Block 96 – In the Sunshine

Oops; I just realized I didn’t take a photo of the actual finished block.  I was pretty close at this point – I was just about to stitch around the edges of it. As we finish up the last few blocks, I’ve been working to make sure the outer portions of each block line up…

Block 95 – Sunshine

Last week had a lot of unexpected turns; I’ll talk about that at a later date but I’ve been playing catch-up on quilting. I actually knocked out blocks 95 and 96 yesterday but I’ll save 96 for tomorrow.  It’s so strange to look at my design wall and see that I’m nearly out of places…

Block 94 – Skyscrapers

I learned my lesson from the other day – I’m getting ready to hand sew around the edges of this one.  This was a really quick block which worked out well since that left me plenty of time to work on several things today. I used a pale blue fabric for the background.  Every time…

Block 93 – Tiny Miracles

Have you ever had one of those times when you think “I’m gonna get so much stuff done!  My slate is clean and I’m going to sew all day!“.  Let’s see…well I slept late.  Then I had an unexpected phone call first thing.  Then I joined a webinar that got a bit of a late…

En Provence – finished!

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.  No rhetoric, just a quilt.  I put the pedal to the metal on the back end of this quilt and it’s finished, other than trimming threads.  Oh who am I kidding?  That will take me another week! I was quilting at some crazy non-quilting hours of the day…

Block 91 – Gran’s Button Jar

I’ve been quilting on En Provence night and day.  Mostly morning; I’m not a night owl and decided it wasn’t a good idea for me to work on it when I was tired.  Usually, I am in the middle of a row when I stop for the day but yesterday I was at the end…

Block 92 – Double Bees

I finally finished block 92 yesterday. I tried something new … it didn’t work but at least I know it for the next time.  I tried a tiny blanket stitch since the pieces on this are so small. It ended up looking like a messed up satin stitch which wasn’t at all the look I…

border half finished

I made more headway on the Craftsy block of the month.  The border is actually the same blocks as the ones lined out for January, although it doesn’t immediately look like it.  I’m always amazed at just how much variety there is with half square triangles! The border is made from blocks that I don’t…

Craftsy BOM block 1

One designer I like in particular is Nancy McNally.  If you remember the purple star quilt I made last year that was paper pieced and on the cover of Fons & Porter magazine (I think in May), she designed that one.  So when I saw a quilt she designed was voted to be the Craftsy…

Block 90 – Juggling

This block started off so well.  I cut a 7″ square block in the neutral (fabric was a Christmas present!) and then ironed some Heat ‘N Bond to the back of 3 pieces of fabric.  I used my circle dies to cut 3 perfectly perfect circles in 3 different sizes. Then I used that Clover…

Block 89 – From Colorado To The MidWest

Whew!  I am way behind in blogging and in reading everyone else’s blogs.  January is always a really busy month between birthdays, starting work again after the holidays and so forth. I think I have all of the setting blocks sewn now for the Splendid Sampler layout.  I’m ready to start moving blocks into real…

more kitty adventures

I don’t know how much thread I’ve used to make this En Provence quilt so far, but I’m sure it’s twice as much as was required because I’ve taken out half of it.  Wow is it ever easy to flip some of those blocks around. This picture is taken at a slight angle because the…