Sunday, February 28, 2010

Alicia's blocks

Here are Alicia's Blocks the 2 Sunny Lanes that are now on their way to Pat.  If anyone wants a pdf of my block to get a head start just email me

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


"Jack in the Box" block; an original design by Marcia Hohn

Carol's request was that her blocks be made from  those yummy "batik" fabrics...  I panicked when I opened up the package and saw the beautiful blocks; I've not made anything like them, so I turned to the Quilter's Cache for help...hope they will fit into what you've got in mind for your quilt!   
"Colored Wheel"  an original block design by Marcia Hohn

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rene's blocks

Here are Rene's blocks. I finished them yesturday and now they are in the mail off to Alice where she can add hers now! :D

Rene's are the top two and mine are the bottom two!

I am making a quilt of everyone's blocks that I have made for myself, so I can have a quilt of all of our blocks at the ends of the year. Just my way to remember it. (In case I haven't already told you all :D )


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Chisholm Trail Block - Michele

Chisholm Trail Block

Hi everyone!  This is Michele of calicodaisy handmade.  After much agonizing and fabric arranging and block reviewing, I decided on and sewed up my block for the Round Robin exchange.  Rene has been very patient reading my apologetic e-mails while my choices were made.  Thanks Rene!  

While checking out Quilters Cache for a suitable block, I came across a pattern that made the decision for me.  The Chisholm Trail block - our family name!  

After deciding the color scheme, I sewed up my block.  I'm not very experienced with piecing blocks, so this one was a bit fiddly to handle, but I think it turned out well.  My package that travels around will include 11 little baggies with the proper amount of Kona Snow cloth for you to use.  My request of each participant is that you choose two fabrics from your stash, red and robin's egg blue, to complete the block.  It will be great if your choices have a petite print of dots or something modern but not fruit or fussy flowers, please.  Of course, I'll have all this information with the package. 

Not that I haven't seen this color combination before, as have you, but the quilt that inspired my final choice was one created by Angie at My Three Sons.   

I'm looking forward to working on each of your blocks over the next year!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mid-February Progress

I posted a thread over at the Flickr group asking everyone for an update on the blocks. I set February 15 as the deadline to get your starter block(s) in the mail. I know that some people have already sent off their second set of blocks but I would kind of like to track all of the blocks so I would love it if you would add a comment over here to help me out.

I will be heading out on Wednesday for my quilt retreat and won't have internet access until Sunday so don't be surprised if you don't hear from me at all. I will be very busy sewing!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

batiks for Carol

I put my blocks (bottom) and Carol's blocks (top) in the mail today for their next visit at Pamela's house. It was fun to pick through my batiks and find some fun combinations. I look forward to seeing what everyone else adds!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

pinwheels for pat

currently enroute to Vt. (Mine are the yellows!)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

#2 blocks

Here is Crystal's quilt so far...
She mentioned that she had Mary's done and would be getting them in the mail to me soon so I got busy and made hers today. Sending them off to Lynn either today or tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Squares and traingles

Here are my blocks for this round robin. I went with triangles and squares. I hope to make a quilt for a double bed when I get the blocks back. Pick your favorite block that has triangles and squares. I sent these out on Saturday to Wendy in Connecticut. Have fun.

First blocks done

I had Mary's block first, the Double Aster. I do admit I was afraid! But after awhile it was easier. I made two of the Double asters as practice and then made Mary's. Tomorrow I hope to send the package off to Alice!
Mary's Blocks

My blocks

* I do have to apologize Mary, I could not for the life of me get the center to lay flat! I ripped stitches and resewed, but I couldn't get the middle to lay flat, so I decided that I would leave it and let you try to fix it since you have more experiecnce with the blocks! I am sorry that they aren't perfect but they are the best that I could do! :D I hope you enjoy them!


Need to Know

I just thought I would let you guys know that I am without a machine. I am not sure how long. I should find out in a couple of days. I had to take it to the dealers because it was misbehaving something awful! Hopefully this won't set me too far behind.