Wednesday, August 20, 2008

caught up!

(You'll also find this post here. Go on over and look at all the gorgeous work from the other quilters.)
Finally, after some summer months that seem to have run me ragged, I'm up to speed. And as I can see it's just in time to receive my next bundle of fabric from Betty. I've also stayed away from the Common Threads blog a bit as I'm finding that I'm either intimidated by the cool and creative work of the other quilters or I feel something might be too close to what I was imagining. Am I the only one who worries about these things? Once this post is finished, I plan to enjoy an evening of marveling at everyone else's work while I browse through the back entries that I've missed.

This block is for Liz. I had originally wanted to do a log cabin block with the green homespun in the center, but found I was limited with the length of my fabrics. However, I'm finding the fabric sizes I'm given to be the fun part of the challenge. It forces me to use what I have and rethink my first ideas. In the end, I think I've got a nod to a log cabin block. In fact, I'm sure this is some sort of official quilt design, but I've not looked up the name.
I adored the little nuts and wanted to play with those a bit. It seems I can't stop myself from embroidering, so I added a little accent to the green.

Finally, I have a block to send off to a very patient Melissa.
Let's just say that I should not have been so freaked out by wavy seams.

Yes, more embroidery. (Seriously, if you don't want this sort of embellishment on your blocks, you'll have to come right out and tell me. I can't promise anything when left to my own devices.)

I'm headed to the post office tomorrow, ladies.
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One Shabby Chick said...

These are both absolutely fabulous!! They both are so original and just great!

Tuli said...


(I started a quilt top last week and am about half done with it. Nothing nearly as fabulous as these blocks you've made, though. But I'm inspired to try something other than my brick quilt!)

Tuli said...

And I just adore the embroidered details. That bird? FANTASTIC!

Susie Sunshine said...

I need to start a quilting blog where I send fabrics to 12 people every month and they send back finished blocks and I beg a sewy friend to do the quilting. I, in turn, will write up how gorgeous and lovely the quilts are in my home.

Any takers?!

Jacquie said...

these blocks are fantastic! keep those fingers nimble...i so want embroidery on the block you do for me!!!