Sunday, May 1, 2016

Slowdown Sunday -- Time for a deep breath


May is here!  It is time for a deep breath and a fresh start.  The new color inspiration is an evergreen forest.  Think of a soft loden green tree with a dusty brown trunk.  Vicki Welsh designed this group of hand dyed fabrics to inspire us all this month.  Check back on Saturday for a giveaway of a different bundle of her fabric.  
 While working on the last of my orange blocks yesterday, I got sidetracked with my circles.  All the orange blocks were finished up on my trip last week to Disney.  Having a stack of precut circles ready to stitch during down moments was a nice way to be productive while waiting for the next round of competition.  Now I've got a good start on the preparation of the green blocks, so May is off to a good start.
Before I get too carried away with my own projects though, I have promised to have at least part of a t-shirt ready for graduation.  Through a process of negotiation, we agreed that I would sew the blocks together if she did the prep work. So earlier this week, she brought a stack of rough cut, stabilized shirts, ready to trim and sew.  She even included the fabric for sashing and backing, so the time will be much less than starting from scratch.  

23 comments:

Ivani said...

Wow I was waiting for some green!!
Thanks Angela.

gayle said...

Hurray for green! I'm ready!
Though I admit I'll miss orange... 8)

Angie said...

Yay for getting someone else to do the t-shirt stabilization - brilliant!

Libby in TN said...

I'm overrun with every shade of green imaginable. Now to see what UFO will qualify to work on this month!

kathy r said...

Green is a great color. Maybe my favorite. Good luck with all the t shirt stitching.
Kathleen Mary
Kathysnest32.wordpress.com

tubakk said...

Green is just perfect, and one of my favorites. And the nature is light green here just now, so everything is prepared.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love that photo of the circles cut out and ready for some hand stitching... enjoy!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have to be so happy to have a free weekend for a change ! :)

Deb A said...

Loving green! Thanks =)

Karen said...

I have too many projects on the go I am not doing will making rainbow blocks. I did manage to make a couple purple blocks and a couple orange blocks. Hopefully I will find time to make some green blocks.

Stephie said...

There's nothing like having some circles ready to go for an on the go project is there! They look great :)

Betty C said...

GO GREEN! lol. I will be looking forward to the block size and your pattern for the month. Thank you.

Scrap and quilts said...

DH just mowned the lawn this morning. I love the smell of fresh cut grass. So it's nice to play with my green fabric today. Thanks Angela.

CathieJ said...

I love all those projects. Enjoy your stitching.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Looks like I finished up Green Season a couple of weeks too soon -- no worries, I have LOTS of green scraps for my other projects!

katie z. said...

Ooh, green! I already have my pink and green quilt already cut, so I can get to sewing right away.

beaquilter said...

Ahh green

Dasha said...

Lovely bundle of greens there. Such pretty colours.

Delighted Hands said...

Who doesn't like to go green!

beaquilter said...

what's the 2nd color with the green ? or do you say that later?

Jeanne said...

I'm hoping to make some green blocks this month. :-) Have fun with the t-shirt project.

Kate said...

I'm looking forward to playing with some green. It's certainly greened up around here. Hopefully your end of school schedule for May won't be as hectic as it was last month.

Marsha Cooper said...

Crossing my fingers that I can find time to work with the color of the month! So many projects that must be done this month.
I only just got a smidgen of orange done.