Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rush Hour!

It's Blog Hop Time Again!!


Thanks Mdm Samm and Carol for organizing and cheering us on for this wonderful hop. As always, you two ROCK!

Today's list of characters participants 

Wednesday, September 24


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Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

It seems like all we ever do anymore is rush around!

gives us good reason to "slow down and enjoy the fabric." 

It is FABULOUS!

Check out these black, gray and white fabrics. I'm not even showing the reds that made their way into the line. 


Image of FABRIC BUNDLE - Rush Hour from Studio E

To see the entire line, click HERE

I've always loved this combination of colors. The contrasts are always stunning and I can't think of a single black, red, white and grey fabric that I've not liked. I have some in my stash and I am very stingy with it. I don't usually offer that to anyone because I love it so much and want to keep it all to myself. 

As soon as this hop was announced, I knew what I was going to make. I had purchased a quilt pattern from Jeni Baker of In Color Order a while ago and was looking for just the right fabric to use. This line fit the bill, so I started looking for a place to buy it. That search took me a while, but I finally found it and was thrilled. 

Since the search took longer than expected, I started getting a bit concerned that I was going to be able to get the envisioned quilt finished before the blog hop. I knew school was starting soon and that my time was going to be limited, so I started thinking about Plan B. (It's always good to have a Plan B!)

I pulled a bunch of black and white fabrics, some red fabric and some old sketches and began work on a project that has been in the "dream state" for quite a long time. I've really been working on finishing UFOs and other "planned but never started" quilts, so this was perfect.

I got this far and realized that I bit off more than I could possibly chew in a short period of time and decided to implement Plan C. 


Plan C was easy because it was simply downsizing Plan B to make a large wall hanging. Plan B is still in the works, but it just wasn't going to get done before this hop. 


 I love how this turned out! 
And to think this is Plan C. :-)


Quilt size: 54" x 54"


This started as a bunch of black and white 2 1/2" squares. I liked it even before I added the red, but oh how that red does wonders! Of course putting it on point helps too.  :-)


Can you see the fire pit in the background? It's on the left. 


This quilt is kind of busy with all those little squares so I thought it went along well with the RUSH HOUR theme. When I saw the fire pit in the background of this photo, I almost cropped it out. But then I decided that I liked how it contrasts with the idea of rushing around. I can't think of many other things that I find more relaxing than sitting by a fire in the evening after a busy and hectic day.

burning log and fire - stock photo

It certainly doesn't hurt if you have the makings for s'mores nearby!  YUMMY!!

Multiple marshmallows extended over a camp fire to roast. - stock photo    

When I was almost done with this quilt, the Rush Hour fabric arrived and I was thrilled. I still had time to make the original quilt. YIPPEE!


I had the blocks and rows all laid out and ready to sew when I asked my husband what he thought about it. He liked it (LOVED the fabric!), but said he thought the placement the white blocks made this too organized to fit the Rush Hour theme. 



I should have known better, but I asked him what he thought I should do. 

His reply was, "Give me a minute because I have just the thing." 

I went to the kitchen to get a drink and when I returned the design wall was empty! He had taken all the blocks down!

I looked at him with what I can only imagine was a shock and disbelief. He handed me the blocks, looked at the clock and said, "In keeping with the true theme of RUSH HOUR, you have one hour to lay out this quilt. I think that a random placement of the white blocks would look great. You better get started." 

I'm positive it took a few minutes before the task ahead of me completely registered, but then I thought, "What the heck? He's right. Whatever I have in one hour is how it's going to be."

I got to work and here's the result. I didn't even really feel any pressure, unlike some days when I'm struggling to get too many things done in too short of a time frame. 


I hate to admit it, but he was right. I really like how this turned out. I even finished early and had time for that drink I brought in from the kitchen.  :-)


 Since I liked the contrast that occurred when the fire pit showed up in the background of the other quilt picture, I decided I wanted something similar for this quilt.

I wanted to quilt something that would contrast the RUSH HOUR theme and thought of the saying "Stop and Smell the Roses!"

The design isn't really roses, but it is flowers.


I even put a black and white floral on the back and I love that!


I had some difficulty choosing what to use for binding. My first thought was solid black, but I thought that would be kind of expected and even boring. I had enough of the backing fabric to use, but it just didn't work for me. I then went back to my stash and pulled a recently purchased black, white and grey fabric that kind of reminded me of snowflakes. 


The "snowflake" fabric won!  


I threw the quilt over the clothes line to get an outdoor picture but it was too heavy and sagged quite a bit. (I think I need to tighten my line!)


As I was headed to find a better picture location, my phone rang so I just tossed the quilt on the wood pile. That made me think that I think I wanted a fire - and s'mores!
   

Now for the giveaway!

Not only do I love these colors, but I also love to work with stripes. What better way to combine these two loves than with some striped black, red, white and grey fabric!

One lucky person will win 1 yard of this fabric 


"Pear Tree Greeting" by Hoffman California International. 

The winner will be chosen Thursday, October 2nd.

For your chance to win, leave me a comment telling me your favorite quilt color combinations or your favorite thing to do when you realize that you are getting stressed and just need a break. Keep it clean!  :-)

Also, please remember to provide an e-mail address if you are a no-reply blogger. I'd hate for your number to be pulled and then not be able to reach you. 

Thanks again Mdm Samm and Carol! 

123 comments:

Lixie said...

That wall hanging is divine! But what a cheeky husband you have! My fave quilt colours are red and white.

Sewgirl said...

Beautiful job with the quilt! Thanks for sharing. When I am stressed, I just have to walk away from what I am doing, catch my breath, and go back at it at a later time, if I can. Sometimes I just have to remind myself, especially when dealing with people, that I need to put myself in their shoes and realize the reason something may escalate is due to a frustration on their part.

Theresa said...

Beautiful quilts.

Judy B said...

Love your quilts! Love how plans can change for a wonderful outcome. Thank you for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love your plan C - all those little scrappy squares just married together so nicely. And Perfect way to un-think the rush for a very nice quilt. I rarely stress - I think planning, taking frequant breaks, and a daily walk helps.

Christine M said...

Lovely quilts, Joanne. I just love your Plan C quilt. It is gorgeous!

Heleen Groot said...

Your plan C is adorable. Really pretty. The quilt is amazing. I really love it, especially the binding! When I get stressed, I stitch or hand quilt. It always calms me down. I takes a while sometimes, but it always works. When I was in hospital last year, I managed to piece a quilt top (2.5 x 2.5 meters) together IN 3 DAYS). But it worked!

Anita said...

Beautiful plans, all A, B and C, and the end results were so good looking!
My favorite color combination may just be red, white, black and grey after this blog hop!

Cass Cusack said...

I love your husband's suggestion and he was right the quilt looks fantastic

charlotte said...

Holy cow! I love plan c and then the rush hour bricks. Your hubby was right. I like that second layout best. Great job!

Thearica said...

oh my goodness! The quilt with the 2 1/2 inch squares is totally fabulous!! I have saved that to my inspiration folder!

Mary Pat Callihan said...

Hi Joanne! Wow! Plan C? Awesome! Looks so good....now about your design consultant husband, I'll bet he is a riot.

Mara said...

Love both quilts, amazing, Your first design is lovely. I hate feeling stressed (the reason I stepped out of this blog hop) and will normally try to find a quiet corner (sometimes that has to be the bathroom) or I will pick up a glass of white wine :)

Shari said...

Great quilts...the black one is my favourite...love what your husband did! Turned out just great!

Flávia e Cristiana said...

Maravilhoso! Adorei seu trabalho...

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

"Plan C" is stunning, and your husband's idea worked perfectly!

Betsy said...

You have been busy. I am glad to see that color combo make a resurgence. All your projects are lovely and so useful. I worked with this combo about 4 years ago for my daughters college quilt and I still love the combo

Jane's Quilting said...

Oh, your plan C turned out great. I like all the squares and how they turned out. Your second one is equally as pretty. Your husband had a great idea there.

Mdm Samm said...

and you certainly STAND OUT IN YOUR FIELD>.wow...all your plans were ideal....lovely elements of creativity

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I adore your first quilt!! It's is just gorgeous..and the second one ...that was super too, I like how it came about. great color combo....u actually picked my favorite

Leah said...

Love your plan B to C. It is stunning! And your original idea is just as fabulous. I have been stopping and smelling the roses for this hop too. ;)

Vickie said...

Love the 2 1/2 inch squares, I have lots of those......light bulb moment ! Love your quilts !

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The patching and the quilting are both beautiful. Stress calls for a cup of coffee, my recliner and needlework...and sometimes earplugs or a closed door..~lol~

krislovesfabric said...

Fun quilts and the quilting is beautiful!

Carol said...

Your quilts are all beautiful and just stunning in the black, white, and red! I love your husband's idea of helping you...good thing it worked out so nice.

Dorian said...

Both of your quilts turned out great! I really like the squares one, the red just makes it sing. Great job.

Linda said...

Wow! Your quilts are beautiful! The fire pit would be a welcome place to relax, too!
I love to take a walk and notice beautiful things in nature when I'm stressed.

Gmama Jane said...

WOW< your quilts are stunning!! My favorite is the Plan C!!!!!
Gmama Jane

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your Firepit quilt is simply stunnig....really stunning. And I love the random placement of your Rush Hour quilt. Red, Black and White are always a winning combination but I also like any combination of civil war fabrics as well as yellow and turkey red together. blessings, marlene

Marla's Crafts said...

Beautiful quilts. Love the red in the first one. I have been doing that lately adding a pop of red. Love the effect. Thanks for having a give away and if I am the lucky winner I will be away on a nb us trip with my mother to London Scotland and Ireland. Can't wait. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your quilt. My favorite thing to do when stressed is to. Quilt. It always, always calms me down.

annmarie said...

Tat is a very striking quilt - wonderful. When I feel stressed or rushed I take a short walk. No matter where I am. I can always find a place to walk, take a few deep breaths, and get it back together!

The Slow Quilter said...

See what we can do when we are in a rush. Just put you feet to the metal and let the sewing machine do the work. I think both project are great espeicaly the last quilt. When I am stressed out over a project, I just grab the Kindle and read a good book for a day and come back tomorrow to figure it out.

Mary Ann said...

Do you have any clue how great your husband's participation was? He knew it was "rush Hour" and all. I could tell mine a million times and the only response I would get is "oh, that's nice." Both quilts are gorgeous. Can I have a smore? :)

Joan Kawano said...

I for one an so jealous that your hubby helps you out with decisions. Mine can't even look at my quilts and pretend he has any interest! LOL!! What an incredible array of projects. I love your quiltie on point! Whew it just blew me away!
Now you can sit back, enjoy that drink and know you have conquered that rush hour! Great job!

sew.ost said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I love a touch of red
Sandy

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful pieces and deserving of a top spot today. I just love that combination of color. I think my favorite color combination would be lime green with the black and gray.

Kwilt Krazy said...

The wall hanging is exquisite! My husband helps me alot too. I think gave you good feedback. I like how it turned out. It is hard to say what my favorite color combo is because it changes so much. I like to sit on the couch and crochet to chill out :)

Barb said...

Wow, what a beautiful wall hanging! The quilt is fun too. Just loved the way your husband helped.

Kathy H said...

Plan c quilt is just beautiful. I love that color combination. Your random quilt is great too. I find the random quilts very hard to do, guess I am a pattern follower.
My favorite color combination right now is red, white and ble and when I need to distress, I like to read a magazine.

Gill said...

Fabulous!!
When I'm stressed I make myself a coffee and go and sit by the pond at the bottom of my garden!!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Ilove all colors but for some reason blue always pops up around here. I love the color theme for this hop, though. Your projects are awesome, even Plan B and oh yeah, Plan C, too! Thanks for doing the hop and for the giveaway! yessewingisfun@yahoocom

Linda said...

Love the wall hanging design. I also get hubby's input when laying out the design.

Lana said...

TWO QUILTS???? WOWSERS!!!! Those are just fantastic! I can not believe you even had time to do one...much less TWO! And THEY ARE GORGEOUS!

Mary said...

What wonder quilts. I love them both. So different and both so neat.

Julia Plunkett said...

Love your post and the story behind your quilts. Both of them turned out great! Loved how your husband got you to rethink your quilt, quite clever! Favorite color combination is aqua and red.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I love your quilt. I just got a design wall put up so that really helps me. It's sure better than trying to put pieces on the floor:) I also like to take a picture of the quilt when I'm not sure about the layout. It seems like that helps to spot what might be off.

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

This is hard to answer because I honestly love all colors. But then, I love scrap quilts and they use all colors. I do think your husband gave you good advice, and love the way the quilt turned out. Back to colors -- right now I am working on a t-shirt quilt for one of my granddaughters. It has a lot of red, black, grey, and white, but there is also a block of bright orange with hot pink design and it all works. Everything is playing together very well!

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to do when I am stressed and need a break is to go for a walk or go pull weeds in my garden. If the weather is not good for either of the above, I get out my violin and start playing. Takes me to another world.

There are too many color combinations I like in quilts. One is blue, green and white.

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delaineelliott said...

I love your quilt! Just beautiful! My favorite color combination at the moment is blue and cream. Thanks!

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Carla said...

Wow, you rocked rush hour. I love it that your hubby helped you. Two heads are always better than one. Plan C is fabulous, too.

Susan said...

Your quilt is lovely and dh's help was quite good. It turned out so lovely and stress free (at least it sounded like it) Thanks for your inspiring projects. When I am struggling with a project I do as you did and ask for dh's opinion and at times just walk away for a bit to refresh my take on what I am trying to accomplish. Blessings

Lane Hill House said...

"planned but never started" quilts ~ Yes, I have a number of those that I am collecting just the right fabric for, hee hee. I quilt stars in all sizes so your giveaway would be great for a Christmas quilt to join my other pieces. I like the hodge-podge design better too; and stopping over for s'mores! Thanks for a fun post. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Lane Hill House said...

Oops, forgot my color combinations for a quilt ~ since I love ***s, each block complements each other inside, with a lighter color separating them. My favorite would be gold/blue-purple/periwinkle. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

Quilting Tangent said...

Great quilts! Love the red diamond give the quilt a good punch, wakes it up. Your husband was right with the random look. When things are not working, just turn everything off and come back fresh another day. If something is wrong with a layout put it on the design wall and leave it there. Ask everyone what they would do or what they see. As far as colors, I work with all colors. Every quilt is different. Rainbow, Christmas, Halloween, Animal prints. Red, white, grey and black work great together. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Wonderful quilts. Plan C is a winner.

Sally Dixon said...

I love purple and turquoise together. I like to eat sweets when I'm stressed!

Patty Howe said...

Love your quilts. I don't have a favorite color, but my favorite quilt is a brown one. When I am getting stressed I use to grab a cigarette, but its been 5 years since I did that. Now I go lay dow for 15 minutes(if I have the time) or just get me a Diet Pepsi.

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sew.darn.quilt said...

Your husband's solution was spot on! Your "less than 1 hour" quilt is so much better to fit the mood of this hop! I'm loving the red, black and grey combo sooooo much! I also just walk away or take out something else and work on that.

Patty D from NC said...

nice quilt!

jan said...

Very sweet hubby! I love plan c quilt! It is gorgeous! Great job.
xo jan

Cecilia said...

I like the way your husband thinks. :-). Your quilts are both great. I love red, white, and black the best. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Farm Quilter said...

Lately my favorite color combo has been black and pink - thanks for 4 daughters who happen to love that combo! Just finished a top that is black, red and two shades of gray...love it!! To relax...take a walk or take my horse out for a ride! Love your quilts...yep, hubs was totally right!!!

pippirose said...

Your quilts are just gorgeous! And your husband was right!
My favourite cominations of colour changes so often, but lately, I love aqua and red and black.

Createology said...

Love this quilt and the random blocks suggested by your husband. Wonderful that your snowflake fabric made the perfect binding. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

Karen Thurn said...

I enjoyed reading how your husband "helped" you design the rush hour quilt. I can only imagine the look on your face to see your design board empty. I take my husband with me to quilt stores as he has a very good eye for color. I love using black and white and am combining it with yellow for my next quilt. I had wanted to make a red, white, and black one but saw one done in yellow and just loved it so decided to do that one first. Both of your quilts are stunning. kthurn@bektel.com

Teri said...

I've been wanting to do one in yellow and black....but haven't gotten one done yet.....I don't get stressed very often, but I guess go in a quiet room and read.......

Cindy Maki said...

I have been collecting black and white prints forever to make a quilt for me from these 2 colors. I read or sew to relax.

BarbCarol said...

Plan C quilt is absolutely gorgeous. Envious!
Hmmm, quilt colors? Today it is teal and browns. Tomorrow, who knows.

Kathy Davis said...

Love your husband's idea. I can just imagine your face when you saw all your blocks taken down. Sometimes the layout is what takes the longest time. I love reds and whites together.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Lori said...

You really did a lovely job. And your husband was so right on. You work well together. When I start to really get stressed out, I tend to start making greeting cards or reading a novel and just disappearing. My favorite colors to work with in fabrics are blues and whites. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Teatime Creations said...

What beautiful stitching projects. Love how your plans changed and your husbands influenced the random Rush Hour choice.

LJ said...

Absolutely, your hubby was right about the placement of the blocks. What a cute way to memorialize this hop - 'one hour is all you have!!' Love it! Your other quilt is marvelous also and I love the on-point and the red. I seem to go all over the place with my colors but I always love black and white and you can add any other color to add interest. Having some time to sew is usually a relaxing thing for me or reading a good book.

Cindy said...

Your quilts are wonderful. I love how you can see big chunks of fabric in Side Braid...great way to showcase fabrics we love.

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

Love the quilting, binding, white blocks, love it all!

Emily Reznechek said...

My favorite colors to work with are blue and green.
emily@reznechek.com

Vicki H said...

Your quilts are great! Your husband is definitely a keeper.

tink's mom said...

Love both of your quilts. Wonderful of your husband to offer his insight to the process.

Helen said...

Beautiful quilts! When I am stressed, especially from work, working on a quilt...any part of the process...is a stress-reducer. Touching fabric makes the world seem more pieceful.

Anonymous said...

My next project will be navy and yellow- a current favorite combo for me. Most of the other quilts I've made are for babies so they reflected the parents' color preferences. Love the quilt- not sure I would have reacted as well if my hubby had done that :) Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Peggy said...

When I'm stressed, I take a deep breath, take a break, and come back to the project or person who was stressing me out.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Rhonda D. said...

Love your quilts! Thanks for sharing with us. Right now, my favorite color combination is grey, pink and cream.
Thanks for the chance to win!
wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

Kathy said...

I love blue - but I made a red, black and gray quilt and fell in love with it - nothing in my house matches it but I can't give it away because I love the color combination so much

Joan H. said...

I love your plan C quilt. What a beauty! When life gets a little too hectic, I head for my sewing room and do a little quilting. Works like a charm.

Janarama said...

Your Plan C quilt is awesome!

Bobbie said...

A cup of tea and a talk with the Lord is my remedy for stress. I've always loved black red and white(in fact my bedroom is in those colors) but have yet to make a quilt in them. I love oceany colors right now.
I love all your projects especially plan c. Kudos to your hubby - sometimes we need a second opinion that's a little drastic :)

Doris Rice said...

Wow, I love Plan C. It should have been plan A all along! And I can only imagine the look on your face when hubby pulled those blocks down. Mine would have been sleeping in the street! But he knew what he was doing. It turned out fabulous! Great projects!

Amy said...

Two just gorgeous quilts! The quilting on the second is just beautiful. I love the flowers.

nicolesender said...

When I start getting stressed I go out for a walk. It helps to step away and get a different perspective.

Lisa Marie said...

I like aqua, lime and navy together. But I'm getting in the mood for a quilt in rich fall colors now as I see the leaves changing.

Cheryl said...

I find nothing more calming than just sitting outdoors -- anywhere. I love your woodpile shot -- perfect contrast.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your quilt turned out gorgeous. When I need a break, I sit down and read.

carla said...

Hi!!! Both of your quilts are wonderful!!! I love the contrast ideas!!!! You sure need those in rush hour!!!

Ruth Griffeth said...

I love love your quilts! What I do when I am getting a bit to stressed, is normally paint my nails, or something else with my hands, I working on a few projects, and the latest thing is to crochet a square for a afghan I am making my mother. Or sew a square on the quilt for the soon to be born nephew. Or I could hem the dress I have to finish up for a friend.... hands full what can I say.
As for colours right now I am loving black, white and red combos or black white and green.

Janie said...

Love both of your quilts. My go to colors are red and black. Thanks for the chance.

Beth said...

Oh I love all your work! I also love the combination of black, white & red. I have many bags in that color combination to prove it too. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful work. I will definitely be back to see what you have done.

Kelly Wilson said...

These are lovely. Thanks for sharing your design process. It is always fascinating to hear/see how others create. I love orange & aqua together. Very mid-century feel. Thanks! notwendy gmail

Corrie said...

Very striking. Well done!

Arianna M. said...

I love the wall hanging! When I'm stressed, I like to take some time out to read.

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful quilts and colour combinations, I don´t usually use blacks but here they look perfect and not `heavy´

Kids and Sewing said...

Beautiful Quilts. They make me feel like I need a good book, your quilt and to read the day away. Thanks for sharing. Wonderful Wonderful job.

Leslie Bower said...

My favorite quilt color combinations are turquoise and purple. My mother always said when you are stressed to walk away. I haven't always followed that advice, but a daily walk with my dog and neighbors really helps! Thank you for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

Mom C said...

I made a red/black/white strip quilt wedding quilt for a niece last year. I thought it turned out amazing. Love your quilts. Thanks

Lynne Tilley said...

I love love love the story about what your husband did! Made me laugh out loud. Sounds like a great guy! I love your quilts. I actually have that Side Braid Pattern myself. Love working with bright springy colors, but I love red/white/black combos, so I need to try this!

Linda J said...

I am loving the red,white,black combo and do in clothing too. THX for the giveaway opportunity.

Love your two quilts and the collaborative process that resulted in the side braid. One more traditional and one more current, looks like.

madebymeinred said...

Real beauties. Can't go wrong with those colors.

apple blossom said...

just love your plan C quilt awesome work

Aleksandra Kulej said...

This quilt is simply gorgeous!
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Jackie Thompson said...

My favorite quilt colors are red and blue.

Nancy M. said...

Love both the quilts. You could not have gotten a better picture if you tried than the one of the woodpile.

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite color combo is peach, aqua and white! Ialso like teal, orange and white.

Kathy E. said...

My favorite quilt color combinations is black, burgundy and gold! So rich and lovely together. When I'm stressed, you'll find me in my sewing room.

Patti said...

I love your quilts! Thanks for sharing! My favorite combo is blue and green.

PK Sews said...

I love your creations! Black, white, and red is such a striking combination! Sewing is what de-stresses me! Thanks for sharing!

Renee G said...

My favorite thing to do when I'm feeling stressed is to make a list and cross off items as I finish them. Just having everything written down lets me feel in control --- and I can get to work to get it all done.

Kim said...

Your quilts are fantastic! I love the medallion look. Awesome finishes.

Havplenty said...

I love several color combos, RWB, lime, blues, greens and yellow, orange, fuchsia. your brick quilt looks a lot smoother with the random placement.

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john hutchens said...

beautiful quilts, I like the colors. My favorite colors to use are blues and greens

Becki said...

Love your creations. I like the 'random' look of the bricks & blocks quilt. Hate to admit it, but your hubby was right! SHHHH--we won't tell him, though!
Thanks for sharing.

Jen Barnard said...

I really like red and cream together. I love the fabric you're giving away, it would make a great binding, scrappy looking, without the work.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

allison pogany said...

When I get stressed, I make a list of what needs to get done. Then I can tackle things one at a time instead of running around like a chicken without a head. Also get the sense of accomplishment when you cross something off the list. Now if only my list wasn't two pages long...
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Sarah said...

When I get stressed it always helps for me to be alone for a few minutes to clear my head. If not, I just breathe, and think, "this too shall pass..." Stress prevention, though, definitely involves quilting. :)
sarah@forrussia.org

Bonnie said...

What wonderful quilts. Your husband sounds like mine. He usually makes a comment and most of the time it does look better. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabric.