Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday's Blocks

I've finished the last of the blocks for the Thread Head Quilt Along.  Well, except for two more alternate blocks I still need to make.

Yesterday I made Block 18, Farmer's Daughter

Today I made Block 19, a combination Shoo Fly and Cross 4

And finally, Block 20, Dove In A Window

I had a few adventures with these last two.  I did the blue one first and was trying to use some HST's I already had on hand.  That gave me slightly smaller dove units so I enlarged the center plain pieces a bit.  Then when I was trimming my brand new HST's for the red and green block my mind wandered and I miscut them, resulting in even smaller dove units.  So I punted and added coping strips on the insides.  Made me feel very frugal and very 1800ish. LOL.

Speaking of which, I also made this week's block for the 1880 Sampler Quilt, called Four Anchors

I love that she is making these so easy without paper piecing.

I'm sure like me all of you are sending prayers out to the many thousands affected by today's earthquake and tsunami.  The news is heartbreaking.

Now for some KU basketball.


Joan said...

Well done Mary...I was quite intruigued by your dove block - took me a while to work out what you had done :) Love you 1880 block - great colours.

Sunna Reyr said...

Beautiful blocks,I didn't notice what you did with the other Dove until I read the post. Great solution.

Also like the small block, but it's so small..... lol. I'm going to go over to the site to have a look.

I'm having a hard time with what's happening in Japan, I need to get some defenses up against news like that. This feeling of absolute helplessness is devastating and then I'm ashamed because I'm here where everything is peachy and all those people are over there going through hell.

I try to fill my chest with warmth and send it there with prayers.

Roos said...

I love your new blocks.

Crispy said...

Well I hope this doesn't post twice....goofy Blogger!!

Anyhoo, I was really intrigued with what you did with the Dove block and finally read why you did it. You were very ingeneous :0) All the blocks are wonderful.


Anonymous said...

You're doing such a great job with the blocks.

I join everyone else in praying for the people in Japan.

Donna said...

These blocks are beautiful also. Yes, our thoughts go to those folks in Japan, who had the horrible earthquake and tsunami, but then the continuing saga of the nuclear reactors.