Thursday, January 10, 2013

Project Quilting Challenge Blocks

The day after Christmas we were invited to our friends house for dinner.  We enjoyed a fantastic meal and a competitive {and slightly dangerous} game of spoons.  While we were there they showed us their newly remodeled bathroom.  

I must say they did a spectacular job tiling the bathroom.  As I was admiring the tiles my quilting eyes spotted something.  It was love at first sight.  The shower curtain.  Hey, I played it cool when I saw it.  I didn't even take my phone out and start taking pictures.  I didn't want to act like a complete weirdo.  I just stared at it and tried to take mental pictures.  I knew right away I had to make a quilt pattern based on the design.  I know...It's a sickness.  I can't help it.  Really.     

I spent all day yesterday playing with some new fabric {gorgeous fabric} and I was able to recreate my vision.  So far I have 3 blocks made.  









The best part of this whole story...the current Project Quilting Challenge is square in a square.  It just so happens that my idea fits perfectly in this category.  Now, I'm not going to have time to make a complete quilt before Sunday so I think I'll do something smaller for now.  Maybe a table topper or wall hanging.  

I am convinced that I need to make a regular size quilt with this particular pattern because I really love it!  I can't wait to put the blocks together and show you all the completed version of the design.  I think you will love it too.

I've also been playing with Roscoe and trying out some new quilting designs.  Roscoe got new wheels for Christmas and I am loving them.  He runs across the tracks soooo smooth!  I even tried my hand at some pebbling.  I think it turned out pretty good.  I just need a little more practice.  
I also played around with some flowers.
And I've been practicing some more swirly things.  I think these are my favorite.
I learned these techniques from Angela Walters.  I signed up for her Craftsy.com class.  I've learned so much!  I can't wait to put it all to good use.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow.  Frugal Friday will be back.  I have to admit I've been lazy the last 2 weeks and didn't post Frugal Friday.  No more laziness.  It's time to get back to work.  See you tomorrow!              

10 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your quilting looks amazing! Thanks for showing the details of each design.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wonderful block....but I love your quilting!!

Kathy said...

Very nice block! I don't know how big your blocks are, but if you think it's close enough to the shower curtain design, maybe some of these put together would make a nice bathroom floor mat for your friend? Maybe backed with a towel to make it quick drying?

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

Love, love, love your quilting! I need to get started learning mine. I am looking forward to your quilt. Your block looks so new and I love that. Please post your progress. I'm interested in that block.

Cyn said...

Love your new blocks. Fabric is pretty teriffic, too!
Nice quilting.

Lesley said...

Love your blocks...ingenious, and do I see cathedral window corners? Your quilting is excellent...you are indeed a master at machine quilting!

Connie said...

Neat blocks Vicki and a perfect project for the square in a square project. Your quilting looks awesome!

Melissa said...

I am crazy in love with that fabric and the design so far!!! And hello gorgeous quilting. I am looking into the serger class on Craftsy but I'm going to wait until later this year to take it.

Jeneta said...

Wow! I'd be ecstatic if my quilting looked like yours!!!

Catskill Quilter said...

Love this block!

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