

Tammy said...

Your wash day quilt is coming along nicely and I really like the colors you are choosing....very pretty.
As far as that French sampler is concerned....I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!! I NEED to stitch one too! I will start mine today :-)
Your fobbing is wonderful too Heidi.

Nanny Ree said...

Heidi your work looks lovely you are always an inspiration!!!
I'm having a giveaway for my 50th post. Please stop by & leave a comment!!!!! Marie x

hazel c UK said...

I love the colours of your washday quilt also the french sampler the colours you are using are so pretty together. Seeing your fobs reminds me of that pleasant couple of hours we spent making them last year when we visited and how good and patient you were with me. Warm hugs and thoughts,
Hazel (UK)

Anonymous said...

You are very busy these days! Everything looks great! I LOVE how the quilt is coming along and what pretty fobs you have there. I have the French sampler on my "to-do" list but there are so many other projects in front of it :-)

Elizabethd said...

Your sampler is absolutely lovely.

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Solstitches said...

I just love your French Alphabet sampler! How beautiful it is.
What a fabulous collection of fobs. You have quite a production line going there and I am tickled to see mine there :)
Love your washday quilt. How fun.


angelasweby said...

Wow Heidi,
Your fobs are beautiful. I love them especially the little mermaid. Your French alphabet sampler is looking absolutely gorgeous. I really like those colour combinations.
Warm wishes Angela

Brigitte said...

Your wash Day quilt seems to be a lot of fun - pulling out fabrics and assembling all kinds of different colours, ther perfect quilt for an artist like you.