Monday, November 29, 2010

A new addiction, besides CHOCOLATE!

I can't stop drafting and making these cute little blocks. 
I found the perfect black and red fabrics at the OWQS on Saturday and now I am addicted. I have developed a fascination with these blocks and have come to realize that Barbara was a gifted mathematician.  I have the aid of my EQ program to figure out the dimensions.  I wonder how she did it.  Did she draw them, cut them up into templates and go from there? I don't think so because rotary cutting dimensions are repeating themselves in each block.
I do know I now need a housekeeper, full time cook, administrative assistant, accountant and someone to get my daily exercise for me. Wow, I think I need a clone, or better yet, a wife!

I am still working on my applique, but have not made any progress on hand quilting my SAL.
I would love to hear about your SAL quilt and where you are in the project.  But no pressure, since I am notorious for starting and rarely finishing projects.  Just curious.


  1. I love the new blocks, but have told myself I am not starting any until I finish my SAL blocks. I have been away from them for a while. The kids go back to school tomorrow, so I am hoping to have time to make the two I have cut out and ready to sew.

  2. I can understand the addiction Cheryl, each one is almost a little quilt in itself.

  3. I can totally see why the addiction to these blocks! They are beauties!!! I really love your choice of fabrics!!

  4. The blocks are little cuties! very NiCe!

  5. I DO understand that you are addicted to those cute blocks. They all look soooo lovely and I am sure, this will be a great new project. Your fabric choise is perfect :-).
    Greetings from DK,

  6. I had today ENOUGH time to sew block nro 1. And it was 'success'... NOW I'm sure I'll join with you in January. I hope you don't mind, if I show my firstie on my blog and mention about your plans?

  7. Hi Cheryl,
    I have just tracked down your '1880's Sampler' and I think I will be addicted too! I think following your instructions and the flickr group will be alot of fun and is more appealing to me than buying the replica pattern. It is July 1st now and it is evident to me that you have put alot of time and effort into drafting the patterns. Thankyou very much for doing this.
    I have really enjoyed looking at your blogs tonight and have just worked out what a SAL is! LOL! Best wishes from Carol in Australia!


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