Friday, February 25, 2011

A little this and a little that...

Right now, I am busy binding Serendipity found.  Not an exciting process, so I dabble in a few other projects to keep myself entertained (or from going crazy---binding is my least favorite part of a quilt!)
Finished the last block for the Paris in the Fall BOM at TOWQS.
It was a challenging block to say the least.
Then doing what I love to do best... 
drafting and piecing blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt.
The rest of the time... 
I keep making siggy blocks for my Album Quilt designed by Kathleen Tracy.
Mine will be 4x4 and I am waiting for a few more signed blocks to return before I piece it together.
I love Kathy's patterns--accurate and easy to follow instructions.
Not all patterns are like that!

Others have been busy too.
Satu's recent additions to her 1880 Sampler (her blog can be found here) and...
Bettina (her blog can be found here) always keeps current.

Charlene in NH just contacted me and I expect pictures of all of her blocks soon.
Another block pattern posted today for a total of 9, enough to assemble the first 3 diagonal rows, so next week I will include sashing and setting triangle cutting instructions.

I haven't made the last two installments in Barbara Brackman's Civil War BOW.
Other priorities right now and they look easy, so I can catch up.

And, BTW, my inspiration for my Valentine Twister quilt came from Jeanne over at Crystal Creek Quilts.
Jump on over and see the beautiful job she did on Lori's doll quilt along.  Tell her Cheryl sent you.

Spring is around the corner, so I think I will head to the plant nursery today for some cheery annuals.  The frost we had in Jan. and Feb. did a number on our yard.  Lots of work trimming and replacing as needed, but I love to work with my hands gardening.  Just not next to those dang jumping cholla cacti!

9 comments:

Elyte said...

You have displayed a smorgasbord of beautiful blocks in this post. Love the first one and the use of the black against the red. Those diamonds, just precious.

Darlene said...

Busy hands, happy heart! :-)

Karen said...

The Paris in the Fall book looks like it was a doozy to piece.

annieb said...

Beautiful blocks and colours! And lucky you to be "thinking" garden already...it is -35 with the wind chill here this morning.

Sue said...

I love your blocks. In fact, I love all your posts. You work on some awesome things. I am a big fan of Kathleen Tracy too and I agree about her patterns being easy to follow. Such sweet designs.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Heather said...

Gorgeous! All of it!

Merilyn said...

Those farmer's wife blocks really are beautiful, you do lovely work Cheryl!

Maureen said...

Love the paris in the fall block. Really, they all look wonderful, but complicated. You sure do challenge yourself!

Stray Stitches said...

Your Paris In The Fall block is gorgeous!! You have been one busy gal with all of the blocks you created!!