Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A small Ta-dah moment

Good afternoon to all and I hope you are having a fabulous day. I'm very excited and ready to say "Ta-dah" because the first Mary Mannakee block is finished!


I'm very happy with the way it looks. The red, green and yellow colour combo is lovely. Deciding still on which block to tackle next. If you would like to see more blocks from this quilt, visit Kathie and Janet. Both of these very talented quilters have been given a mention on Barbara Brackman's blog! How cool is that - and very well deserved. The Civil War Bride Quilt was also mentioned on BB's blog - well done to Lizzie and all who are contributing such beautiful work and of course to Corliss for reproducing the pattern and her stunning version of this quilt.

Still working on my antique wedding sampler block, and have picked this one


to finish next. I love it because it's a seventeen pointed star - and you don't see too many of those now do you?

I thought I would show you this picture


which is a lovely folder that I bought at Zetta Florence the other day when I was buying paper for the box. Isn't it just too PRETTY.

And last but not least, an extremely generous friend asked me if I was going to make a basket quilt (from Blackbird designs). When I said yes, she said she would send me some squares of fabric that she had been using. Have a look at all these gorgeous fabrics


it seems like she's sent me enough to make the whole quilt! I was gob-smacked! Thank you so much - I'm now itching to start this quilt. Don't worry - starting is good for the soul and I'm being very good to mine!

What's on in your week ahead? Any plans to start new quilts - do tell!

I'm thinking - next MM block, and next CWB block to cut - the two antique wedding blocks, yes and I need to catch up with Di who is now back from the US and the next GTASB pack is about to arrive, and some baskets to start. I'm sure there's something I've forgotten.

Have a fabulously productive week.

Deb

9 comments:

Janet said...

Your block MM looks just terrific Deb, thanks for the link. It's great to see all the other lovelies too, the star block is looking wonderful and I love that folder. New project coming up for me too but a slow moving one, like you say, it's good for the soul. It'll be added to the baskets, I'm sure you'll enjoy doing them as well, and what a wonderful gift of squares you got.

Kathie said...

The MM block looks wonderful!
oh that star block is amazing, great fabric choices.
your going to enjoy making the basket quilt
on days I don't get to sew appliquing one basket at night just makes my day!
The folder is wonderful, great colors in it too!
I will have to be on the look out for pretty folders :)
Kathie

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Deb
Love your MM block and that folder is my cup of tea. Will have to keep an eye out . It is the Stitches and Craft fair over the next 4 days and we have a Vintage Sewing machine display. I will be making a baby floor quilt Beach Theme on a handcrank. Step back in time.
Cheers
Lynne
Oh and I look forward to seeing all the quilts and stalls. You never know might find myself a folder ;-)

Cardygirl said...

Beautiful blocks! I love the basket quilt too!That foder is beautiful...must be one tempting shop!

A Quilter Awakens said...

You'll never see a 17-point star at my house, that's for sure. Wonderful stuff on your blog. Love it. Karmen

Karen said...

Your MM block is just fabulous darling!

Karen said...

I'd say that is a big ta-dah on your MM block! Very well done.

Kim said...

Beautiful block Deb! And oh my goodness I LOVE that 17 pointed star!!! LOVE it! You'll have fun with the baskets I'm sure! I think I may start a new quilt this weekend....good for the soul! ;o)

ranette said...

Wow!!! Somehow I just now found your blog and it's going on my favorites list for sure. Your work is just amazing and it really inspires me!