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!

Happy Stitching!


  1. Yes, I agree on your redesign on the bird. Do the patterns come in the book like that, on grid paper, or is that something you printed? Your cat pictures crack me up. Cats do provide much amusement. That heart vine in the Sweet Sixteen is screaming to me to be made, but I'm trying not to listen. =)

    1. The patterns in the book are on the grid background. They are sized 100% (no enlarging) but are divided up in four sections, which I then tape together. That heart vine was the first block I made for that quilt!


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