Monday, December 20, 2010

A little peek and then a little blog hiatus!

I started setting the blocks I have made today.  I am so excited and pleased with how the quilt is coming out that I can hardly wait unit Jan. to start sharing the patterns.  I have settled on making mine 5x6 instead of 6x7 like Ms. Snyder made hers. I will eliminate blocks that are too, too difficult to draft and those that I simply don't like.  I plan to set the blocks in their original places, but substitute the outer row blocks for the inner blocks I eliminate.  I will choose blocks that have a similar look and color to them.
I've also found my perfect blue.  It is a periwinkle blue from Judie Rothermel's Lancaster County III collection, so how fitting. The next block to draft is the Pennsylvannia block and even though I don't care for it, it must be included.
Daphne is modeling the grocery tote my daughter designed and made for my sister for Christmas.
It is similar to one I shared this summer.
I'm all done with handmade gifts!
Two more gifts to purchase, but I know what I am going for, and then some wrapping and I will be done.

We will take off this week for Napa.
Could be a treacherous drive with all the flooding and expected snowfall between here and there.
Wish us a safe trip and I will return to blogland after Christmas!

 Merry Christmas to All and a Happy New Year too!

15 comments:

  1. The block with the blue caught my eye immediately. Good choice.

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  2. Love those blocks!
    Have a safe trip to Napa... gosh, wish I could stow away ...hmmm and DS could meet me and... oh, I digress...

    Hope your Christmas and time spent with family is the best yet.
    Merry Christmas,
    Karen

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  3. Hi, this is Penny in Australia, looking forward to the blocks, have made two.
    I don't have a blog.
    thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hi Cheryl.
    A Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a safe trip.
    Thank you for showing "a peek". I love the fabrics and colours for the blocks and sashing. I am sure this is going to be a lovely quilt.
    Best wishes from here, where we also have lots of snow.
    Hugs,
    Anne-Mette

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  5. Thanks for sharing the sneak peek of your new SAL. I love what I see!! The market bag is great - especially like the use of the produce fabric.
    Have a very safe trip - no washing down any arroyos! Hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!!

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  6. Merry Christmas/Happy New Year, Cheryl, and thank you for your inspiration and motivation.

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  7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year you too! I hardly can wait till January and your tutorials... Thank you for your inspirations! Drive savely!

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  8. Be safe! I think all that moisture is headed our way...maybe we will have a white Christmas! Love this quilt...can't wait to make it! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Safe trip - we'll be in touch next year!

    PIYPL friend,
    Kay

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  10. Have a safe trip and wishing you and your family a happy and peaceful Christmas. May the New Year bring you all good health and happiness.

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  11. Merry, merry Christmas!!!
    See You next year, hugs
    Denise

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  12. Looking forward to following your progress on this wonderful quilting project - your blocks look fabulous!

    Wishing you & your family a Joyful and Merry Christmas!
    Safe travels and Happy New Year too!

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  13. Love the peek and look forward to seeing more blocks. Do wish you and your family a safe trip and Merry Christmas.
    Bonnie

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  14. Merry Christmas Cheryl and your family.

    Safe travels and Happy New Year too!

    Hugs, Carolyn

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