March 11, 2014

Weathervane Blocks

Right now I have about 16 million projects scattered about and I am so overwhelmed!  At the beginning of the month I finally joined a gym and started working out.  I didn't realize how much time would get cut out of sewing time.  I need settle into a schedule and find my sanity, asap!  Today I spent a day at a conference, so I am extra all out of sorts.  Then add in daylight savings, this is just not my week.  Everything is just crazy around here.  Anyone else just feel crazy sometimes?

Today I did start tackling the pile o' projects.  The weathervane quilt got started a while ago.  I have been working on this project here and there so all the blocks were mostly done.  This afternoon, I took the time to finish them!  Ahhh,  feeling productive again.  

Each block finishes at 12 inches by 12 inches.  It does need some sashing and probably a border.  Personally borders are not my thing but I think in this case this quilt needs one.  Maybe create a little plus in the sashing to break up all the white in the corner.  Not quite sure how this one will get finished at the moment.  Any suggestions?  

The two block above are my favorite color combinations.    Signing out your overly stressed friend. Here's to getting something accomplished before heading to the gym!

Sew long for now, 


P.S.  Just linked this post up with Freshly Pieced W.I.P. Wednesday and Stitch by Stitch, Anything Goes Monday.  If you want to know what other bloggers are up to head over and check it out.  Great stuff going on here :)


  1. Love the blocks! The colours are so happy. I'm also feeling stressed out these days... Unfortunately, we are expecting a bit snow storm up here tomorrow... Not going to help at all! :-)

  2. I love the bright fresh colors in your blocks. You have paired them together well. I don't mind it without sashing actually, but I could see it either way. Perhaps a scrappy binding with all the colors could be fun :)

  3. Really beautiful - love the mix of colours. Very fresh and spring-like.

  4. Love your blocks! I want to make a bunch of them.

  5. Oh these blocks just look gorgeous. Can't wait to give them a go, thanks for sharing (and I think the name of your blog is just great, I love giraffes!!)

  6. These are beautiful blocks. I love the color combinations. I am also intrigued by the idea of the plus sign in the sashing. I'm having a hard time picturing it. I'm going to start following you though, because everything that I've read so far is great, and your pictures are fantastic!