Monday, October 17, 2016

Bunches of blocks

Life is busier than usual it seems!  My works hours have been extended again and it's been 30 years since I worked full time!

I am up to date on my Modern City Sampler blocks on a sew along on Instagram.  I have 62 out of 100 done!
Sorry for this crooked photo, but the top row is sewn together and not put on my design wall straight!  This is the sew along Moda's Be My Neighbor.  I love the brights and some of them have been in my collection a long time.  The blocks are huge, the big house on the bottom row is an 18" block.
Another sew along I am doing is Lisa Bongean's Magic of Christmas.  I am behind as we have already been given up through pattern 11.  These are Fairy Frost fabrics with a print in the middle I have had for years.  It will be sashing and borders.
I was able to get these blocks done this past weekend on a mini retreat with a friend in Spokane.  The big quilt show was this past weekend and we stayed at a hotel for three nights.  We met up with several friends and had a great time at the show and at a quilt shop the next day.  

Linking up with Patchwork Times.


Judy D in WA said...

The Sampler blocks are fabulous. Makes me wish I would have added grey to my blocks. Love your bright houses! Those blocks were so fun to make. I convinced several retreat gals to start this quilt. :)
And those Fairy Frost blocks sparkle. That is going to be a gorgeous quilt.
I get you and Mel had a blast.

JanetD said...

Wonderful collections of projects. It's a shame that sometimes work gets into the way of our sewing time. I've not been to that quilt show in a few years, spreading it out over a few days made it fun I bet.

Mary said...

Yea for catching up. I don't work and I am behind already on the Bee my Neighbor Blocks. I need a Retreat! There's a Sew-in with Guild in a couple weeks. I had fun at the quilt show! Thanks for letting me tag along with you and Mel.

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