Thursday, December 29, 2011

Playing Catch-Up


While starting to clean/organize/plan for the new year, I found some blocks that had been cut out but not sewn. I always like to have a block of the month project going, and one of the ways I keep up is to cut out the block the day it arrives and store the pieces on one of my design boards.  Somehow with all the hustle and bustle of fall and the holidays I had three blocks still not sewn.  First is Block 5 of FatQuarterShop's 2011 Designer Mystery Block of the Month, "Vintage Posey" designed by Brenda Riddle.


Next I finished up "Tulip Festival" by Margot Languedoc of the Pattern Basket. This one was super simple and fun!



Finally, I pieced "Dandelion" by Cyndi Walker of Stitch Studios. This one was another cute block.  I really can't believe block 8 will be arriving soon and this quilt will be 2/3 finished!


I also needed to play catch-up with my Blogger's Block of the Month blocks.  December's block was just posted the other day by Pat Sloan! I'm making two each month so I'll have enough for a throw quilt.



This is just the fourth month, so it's not too late to join in!


You can head HERE to get the directions for Pat's block...and to enter a fun little giveaway she has going on right now. 


Okay...that's all for now...back to some cleaning/organizing and planning (oh, and a little bit of sewing too...can't resist)!

Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Sherryl said...

Oh Sherri, these are great. I love all your new blocks! My mother is starting the Bloggers Block of the Month and I'm excited to see how pretty they are - already! I have to confess that I'm really drawn to the Tulip Festival block you made - but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Are you sure it's from The Pattern Basket?
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Sherryl said...

Oh Sherri, these are great. I love all your new blocks! My mother is starting the Bloggers Block of the Month and I'm excited to see how pretty they are - already! I have to confess that I'm really drawn to the Tulip Festival block you made - but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Are you sure it's from The Pattern Basket?
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

Sherri, your blocks look great. Your tip about cutting them out the day they arrive is such a good one! I'm not fond of cutting things out and it would make it so much easier when it came time to sew.

Chocolate Cat said...

A good reminder to me that I have a bit of catching up to do with the mystery bom too!!

Stephanie said...

Pretty fabrics, pretty blocks, pretty post.

Cardygirl said...

Your blocks look great...need to catch up with mine!

Michelle Chitty said...

Sherri, what fabric line are you using? It is so pretty! You did a great job getting all the blocks put together! Was this all in one day?

ShirleyC said...

The colors and prints you chose are so pretty! I can never decide what to use!

Donna said...

Oh, such pretty blocks!

Lesley said...

You have some gorgeous blocks here! Today is my catch-up day. You're my inspiration...I love all your fabric choices...you have a real talent for combining colors and fabrics...I always love them. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

suemac said...

I have been quilting tops like mad and I have gotten seriously behind in the Farmer's Wife QAL. My goal this year is to get started on my blocks again.

Mama Pea said...

Very cute blocks! I brought some catch-up work to Florida with me and am getting a little done, but not too much! LOL. But it feels good to get something done!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Beautiful blocks! I'm so excited to join "Another year of Schnibbles"!
Wish you a Happy New Year!

julieQ said...

Very pretty blocks! Sounds like you are getting organized for the New Year, good for you!

PamKittyMorning said...

Love you blocks, especially that one with the red! Now to go remake mine!

Sherry said...

Hi Sherri. As always your blocks are just delightful. Wishing you & your family a very Happy New Year!

Leslie said...

All your blocks are just beautiful! You have such an eye for color! thanks for sharing!