Sunday, September 27, 2009

Phone Ripley! She's back in the studio.



For the first time in recent memory, I've actually spent most of the day in Safety Pin Studio. After fixing the hem on a pair of Jim's pants, I did a quick straightening up and went to work making more bento box blocks for the black, white, and yellow quilt that will be a Christmas present.



I love finding the light and dark fabric combinations to make these blocks. And I find it so satisfying to use so many scrap fabrics that I've had around for years and years.

I'm hoping to get this one ready to sandwich and pin baste by the end of the weekend. Next weekend will have to be devoted to pink and blue blocks so I can get two baby quilt tops ready for Make a Difference Day (MaDD). At our October Piedmont Quilters' Guild meeting, we are going to do some prep work for MaDD so that all the various stations (sewing, ironing, basting, binding, sandwiching, machine quilting) will have work at the beginning of the day.

In the benchmark area, this is my 200th post!

6 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

How pretty. I have the pattern but no quilt yet ...

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, Sandy. I love making this block!
All the best,
Dana

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The black and yellow fabrics are so striking in the Bento pattern.
Congratulations on 200 posts!!

Dana W. Fisher said...

Thanks, Mary. It's been so great to spend the weekend in the studio.
Kind regards,
Dana

quiltcat said...

Lucky person who's getting that quilt! I'm glad you were motivated to get back to sewing, too.

Dana W. Fisher said...

Me too, Cat. I have really missed the work and the feeling of accomplishment it gives me. Too much hurrying around isn't good for me. Hope you are getting some time to make quilts yourself.
Kind regards,
Dana