Monday, June 21, 2010

Block for Corey

here is the block i did for corey's quilt.  it was interesting to make a block using someone elses color story.  i found that i must not do too much with the sherbert colors....i struggled to find just the right fabrics in my stash......does that mean that i need to go shopping ! ? !  i think it might!!

the lime/green/yellow/pink dot is what was the inspriation fabric that corey picked.  i do love the color story that she picked.  it is very cool and refreshing!

above is corey's block on the left. debbie's block on the right and mine on the bottom. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cindy R's Journey

I was worried I wouldn't have colors to work with her block, but I had tons... guess I didn't know my stash very well. I really love the petal theme and I was going to make something with petals, but when I got the blocks and had my fabrics picked out I ended up going in a different direction. I liked the squareness of Vickie's block and I decided since there was already a square block that it would need friends in the quilt. I also added just a little red as Cindy mentioned it was her favorite color!
This is the progress so far. Cindy's starter block is the top left corner. It is shaping up to be a lovely quilt!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Starter Block Jane

I am so proud to "bee" part of this wonderful group of talented ladies. I thought today I would share with you my vision for the quilt that will be made for me as it goes on it's merry travels.

My vision is a quilt made with 1930's prints. All I ask of the girls is to have fun and to make whatever block they would like. I feel that as all the blocks arrive home, it will take on the look of a sampler quilt. I am so excited to let the fun begin.

This is my starter block.......

here is my signature block....
I hope everyone signs and dates it for it will become my label.

The first block that I made was an
Uneven Star for Deanna
She just had one small request, to please use a bit of the snowman fabric she sent. Such a great idea as it will tie all the blocks together.
It was my first uneven star but will not be my last, it was such fun to make.
I so look forward to making my next block!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Karie's Pond of Goldfish

I love making liberated blocks and seeing where the fabric takes me. Karie wanted orange, blue and white. From my stash, I had two ways to go. I love the blue bubbles in this block with Andrew and his friends.

And Andrew, I am sorry to tell you this, but Swimmy is my favorite!!! I'm just sayin'...

This is going to be a darling little pond for sure!! Here's the whole gang so far. 

Joy to you!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Wonky Neighborhood

Here is my house for Cindy N.  I saw this block on humblequilts blog and thought the garden idea was so cute.  I had the hardest time cutting irregular shapes!  It was like something in my brain screamed "No!" each time I placed the ruler on a slight diagonal.  I also put this together in halves instead of building on one central shape (which I should have done). 

Here is my house with Cindy's cute starter house

And the neighborhood

I just love Elizabeth's little girl.  Wait until you see her up close...just adorable.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Block For Vickie

First stop for Vickie's quilt journey - Chicago, IL. Below you will see Vickie's starter block on the left and my contribution to her quilt on the right. She wrote in her instructions about the possibility of someone making a wonky house with a star in the sky and I immediately thought about a tree... with a star in the sky and a partial star as a flower.

Some close-ups....

This block was so much fun to make I wanted to keep it for myself... but it is already on it's way to Sara's house!