March Monday Madness

And Color Monday

Well it's started.  The ACC Basketball Tournament March Madness is here!   I heard a little news trivia this morning that businesses lose $2 billion in lost employee productivity during the playoffs.    You can't get away from it.    

Here is my March Madness version.   My design wall.  It's loaded with projects.  I layered it as I completed each project this weekend.  

A few years back I made a bunch of small string quilts.  They really were too small to be of any use. So, I made them bigger.  They're now about 40 x 45.

I headed off to Jo-Ann Fabrics today and bought a huge roll of batting.  Gonna knock these out along with other quilts are just piling up.  

Who doesn't like cake?  
Color Monday's theme is birthdays.  I'd take any of these cakes for my birthday.  
Would you like a slice? 

Cloudy with a bit of Sunshine NOT!

What happened to our glorious sunshine from this weekend?
I have to admit to you all that I am a bit weather obsessed.  I'm always watching the Weather Channel and checking all my apps when there's a forecast for anything different.    
Growing up in Los Angeles, 75 degrees and sunny was the norm.   Well, it sure is different here in the Old Tar Heel State.   
Wait 10 minutes and something different will blow in.  
There's not a bit of sun predicted for the entire week.  

So I got a little carried away this weekend with my yellows.  
I made stacks and stacks of yellow strips for my 
16-Patch quilts.  Each month I am making a 16-patch Quilt (color to be determined here) of the Scrappy Jar Stars to give away to my favorite organization which need baby quilts.  

I also found an old set of blocks from the French Rose raggedy trend that was going on way back.  

My mom had a machine something like this.  Wow! I wish I had it now.  Maybe it wouldn't eat all my teeny tiny points for my bitty block baskets.  

No color theme this week for Color Episode.   Just anything goes.  So I chose Yellow :)
Play Along! It's a lot of fun.  

Bring on the Sunshine

Hello! Welcome Back.

I haven't seen a forecast like this in months.  
All sun, no snowflakes.

I should be outside enjoying it, but I'm so happy sewing up a stack of yellow fabrics.  

The color for March is Yellow.

I just finished binding this String X quilt.  
This is also my first finish for the 1930's Bin Bust.

Back soon to share with you as I progress through my yellow stash.

Doesn't yellow make you feel happy?  

Color Monday ~ Home

The theme this week is "home"
We get our inspiration from Jennie

Being from the South and all, I thought I'd share my favorite time of year at my home.

Fall is my favorite.

Home is a place where I'm so glad my kids always feel comfortable coming back to.   Home is having my husband home from a business trip.  Home is the gathering that happens around our kitchen table.     Home is roasting fall veggies.  Making huge dinners.  Making drinks and enjoying the fine weather out in our screened porch.  Nothing could be finer in Carolina.

There used to be a lot of these old barns.  Now, they're either a crumbled heap of great wood for DIY projects or new housing developments that took their place.

Here are a few quilts that I've made with fall-themed colors.  

How about that y'all?