Pages

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Just couldn’t resist...

Last night I stitched a few more SBS blocks; the pineapple is this week’s Block of the Week, and I try to make the BOW whenever there is a block I haven’t already done:-) The other three are Mrs. Cleveland’s choice, Night and Noon, and Bear’s Paw – these are blocks that should have been paper pieced according to the pattern, but like I have said before, whenever I can avoid it… I did PP the Pineapple, though, using the cut offs from when I have pieced other blocks I figured I needed the stability.


After these were done I started flipping through my sewing basket, and all of a sudden the temptation just got to me; I have to see what this quilt might end up looking like: so I pulled the sashing fabric (I bought that a few months ago) and started cutting. This is how far I got:


Rows A, B, and C!!! I still have 21 blocks left to make so there is a long way before I can assemble the whole thing, but there is something about the satisfaction of seeing that it will eventually come together!

By the way; anyone need an orange and red 6” Chinese Coin block??? Some of you have heard that I misplaced that block sometime in December, and haven’t been able to find it since… eventually I made a new one a couple of weeks ago. Well, last night the old one appeared in the sewing basket, along with all the other blocks, looking smug as h… I guess I should have punished it for giving me a hard time by not letting it be a part of my quilt, but I was more pleased with the background fabric I used in that (which I have run out of) than the one I used in the new one, so now it’s sewn in.

Hope you have a great day!
Sincerely, Anne

20 comments:

Rose said...

Oh Anne i love love love it!!!! the sashing looks fantastic (and here i was going to go boring white lol not anymore)
Wow! isnt it great to see it all together like that?? and im so glad u found ur Chinese Coin block...u said ud probably find it when u made another one lol
Great job sweetie, i just love it!!!
take care xxx

shelley/michigan said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!! I was wondering what color of sashing you were goint to use! Wonderful!! Maybe you could use you the extra Chinese Coin block as a label on a quilt, or this one? I'm so glad that I poked my nose in this morning! Your quilt and sunshine outside, it's a beautiful day!

anne bebbington said...

Isn't it nice when you get to a certain point to just sit back and do something different on it - putting in those sashings has been a real change of pace and is so encouraging to plough on with more of the blocks - love the shade of green you've chosen. As for your chinese coins block it's blatantly obvious that the way to make it turn up again is to make another - here in the UK we call it Sod's Law!

Nicole said...

Anne, your blocks are just awesome! Wow, that is a lot of work!

Dawn said...

Oh Anne - it is looking so wonderful!

Butterfly said...

Wow, it's absolutley stunning. This will be a very beautiful quilt. Love the sashing, it lifts the blocks. It's so fun to follow your progress :o) Looking forward to the rest.

Have a sunny day tomorrow, hugs :o)

meggie said...

Lovely blocks~ and they look fabulous witht that green.
I always say 'the others' have a lend of things, then put them back when they are ready! haha.

Leigh said...

Your rows are looking fantastic Anne and I love the colors you are using.

Darlene said...

Wow, wow, wow - it's looking fabulous. Of course, you'd find the original Chinese Coins blocks after you made a second one. Murphy's Law prevails. :-)

Jeanne said...

Your rows of blocks look sensational!
I do the same thing you did. I can never wait until all of the blocks are done before assembling to get an idea of how it will look. Can't wait to see the rest of these.

pamina said...

Waow, your first rows are wonderful and the full quilt will be gorgeous ! Can't wait !!

Annelies said...

I do love the colour of your sashings !!

Suze said...

Your quilt looks gorgeous. Great job.

Åsa said...

Hi Anne! I like your SBS very much! It is so nice with the dark sashing! I still have 3 blocks to go before I can sew the row #3 to the first two. congratulations! Åsa på Österby, Sweden

gwen said...

It ws a great idea to start sewing the sashing now. We get an even better idea of what it will look like when it is finished. And it looks fabulous! The colour of the sashing really makes the single blocks popping out. I love it!
enjoy the sun and take care.

Cynthia said...

Anne, your quilt is going to look gorgeous when it's completed. The sashing between the blocks looks lovely.

Bird on a wire said...

Looks good. I've enjoyed reading your blog,
Sally

Wendy said...

The blocks are fantastic and they look even better in rows. I love the colour choices.

The Chicken Lady said...

That looks great. Oh, I can't wait to see all the blocks in a quilt! :)

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

You are one productive gal!

Pineapple is one of my favorite blocks.

Nice blog.