Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Linda Brannock's Flowers

Time for sharing the latest block in making Linda Brannock's "Flowers" quilt.

This pattern is titled "Bluebells".  A fun one to stitch. Most of the pattern parts for all of the blocks have been larger in size making for easy stitching.   Cathy should have her block posted today and you can visit her blog here.  We plan to do two blocks for sharing on the 15th of September and a finish in October.

Thank you for taking time from your busy day to visit my blog.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Blocks Update

More blocks for the Stonefields quilt I am working on.

If I were to make more of the above block design, I would cut the leaf like shapes differently.  I would make the four underneath shapes combined into one piece.  Would be easier to stitch the top ones over.

I brought out a long neglected quilt project.  It is Minnick and Simpson's "Austin Bluebird Sampler".  The pattern is a combination of pieced and applique blocks.  Here is my latest applique block.

I made my last block for the Shenandoah Botanical quilt.  I chose to make a fourth pineapple block instead of a block that looked very similar to another I had already stitched.  I plan on placing the four pineapple blocks in the four corners of the quilt.

That's it for today.

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Life of Plenty

I am back working on "A Life of Plenty".  It was a block of the month presented by Jenni from the Willow.  Below are the blocks I had finished.  I was encouraged by a fellow quilter to join the Facebook group that is working on the quilt.  Thus the reason for renewed interest.  This is as far as I am.

I discovered I had made an error in the width of the one flower block.  To solve the problem (rather than make a new one), I added a piece of a different fabric to each end.  If it bothers me too much down the road, I will work on an alternate solution.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Coxcomb and Hearts

Another flower block from Linda Brannock's pattern called "Flowers".  This one is titled "Coxcomb and Hearts.  Cathy from Big Lake Quilter should have her block posted today also.  We are moving along at a steady pace.  Lots of half square triangle units to make after the applique blocks are done.  We are enjoying working on the same pattern and giving encouragement to each other.

The color in the picture is showing a bit darker than the block actually is.

Thank you for the visit.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Flower Themed Swap

I participated in a flower themed prim style swap through a prim Facebook group.  I received a quilt from Bats Atwood that is cute as can be.  Cats, a mouse, and flowers.  The mouse is in the center of the log cabin block.  She also did a creative label for the back of the quilt.

I had Susan Somerset's name for the swap and made her the quilt shown below.  I posted a picture back in July after Susan received the quilt.  At that time, I explained that I used a block from a Liberty Gatherings patriotic themed pattern.  Several designers contributed a block design.  This particular block did not have the designer name on the pattern but I think it is Joined At the Hip.

I enjoyed participating in this swap and am pleased with the wall hanging I received.