It has finally stopped raining here along the Gulf Coast and we have had three nice days in a row! Woo Hoo! That must mean it is Spring. This lovely dogwood is in my neighbor's front yard. I love dogwoods when they are in bloom.
Spring also means it is time for the Opera's annual Ball and silent auction. For the last several years I have made a quilt and my friend makes a sweater and booties and they are auctioned as a set. Last year, I made a Whirly Wheels quilt out of Kate Spain Central Park for the event from a pattern I found on Moda Bake Shop.
The quilt and sweater set made over $100 last year.
This year, I was looking for an easy pattern, as I didn't have much time. I had one Hoopla charm pack and a bit of another, along with a bit of yardage. Luckily, my LQS still has some Hoopla because after I got the quilt made, I didn't have enough fabric to bind it.
Pinwheels are easy. But apparently not for me. Thursday night, I must have been more tired than I thought because I sewed the wrong end of every block. They looked like deformed hourglass blocks. I actually thought it might be fun to use them, but then the rows didn't go together right and I decided to take it apart - all apart - and go with my original plan.
I actually love how bright and cheerful this quilt is.
And I really am a sucker for brights on white. There's just something so fresh about that combination that gives me chill bumps. Weird, I know.