Friday, October 10, 2008

I Have Been Sewing

It was newsletter week for the S.R. Quilt Guild and a bit of my time was taken up with that endeavor, so machine time has suffered. I have been hand-sewing a lot on a secret project that cannot be divulged at this time. I'm going to photograph it today so I can post pictures after it has been sent away.

In the meantime, I received this wonderful block from my pal Kathy B--her second for this project. She did a wonderful job on Judy's Star, didn't she?

I made a couple myself this week, Peaceful Hours, a block I'd sent to Moira for the swap, but the copies I sent of the templates were wonky and she made 3--count them 3--trial blocks without success. I was able to make the block by tracing exactly the templates in the book, and even then, I had to remake one star point section. I certainly appreciate Moira's above and beyond efforts and the replacement she sent.

Finally, here is today's block, named Ohio Trail by Marsha McCloskey. I likt the little four patches in the corners and how they completely change this otherwise plain old Ohio Star.

I now have 14 blocks with one still out, so I'll be making about 4 more. Looking at my blocks, I just realized that Molly made this block as well--d'oh--but with the colorways being pretty different, it won't be easy to tell. Sheesh, all the record-keeping on who-got-what color and patternwise was a real effective system, wasn't it???

Scratching head in Santa Rosa,


Anonymous said...

Wow, your Peaceful Hours block is wonderful! Definitely worth all the extra work. Well, easy for me to say, as I didn't do the work :-)
Can't wait to see this quilt all put together.
Kathy B

Sonnja said...

Your blocks are beautiful!
Kind regards,

Sonnja & Beertje Zonn

Nancy said...

These just get better and better.

Elaine Adair said...

Lovely, lovely blocks.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Its hard to get beyond all the lovely fabric BUT if I give it a couple minutes I can get really excited imagining how spectacular this is going to be.

I'm fully impressed by that 2nd block you made, too. Wow!

Moira said...

Love how the blocks are turning out Jan! I'm glad you were able to get that pesky block made when it wouldn't cooperate with me.