Thursday, September 16, 2010
As I said I was in two block parties this past year. So what I decided to do was the same thing for both. I will end with 48 squares to put together. The squares have been so interesting and wonderful. I can't wait to compete it. But it's going to wait for a bit, I have a "Birth quilt" to complete for my grandson, who will be a year in November. I have 10 Dear Jane squares to complete by October 30th. All by hand, no machine for this one. Wouldn't you know it, I was driving down the freeway today after buying 8 fruit trees for my new yard and inspiration hit me like a ton of bricks. I see it in my head, a quilt that I have to make for someone I love. That means another trip the quilt shop, more fabric and on it goes. I have a craft fair to get ready for and Christmas just after that. I wonder which of us will actually put our squares together first? I wonder who will post their photo of a completed quilt. We all have to do that you know. We can't possibly just end our 12 months together and never see the end product. We have all been so connected and grown so close over the year how can we just say good bye? I think we should change the name of this block party though. Maybe, "To busy block party" or maybe, "It's all I can do the make the block, much less blog about it block party". Anyway I love all my squares and I will promise to post it's completion.
Hey, anyone want to go another 12 months? I"m pretty sure Beth wants to. Beth you could get 24 more amazing blocks for your quilt. 24 squares. I'm just saying think about it.
Monday, August 9, 2010
I'm not sure if it was the hormones or the surprise,
or just the deep heartfelt thankfullness,
but I started to cry when I took it out of the envelope.
quilters truly are the most generous people.
Monday, July 12, 2010
"wonk" I've noticed, does not come easily to me...
but I think she likes them, so I'm safe :)
I'm so enjoying the swap process.
It has opened up opportunity for me to really stretch and learn.
I'm excited for the next one!
p.s. no baby yet.
I have 5 days til' my due date.
I'll let you all know when it arrives :)
Monday, June 7, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
I LOVE COMING HOME AND FINDING A SMALL PACKAGE. IT'S BEEN SO MUCH FUN GETTING ALL THESE SQUARES. THESE ARE THE ONES I'VE RECEIVED SO FAR. AREN'T THEY GREAT. THESE ARE FROM AUDRIE, RUTH & BETTY. ONE OF THEM HAS HER NAME EMBROIDERED ON IT. THANKS FOR DOING THAT RUTH. IT'S HARD TO SEE BUT I KNOW IT'S THERE. I WILL ALWAYS KNOW IT'S THERE. THANKS. IMAGINE IF YOU WERE IN 12 BLOCK PARTIES AND YOU ARRANGED IT JUST RIGHT YOU COULD RECEIVE SQUARES EVERY MONTH.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I had lots of fun working on these :) I added a Kona solid (I think it's called herb?)... hope that's okay, Marty!
And Jen, I'm so sorry I took so long to get your blocks done! I'd put them on my WIP shelf... and then kind of forgot to make them. Oops! I hope you like them tho :)
I got Marty's fabric in the mail,that's how!
I was a lucky girl and received the beautiful orange-yellow fabric!
which I happened to have some stash to match!
Marty requested simple and off centred.
In my first block I added the lovely centre square from my Make Life stash
--the surrounding fabrics are the ones Marty sent.
finished off by my "signature colour"
This block, I fear,
is not the "simple block" that Marty requested.
I simply went overboard-- I couldn't help it!
It was the first time I was ever able to just pull stuff from my stash that worked!
and the block just carried me away!
The stripes are from my Amy Butler stash
and the polka dots and flowers were again from Make Life by Sweetwater