Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Catching up on commitments

The Birthday block swap for which I had made the 'circles' blocks from my last post has been sitting on my shoulder like Jimminy Cricket - with good reason considering how behind I've allowed myself to become
I was acutely aware that I still owed a red, black and white block for March, a purple rose block for April and finally a NYB block for May to bring me right up to date to work on Kate's 3D block for June
Here are the completions so far to bring me right up to the present day
March
April
May
Only June to do which is current so I'm up to date - hurray! Now to think up something with a 3D element for Kate - ideas anyone?
I've also been stitching more sashings for the Batik Baskets - but as they're all much the same they're a bit boring
However I did find time to put all those hourglass squares together - a couple of borders should bring this up to Cot size
And finally I have a pot of Marguerite daisies outside both my front and back doors - I love these simple plants, they remind me of living in France, and if you deadhead them regularly they'll reward you with a wonderful succession of blooms all summer long - this little fellow was captured just minding his own business, ignoring me as I opened the front door after work the other day

13 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

I hate it when I get behind on quilting projects! Your projects look very nice and the daisies, wow! They are pretty.

sewkalico said...

Lovely bee photo! And I just love your birthday blocks. Congrats on getting back on track :-)

Libby said...

*ahhhh* Doesn't it feel good to be all caught up *s*

Cascade Lily said...

Good on you for catching up Anne! Feels good doesn't it? For 3D, there are lots of origami kimonos going onto quilts in Australia these days. Or Suffolk Puffs as flower heads. :)

Gina said...

well done on catching up. I love the blocks.

love and hugs Gina xxx

Margaret aka Supermom said...

3D/texture...not the cathedral windows!... (or you'll take my plan!)
Maybe something with shirred or gathered applique flowers, ribbon embroidery, or a woven look (perhaps a basket) - all my "not used" ideas!

Nines said...

Gorgeous! So much eye candy!

AnnieO said...

The blocks are really pretty, all so different, too! Congrats for kicking Jiminy off your shoulder.

sophie said...

Anne, your incredible purple rose block arrived today. It made bearable some really bad news that also turned up in my mailbox. Thank you so much for this beautiful block.

Rashida Khanbhai said...

I love all your blocks. Good that you have caught, its the best feeling. I especially love your rose block.

Michelle said...

Wow Anne you've been busy! Didn't think you'd been blogging cos I didn't get any updates, just realised you dont have a follow button. How can I receive notification of your posts? You have some wonderful work here, particularly like the long leaf applique but they are all beautiful. Didn't remember about the chairs but now had a few days to think about it a vague recollection is creeping in!
x Michelle

julieQ said...

Wonderful blocks! I am so glad you are getting some quilting time. I have my pink heart quilt hung right where I can see it everyday.

julieQ said...

Very nice progress!! I love the daisies, so fresh and new.