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Monday, November 22, 2010

It's not Nov. 30th yet!

hi, all!! Here are my blocks for Elaine-I made it before deadline! Actually, the blocks have been made for about a week or more, but I lost my camera somewhere in the house and couldn't find it. I still can't. So, I got my nephew an inexpensive camera for Chanukah and am testing it out for him....he'll understand. The first picture was really blurry (photography is not one of my skill set) so I hope you can see these okay; this was the third try.

This was different for me. I realize that I rarely sew anything in the green family, so my stash has very little that will compliment the squares I got. I hope you like them, Elaine, I did the best I could!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trees please for Sue

Hello everyone
Tomorrow morning, eleven envelopes are heading to my local post office to wing their winding ways around the world.
I hope you will have fun making little trees for me.
I’ve enclosed only the background fabric because I’d like you to use your own scraps to create the little trees, please.
You can applique, piece or embroider any kind of tree you like.
Fir tree or palm, gum tree or mighty oak, laden with fruit or
totally bare branches…..they will all have a place in my forest.
If you want to make more than two that’s ok. All will be welcome.

The only rool is please make them no taller than 6”.

I'm sending you each a WOF strip about 8.5" high, there'll be plenty if you are piecing your blocks. No need to trim the blocks when you're done. I'll be trying to line up the bottoms of all the little trees and might need some room to move.
Have lots of fun, I love wonky,  perfect,  dodgy,  straight, crooked,  classy, weird and  smooth.  You can't go wrong.

Thanks for helping my forest grow.
Hugs from Sue

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some more blocks for Elaine

Hello, all!  Here is my contribution to Elaine's quilt.  I got a bit carried away, but I couldn't decide which fabrics to leave out, so she's getting 4 blocks from me!  I knew Viv was going to be using some orange, so I wanted to add a couple of blocks to kind of tie it together.

And then, so none of you think Melina was alone in this(maybe something in the water here in Fort Collins?)--My first and second attempts with this block using some 2.5 inch squares.  Bottom is wrong, top is right, together they make one sweet little pin cushion on it's way to Texas with the blocks!

I liked this so much, I made three for myself to make in to potholders for my kitchen with some plain 4 patches for the backs.  I was chain piecing at this point and boy did they fly!

And last but not least, Elaine, here's a photo of some of my wool circles from you.  It will become a pillow for my living room, hopefully sooner than later!  Thanks again, they've been amazingly fun to play with and my 4 year old son has been organizing them over and over!

I'm really looking forward to next month's blocks--that's one way to stay on top of the bee--by being a month ahead!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Elaine's blocks

Here are mine completed!!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Disappearing 9-Patch blocks for Elaine...

I love this block!  It is really easy to do and the results are so dramatic.  I certainly hemmed and hawed trying to pick a brown piece to insert from my stash.  Other than brights, I don't have much of what I call modern fabric in my stash.  I hope this works! 

They are on their way to Elaine!

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)