Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Checking in...

Thank you to all who commented at the Stash Manicure post. That is what works for me and some of the things I've been working on these past several months. I wouldn't advise cutting into your favorite fabrics without considering "your own plan" for the cut pieces.

I've been busy and had a pieceful weekend. The above is a long term project that I will work on whenever the urge hits to piece or I have the time in between quilting. I'm copying Darlene's quilt she posted here. For those who know me and my style will wonder what in the world is she doing working with fabrics so unlike her? Well, I have to tell you that I fell in love with Darlene's quilt and all I could think is "my someday grand-daughter quilt." This is what I'm calling this quilt and because I'm in no hurry either is the quilt.

I received a request from a fellow blogger that blocks were needed for another blogger. You bet I'll help and this block is on its way.

My thank you is way overdo. The photo is actually an accumulation of packages that have arrived for me these past weeks. Count it *all* JOY recently had a give away that I won. Abbey Lane Quilts sent me a Clarabella Bag pattern too, Blushing Rose sent the pillow and tea sachet and then as a RAK Quilting is Blissful mailed me a the cute striped pincushion and notepad. Thanks to all again and I sincerely apologize for not posting earlier.
I had to deliver a few packages to the post office earlier in the week myself in 90 degree weather too! I know I wanted some warmth but wowzers it has been hot! Thankfully I did not send chocolates.

25 comments:

Pat said...

I'm glad you explained the fabric choice for your quilt blocks as that looked nothing like what I'd expect from you. LOL

Barb said...

I will have to check out the pattern and quilt...

Love your blocks and all you wonderful goodies in the mail.

I was going to ask who needs blocks but I am traveling but will have a machine in a few days at my sons home....

Shakerwood said...

Talk about long-term planning! I have one married and am still waiting for that elusive grandbaby. But it is a very cute block. Darlene (and you) are such inspirations!

Oddbjørg said...

I look forward to see the quilt top when you have it done.
Seems like you have got a lot of goodies lately.
Please take a look at my last blog post.
Have a nice day/evening!

Darlene said...

Cute blocks! teehee!

Denise :) said...

I like your manicure method! Yay, I'm glad the package arrived! Enjoy! :)

Kim said...

Wish you had sent chocolate! Darn. :-D From what I hear, black is now popular for baby quilts and I like what you are doing here with your "every now and then project". Also, the gifts in the mail are fun. Are any more blocks needed for the blogger quilt?

Zlaty said...

Beautiful blocks!

Happy sewing!

Quilt Rat said...

What is wrong with Hot chocolate????
Guess the whip cream could be a problem

julieQ said...

I have been cutting up strips and small pieces to restock my bins...kind of a manicure at my house too!

Needled Mom said...

That is a stunning quilt that Darlene made. I can see why you fell in love with it.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your Someday Granddaughter quilt blocks look great. They may not be your colors but a baby will love them.

Nice pile of loot :)

Karen said...

Your choice of fabrics for the blocks like Darlene's quilt give a very different look. A good look but at first I didn't know they were the same block.
Send us the 90 degree weather!

Lynn said...

I like the fabrics that you've chosen for your someday grandaughter quilt. Sometimes we need to change things up and make it interesting. Are you as covered in pollen as we are. I can't take much more of this.

Karen said...

I absolutely love what you are working on! It's almost refreshing! Sometimes it's good to use fabrics you wouldn't normally work with! :0)

Laura said...

Oooh! Loks like you received some fun goodies in the mail!

Suzanne said...

I've enjoyed catching up on your blog. Your work is impeccable. Love looking at all your creations!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Loving that block, and that quilt of Darlene's... well done, you.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I remember when Darlene shared pictures of that quilt. It's a gorgeous pattern. Looks like you've got a lot done already.

So what happened to Spring? Seems like we went from freezing to melting in record time.

Very nice gifts you received. Quilters are such nice people!

Mary said...

I too am waiting for that "someday a grandchild". I have actually given away all my "child like prints". Scrappy "adult prints" will be so much more fun.

Cathi said...

Those blocks will make such a pretty quilt!! Love it!

Libby said...

Sometimes it's fun to step out of the comfort zone. Won't it be nice to have a quilt that you love already made *s*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love the pile of gifties. Very nice.
Great blocks your making. I love Darlene's pattern. Very easy to do. Great instructions.

Teresa said...

I love that quilt too. I think its fun to have a quilt in process that you can work on now and then but not be in any rush to see it finished.

Carrie P. said...

It is fascinating how fabrics can change the whole look of a block. Very nice goodies you have gotten.