Tuesday, 8 October 2013

patchwork blocks

I am today adding the latest Tula Pink blocks,   another six as I forgot to add the three for last week.


 block 55  have put this on the wrong way so have redone it at the bottom. This is the last of the triangles section.


 block 56     we are now into the blocks made of stripes.


block 57


block 58


block 59


block 60

this is block 55 as it should be.

I have now bought the fabric for the sashing which is going around each block individually,    black is the colour.  Many thanks go to Susan who kindly did the sums and told me how much I needed,  thank you Susan
I went to York for the fabric and when I got home found they had given me one metre short of what I asked and paid for,  a quick phone call and the extra metre was in the post.  Now to start cutting up 6.5 x 2 and 9.5 x 2 strips for each block, have washed it so no excuse not to start.

I have the october block for the CQJP challenge to do first and in a rash moment signed up for next year too.

I am also taking part in a round robin with 5 other girls from embroidery friends which is a group started when the EG stopped the forum on their web site, this group is open to non EG people as well    just as well as I have decided not to renew my membership this year.  My piece I started was based on gardens,  I stitched a pedestal which I see as a bird bath and then sent it on to the next on the list, wonder what every one is going to do with it.  Her is a photo of what I did.

so far I have stitched one more and today have received the next one to do so must get on with that too.   One lady taking part is in Australia, one in the Netherlands and the rest in the UK.

20 comments:

Gaia said...

Another pretty set of blocks. I like prints and colours of 57&58 a lot. Looking forward to see round robin result !

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

You're romping away Margaret! :) x

Starr White said...

Yes! I was hoping you would choose black. It's going to look fantastic :)

Queeniepatch said...

Is there no end to your energy?! What are you on, Margaret?
There are many interesting striped blocks and I am sure a lot of fascinating combinations could be made when putting them togehter. Good luck with the sashing. It was lucky you noticed that one meter was missing so you could get it now, and not find that the fabric was no longer in stock.
With that quilt top, the rest of this year's CQJP, and next year's, too, as well as the round robin, you do have a lot of things to keep you busy! Lovely pedestal/bird bath.

motidana said...

Your latest blocks are lovely and I really liked the block 55 . You have been really busy with your quilting and I cant wait to see your CQJP . The round robin project sounds interesting , and am waiting to see the completed garden with that cute little birdbath you have made !

Claudia said...

I admire your energy, Margaret! The blocks will make a wonderful quilt, I'm looking forward to see the blocks put together, The pedestal is inspiring would like to stitch this piece :-).

Jillian said...

Block 55, whichever way,is my favourite. The round robin sounds like a lot of fun- looking forward to seeing more.

Jane Galley said...

You've been busy with your blocks. It'll be interesting to see what all the lovely ladies add to your embroidery. I've only ever done one round robin

Monica said...

"Rash moment," lol! It may be rash, but I am going to try CQJP too this year. Fingers crossed! :D

Annet said...

I like your new blocks. You're a very busy lady!

shirley said...

I am really enjoying following your progress with your blocks Margaret I am very impressed with your work. The round robin sounds great I would not mind being involved in one of those it would be fun.
Cant wait to see your next CQ block.

Faye Cook said...

Busy fingers are good for us all,Im thinking of trying CQ also

Raewyn said...

So nice to read through your posts and see what you have been doing. Great to see the photos from the quilt show you went to. Your Round robin sounds like it will be fun... I guess you cant show us more on your blog as it needs to be kept a secret!! It seems like you are enjoying your Tulla blocks - and learning lots too!!! (he he don't you just love those rash moments!!)

desertskyquilts said...

The strip blocks are all so different from one another. You're welcome. =) Here's hoping I figured it right. I laughed about your signing up for 2014. I did too! Still wondering how smart that is. LOL Best of luck on your EG blocks. I like the pedestal/birdbath.

Renata's arts and crafts said...

Hi Margaret , I like blocks 58 &56 a lot , probably because of the colors as for block 55 to me looks good in any direction anyway

Hayley said...

I do like block 59. Are you making there from a book? There. Is a new book out called 100 blocks, I tried to buy it from the book depository but it was sold out :( .

Vicki Miller said...

Goodness, you are a busy bee!

Pippas quilts said...

Great blocks and so busy with your embroidery

Jen said...

HI Margaret , Love all the blocks and the little pedestal, what a fun things to do. You are going great guns with it all.

Anita said...

Lovely blocks Margaret.As usual I was trying to figure out which one I like the most..Very difficult to choose.My favorite one is block 59.Looking forward to see your progress on the round robin projects