Sunday, September 13, 2009

Serendipity and Zippety Do-dah

In my haste to get my post up last Sunday I overlooked a few things. Firstly, a big Thank You to Janet (Quiltsalot) and Kathie (Inspired by antique quilts) for helping me set up my blog and mentioning me on their blogs. If you haven't seen their work - have a look over on the side bar for the links. Both blogs are well worth a visit.

Second, if you click on Flickr in the sidebar it will take you to see the previous Green Tea blocks that I have completed. There is a group for this BOM, but I'm not sure you will be able to get in and see other people's photos unless you are a member.

Thirdly, Merri was very pleased with your lovely comments on her quilt. She says her head is not swollen (even a little bit)! You should see what she's working on now! I'll ask her for some photos in due course.

It has been one of "those" weeks for me. School council meeting, parent teacher interviews and movie group (saw the Soloist - excellent movie) in the evenings as well as having a nasty virus means production has been low. So

Granny squares - ZERO

Cross stitch - ZILCH

Quilting - ZIP

.....................as I said - one of "those" weeks. Luckily this is a new blog and I have plenty of stuff in the cupboard that I can drag out for a rainy day.

I did manage to get thise done for the GTASB BOM


Very simple drunkard's path blocks. Two more blocks still to do for this month on that one.

I also started to cut out for the CWB quilt. I don't have the background yet so I am pinning the shapes to felt, ready to stitch.

Not much done, but a start is better than nothing.

I have also put a bit more work in on the PA quilt


I really like how the centre square has turned out. The next two blocks to be added are these


There is some simple applique to do on the setting squares which I will try and do this week. As I was looking at this and trying to remember how it all went together, I realised that the other reason I put this quilt down, was that I was short on one of the background fabrics. Of course I couldn't get any more at the time and so it all became a bit too hard. BUT - guess what? I got a Hancock's catalogue in the mail on Friday. Marcus brothers is reprinting some old Judie Rothermel Civil War fabrics - and yes - one of them is the background. How's that for coincidence - this has been sitting in my cupboard for about 10 years!

Must be fate! I hope you have some good luck this week.

Cheers,

Deb

9 comments:

Lizzie said...

Looks all good to me Deb, those colours are going to be fabulous for the CWBQ are you waiting for the original background fabric?
Lizzie
XXX

Janet said...

The PA quilt is looking lovely, such soft romantic colours. I recognise the background fabric as one my LQS had called tea dye. How serendipitous that it's being re-printed. I hope you get some stitching in in the next week. Merri's head might not be swollen but I hope her heart is bursting with pride, she does gorgeous work and of course we'd love to see more.

Kathie said...

Love the way this quilt is looking, so thrilled that you are working on it again.
I will have to look out for that background fabric too.
Looks like a great one to use.
Merri should be very proud of herself the quilt is amazing! maybe you can convince her to start a blog too?
I, for one, am looking forward to seeing her current project and lots of her quilts too!
Of course I KNOW I will be adding many to my list of quilts to make!
Kathie

Cardygirl said...

Despite a very busy week you have still done some lovely things...I love the GTASB blocks.

wishes, true and kind said...

Sorry for your illness, and I know how life has a way of getting in the way of making quilts! But you somehow managed to have lots of scrummy things to show us! I am really enjoying following the CWB blog and will be waiting to see how yours comes together as well. Glad you're part of the quilt blogging world :)

Miriam said...

I hope you are feeling well enough to make progress on all your projects soon.

I can't wait to see what Merri is making now! Your Flickr photos are amazing!

The PA quilt is beautiful! What a great coincidence you are able to get some more background fabric!!!

Cathy said...

Wow, you are such a busy lady!!! I love your blog and your blocks, all quite different but equally beautiful. I love your PA quilt. I hope this week is better for you xo

Karen said...

Love the next two blocks of your PA quilt.

Notjustnat said...

You seem like a busy girl. Good on you, don't forget to have fun too. Thanks for your comment and compliment on my CWBQ block. I am having fun with it. Hope to see your block when you are ready. Take care and feel better soon - Hugs Natima