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…

En Provence Semaine Cinq et Six

In all the merriment of the holiday season, I forgot to post pictures of week 5 for Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence mystery quilt.  They’re easy enough to combine with this week though – 64 half square triangles; neutrals with dark purples. This week’s sets are quarter square triangles.  I saw that at 6 this morning…

BSQ 7 – Beggar’s block

I’ve gone back and forth a few times about how to title these blocks.  I think I’ve finally decided on BSQ (short for Bible sampler quilt) then the number it is in the book and then the name of the actual block. I’ve actually made more than what I’ve posted here so far – surprise,…

Quatrième semaine de En Provence

One of the offspring had day surgery this morning bright and early – we left the house at 6am and didn’t get home until almost 1pm and then I played the part of nurse off and on the rest of the day.  I really had no expectations of making any headway with week 4 of…

Greek blocks

The Splendid Sampler is winding down with just 14 blocks to go.  Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt is fast and furious, running only through sometime in January typically. I’m finishing up the last 2 blocks for Leah Day’s quilt-as-you-go.  I learn a lot from these large groups so when Amy Ellis started a group to make…

October was a very good month

Wow, today was full of great surprises from start to finish.  Amy Ellis posted that we were ready to start the next block for her quilt sampler.  This month is for large 18″ Greek cross blocks.  I spent most of my  lunch hour picking out fabric and finished one block before I had to get…

Block 82 – Under the Apple Tree

I was thinking this afternoon as I finished this up I didn’t know why it took me so long to finish this block.  But then I remembered that I was busy quilting 3 tops with my Avante when this one came out so I put it off on purpose. I cut each of the pieces…

Maybe Storm at Sea?

I am absolutely not planning to start sewing this anytime soon – and by soon I mean tomorrow – haha! No seriously, I won’t be sewing this in the near future; I have the final machine quilting block coming out on Thursday.  That same day is a Splendid Sampler block, and Amy Ellis has said…

144 blocks done

I started singing “99 bottles of beer on the wall” as I was wrapping this one up while I counted down the last 4, then 3, then 2, and finally 1 block to sew.  I’m going to wait a couple of weeks or so before quilting it but I’m happy that the quilt top is…

Block 73 – + Love

I’ve been showing symptoms of an illness; I kept putting it off to do anything about it but the reality is I had to admit to myself on Friday that I couldn’t ignore it any longer.  I’m in good health overall but there were clear signs that the diagnosis would be TSSF. I’ve finished 72…

Block 69 – Full Circle

I think the comment on the last post – you win some and you lose some – applies to this block.  I’ve sewn a few circles in my life.  They’re not the easiest thing, although that paper pieced dress still wins first place for the hardest block to make.  Sewing in a circle on a…

mattress vs drop size

Oops.  That’s all I have.  Just “oops”.  I’m making 2 quilts for the boys based on a double bed.  One boy has a twin but I wanted them to be the same size so I’m making them both for the double bed.  I went to QuiltMaker’s site for suggested sizes and failed to notice –…