Friday, December 31, 2010

More Blocks

I've been busy making blocks and haven't stopped to post the pictures.  They are going pretty quickly and easier with each one.  Some of these aren't pressed perfectly yet, but pieced better than they might look.

One of the things that is fun about using these scraps from Grandma...a fabric like this would never find it's way into my stash any other way. LOL.  I just don't buy large florals.  But isn't it pretty?

This fabric makes me think of apartment buildings.  Tom sees dice.

I used this fabric to make a portfolio for 4-H in the late 1950's.  Even though it is clearly yellow roses,I always see ears of corn when I look at it.  Must be the Iowa girl in me.

Believe it or not I used this fabric to make pajamas for my two oldest sons in the late 60's.  What fun to be working with it and reliving those memories as we wait (not so patiently) for both of them to have grandchildren born in the next few days.
Grandma had a dress from this material.

And I'd like a few yards of this yummy green.

Would like some of this red print as well.

Several blocks use fabric with embossing for the star these blue ones.  The print is a feedsack.

These are almost perfectly fussy cut.

Another of those prints that would never make it into my stash under normal circumstances.


I LOVE the movement in this fabric.  Would take a few yards of it too!

It feels good to be finally working up these cut pieces.  I don't want to die without making them into a quilt. 

Crazy weather happening in this part of the country.  I hope all my Midwestern blog friends stay safe.  And to everyone..Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!


Mary Lou Casada said...

Mary, the blocks are so interesting! I'm like you -- such things would never make it into my stash, but isn't it fun to work with it on a project like this! You will so enjoy this quilt -- during and after it's construction!
Wishing you a very happy New Year!
Mary Lou

Annette said...

It's so fun to see all these fabrics. This is going to be an awesome quilt! What a treasure.

Eleanor S said...

Sunna from Iceland referred me to your site - as I'm trying to attempt free motion quilting (sometimes I'm thinking you can't teach an old dog new tricks - but I'm giving it a try! Love those hexies - haven't tried them yet myself. With the little equalateral triangles inbetween makes them look even better than plain. When I get another chance I'll check out your hints for free motion!

Quiltdoodles said...

I love the pattern you are using for this fabric. They sure go together nicely. I look forward to seeing the whole top. Your gonna love it!

Crispy said...

I'm loving each and every one of these blocks Mary. How fun to have so many memories attached to the fabric too :0)


Barb said...

What wonderful fabrics and blocks...truly enjoyed each one. When this is done, you will have family fighting over it just because of the's beauty too but the memories are just wonderful.