Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I Went with Plan "B"


Yesterday Block #2 arrived from the 2011 Designer Mystery Block of the Month from FatQuarterShop.  It looked like such a fun block that I started it right away.



Only two blocks made--and I'm already in love with this quilt!




On Saturday I had a long list of projects I wanted to accomplish.  Needless to say, it's a good thing I had a plan "B."  First, my older daughter was in town for the day and asked if I could re-make her lanyard.  She uses it nearly every day at work and thought the fabric was pretty bad.  She chose some Hope Valley from my stash, and I set to work.  I think it turned out pretty well.  I saved the measurements in case I want to make another or do a tutorial.  But, the lanyard was about all I accomplished before a sudden "micro-burst" took out our power and brought a 30-foot section of one of our neighbor's trees crashing into our back yard.  Luckily, there was no damage done to the block wall fence or any of our shrubs.




Although there was no power, I decided to cut out some Farmer's Wife blocks.  Here is block #11 "Broken Dishes" in some Fig Tree fabrics.


And here is Block #58, "Mother's Dream" also sewn with some scraps from my Fig Tree stash.


The Fig Tree version blocks so far...

 
Here is the Christmas version of "Mother's dream."


And the Christmas version of "Broken Dishes."


And the Christmas set so far.


The power came back on, and I was able to bind one quilt--my Bliss Sugar Twist quilt. I love the fun back nearly as much as the front...and was so happy to be able to bind it in the Bliss red tonal fabric (thank you, my friend, for that fabric)! I've been using a lot of 2 1/4" strips for my bindings, but for this quilt I used 2 1/2" strips to make the red a more "definitive" finish to the edge.


Some Ruby arrived the other day, too...I think I'll be starting Swoon with this very soon! Thanks so much for stopping by...hope you get to sew today!


27 comments:

Mary L. said...

Love all the blocks.

LeAnn said...

You are one busy lady! I love how your Farmer's Wives is turning out..both of them. I can't wait to see your Swoon. I waiting for 'Etchings' for mine. Impatiently I might add...

Cindy said...

All beautiful! I can't believe you're tackling 2 of the FWs blocks. You're amazing!

Jayne said...

You get so much done! I have to fight procrastination on a daily basis. I need to get my behind in gear!!

Biga said...

Beautifuuuuuulllllllll

Chookyblue...... said...

http://kates-in-stitches.blogspot.com/

Kate is working on a sugar twist too....

love all your blocks.........

Carol said...

Oh Sherri...love all the blocks...I'm away this week so now I'm excited to get home and get my mail!

Sinta Renee said...

I was wondering about you when I heard about the wind over there! I had that happen once... right after my husband had drove off for work, a huge gust of wind knocked over the enormous oak tree, right where he had been.
I love your FW blocks, both versions are fantastic. I haven't gotten my BOM yet... it looks like a fun block to whip up:)

Kate said...

Great to see your Sugar Twist finished; it looks great! Loving all your blocks too.

Jackie said...

Your blocks are beautifully pieced. Every single one is wonderful!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow! I would say you had a very productive few days! Love your blocks! Have a happy week!

suemac said...

If you get a chance to post the tutorial for the lanyard I would like to make one for my badge. No rush though because I have many projects in front of it.

Susie said...

How on earth do you accomplish so much? Very inspirational.
Happy Stitching, Susie

Maree: said...

Block 2 is so Pretty I Love It..Broken Dishes is really Cute..
TFS.
cheers

Nedra said...

That must have been a little scary having the tree land in your yard. You still got so much accomplished! Are you doing the Farmer's Wife with the templates? I've never used templates before and it took forever to cut out and came up a little small. What do you think?

Patty said...

Your blocks are coming great. Glad there was not more damage in your yard.

Darlene said...

Lots of great eye candy, Sherri. Those microbursts are so scary. We get them, too.

Karen said...

The little red basket block caught my eye. I like baskets.

Eileen said...

Beautiful blocks. Think I will check out the 2011 block of the months. Glad your yard is OK. Boy we too have been getting a lot of rain.

Monique - Open Gate said...

I would love if you did a tutorial of the lanyard. I didn't even think about making one myself! You are so smart!

trelly said...

Wonderful blocks Sherri! I am working on this BOM and on the Farmer's with Fig Tree fabrics too. I visit your blog every day, your work is amazing! Kisses from Spain

Pat said...

What wonderful blocks you have made. I love the fabrics in all the quilts. And now you have a stack of new fabrics to play with. Enjoy!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

My block 2 is here also. We just got back in town so I haven't opened it yet.

I just love this BOM.

Camille said...

I love how you put the cheater on the back- I might have to copy you on that one. LOVE that quilt!!

Everyday Quilter said...

Please do post a tutorial on the Lanyard. I have a daughter starting highschool and I'd love to make some for her ID tag!

LynCC said...

Yep, I still love your Bliss twist quilt! ;D Gorgeous FW blocks. And I'm really digging the Designer Mystery blocks.

I wondered if you would like to link this post up and show off that Mystery block at today's BOMs AWAY "party"? If so, here's that URL: http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2011/07/boms-away-monday-10-and-hst-tip.html.

Simone de Klerk said...

Just love the modern version of FW blocks!

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