May’s block

This is my May’s Pieced Together block for Colleen. I love the fabrics she sent, especially with the black thrown in there. Today is spray painting day for me. Yesterday we did some serious thrifting and got some treasures to bring home that need some re-painting. I used to whine endlessly when my husband would drag me into thrift stores, now I love it. Its like a treasure hunt, and half the time my husband thinks I’m buying total crap. And half the time he’s right. But still, its so much fun. So now the spray painting part, by tonight I should be at least a few million brain cells lighter. Here’s another appliqued pillow I made this weekend. The flower is very bright and summery.

14 Responses to May’s block

  1. Leslie June 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    this block is so pretty…those fabrics are amazing….i hope we will get to see some before and afters of your newly spray painted treasures!

  2. Annette June 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm #

    I love the projects – so pretty! As for thrifting, I like to think that we are visionaries; seeing the potential in ordinary crap. =)

  3. Ashe Family June 2, 2009 at 1:02 pm #

    I agree with Leslie, would love to see some before and afters of our thrift store finds!!

  4. mandy June 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE that pillow!!! So cute!

  5. Katie Jean June 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    I had such fun using those fabrics. I had to resist buying a whole bunch for myself!

  6. Mal* (turning*turning) June 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    I always forget to add in black when I’m designing with colors, but I always like the results of people who do! It’s like putting mascara on the project (or room, or whatever you’re designing). Thanks for the reminder

  7. Amy June 2, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    Both the pillow and the block are so nice! I hope to get to see the finished thrift store products.

  8. Liz June 2, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

    Both are nice but I really LOVE that pillow- so cheerful!

  9. Jennifer June 2, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    The block is great I love the fabric. The pillow would make any room happy.

  10. Ariel June 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    ooh, your May block is really stunning! The colors are so unique! And, I love the pillow :)

  11. Quilted Cupcake June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    I feel the same way about thrifting – my hubby used to drag me, now I love it. It’s like a grown-up treasure hunt, don’t you think? Keep up the good work!

  12. bethany June 2, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

    I love thrift store buys and they way we can make them shine again. I love the pillow it is bright and cheery…great for an outdoor retreat!!

  13. Kelly June 4, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    I love to spray paint thrifted things too! I remember hating going to thrift shops with my mom when I was little and now I can't let a week pass without going to at least one.
    I have posted some of my spray painted stuff on my blog if you'd like to take a peek.

  14. Amy - Park City Girl June 5, 2009 at 2:28 am #

    CUTE pillow :) love your block too!

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