4.18.2012

Wednesday Work in Progress {Bottled Rainbows}

I'm finally getting back to my sewing machine.  And I thought it would be nice to ease in with a project that has been a waiting for me  for a long long time.  I would like to reintroduce you to the Bottled Rainbows quilt along sponsored by Stitched in Color.

Am I the only one who hasn't finished this one yet?  Come on... I know there must be others, right?

Well, either way.  It's back and I'm madly in love with the project again.  Here is the deep tangerine block.  I love spending time with the scraps, figuring out where I want everything, pinning them, and then sewing them down.


There was a lovely day this past weekend that I spent outside in the sunshine working with my scraps.  Darn near heaven!!


The girls thought it was divine too!  Here is Katie snoozing.

Sammy slept a wink here and there, but spent most of her time chasing ants and bugs and in general trying to devise a way to get her paws on my scraps.

Isn't that fox just adorable?

Once in awhile something interesting stirred the pups to move around. 

But I melted when I saw where Katie decided to rest her head.  Awww!!!

These two can be the best quilting buddies ever sometimes.  What more could a girl want besides sunshine, pups, and fabric?

Here is the lavender block.  I didn't have as many scraps that perfectly matched this color, but I decided that wasn't going to hold me back.  I think that was what stopped me the last time. 

So, in the hopes of finishing this quilt up over the next month or so, I pushed through and decided that as long as it complimented ... it would be used.  And I love it!

I also never really appreciated the portability of being able to pick, cut, and place fabrics away from my sewing machine.  And then later sew everything down.

Here are the four I have completed and sewn.  Although, somebody (no naming names.... rhymes with Whammy) thought it would be funny to run and slide through my squares.  Puppies!!


Here is a more proper picture of the four. 

I have the lavender one nearly sewn down and I am starting in on fuchsia after that.  I am still trying to come up with the name of this quilt, but am just enjoying this project again ... and that's what quilting is all about, right?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This Week's Work in Progress (WiP) Stats:
Last WiP Wednesday Total: 5
New Projects: 0
Finished Projects: 2 (The Lake and Sunrise -- finished pictures coming soon!)
Total WiP's: 3

8 comments:

Heidi Staples said...

Love that scrappy quilt! I'm a big fan of that fox too! :)

Teje said...

There are two best things - puppies and colourful fabrics! I'm happy to see that you could enjoy them outside - we have now so strong wind that I should find my patches from the next city! Katie is so cute - Nero used to do that, but now he don't have the balcony available. Your rainbow blocks are so beautiful - they will made fantastic quilt!
x Teje

Beth said...

Your squares look great so far. I hadn't heard of this project before but I clicked on your link and I think I'm going to add this to my to make list as well. Thanks.

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

super cute puppies and the thought of crafting outside is amazing! good job on keeping with this project it's looking great!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Every time I see what you are working on I want to make it, too! This looks great! I like the little fox. Duke lays his head on the railing just like that. It doesnt seem like it would be comfortable, Loved the pics!

Amy said...

You're won't be the last to finish bottled rainbows. It's something I want to start still :)

Love your blocks and your puppies!

Megan said...

Ooh the fox is so cute! Bottled Rainbows is such a lovely name. Rainbows are so special. Your quilt is going to look great, so good you are back in love with it!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Looking good girl! I think the tangerine and lavender blocks are my fave's so far! :) (looking forward to a yellow one!!!).

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