Sunday, April 28, 2013
First Block Done... and Signs of Spring!
It's been a pretty quiet week, but that doesn't mean that work on my quilt blocks has been quiet. But generally it's been uneventful, which is a good thing! However...... drum roll please...... Yesterday I completed the first block of the Bountiful Life quilt! I was so pleased with the end result. What do you think? The block is called Bluebell Bouquet.
I typically don't plan out all my fabrics when I start a block... I am more of a design-as-I-go kinda gal. So I never really know what the block will look like until I am done. I re-drew the birds in the pattern. These look more like birds to me.
The pattern is on the left, my bird on the right. I need to add a french knot for his eye.
I am very pleased with my applique leaves.. which is good because there are plenty of them on this quilt!
I also sewed together the first two rows of the Sweet Sixteen quilt. They look great together and I like the different backgrounds, which I tend to do in a lot of my quilts. Seeing them together tells me I really need to focus on getting that last block done.
Suzi seems totally disinterested. Probably because I am taking up room on the bed, which she occupies most of the day.
Finally, someone was very happy that the back door to our deck was open. This is a much welcomed sign of Spring.
Nothing better than rolling in the sun!
This little pot of basil on my kitchen windowsill reminds me that Summer is not far away!