Monday, 20 February 2012

A Block-and-a-Bit

After cutting out all those squares, I had the chance to work on my new quilt a couple of nights last week.  I laid out the pieces in at least 10 different designs and was finally able to come up with this block that I just love!

It's actually a little bit more than just one block...we`ll call it a-block-and-a-bit.  I was intending on maybe doing something like these granny square blocks from Blue Elephant Stitches - the colours and the x's are just beautiful, but I really wanted to make it my own (plus eliminate some of the white).   So, instead of adding white sashing around each block individually, I decided to set in all of the plus signs to each other. I'm really liking how it's turning out, and can't wait for the finished product. 

The projects were all set aside for Family Day weekend!  We've had a great weekend here in Bowmanville - snow on the ground, above zero temperatures and the sun has been shining!  Family day began with bacon and eggs and continued with tobogganing, games, a little hike, and simply sharing some wonderful family time! 

My parents also visited for part of the weekend and we had a great time just hanging around...plus, they brought cinnamon buns, so it was an extra deliciously good visit! :)
Opa, Elliott and Mr. Snow in our backyard (yes, I cut Dave out.  I think he'll be thankful!)

Opa and Arlyn.

And on a completely different note...you may know that I am in love with vintage Pyrex bowls. So much so that I thought I would share my find with you!  I came across this one on Thursday last when out with my daughter; my heart started racing when I spotted it because I just love the colours.

Okay, I know that it might seem like this bowl has nothing to do with crafting at all, but believe me, it does! Do you ever see something that just inspires you? Well, this is it for me. I've added this to the inspiration bank in my brain. :)
My current collection - sorry for the blurry pic!

Hope you're all finding inspiration today.
~Karina

1 comment:

  1. Love it all! Cute photos and what a great find! :)

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