Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Sneak Peek

I decided to participate in the second round of Christine's doll quilt exchange and after much deliberation, I have finally chosen my pattern for my exchange partner, Nicky at Sew-Organized.
This is always a grueling process...I worry whether she will like the color, pattern, etc.

I decided to contribute to this year's auction quilt for Linda, of Quilts in the Barn fame, to raise funds for breast cancer research.  Jo Morton, one of my fav designers, will be the star of the show this year and I would love to attend.  Alas, Macchu Picchu calls this fall and then I am determined to make it to the Houston Quilt Show (yes, Rosie and Kay...this is me inviting myself!)
My contribution is on it's way down under.

Friday is the monthly meeting of the Farmer's Wife Sampler Club at TOWQS, so I am busy drafting and constructing my blocks.  Here is this morning's progress:
May's theme is baskets.

I purchased my red and white Bella Solids today.  I have selected my pattern from a quilt featured on Barbara Brackman's blog.  I am determined to make a red and white quilt!
Will someone please make more hours in the day!


  1. The fabric and pattern you chose for the doll quilt is wonderful ! I just love that background print !

    It looks like you got alot accomplished today.

    I agree I also need more hours in a day !

  2. The blocks you've made all look great. You've been busy. A red and white quilt is on my list as well.

  3. It is all looking fantastic and I love the sneak peek.
    I am currently hand quilting my swap partners quilt and hope I get it done.


  4. I agree, more hours please.
    Good to see you right back in the swing of things. Lovely blocks.

  5. Looking so lovely! I have the same worries about yours, I love the colours!

  6. Wonderful Cheryl, I am sure Nicky will love this quilt. I am having fun making mine for my partner.

    All of your other new blocks are lovely. Yes-- it would be great if we all had more time to work and finish all the projects that we want to do!

    Carolyn :)

  7. What wonderful projects! This past week I got my pattern for a r&w set up on EQ. I won't start for awhile but feel good knowing I have the pattern.

  8. The pattern you chose is awesome and color spot on perfection! I do love those basket blocks too! I think just about anything with Jo fabric is a winner in my book!

  9. You sure got a lot done for someone who was so tired! LOL
    Love your farmer's wife blocks. I just purchased the book.

  10. You're making great progress with all of those blocks!
    I too would love a red & white quilt. I look forward to seeing your's evolve!

    Great sneak peek picture for the doll quilt exchange. I'm sure that Nicky will love what you are making for her!

    Wishing you a Happy & Productive Week!

  11. Those basket blocks are lovely- one of my favorite blocks.

  12. Busy hands! The sneak peek is fabulous.

    A red & white quilt is on my list, too.

  13. The doll quilt looks like it will be another beauty!! Your basket blocks are gorgeous. I especially like the one on the left. I can't wait to see your progress on the red and white quilt!! If you find those extra hours, please let me know where - I could use a few more too :)

  14. When you find someone who can get more hours in the day, can you please share LOL!!!
    Love all your blocks Cheryl, you choose your fabrics so well. I'm sure your doll quilt exchange partner will just love the quilt!!!

  15. If your swap partner doen't like the quilt I'll take it....lol What a wonderful swap. Wish I had known about it.

  16. Glad to see you are back! Your blocks are stunning as usual. It's always fun to look at them :)))

  17. Macchu Picchu is on my one day list!! Lucky you!! l will trade photos. Thaks for making a block for our raffle quilt. Its lovely. As is all the blocks you have shown today. Linda.
    P.S. Houston!! Really!! Just might see you there!!

  18. Noted on my calendar: November 3-6, 2011 International Quilt Festival and Cheryl. Yay!

  19. oh thats so exciting I am hoping to go to Houston to this year!
    yes i will be making a block for Lindas charity quilt as well!
    good luck with the red and white quilt can't wait to see what your doing!
    did you go with the country red? don't you love the Belle solid fabrics, I do!

  20. More hours in the day would be wonderful :-) Love your blocks......lovely baskets!


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