Summer is in full swing over here at our house:
Lol….keepin’ it real.  We’ve been at beaches and parks every single day since school got out…but some days you just need to veg in your pajamas till 1 pm and let the kids have some screen time.  

I’ve been working on a quilt for a my soon-to-arrive niece.  I added some neutral prints to the bright blocks at the top of this post…it’s going to be bright!

Speaking of bright…I’m going to cut into this lovely fabric today.  This was hands down one of my favorite lines at Quilt Market this year…Tucker Prairie by One Canoe Two for Moda.  These colors! I don’t think yardage comes out until October?  Sigh…I guess I can be patient.    

14 Responses to Downtime

  1. Di~ June 25, 2015 at 11:08 pm #

    the blocks the boys the cuttings the jelly all looks wonderful!

  2. Mary 120 Spring Street June 25, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

    Allison, I'm with you – waiting for new fabrics to come out is grueling. But always worth the wait when that package finally arrives. These colors are so perfect for a baby quilt – and I just got a baby shower invitation in the mail today. You've inspired me!


  3. Auntie Pami June 25, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

    Agreed. It's too hot here to much. 109 at the moment.

  4. Swedish Scrapper June 26, 2015 at 7:41 am #

    All fabulous and inspiring! Those simple blocks look great in such saturated colors, and the new fabric jelly roll is rich too.

  5. Johanna June 26, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    We FINALLY had our last day of school Monday, the transition it tough on my kids. I mean come on, who wouldn't want to spend time with me?!?! Am I really more boring than school? Lol Have a great summer!

  6. Unknown June 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm #

    Is the pattern for the quilt on the sofa with the boys in your shop? It looks pretty easy & I'm a newbie to quilting.
    Becky K.

  7. Mira Collins June 27, 2015 at 12:58 am #

    That would be perfect for a bargello! I've been inspired to get back in the swing of things!

  8. The Cozy Pumpkin June 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Looks like a nice relaxing summer. I'm ready for full swing relaxation now that we're back from vacation, and I WISH I was spending it with some 1 Canoe 2 fabric. I've been a huge fan of theirs for years now and am so thrilled that they've joined the Moda family. :)

  9. allison June 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    Becky – that quilt is actually a free tutorial on my blog under the "tutorials" section…it's the star blocks. :)

  10. Rebecca Grace June 28, 2015 at 12:31 am #

    Glad to see I'm not the only mom in my pajamas at 1 PM! :-) Your baby quilt blocks are coming along nicely and that jelly roll is scrumptious!

  11. Laura Chaney June 30, 2015 at 3:41 am #

    Yay for summer down time! I loved that line at Quilt Market, too!

  12. Algodão Tão Doce July 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm #

    Amei conhecer o seu blog!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  13. Anne Beier July 3, 2015 at 12:33 am #

    Hi Allison, I read your "5 Things to Know About Allison," on Ft. Worth Fabric Studio's blog. I love your quilts and have been reading your blog for a long time. You are the only other blogger who quilts, that I've met so far that loves reading anything financial. Love "The Wall Street Journal."

    Have a happy holiday weekend.
    Anne Beier

  14. allison July 3, 2015 at 4:55 am #

    How fun Anne! I forgot to stop by their blog and check it out…thanks for the reminder! -Allison

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