Monday, March 4, 2013

wine, chocolate & quilts!

Happy March dear readers!  March pretty much equals Spring for me and even though we had a light dusting of snow on the 1st, I'm hoping the Spring weather will be heading our way soon.  This weekend was the first in almost 2 months where I had nothing scheduled and it was wonderful!  I went to the first Wine & Chocolate event here in town - delicious.  Desserts from lots of restaurants and good wines to taste made a great lunch.  There were truffles of all kinds, cheesecake, a chocolate fountain and some spectacular brownie bites.  My favorite wine was the chocolate - of course.

I also got out my kaleidoscope blocks to press and that led to laying out all the pieces on my living room floor 'just to see how it looks'.  ha.  Clearly I opened up that box of then I had to sew the blocks together and they are still on the floor waiting to be assembled into rows & a finished top.

here's an instagram sneak peek of the layout

That was going to be my March project for the Year of Finishes, but I decided to go with this quilt instead - it needed a little push.
A Lovely Year of Finishes

This is the top and I want to baste, quilt & bind my X plus quilt this month.  For backing I'm using a DS for Joann's daisy print I picked up last year.  I plan to do straight line quilting so it shouldn't be too tricky to finish.  

Joining in on the linky party over at Fiber of All Sorts.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Linking up to Lee's WIP Wednesday this week too and the Small blog meet up over at Lily's Quilts.

Lily's QuiltsCome check out what everyone is working on and be inspired!


  1. That looks like fun quilt to make. Great Job!!

  2. Love the fabrics you picked for your kaleidoscope quilt. It's looking great so far.

  3. The fabrics for your kaleidoscope quilt look scrumptious. I am also in the process of finishing an x plus quilt right now. Woohoo!

  4. Love the colour scheme of the Kaleidoscope and good luck on finishing the x plus, but do tell me more about the chocolate and wine! Nom nom. :)

  5. Dropping by from the small blog meet. That's a stunning quilt top.