Monday, 27 January 2014

Q and R: ABC BOW week 20

It's holiday weekend here in Auckland, so we are having a great Monday off.  It has been just as well, because Princess turned 4 yesterday, which required party planning of epic proportions.  It all went off smoothly without a hitch, so all is well.

And, because I have an extra day, I've managed to start cutting up and tracing my designs for the girl ABC quilt from S is for Stitch.  Heh - who would have thought I would consider another embroidered quilt?  Not me, that's for sure.  Hubby spotted the background fabric at Spotlight when we we rummaging around at sale time (read - I was throwing fabric around the store while he pretended desperately to care - even a little bit).  Well done him.  He also got kudos for using "low volume" correctly in a discussion about fabric.

There was a pink colour way, but I thought the sage green would be better for showing off all the pink and purple stitching.

And so we start again ...
What do you think?  I have some stash fabrics to pull out for the triangles, but I think that will wait until I have finished the blocks and I have the full colour way of the embroidery to help with the auditioning process.  Poor stash fabrics, they must be quaking in their shoes wondering if they will make the cut.

Here are my Q and R blocks too.  I keep changing my mind about my favourites, but these two are pretty high on my list.  I chose the colours in the quilt to match the yellow and blue in the border.  I used the Quilt (and not the Quarter) design, because here in NZ we don't have quarters.  Way to confuse a small child who is learning to read.

Q is for quilt.

R is for robot.
What have you been up to?  Link up and show us the good stuff!

I'm linking up to Sunday Stash over at Sarah Quilts to show off my new background fabric.  Come and have a look at the other yumminess.

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Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I like the sage background for the girl embroideries. I have not started the girl version yet, I have been sidetracked with some other projects like embroidered pink elephants and a perpetual calendar. Good to hear from you!

Leonie said...

oooo looking forward to seeing your next one come along! Love those two blocks too - still tempted to join... still tempted to buy frosted pumpkin samplers... oh the self control... cant last forever ;)

Megan said...

That robot wants to come and live at my house :-)
Good score finding that lovely low volume fabric at Spotlight.

Megan said...

Haha, I cut myself off. I was about to say I hope the epic birthday event was all done and dusted before the epic 'summer' weather got going. Tell Princess I have been working hard on her star quilt today :-)

hydeeannsews said...

he's a gem of a quilting hubby! I think the sage green is a brilliant pick. can't believe you're ready for the next one. is it because you finished you BOW 10 weeks early?

happy 4th to princess. and, you, mom. =)

the quilt is quite cute, but I truly heart the robot! i'll have to fight megan for it, I suppose.

Glinda ♥ said...

You're too funny! 'Poor stash fabrics quaking in their shoes ...' that conjures up the most bizarre images in my head! Liking the sage too - well done, hubby! And a happy birthday to the little one - 4 ... how lovely :)

DeborahGun said...

what a beautiful fabric choice. Can't believe you're starting your next quilt - you will catch me up before I know it! I made some progress - up to O now!

Mara said...

Really adorable Q and R, your husband is a saint.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

LOVE that fabric!!! It will look gorgeous with the stitching. Yummy colour and nice LV print, can't wait to see the girly version!