Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Little Night Sewing

Life has gotten in the way of time in the studio, but I have managed a little late night sewing and organizing.

These double pinwheel blocks have been hanging in my closet for maybe a year. I didn't like my original idea for them, but the other night I laid them out on the design wall, added some squares of the prints and had a top.
It's pretty ordinary the way it is, so I decided to make prairie points for the edges. I think the addition of these little beauties may turn it into something special.
The snow has changed our routine significantly. Trudging through the woods in the deep snow is tough on both of us. Bruno is wishing for spring. How about you?

43 comments:

Kristine Hanson said...

the top looks lovely! Prarie points will really make it pop! Is the solid brown or black? I am doing the DQS8 on flickr, using flea market fancy and black, I love how it is turning out so far, I love it so much I am having to make a 2nd one for me to keep! Lovely quilt top you have there, as usual!

Vicki said...

it's so pretty! those are great colors.

Nutsy Coco said...

Definitely ready for spring and so are my dogs!

Georgia said...

It's great! So often I see quilts with a lighter main color. The dark background of this quilt makes it even more stunning.

Tracey said...

My dog is feeling a bit antsy herself...

I can't wait to see this all done... especially with the prairie points! A good idea methinks. :)

Brenda said...

it looks great. It's a wonderful example of letting the fabric do the work here and not letting the piecing be too complicated. as for winter, I'm braced for three more months of it. what are the rest of you complaining about??!!?? ;)

That Girl said...

I love pinwheels and they look great set against the dark fabric! I can't wait to see the finished product.

Jennifer :)

Sharon said...

No complaints from the pacific NW. This winter has been mild compared to last year. Just typical rainy, gray days. As I looked at the clock close to midnight, I contemplated getting up and sewing, but never would have gotten up on time this a.m!

Dorrie said...

First, Bruno is the cutest thing ever. . .are you tired of me saying so? And I love your pinwheels the colors are rich and vibrant. Lovely!

leigh said...

I am SO wishing for spring. I feel like we've been cooped up forever. And I'm running out of fun things to do inside with 4 rowdy boys!

nicolette said...

I am not wishing for Spring. I love that we have a real Winter here. Lots of people skate and the children are having so much fun.

Spring will be more fun after a real Winter. So come on Bruno!!!

Love those fabrics and colours and pinwheels!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I think those points really will make it special, especially the blue and black ones.

Your dog is playing with my oldest son's favorite toy! That exact red bull figures prominently in his childhood.

Poppyprint said...

The pinwheel quilt is a beauty! I always love your fabric choices, Jacquie.

Liz said...

Everything you make is something special!

Monet said...

That is SO beautiful!!! You have such an eye for color and fabric.

Anina said...

Gasp! So pretty!
And, yes, I'm ready for Spring too.

Thimbleanna said...

You run in different circles than I do if you think that quilt is ordinary LOL! It's so cool -- positive proof that pinwheels look great in any color!

connie said...

I love the fabric!!! the pattern too. Butch is hoping for spring too we have not had snow but lots of wind and rain not much fun for walking..........

BaileyGirl5 said...

Wow! I love the brown with those bright colors. This quilt is one of my favorites! Tell Bruno my dog knows just how he feels. She's ready for spring too!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Am I the only one who sees that the quilt matches Bruno and his toy?

Stephanie said...

Yum against that dark background. Are the pinwheels 3-D? Abby stays out in the snow as long as possible, regardless of the depth and temp outside. So we tromp through the snow for our walks. It's a dog's life.

Sandra said...

If you read my last post you see what I think about these days...the quilt is great with this dark fabric,amazing effect!

Tacey said...

I love also love your color choices. I can't wait to see it completed. I'm sure it will be fresh and orignal like all your work.

Halfway Crafter said...

Bruno looks pretty cute, all tucked up there!

Kate said...

Love the dark brown background. We're sweltering here in Australia.

Christine said...

LOVE! The dark background is gorgeous (is it black?). Can't wait to see it with prairie points :) Christine

Diane said...

stunning! love those colors with the dark background. Can't wait to see it done with the prarie points.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the prairie points

henny said...

Pretty color choices!!
I know it would become so 'very you' quilt at the end :)

MightyMom said...

that top is really different for you...and I love it! cool idea for prairie points

Marit said...

The top is delicious (like a tasty chocolate bar) with the darker background. I will love to see it with prairie points as well.
And yes, I have started dreaming of spring, too!

Deb said...

Jacqui, loving those colours of the prairie points, stunning and a true delight to look at.
hugs Deb

Shari said...

Pinwheels and Prairie Points always go well together - Bruno looks so worn out! You'd think he was the one doing the sewing...

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Tine said...

I am wishing for spring too!! I like those prairie points. I have never tried making them, maybe I should give them a try?!

Dani said...

I really like the colour combinations you used on this one.

I agree - snow is awful. That's part of the reason I moved to the south. (which backfired on me right before Christmas with 16" of the white junk)

Victoria said...

The pinwheels look great, and yes... spring would be nice!

sewkatiedid said...

Anything but this weather. Hope you are enjoying your sewing time.

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Anonymous said...

Jacquie!!! I love the prints on the brown!!! It's perfect!
Sophia

jaybird said...

i like the mix of pinwheel & solid blocks! i look forward to seeing how it all turns out!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm getting caught up here. You always amaze me. I love your work so much.

Rebekah said...

I think the prairie points will really make this quilt pop.