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
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
So I finally sat down and immediately felt rather silly for putting it off for so long... these were really fun to work on, and I think I got them right. I hope you like them Kim! :)
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
and then I thought I'd try another...
I was up until midnight because I couldn't stop
and I was done!
2 things I learned about myself:
1- I like straight lines. I love the wonky look but it's not my forte.
2- I like to use every bit of fabric. Every bit went into these blocks.
I even got a fourth one done but it was an inch shy of the 12" Kim was looking for.
I sent it back to her so she can play with it or add to it.
they came quite a bit ago and I just let them sit there looking pretty and forgot to blog about them!
As the final blocks trickle in I'm really starting to sweat about what to do next.
I thought I knew how I wanted it to look and now I'm not sure....
Once I get all the blocks I guess I'll have to decide :)
Have a good day,
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Here are my blocks:
I just loved working with this fabric. It is so lovely and it felt really nice.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
and this one is just a snowy wonderland!
Betty's were the first blocks I received and it was so exciting!
Now here is the train wreck I came up with on my own!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
The brown background fabric was from my stash. Did anyone else have to pause and think a little before adding the background triangles around the tree if they had a print fabric? I was flying along and then realized that I better be careful or else I was going to end up with wonky trees.
The red semi-solid fabric was from my stash. I had been a bit cutting happy with the red tree print fabric that Kelly had sent and decided to dig in the stash for the outside strips.
These were fun! However, sometimes when I'm given such freedom, I get a little overwhelmed with ideas. I could of happily sewn a whole quilt of these with all the ideas I had.
I'm excited to see these blocks all put together in the quilt top.
Now, February is my month and I'll be doing a last minute scramble today to try and get everything ready to send. I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do this month with my blocks, but have finally made a decision. Once I have everything together I'll post some instructions on here. Looking forward to seeing what you creative gals come up with.
Friday, January 29, 2010
The second block was made with Kelly's fabrics except for the solid red. I wanted to make both blocks I did look similar to each other so that's why I added the solid to both.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
These are my blocks for Kelly. I goofed on one of the trees and used your green for the tree in the wrong place. I used something else which I hope was OK. I just can't believe I was the one who couldn't follow the directions. There's always one who doesn't listen right? It was my first attempt at paper piecing. It was fun.