Friday, May 21, 2010


Cancel your weekend plans and ….no wait, that was something for a winter blog when you "got" to stay inside and quilt. Now is the time to get outside, garden, go to art fairs, take long walks, plan picnics. Have some summer fun!
Since there is a lot to be done outside my house right now, I don’t have too much to show you. These two blocks are all that I’ve accomplished this week. On Stash Manicure blog, Marjorie of Appliqué Addict talked about lessons she has learned while quilting. I personally subscribe to #6, which is what I did when making these two blocks for the Around The World Quilting Bee Round #1. This first block is for Paloma. This is her final block and I’ve mailed her quilt to her. I bet she’ll be thrilled with her quilt. There are so many talented women in this group. (You’ll have to go to the Stash Manicure blog and scroll down to Stash Quilt Lesson’s Learned to see what #6 is.)

This block is for Aimee of Salt Marsh Designs. There were so many beautiful colors in her quilt and most of the block designs seemed to involve curves (can you see me sewing curves?). I had a difficult time choosing fabrics and design. I hope she likes this block. I had fun making it. As with Paloma’s block, I had to make some adjustments to the pattern, too, since I didn’t want to cover up too much of that lovely blue fabric. I think I’m done with Round #1 now, so it’s on to Round 2. I just received Paloma’s blocks today so I hope to add my block to it so I can get it in the mail Monday.
Here’s something you might find of interest. Beadlust has a free e-book that you can download. It’s about exploring creativity with bead embroidery.

Until next time,


Barb said...

Ohhhhh I love your blocks!!

Marjorie said...

Hahahaha! I had to go back to see what #6 was. Quite honestly, I think that every quilt project I do is a #6. It'a a lot more fun and reasonable than...well, using a seam ripper or generally freaking out.

Allie said...

Oh how I love these blocks - they're wonderful!

Terry said...

Love that first block! I keep saying I'm going to applique on top of a pieced block but I haven't yet.

quilltr said...

Thanks for the Beadlust link, Caroll. I have taken several classes from Robin, and love her work.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love your blocks. Love the colors in Aimee's block -- I'm into blue and green lately!

Quilting Teachers at the shop.

Quilting Teachers at the shop.
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Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

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