5/16/2007

Nine More Workdays

Wowwww nine more workdays until summer break, almost ten weeks that I can devote to Non-Stop Quilting hehe. If only that were true, but of course there are lots of other things that must be done as well. But quilting will definitely be the focus. The topic for the summer is: Finish Quilts.

Finished Corny Top except for two binding sides:


back:


Ran out of the house a few mornings ago and noticed that the amaryllis was about to bloom. I didn't even see it before this:



Gaston is evaluating the 6-inch block I did yesterday at work. They were doing testing in the media center so (devastation) all I could do was stay at my desk and quilt. This is the first block I've ever stitched by hand. The fabrics are what we received at Second Saturday Sampler for the May BOM but I did a different block than what was suggested. I keep finding cute blocks in an old block book I have by Maggie Malone that I want to try, so I did this one instead.
And these are the 6" applique blocks so far that are presented at each Second Saturday Sampler day, that are designed by Muriel Pfaff.

22 comments:

Amy said...

Dontcha love Maggie Malone? For some reason, those are the ones that really get me going, imagination-wise. I love your little hand-stitched block and your gorgeous applique!

The Calico Cat said...

Love the Corn on the back of that corny quilt!

Cut kitty helper. Mine would be sitting on the block...

Carol said...

I so remember those countdown days at the end of the year...when I would get to the single digits I knew I could make it to the end. Love those little blocks.

Darlene said...

Oh, you're doing some fabulous things! I'm so glad that you'll be getting a nice lengthy break soon! Has anyone warned your sewing machine? teehee

YankeeQuilter said...

Nice little blocks! It's fun to hear the teachers count the days down like the students do!

Libby said...

Love that hand pieced block - all the other gals are going to wish they had made the same *s* Enjoy the countdown, but enjoy the time off more.

atet said...

Hang in there -- almost done! Love the applique blocks. Such fun flowers. And hand piecing -- you are a far braver woman than I.

Dawn said...

I've never seen an amaryllis bloom outside! I've only had them in Jan inside during the winter! Love your corny quilt and those little blocks and applique blocks are so fun!

Chookyblue said...

These blocks look great. Keep up the stitching.......

Quinta da Quilter said...

Your blocks look great! I haven't even started mine . . . .yet. I ordered the alternate colorway - Kaffe upon seeing a picture in your blog. I love them! Thanks for mentioning them. Do you have any other phots of the alternative colorways? They are all great looking and would love to see them. Sadly, I live on the other side of the Atlantic and cannot pop in for a visit to Little Quilts.
Thanks.

Grazia said...

Your applique' blocks are very nice!!! Congratulations!!!
I like your blog very much :))))
Grazia

Hanne said...

Lovely little quilt - and your blocks are adorable. Isn't it nice to have a quilt quality checker cat ? :-)

meggie said...

Lovely flower blocks! Lovely cute cat too.

Wendy said...

Fantastic little blocks you've done. I hope we'll see more.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Summer time...smile...

Hope you get a lot of quilts finished in your "time off"

Lucy said...

I like your conry quilt very much ! great job Karen

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

10 weeks! Fantastic. Gaston looks particularly unimpressed with the world - he is very handsome though.

gwen said...

I wish you a happy holiday with a lot of time for quilting. You did very well with your hand-sewed block. I like the colours a lot too. Take care.

Alotta.knittin said...

Your workmanship is wonderful. Love your quilts.

Marcie said...

Great blocks! Nice job Karen!

Carole said...

Nice blocks! I'm sure you'll enjoy the time off. Keep well and happy quilting!

corry said...

I really like those little blocks!
So pretty!!!