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…

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…

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…

Splendid Sampler layout

The designer blocks aren’t in their final places but the setting blocks are pretty much finalized at this point.  I’m still trying to figure out where to put the final 13 blocks but now at least that I know the adjacent blocks’ colors it will actually make it easier to finish out the last dozen. …

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,…

Block 87 – Shining Star

I’m bound and determined to use up as many of my small scraps as possible as we are nearing the end of the Splendid Sampler.  I thought when I laid the fabrics out for this block that I had enough contrast between the navy and dark green as well as the white vs. light blue. …

Block 86 – Unity Star

I really, really liked making this block!  One thing that occurred to me as I was picking out the colors for this is I’ve learned with 100 small 6″ blocks, I can put colors in a block that if the block were to stand on its own, it might not look so great.  For instance,…

Block 85 – Flow

15 more to go – wow!  That just seems crazy how fast this has gone by.  One of my favorite designers, Ebony Love, is coming up on the 18th of December.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what she has and I’m crossing my fingers that it uses all AccuQuilt dies since that’s an area…