Tuesday, June 9, 2009

new quilt

yesterday i got sick of folding laundry.
and was having a rather dull day.i walked into my daughter's room and when i saw this on her table i got a light bulb over my head and immediately started on my pinwheels.
i have an idea of what i want to try to do with this quilt.
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so with katie on my lap, we sewed the first blocks.
meanwhile, the boys ran back and forth, in and out the door with the ever revolving of friends at our house that happen to stop by.
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later today we will go to the library for reading time and maybe hit the pool on the way home if the the weather permits.
have i mentioned lately that...
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i.
love.
summers.

42 comments:

Sarah (Team Chilton) said...

Those colors look great together. I've been wanting to start a quilt for summer, and the pinwheel design would work really well!

Quilt Nut said...

love love love your pinwheels! you find some of the bestest fabrics

had a somewhat dull day here so i started sewing some charm squares together earlier and ended up with a cute little quilt. gotta love it

Andi said...

Pinwheels looking lovely.
Cold here in Melbourne.
Jealous!
Andi :-)

Birdie said...

very cute! How nice that all the colors were out there on the table for inspiration...

Kim said...

I think your quilt is off to a great start!

Lisa said...

Love the colors of the soon to be quilt. Love the cloth food.

jaybird said...

cute! i can't wait to see what you make with them... i love how inspiration comes in all forms!...

Betsy said...

I LOVE summer too! There is just something about it. Can't wait to see what you are making. I need to get behind my sewing machine...I took a few days off.

GloJoeSews said...

Love the colors of the blocks! I always love white in a quilt and who can pass of red and white dots! I'd like to do a pinwheel and a whirligig this summer. I'm curious to see what you do with this!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

The pinwheels look great - I love the fabric choices.

Kelly O. said...

what a collaboration of gorgeousness this will be!
Love the red and white polka dot fabric. Must get me some of that!

Natalie said...

I love summers too. And I love breaks for creative fun. I look forward to seeing more of your quilt.

Karen said...

Love your pinwheels--looks like a fun quilt;)

Adrienne said...

hi vanessa- i was tagged to list 6 unimportant things that i love... since you are a favorite blog of mine, i'm tagging you. it was a fun easy list to make (my link is below if you want to see mine). you are suppose to tag 6 other bloggers as well. lots of love, adrienne
http://adrienne-lol.blogspot.com/2009/06/6-things.html

rachel griffith said...

i could have a whole quilt made from just the red polka dot pinwheel quilt alone.
*sigh*

dude...i SO have to do laundry today.
*gag me*

Tracy said...

Any particular pinwheel pattern you're using? I have made a point to use the one on Moda Bake Shop with the Darla line by Tanyan Wheylan. I really like the aquas/blues and reds, maybe pinks too!

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Love the bright colors against the white! Can't wait to see what it becomes :)

Angela said...

Don't you just love how some ideas just come to you?! LOVE THE COLORS! Love pinwheels! Looks awesome! Oh... btw... I am too still swimming in laundry... does it ever end?????

Marie said...

Cant wait to see!

Becky said...

I love the colors! So bright and pretty! =)

Suzie said...

found you through your bandana skirt!! I can't wait to make these for my girls!

Hope you don't mind me linking your blog!

www.imlovinyourblog.blogspot.com

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Cutie-cute! Can't wait to see how that turns out. Love the color combinations. Jenn

Rebecca said...

Beautiful!!

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Love the colors of your new quilt!!

amandajean said...

pretty pretty blocks! i have a hankerin' to make some pinwheels...

Aurora said...

love the look! i haven't learned how to do pin wheels yet - so much to learn, so little time - Aurora

Terri said...

That is great - love the way you got your inspiration! And I love thos pinwheels!

dotti white said...

V...thanks for sharing your fun! Have a great week!

Katie said...

What an great moment, and a joy to be inspired by our children. :)

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Taiya said...

I love summer, too. My daughter, Ryla(16 months), and I are just finishing breakfast, then we are going for a walk about town(we live in a small town). Later this afternoon, after nap, we are going to a doc appt. for her, then we are going to find a park with a slide and a swing, and play and giggle for a while... :) It will be great!

Team Clark said...

I love summer, too, but it hasn't been too much like summer here - has it been like summer for you yet? It still clouds and rains and storms almost every day. One of these days we'll actually go to the pool!

SLO Rober said...

Very Yummy colors!

Busy Little Quilter said...

I love summers, too.

There's nothing like a little color inspiration to get something quilty going on. I love the pinwheels!

Jessica Munk said...
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Jessica Munk said...

I love the fresh bright colors! Can't wait to see what you do with it! I wish it would get warm enough here to go swimming...waiting ..waiting..

Elise said...

I couldn't remember if I commented on this or not...but let me say I LOVE the play food. AND I am thinkin' I am gonna LOVE the quilt!!
Elise

lanakae said...

I love your blog! I just started sewing and I came across one of your tutorial and I found your blog so inspiring. I now have your button on my blog (http://lanalulucreations.blogspot.com/) because I know I'll be back to see what you are up to. I also love your decorating style. Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Mrs. Querido said...

Love the play food! What a great idea...my daughter would love this! Did you make them up yourself or did you find a pattern for them?

Oh and yes, the pinwheels are cute too!

V and Co. said...

i made the cookies and bought the cake piece. i'm currently making a round cake to go in her cake platter! soo much fun. and no i didn't use a pattern.

Janis said...

I love summer too! And I love the colors in your pinwheels - so fresh and fun. Everything you do is wonderful. Can't wait to see the end result. :)

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

I am loving the colors and the photos of your inspiration. Can't wait to see what you do!

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