Monday, May 17, 2010

Makes Me Happy Monday - May 17, 2010

This is my first "Makes Me Happy Monday" post since March.  It's not as if I'm not happy on Mondays, I just haven't had a good picture to post.  Last week my husband and I visited my daughter at college.  She was taking Afro-Caribbean Dance as a Phys-Ed requirement and they were putting on a performance as part of their last class.  We were able to spend a little time with her and start the end of the year junk removal from her dorm room (she is coming home today).  After our visit we headed to Cape Cod for a few days.  It was my first trip there and it was great!  Unfortunately, retired guy and I could not find anyone to take our picture together (it is the off-season!).  So we each took a turn posing on the whale at Provincetown.

Design Wall Monday - May 17, 2010

I can't believe I have not posted on Design Wall Monday since March.  This week I am stuck.  I am making a way over due baby quilt for a stylist (not mine) that works at the salon I frequent.  She told me she loves bright colors and doesn't want anything pink.  Okay, I can do that.  She particularly likes purple, green, and yellow.  I am trying to accommodate her request without straying from my stash.
I am using the 3 Dimensional Pinwheel pattern from "P.S. I Love You Two!" by Nancy Smith and Lynda Milligan.  I have owned this book for at least 10 years and never made anything from it.  This book originated the "Eye Spy" craze  when it was published in 1996.  My version will have 20 blocks (4 across - 5 down).  T
I am undecided as to the sashing (as usual), there are two border of the background fabric(small white alphabet letters on off white) with a prairie point border.  The binding will be the same as the sashing.  Please help me decide.  

Will it be contender #1.  A creamy butter yellow with white stars.

Choice # 2 is black densely covered with tiny bright colored polka dots.

Choice #3 is black with tiny bright colored hearts not as densely distributed as #2.

Choice #4 is a bright yellow Moda marbeled stars print.

Let me know what you think and then head over to see Judy L's blog to see what she's doing.