13 February 2011

Some Blocks

Over the last few days I've been sewing together the Little Patchwork Village blocks.  As of last night the two bottom rows were together and the middle row blocks were ready for trimming (and the block on the left hand side is now facing the correct way).  The quilt top is together and the borders have been sewn on.

Little Patchwork Village
I've made this quilt/wallhanging a little differently to the pattern in that I've used one fabric for the star backgrounds rather than 9 as suggested.  This meant I was able to make square in a square blocks for the some of the star points and cut large squares for the filling in squares - so many less seams to match up.

For a couple of years Peg and I have been making Butterfly Garden - we haven't been doing such a great job of encouraging each other as this quilt is always on the back-burner.  I took it out again two weeks ago and have been doing some of the stitcheries at night but avoiding the applique.

Butterfly Garden - Block 9
The stitcheries are finished for Block 9 and most are done for Block 8.  It's time to "pull on my big girl panties" (to quote my friend) and get on with the needleturn.  All the pieces are cut out ready to be sewn on. 

The latest Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Block (somehow I've photographed this block crookedly).  I've been making a few one colour blocks because some of the blocks I've made recently have been so busy with a large number of very small pieces in a variety of colours.

Dutchman's Puzzle
Had lunch with the Schoolgirls today, which was lovely.  Gosh those girls get around - one has just returned from a cruise around New Zealand, another is going to Europe in March/April and another for a holiday and Penang.  The weather today is so much more pleasant than last Saturday - might even cook a roast tomorrow.

7 comments:

Yvette said...

I love all of your projects! The fabrics on your Butterfly Garden are just so beautiful. I am going to start this quilt once I finish 10 projects off my list. LOL!

Chookyblue...... said...

the patchwork village is coming along well......keep plugging away the the butterfly garden..........you'll get to the end........

Diann said...

Your Little Patchwork Village looks lovely! And to think you made it all out of your stash. I reckon people who use up their stash should get some kind of medal or prize or something. Dutchman's Puzzle looks perfect!

Cardygirl said...

Love your patchwork village blocks. OOPS! I have an unfinished Butterfly Garden too!

Farm Girl said...

Loving yor Little Patchwork Village. I'm pleased I'm not the only one dragging the Butterfly Garden chain!

Sue ♥ said...

Well I am out of breath...are you? You have been a busy lady, love the little stitcheries and the green fabric is so refreshing, that quilt is going to look gorgeous

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Patchwork Village looks fantastic Lynda...has it been a couple of years, oh dear...LOL.....

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