Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Catching Up!

We had a spectacular long week-end for Victoria Day this year. Lots of yard work got done, the mower and BBQ are is working order, the dandelions got fertilized :-(.
I still managed to get some sewing time in too.
Marcelle Medallion has taken over my life and my sewing room!
Fabric scattered everywhere!
I ended up changing out 2 more flying geese due to the red fabric fiasco.
Now, I have added 2 more borders.
I used a collection of Spot On for the brick row, and a really nice New Moon print for the wide border, and a bit of Glimma in the corners.

For the plus row, I'm using Carnaby Street, which was the original inspiration for this quilt!
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I did manage to take a few moments out of my quality Marcelle time to do up some bee blocks, mail finished blocks, and finish some charity blocks.
In the Star of Africa bee, I made a paper pieced block for Brinda, and mailed it before I changed my mind and tore it all apart!
It was such a huge block @ 15", that I didn't have enough dark blue to complete it.
I feel bad about this block, but it took me hours and hours to paper piece , so I decided to send it as is and offer a sincere apology!
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For our Happiness Circle @ dGS, Chelsea is doing a huge patchwork heart surrounded by low volume blocks. It is going to be absolutely spectacular!
As I don't have a large stash of pink/red fabrics, I got to do both blocks in the low volume background.
By the way, is the new Flickr format freaking anybody else out!!
I don't like change people!!
First Google Reader, and now this! :-)
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I'm really loving the Simply Solids bee on Flickr, and for May, Shena sent us a tutorial for an Alberta Star.
I love this block, and so many different colour combinations are showing up.
 I took the brighter is better route!
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Finally, our Saskatoon MQG decided to piece together a couple of quilts for charity using a bundle of Snap Pop that I was fortunate to win.
We chopped up the 36 FQ's and divided it amongst those who wanted to participate.
We could do any 12" blocks we wanted!



I did 4 blocks and used some of my own solids.
This last block served a double purpose!
I'm planning to use this Rolling Stone block when my turn comes up in August for the Simply Solids bee. so I thought this would be a good time to test out the construction!
I'm quite happy with, my wonky colours aside!
Well, that's a catch up (mostly for myself!) on what I have been working on the last few weeks!
Now, back to Marcelle!

11 comments:

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Wheeeshooooo! That is a lot of quilting. You have been quite busy. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed seeing all the bright blocks. Have a super day!

Erica said...

Flickr is kind of freaking me out too. Everything is so big!

Heather D. said...

Nice progress on the medallion!

And wow, so many bee blocks. They look great.

maria said...

Great work. Love the medallion quilt.

Newbie Jen said...

everything you make is so amazing. I just love the medallion.

CitricSugar said...

Oh, that Marcelle is so gorgeous…!

And I love all these blocks. :-)

Carla said...

Your medallion quilt is killing me! So gorgeous. I hate the new Flickr. Can't see anything I used to. It's too in your face I think. Gorgeous blocks too : )

Celtic Thistle said...

The medallion quilt is just stunning! I love your last Bee block too, it will make a great quilt.

With you on the Flickr changes they are awful!

Janine said...

You've got such a lot done! I love your medallion quilt and those blocks are great :)

carla said...

Hi!!! Beautiful!!! Bright!!! Cheerful!!! I love them all!!!

L E Antwis said...

WOW...you have been v. busy!!! Love the Marcelle Medaillion Q.
Linda Kokaquilts@gmail.com

11 comments:

Jennifer Schifano Thomas said...

Wheeeshooooo! That is a lot of quilting. You have been quite busy. Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed seeing all the bright blocks. Have a super day!

Erica said...

Flickr is kind of freaking me out too. Everything is so big!

Heather D. said...

Nice progress on the medallion!

And wow, so many bee blocks. They look great.

maria said...

Great work. Love the medallion quilt.

Newbie Jen said...

everything you make is so amazing. I just love the medallion.

CitricSugar said...

Oh, that Marcelle is so gorgeous…!

And I love all these blocks. :-)

Carla said...

Your medallion quilt is killing me! So gorgeous. I hate the new Flickr. Can't see anything I used to. It's too in your face I think. Gorgeous blocks too : )

Celtic Thistle said...

The medallion quilt is just stunning! I love your last Bee block too, it will make a great quilt.

With you on the Flickr changes they are awful!

Janine said...

You've got such a lot done! I love your medallion quilt and those blocks are great :)

carla said...

Hi!!! Beautiful!!! Bright!!! Cheerful!!! I love them all!!!

L E Antwis said...

WOW...you have been v. busy!!! Love the Marcelle Medaillion Q.
Linda Kokaquilts@gmail.com