"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fun With Quilt Blocks!

Wow- it's been 4 days since I last posted... I think that's the longest I've ever gone =)

I've been getting lots and lots of quilt blocks and swappy stuff done! Here are some of the things I've finished and sent out in the last couple of days...

These are blocks for Kimmie in the "Buzz Cuts" online quilting bee!

And these are blocks for Kathy in the "Buzz Cuts" bee...

I also worked on my blocks for the "Oh, Fransson" Mod Sampler Quilt Along...

Clockwise- Blocks A, B, C and D. I need to make the rest of block C, and all of E and F. Then I can put the top together! The fabrics are Daisy Chain and a solid (Mist), both by Amy Butler.

This will be my first quilt that has all the seams pressed open! After reading Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr's argument for open seams in their book "The Modern Quilt Workshop" I decided to give it a try. So far I like how much easier it is to match the seams. Downside- I have never pinned block seams in all my years of quilting, and it's taking some getting used to!

Vicki and Cathy, you can stop laughing at me now... :)

I put together my A Little Fabric, A Little Chocolate swap package for Kathy and mailed it yesterday. She mailed hers to me yesterday, too, so I have that to look forward to in the mail soon!

I also made a mini quilt for Cary in NC for the STUD swap. I'll post a pic of that once I know she's recieved it, since I think she might visit this blog.

I'm nearly finished with my DQS6 top. I need to run out to Tammy Tadd's this afternoon to get some thread... I just don't have the right color pink to finish the applique on a couple of the circles. Then I can sandwich it and quilt it and send it off to... well, that's a secret, isn't it!!

But right now I need to make bread and clean out the fridge. Gosh, I have an exciting life :)


  1. Everything is looking great!

    I've always pinned my seams - whichever way I'm ironing . . . hmmmm

  2. Actually, you do have an exciting life, Jennie! You get so much accomplished, and you work is wonderful!

  3. Wow! You have been busy and with such great results. Happy Stitching...Ann :)

  4. I feel your pin pain. Really, I do! Let Cathy laugh, but Vicky? A pinner? I feel so disillusioned.