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…

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…

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…

En Provence Reveal

Yes, I have a mistake in there.  There are so many pieces in this quilt!  Bonnie surprised me yesterday morning with the final clue but also the entire layout.  This is the first time I’ve ever followed in real time on one of her mystery quilts.  I downloaded last year’s pattern afterwards – not sure…

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…

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…

Troisième semaine de En Provence

I hope I typed that title correctly.  Clue # 3. Before I get to how I laid this out, here are the clues I read in Bonnie’s post today.  “everything we have done so far is symmetrical” suggests we will be having non-symmetrical blocks. If you can draw a line down the center of something…

En Provence semaine deux

I had a vacation day scheduled for yesterday so I got a few things done around the house but mostly got some sewing done. The second clue for the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt was released; it’s one set of blocks per week and most years she has about 6-8 weeks.  This week called for 100…

Block 83 – Minnesota Maze

Back to work tomorrow after almost a full week off. That was a nice break! The college student just had a short break so we didn’t go out of town but enjoyed the time we had together at home. I still need to do the EPP block for The Splendid Sampler.  I haven’t forgotten; I…

175 out of 221

I made good headway on the 221 blocks today; I have less than 50 to go.  If I get close and have to cut a set of strips to get enough, I’ll probably cut whole 3 1/2″ squares to finish up. Here’s a picture of stacks of 10 that I’ve finished.  I didn’t really arrange…

En Provence première semaine

I might just write all my blog posts about this quilt in French.  I could do it!  I took 8 years of French! Actually, I’ve forgotten entirely too much; I can still read it pretty well but writing it is another matter. I almost signed up for Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt last year; I didn’t…