Friday, January 13, 2012

Busy week..

I've been gone again this week to a trade show in Orlando. The kids stayed home with Grandma again and we got home late on Wednesday night. Just in time to enjoy the TP'd.. I mean decorated house for Daddy's birthday. They had a carrot cake and presents waiting when we got home a bit after 7PM. Lets just say the kids didn't settle down well after being gone for a few days and it was a long night. Thursday the kids and I headed to story time at the library and played outside a bit. I did get a little sewing in on Mindy's quilt but not much else. Friday I was busy playing in the sewing room working on my red for Saturday.... when the door bell rang. My new iPhone arrived. It seems DH ordered one for me and him and we both started playing with the phones a bit. He had an android before but I had really only had a phone. Pretty neat... all my ipod music is synced up and playing. I really like that.
Saturday we are heading over to the coast to visit family so I worked ahead on these blocks today. I have always loved this block... especially since I was reading about it in one of Jennifer Chiaverini's books sometime last year. I decided this will be my second 'rainbow' scrappy quilt this year and will work one week each month on a different color for the scrappy challenge. The pattern is from the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts book - Birds in the air.
Here are my 10 blocks in the red theme. I decided to do these scrappy with reds and background colors.

Go check out what others are working on today at Angela's blog.


  1. Your blocks look great! I have been thinking about doing a second block each week for the challenge also. I had already settled on one but now after seeing these I may have to make a third one!

  2. Birds in the Air is one of my favorite blocks. Yours look great - can't wait to see the rainbow colors evolve!

  3. This block will be a very nice rainbow scrap quilt. I think you have made a good choice. I will be looking for more on this quilt.

  4. What happy red blocks. You will several nice quilts at the end of the year if you keep this up.

  5. Your blocks looks great, the piecing is wonderful!