Saturday, January 19, 2013

Playing with pinks and my DP4 quilts

I'm trying to get things done that I've put off for awhile. My husband asked me to make him a pillowcase to fit a little travel pillow earlier in the summer. I didn't put it off on purpose, I just forgot about it.   Anyway, I had some leftover fabric from another project I had done for my brother in law from many years ago and I pulled it out and finished the little pillowcase for my husband. I gave it to him yesterday and you would have thought I'd given him a real prize...He was so pleased with it and thought it was pretty special. I was pleased that he liked it so much.  Isn't it amazing how something so small can brighten someone else's day?  I wish I had done it a long time ago now...
Here's the little pillowcase. He was thrilled and loved the fabric too.


The green fabric at the bottom are 2 1/2" strips I cut for binding on another quilt. I'll show you that as soon as it's all together. 

I pulled out or should I say I found my pinks to play with for Angela's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  After I found the pinks I had put back, I found more.  I didn't think I had very much pink but now I'm thinking pinks and reds for Valentine's Day...  I pulled out another little project to work on for it. I'll be doing that next week.  Anyway, I've been working on pinks today and pulled out the Disappearing 4 patch quilt (one of them- I have three that I'm working on) that needs to be finished for a February birthday....I put some pink blocks together for it and it is on my design wall to work on and finish. It will not come down until I'm ready to quilt it.  The birthday is February 11th so I have to get busy!

Here's a few DP4 patches for my 3 quilts.  One for each one...Two of the quilts will be just alike. The third is for me so it doesn't matter.  The other two are for my granddaughters and I'm making them the same.

Here's the DP4 quilt I'm working on...
Here's the new blocks. I've pulled out some more bright pinks since that's the challenge color.
I don't know why I don't work with pinks more, I love that color!

More pinks and projects to work on...

Some pinks to play with!

Ok, the baby is asleep so I have to get off and get busy.  Go sew and show us what you are doing too!  'til next time, happy quilting!


Kate said...

Your DP4 blocks look great. Have fun playing with pink.

Jane Galley said...

Oh, they're pretty. I found some pink today, so I may get a block together finally! I love these blocks, I may have to find some more pink to make some for myself

scraphappy said...

Great blocks collection. Sounds like you will need quite a few to make three quilts. Cute pillowcase too -- I'm glad it isn't just me who regrets having put off projects for others. It is hard to keep track though.

Sheila said...

Cute pillowcase! So many beautiful pink scraps and blocks. Wow. You go girl.

Edith said...

The pillow cover is great and isn't it nice when your work is appreciated? I like your DP4 blocks, you sure do have a lot of pink there.

Deb said...

So pretty! I just love how your quilt is coming along.

Karen said...

I love the disappearing 4-patches. I have been making some of these blocks too.

Anonymous said...

No wonder your husband loved the pillowcase - it's great. Enjoyed seeing all the projects you're working on.

katie z. said...

Your blocks are great!

Quilter Kathy said...

A fun visit in your quilting the D4P blocks!

Jackie said...

I love you DP4 patch quilts - and the pillowcase is so cute! Looks like one my hubb would like, too. You have been very productive! Good for you!

Cathy Tomm said...

Wow three quilts. The pink looks go with your others. Good to get the pillow case done for your husband.

Deborah Hamilton said...

That's a precious pillowcase. It's no wonder he was so happy with it. I like those disappearing blocks and the Valentine fabrics. I'm almost done with my Valentine quilt that I started about this time last year. HA!

Elly D said...

Some lovely pink D4Ps! I really need to make some more blocks for mine and get it finished. At the moment that project is languishing in a box, LOL..
Neat pillow cover for your DH!
One more week of pink! I wonder what the new colour will be :)

Cyn said...

Nice pillow. Love your rainbow D9P blocks - they are wonderful!

Barb said...

I love those blocks.....and the great thing, they are so easy.

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sara shah said...

Great Work Nice...

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