Monday, September 26, 2011

A Surprise and Progress

Yesterday, I was able to get a chance to stitch for a few hours, knit for a few hours, and quilt for a few hours. I don't quite have any knitting or stitching to show you but I do have some quilting. I was able to finish my last 8 Harvest blocks and play a bit with the arrangement. My design wall isn't crooked, the blocks are on there wonky As you can tell, my design wall is almost completely full.

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And at the very bottom are the first 5 blocks for the Cotton Club BOM. These came together really quickly and easily. The instructions are fabulous! All the blocks will be set on point. I'd like to do the one on the far right in more modern fabrics one day and as a larger block. I think it would make a great modern quilt.

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I received a wonderful surprise in the mail last week from Catherine. She sent me this cute stitched pillow as a thank you for a chart I'd sent her. It's my first fall stitched small.

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Here's a closeup of the stitching. I love the thread! Thank you Catherine!

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Wishing you all a good week and happy stitches!

31 comments:

Maria said...

Your blocks are beautiful and look so complicated. I love the little ones too, those are going to be very nice quilts.

Annie said...

Love all these pretty blocks. You are really making a lot of good progress.

Cute little pin pillow too.

JudiB said...

Oh I just love the colours..great design. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Looks like you have another interesting project ahead of you also!!!

Judi B.

Susan said...

I love your latest projects! The harvest blocks are going to work into a fantastic quilt! Is there a pattern for the quilt in the BOM that you are working on? The blocks are wonderful!

Margaret said...

Wow, such beautiful quilt blocks! I love the harvest blocks! And the Cotton Club blocks are marvelous as well. Glad you got to relax and spend some good time with your crafts.

Tammy said...

Your quilt blocks are just gorgeous. Love the colors and the quilt block design. What a great gift too!!

Kathleen said...

Your blocks are great! I just love the colors. The small ones remind me of Dear Jane blocks. What size are they?

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your quilt blocks look fabulous.
Lovely little autumn gift too.

paulette said...

Your blocks are stunning!! Just lovely! Also love your Fall Give Thanks gift!! Well done!
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Pat said...

Love all your blocks...for the big quilt and for the on-point one! Thanks for sharing them...and how nice to have that big design wall!!!

Ruth's Place said...

The quilt is coming together nicely!

Gorgeous little pillow.

Gail said...

You have some great stuff on your wall. The green/red/white puts an instant smile on my face, and I love the simple, neat geometry of the small blocks.

Linda said...

How nice to see you making use of your design wall. Those are pretty, Christmas-y blocks. Your Cotton Club blocks are nice too, and I totally agree that the far right block would be awesome in modern prints. Go for it!

Carol said...

Those Harvest blocks look just great, Jackie! Sounds like you had a perfect Sunday with a wonderful mixture of your three favorite hobbies :)

Very cute pillow from Catherine, too!

Theresa said...

What a great surprise from Catherine~ It's so nice of her to send you this little pillow~
Your blocks are so beautiful~ The small ones are absolutely adorable~

Connie said...

Great projects! I really like your Harvest blocks!
Quilting by the River

dortha said...

Beautiful blocks and they will make a beautiful quilt.

Barb said...

Sounds like you had an awesome day...and what great results!!

valerie said...

Gorgeous quilt blocks! It looks like you got a lot done!

Catherine said...

Your blocks are fabulous!! Love the colors.
I'm so glad you liked your thank you gift!!

~Niki~ said...

please link back to just us quilters~thanks!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

c'est vraiment magnifique !
bisous bisous

Sally said...

Your blocks are so pretty.

Love your gift from Cathering.

Lois said...

Jackie the blocks look great and I love the first 5 blocks for the Cotton Club BOM. What a lovely gift from Catherine.

Berit said...

Wonderful! I wish I didn't feel so stuck on the quilt I am trying to piece. *sigh* And it is supposed to be so easy!

Mylene said...

Love the harvest blocks, looks gorgeous! And a very cute gift received!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your blocks look great!

Littlebit said...

Wow, Jackie, your blocks are beautiful! I need to get my design wall up..I might be more productive if I had one. I love your little fall pillow.

Brigitte said...

Ahhh, what a project. I love the fabrics you used for the harvest blocks. It will be a lot of fun to move them around and to find the perfect place for each of them.

Suzanne said...

What beautiful blocks for both quilts. Lovely gift!

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG what gorgeous quilt blocks you've stitcheD!!!