Monday, December 27, 2010

All Caught Up!

I have really enjoyed quilting with all of you! I hate that I got so behind in the end, but all my blocks are done and headed out in the mail today.

First up are the two blocks that I did for Debbie. I hope they work well for you. There just wasn't enough fabric to do two blocks so I added some solid fabrics from my own stash. I love the colors in your fabrics--they're so festive without being the traditional red and green.

Next are Heather's Wonky Log Cabins. I feel like I'm getting pretty good at these--I think these are the blocks that we've done the most of. I had enough fabric to do one whole block and about half of the second one for you. I hope your hubby loves his quilt!

Finally, here are Joanna's Zig-Zag blocks. These were more of a challenge than I expected. I had to fight with the zigs a bit to get them to line up with the zags. LOL! I love the look of them so much, though--I would love to do a whole quilt for myself using your tutorial. I just need to mark a few other things off of my list first.Are we all going to continue posting our quilts as we assemble them? Has anyone actually started assembling? I have all my blocks stashed away waiting for me to find the time to play with them.

Friday, December 17, 2010

December Blocks...Final month!

Hi all!

Just letting you know that I finally sent out the December blocks on Friday so you should get them this week sometime. I don't expect anyone to do anything until after the Holidays, so you can breathe a little and take your time with them:)

This month we are doing zig zag blocks. They're quite simple, and I have pre-cut all the fabric for you, so that should make it extra easy:)

I also made a tutorial for the blocks and put it on my blog here.

I did the same blocks with my other online group and about half the ladies ran into a problem - they didn't read all the way through the instructions before they started and didn't realize that you need to sew half the pieces one way, and the other half the opposite way. If you read all the instructions first you will be fine - it's really an easy block, really just a variation on flying geese.

I have included enough pieces to make 2 blocks. For each block you will use 4 red rectangles, 4 blue rectangles, and 16 brown squares. I have included a few extra brown squares just in case :) Feel free to substitute any of your own fabrics for mine if you think they will work, and keep the ones you take out.

I love it if you made the HST's I show in the tutorial. You can either keep them or send them back to me - I would definitely use them, but I don't mind if you keep them!

Have fun, and if you have any questions, just let me know!

-Joanna (quiltamomma)

Debbie's blocks

Well, I apologize for being so late on these. September my (ex) husband asked for a divorce, (after 21 years) so I have had a hard time getting out of bed, let alone sewing. I have finally finished Debbie's blocks though. Due to moving, and forwarding confusion, I ended up with 2 packets of fabric, so I tried to make 4 blocks. (I felt guilty that it took me so long to get to them), I didn't have quite enough fabric, but I had a half yard of figgy pudding, so I used a bit to supplement.
Blogger is not letting me add photos right now, I will try later. They are in our Flickr group right now though!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

getting caught up!

Before the last post I had completely forgotten about our group on flickr and I see you all have been talking and I apologize for having forgot. Anyway, im here now and Im mostly all caught up! October ended up being WAY busy. Apparently THAT is wedding season, not May/ June. And to top it all off my husband and I found out were going to have a kiddo! So things have been different and busy.
There wasnt quite enough for 2 blocks but I did what I could to get something started for you!

 and Im working on Heathers block.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Debbie's Block

Debbie, an envelope turned up in my envelope a couple of weeks ago from Katie, and inside were fabrics to do your block! I finally got it done today and will get it out to you in the next few days. It looks weird in the pic because there are white strips on the outsides of the block, and the background it's on is white! Hope you enjoy putting the quilt together!

Heather's Blocks

Heather, I finished your blocks - yes that is blocks plural! I managed to get a second one finished with a little help from my own Kona stash:) They are so much fun to make and your quilt is going to look spectacular!

I know my month is December and I have all the fabrics and they are half cut. I hope to get them out to you all next week but there is NO hurry to get them done. I know December is a crazy month. But don't worry, they are easy and everything is pre-cut for you.n I'll do a proper post about them when I send them out.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

November at last

Hello Ladies I know I posted a little preview on the flickr group but I realize we seem to communicate more on here.  My quilt block for this month is kind of a wonky log cabin anything goes block.  the unfinished size should be 12.5 in. and if you would like to make two and if you have enough fabric by all means do so.
  here is the inspiration quilt out of kaffe fasset's book quilts in the sun.

 each block is sashed in orange
 this particular sample is more what I am looking for- i tried to be a little free

The blocks are really improv and bits and pieces and that's what I am looking for- I will say it is a struggle for me to be so free and not so rigid and that is why my sample blocks are a little rigid.  This quilt is for my husband- he thinks I will never make him one and so I am having my bee friends help out!

anything goes wonky log cabins
nuetral thread
12.5 in unfinished
2 blocks if you have enough time and fabric or even if you start a second that would be fab too!
Most of the fabric is kona cotton and all is solid colors.

I'm putting them in the mail today- getting them back is no rush- I know I am late and the holidays are upon us.
 thanks heather

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Debbie's Block

Finished this block last night.  It will go out in today's mail.
I loved the fabric and had a lot of fun putting the block together.  Unfortunately, I didn't have enough fabric to make two blocks.  I hope you like it, Debbie!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quilt Blocks, mostly late!

Ahhh, the best laid plans, right?  Here are my June, July and September blocks.  Yes, it's October and I apologize ladies.  It does feel really good to have them all finished, though.  I had fun with all of them, especially Bibi's Dutchman's Puzzle.  In fact, that is going to be my next quilt, so thank you for the inspiration! Also, thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Joseph's Block

Joseph here is a little late. His tardiness, however, was completely out of his control. It's been a crazy, busy month for me, and it looks like my schedule is staying this way all the way through the end of the year.

I love how my main block turned out. This second block, though, is a little loud. I hope it blends in well with the rest of the quilt.

This is going to be an amazing quilt. I've been trying to plan out a way to copy this idea for a quilt for our house for this Christmas. I haven't yet figured out how to squeeze more than 24 hours out of a day, though, so I suppose I'll have to put it on my list for next year.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Shepherd block

This is a terrible picture but that is what you get when you take photos as you are rushing to get out the door to work. 
These blocks were great fun to make and I loved all the fabrics you chose.  Making them totally reminded me of the blocks I made for myself out of this same nativity embroidery pattern.  I can't wait to see how you put yours together.  Be sure and post photos.
I will drop the blocks in the mail today or tomorrow.  You should have them by next week.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blocks for Liz

Liz, I got your blocks done last night and they were so much fun! I really love the stitchery you included to be used. This quilt is going to be beautiful! I added a couple of my own fabrics and had enough to make 3 blocks total. I hope they work, and I can't wait to see your quilt this Christmas, right??!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

September blocks

Hello Fresh Comfort!

I am excited to finally be getting to my month! I would like the blocks to be a log cabin block with an embroidery block as the center. I have included the embroidery. I have included some pics to give you an idea of what I am talking about.

The width of each strip can be varied, but I would like them to be all right angles (no wonky) please. I would like the size of the blocks sent back to me to be 12.5 inches square. Please feel free to add any additional fabrics to these blocks as long as they stay within the basic color scheme of red and white (with a hint of green possible), not overly Christmasy.

If you have enough fabric and desire I also need setting blocks that are the log cabin block with anything as the center. I hope that I have sent enough to do 1-2 blocks. Please send any scraps back as I pretty much cleared out my red stash!

I am hoping to get my packages into the mail this week!

Thanks so much!!!


P.S. Thanks to Tacey for the inspiration!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Block for Bibi!

Whoooo! Im finally caught all up. It has been a CRAZY few months. Bibi, I have to say this was my favorite block to make. I really enjoyed it.. and not just cause you cut everything.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bibi's Block from Bonnie

I love these fabrics so much, Bibi! This is going to be a perfect little girl quilt. Last month was crazy busy with running a photo contest on my blog and finalizing two new patterns for my store, so I'm late finishing up this block. Actually, if I'd realized that Bibi had already precut everything, I probably would have gotten this done way sooner. It's all finished and ready to head home now!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Bonnie and Bibi's blocks

After being away for a month in Utah on vacation, I finally am home and have Bonnie and Bibi's blocks done. Talk about fun!

Bibi, your fabrics were so sweet - I know your quilt is going to be beautiful!Bonnie, I had a ton of fun playing with your chickens! I ended up making a house block and a tree block. You might have to look hard to find the tree - it's rather busy! But if you look carefully you'll see that a red chicken flew to the top of the tree and is hiding in there ;)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bonnie's Block

I finally got this block done for Bonnie.  I love these fabrics and colors.  This is going to be a cheerful, sunny quilt.  I hope you post pictures when you get it put together.
I am now officially caught up, phew!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bibi's Block

Here is my block.  Sorry, it isn't perfect.  I followed the tutorial but somehow still lost some points.  I won't feel bad if you can't use it or relegate it to the back. 
However, I love the block and plan on practicing it until I get it right.  Your fabric choices were lovely, as well.  That is one lucky baby.
I will put the block in the mail tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rockin' my blocks

I just wanted to show off all of the great blocks I received.

You all did a great job!  These will make one fun, funky quilt. Thank you so much.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

May Block update (the sequel)

OK, so, update on the update, I received blocks from Katie, Bonnie, Tacey, Debbie, Joanna, Claire, Liz, Barb and Bibi. Thank you so much, ladies! That leaves Heather and Hilary. If you have sent your blocks could you let me know? I just want to see if any got lost in the mail. If you are just behind, that's fine. I don't think I will be able to get this top together until September, at the earliest. Thanks again!

Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm not dead.

Even though it feels like I have been. It's been an insane couple of months. We moved; my grandmother and a close friend passed away, and I had I's been insane. I'm here, though, and am FINALLY caught up. YAY!! So here's a pic of all the blocks that have now gone postal. So sorry for the delay guys. Please forgive me. :(

So..July is my month and I'm really excited! Fabric is cut and will be on their way to you guys. :) I'm planning on using the finished blocks for a quilt for my 2 year old baby girl, Elyse. Her bedroom has a woodland theme to it and is decorated in red, pink, and aqua; one of my fave color combos. I'd love it if you guys can help me by making Dutchman's Puzzle blocks. Here's a tutorial:
I think they end up being 12". If you have any problems, please let me know. Oh! Did anyone else change their addy? I think I remember getting an email awhile back with an address change....maybe not. Just want to make sure I have everyone's correct addy. Thanks so much!! Can't wait to see everyone's blocks! :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blocks for Carrie

I apologize for these blocks being so late!
This picture is terrible, but it was already dark by the time I finished them up, and I wanted to get a quick picture before they were mailed.

I am absolutely in LOVE with the fabrics you sent, Carrie! They are so gorgeous, and I am now on the hunt for some shot cottons.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

May block update

I just wanted to give a little update on the blocks I have received. I have blocks from Katie, Bonnie, Tacey, Debbie and Joanna. Thank you so much, ladies! You all did an awesome job, and I'll post pictures soon of possible layouts so you can see them together. It's amazing! I can't wait to see what the rest of you have come up with. Thank you!

Liz, I did see the picture of your blocks, but I have not received them ( I think). Could you let me know if you have mailed them? The package could be in my house somewhere (10 year old brings in the mail)
Claire, received yours. Lovely!

Catching Up

Hi Everyone,
I'm a little behind on my blocks and a LOT behind on my blogging, so I'm trying to get caught up. I sent out Carrie's blocks on Wednesday. Carrie, I'm so sorry they were late. Hopefully you've already received them, but here they are . . .

And I actually did sent Tacey's out in time, but I never posted the photos, so here THEY are . . .

I had so much fun with all of these, and I love Bonnie's bright colors for June. I've been admiring that chicken fabric for a while, so I'm looking forward to working with it.

Happy Summer!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

April Blocks opposites Attract

I am really behind but I wanted to do a quick post for my april Blocks-  sometimes I think the improv blocks are more daunting than making dozens of half square triangles.  Here are my opposite attract blocks- they we fun and free.

Blocks for Carrie

I finally finished up your blocks last night Carrie - so it was still May when I finished them lol! Will get them in the mail this week:)

I love these fabrics - they are just so beautiful. I ended up making you two 9.5 inch blocks, one 6.5, and two 3.5 inch blocks. I was just going to make a whole bunch of 3.5's, then when they didn't quite measure 3.5 I would add more to make them 6.5, then when they still didn't measure 6.5 I thought what the heck, let's keep going lol! It was a lot of fun. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt - the blocks so far look wonderful!