Sunday, 19 April 2015

Two-by-two Rose Tea-party quilt progress

I've been doing some quilting this weekend, haven't done any for a while. This summer has been quite hot, so I have not been much in the mood for sewing, especially since the sewing room gets full sun in the afternoon. I've been working on my two-by-two Rose Tea-Party quilt using left-overs and scraps from several previous projects. 
I've finished laying out the blocks, now I will begin assembling the quilt. The two-by-two square blocks are each made from four 2.5" squares (2 in a warm colour print, 2 in a cool colour print). I've placed the blocks on point, with the cool colour blocks pointing in one direction and the warm colour blocks in the opposite direction. It creates a rhythm, that is fun for the eye to skip over.

When I came to my sewing machine to begin piecing, I found this:
"Someone" had pulled out all of the pins on my pincushion and thrown them on my sewing desk and on the floor. I thought to myself, why would my husband do that? I scanned the room and then this caught my eye:
Ah, so it was little sewing "helper". Sweety-Bird must have been very, very busy during the week. I must remember to unplug the sewing machine cord when I'm finished sewing, otherwise he uses it as a rope to climb up onto the sewing desk. With such a cute little budgie face, who could be angry?
Sweety-Bird has got a buddy now, an olive budgie, called Luc. He used to be my mom's budgie. He is also relatively tame, a few years older than Sweety, but definitely not as adventurous/naughty. He sings sweet trilling budgie songs all day and he is quite gentle. Sweety-Bird speaks English quite well, I will make a video of his ramblings and post it sometime soon.
Sweety-Bird and Luc


Flickenstichlerin said...
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Flickenstichlerin said...

Beautiful color and fabric combinatins in your two by two project. Just lovely and your bird seems to have a lot of interest in your sewing. Neat story.

Nifty Quilts said...

Your 2 x 2 is wonderful! Your sweet floral scraps in warm and cool create a really charming quilt! I must have missed the "postcard" quilt. Looks like a fun challenge to pick just the right fabrics and to make those little blocks. Really fun. Oh, and your birds! I would love to hear the symphony sometime.

Wanda - Scraphappy Blended Quilter said...

Gorgeous Two-by-two Rose Tea-party quilt! To colors are fabulous with your arrangement. The bird story is too funny! I use to own a similar bird as a child and can just imagine this happening! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!!

smazoochie said...

How lovely that your Mother's bird has joined your family. I hope the naughty pin stealer is not too bad of an influence. ;-)
Your 4-patches are positively juicy!

Carolien said...

I love your quilt and what a funny story about the birds!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Such a lovely quilt... the scrappyiness is delightful! And I do like it set on point, very effective!