Saturday, January 06, 2007

Gratitude Blocks
















By request - a photo of 24 Gratitude blocks from my Moda tower. I am pleased with the richness of the colors! I used all the prints except for about 4 of very large birds - because I want to save the birds. And 1 cream print which I used for the cornerstones for my Grandmother's Choice top. And - I still have enough fabric to keep making blocks - lots more blocks. Except 1 tiny little thing - my iron broke yesterday. Nothing like a dead iron to stop a quilter in her tracks! Not sure how my finished top will look as I won't follow the pattern exactly...

You can see Little Boy's foot in the next photo - he is asking - "are there any pins, Momma?" He wasn't on the Shakespeare quilt because I had many of the edge pieces pinned and he knows that bare feet and pins just aren't a good combination! He always asks about pins first!!!

Thanks for all the compliments on Shakespeare - I have all those border triangles pieces sewn together now, but can't go any further until the iron situation is resolved!














19 comments:

Linda_J said...

Your Shakespeare quilt looks like masterpiece work, Evelyn. Oh, how I love that pattern in whatever colors I have seen it!

Your gratitude blocks are wonderful as well. Little Boy is being quite smart in checking for pins. Wonder what you will use for the churn dash part and the sashing. Best stay tuned to follow your progress!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Boy have you been a busy sewing bee this year007! First Shakespeare and now this! Wasn’t this your 2nd Shakespeare top??? Seems like I remember you doing one before…

Who new olive green, turquoise, chocolate brown, and coral would all look so great together??? Your Gratitude blocks are really stunning Starfishy!

Shelina said...

I wonder if Little Boy learned the hard way about watching for pins? I had stuck a needle in a spool of thread once, and the spool fell on the floor. Nobody was willing to just pull it out for me, so I had to go to the emergency room, who had to take an xray before they pulled it out.

Norma said...

I love the fabrics that you chose for your Gratitude centres! I can hardly wait to see what you use as sashing on these great fabrics to set them off. At first I thought you had already sashed them and then I realized that that was the floor! *LOL* But fabric the colour of your floor might work.

Nancy said...

Your "tower" is turning out so very pretty Gratitudes blocks. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.

quiltpixie said...

I got a new iron for CHristmas and would donate you my old one, but its probably faster for you to go shopping :-)

Sweet P said...

I do love the richness of color in your Gratitude blocks. That quilt will be a scrumptious looking quilt.

The blues of your Shapespeare quilt are stunning. Another winning quilt, for sure.

Susan said...

I love your Shakespeare! I am going to have to study that one some more and figure it out. Looks like fun.

Screen Door said...

Love the gratitude blocks. I have this quilt on my "wish" list. Sounds like you're raising Little Boy right..... Make him marry a quilter.....

Dawn said...

Oh the gratitude blocks are WONDERFUL! I love the colors! These are going to be wonderful when all done!

Mary said...

The blocks look great - love the fabrics.

Jan Mac said...

I love the Shakespoeare quilt and also the fabrics for your Gratitude blocks. You've been very busy getting so much done. Hope you get a new iron soon so we can see more photos.

Susan said...

Oooh, Aaaaah! Those are gorgeous blocks! Perfect fabric for this. I can hardly wait to see what fabrics are going around them!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely colors - I love seeing those tiny toes... (My cat got to cuddle on a WIP last night too.. he almost got stuck in a box on the way to a quilter - YAY! A couple FO's in my future!

Laurie said...

Evelyn,
WOW...you have been busy! I just LOVE your Shakespeare quilt...it is STUNNING!!! And your gratitude blocks are adorable and warm as well!!! Great job!!!
Hugs
Laurie

Barbara said...

Wow, I just love the Moda quilt...like you said...great colors!

rebecca0669 said...

Your projects are always so lovely! I love the string tulips, haven't seen that pattern before.

Rebecca

rebecca0669 said...

I haven't seen that string tulip before. Great job! Your projects are always lovely..

Katrina said...

Wonderful blocks! I can't wait to see what you do with them.