Saturday, March 30, 2013

Star-Crossed Cats blocks

Hi all!  I thought you'd like to see how my BE quilt is coming along.  Thanks for the beautiful blocks I've received so far!

Also, here's another baby quilt I've been working on, "Live Long and Prosper." I've been working on it between basketball games during March Madness.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 2013 meeting

We met in March to exchange more quilt blocks. Carol wasn't there, but some people had blocks for her.
My kids think these blocks look like Legos.

A couple of Dorothy's blocks ... 

And Jan's gemini blocks ..

Terry's flower blocks ...

Cindy's green and blue blocks ...

Sorry for the short words, pictures are almost always better though, right?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Exchange blocks

Here are a couple more blocks for Block Exchange.

Dorothy's block looks like a Log Cabin block but is actually pieced like Courthouse Steps. It helped me to look at the photo that Eileen posted on this blog, otherwise I never would have figured it out!  Dorothy's hint to sew the yellow squares to the uneven-numbered strips was good advice. I laid out the pieces in order, but I still had to rip out one seam when I sewed a purple strip on the ecru side by mistake (arrgh). I love how this block turned out - especially the effect of the narrow strips. This quilt will be lovely.

Jan's block is the Gemini pattern.  I have wanted to make a Gemini quilt ever since I saw it done in batiks in the Keepsake catalog. It goes together so easily for a stunning effect.  I'm looking forward to seeing the final quilt.

And speaking of Keepsake Quilting, my recent order from them was missing a fabric.  I have to give them kudos for great customer service, as they mailed me the missing fabric as soon as I contacted them about the problem.  Also, I love the high quality of their fabrics. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Joyful quilting!

I finished a few more exchange blocks.

Terry asked for four Morning Glory blocks.  I pieced these for her while I was at Debra's retreat last weekend.

Below is Phyllis' block - autumn leaf colors and medium blue sky fabrics. This quilt will be stunning.

Below is Carol Schon's block of many colors (and many pieces).  I cut out most of these from Debra's scrap basket last week and cut out the rest from my stash today.  It was a fun block to put together.

I enjoy being in block exchange because of the connection to my friends I left behind.  I felt pure joy today while I was sewing the blocks and thinking about the recipients.