Thursday, January 5, 2012

Whirligig Blocks and a Shirt

I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow, so I'll be back to blogging in about a week! But before I left, I needed to finish up by blocks for the 4x5 Bee, which are due the day I get back. I decided to make some whirligigs, inspired by Jessica's blocks last quarter. These are time-consuming, but I think they turned out pretty cute, so I'd make this block again down the road.

4x5 Blocks 4th Qtr
Clockwise from top: Blocks for Elizabeth, Deb, Lyanna, Lee and Wendy.

Earlier this week, I also tried out a sewing pattern I won during Celebrate Color. This is the Shearwater Kaftan pattern by Make it Perfect, and I shared a little more about the process of making it over at Craft Buds earlier this week.


I'm going to make this shirt again in a looser fabric, but I first tried it out a lightweight poplin I got on clearance at Fabric.com. And sometime this year, I'm hoping to make the Honey Blouse.

Thanks for letting me share! I'm very thankful for this season of life, and thankful for all of you. Reading a friend's blog, I was recently reminded of the very reality of life's ups and downs. Our lives may not always be perfect, or we may be going through a downright horrible season. 

In the midst of whatever you are feeling today, whether that's tired, joyful or many things in between, I hope you are encouraged by the ability to create. To create a quilt, a block, a pillow. A moment. A memory. We are all creators, and I am very thankful to be a part of this community of such caring and wonderful people.



10 comments:

  1. those blocks are fab!! have a great vacation :)

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  2. Love those whirlygig blocks, they came out great. And the shirt is super cute too!

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  3. I love those blocks!! Such a bright way to start my morning! :) Have a good trip!. :)

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  4. Have a great vacation Lindsay! Love your blocks and your shirt turned out great!

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  5. Love your whirligig blocks! They are so colorful and fun, making me smile. I have that pattern for that top, but haven't had time to try it yet. Looks like a fun top! Hope you enjoy your vacation and come back rested and ready for a new year of creating.

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  6. Oooo! Cute shirt!! I love the whirlygigs too!

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  7. very cute shirt, the honey blouse looks good too.

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  8. Your shirt looks great! Like the quilt blocks, too.

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  9. LOVE your blocks! I really like having them set against white so each whirly really stands out. Your blouse also looks awesome! Enjoy your vaca!!

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  10. I love the blocks. and your shirt is too cute. have fun on vacay!

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