Wednesday, December 7, 2011

WIP Wednesday: 12/7/11

The good news: sewing progress was made this week.

The bad news: none of it involved Christmas sewing.

The good news: this was my view:
The bad news: we weren't there nearly long enough!

Now for the sewing pictures. I'm cranking away at my Crazy Traditions donation quilt because I want to get it off to Mark's cousin for machine quilting by the beginning of January. Twelve blocks completed. Only four more to go!

Shimmering Star:

Hole in the Wheel:
My friend, Carla, sent me a lovely little gift for my birthday, and it arrived at the exact time I started on this block. It was the perfect color and you can see it right in the center of this triangle. Thanks, Carla!

Celtic Boxes:
Big Bang:

When I got to this luscious orange block, I thought it would be my favorite. But instead I wish I had changed some things around. And I still might. The center kinda bugs me.
Garden Maze:

When I started on this drab olive green block, I was anxious to be done with it. Turns out it is one of my favorites of the whole group!
And Gabriel turns two months today. Man, I hope I don't scar my grandchildren with the poetry rhyming lines on these fabric postcards.
See what I mean?


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randi--i have to say said... #

sewing with a beach view? i am jealous! what a great way to be creative!

happy sewing :)

Terriaw said... #

So that's what you were working on over the weekend! Beautiful blocks! But I still can't get over the idea that you were inside sewing with such amazing access to the beach.

Sara said... #

Gorgeous blocks!! The first one is really my favorite:)

Your postcards remind me of the letters with drawings I used to get from my Grandma. So keep those postcards with rhyming going---they will treasure them.

Little Spouse in the Old House said... #

Love the postcards!! janice

Needled Mom said... #

Love the sweet postcards!!!!!

It does look like a fabulous view for sewing.

Your blocks are all wonderful. The greens are my favorite too.

Jen said... #

Santa Barbara area? Looks awfully familiar!

Letterpress said... #

Beach view? And you took your machine? Where were you? We should organize a retreat there!

Love the postcard with its sly humor--it will be a treasure.

Those blocks are breathtaking--I love the orange, but yes, that olive one is luscious! I want to play, but am stuck grading research papers--soon, soon.


Amy Friend said... #

What a view! Your blocks are beautiful. The postcard is so sweet.

Katy Cameron said... #

Oh wow, now that's a view I could happily embrace right now (given that there's snow and hail and sleet outside here!) Love those blocks you produce though, including the orange centre :o)

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

What a great view! Love the blocks and the orange one is great - do you like it yet?!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Oh bugger of with your view!!!
Love that orange block - gorgeous xxx

Susan said... #

Fabulous blocks! Sewing at the beach! I wouldn't get anything done with that view!

Susan said... #

Fabulous blocks! Sewing at the beach! I wouldn't get anything done with that view!

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Tarnyia said... #

What a wonderful view you had to enjoy... the blocks are absolutely fantastic xxx

Marg said... #

Lovely view, I don't think I'd get much sewing done either. The blocks are beautiful.

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Fabulous job on those blocks, Cindy! That quilt will be stunning. I like the orange centre -- what's bothering you about it exactly? said... #

Will the orange and the blue blocks be next to each other? I think they play well together.

felicity said... #

Nice view! Nice projects! Sweet postcard!

CitricSugar said... #

Wow! I'm not sure I'd get any sewing done at all if that was the view...

Rhyming postcards from Grandma are treats that end up in treasure boxes. :-)

Poppyprint said... #

Oh my Cindy, those are pretty tricky blocks and you've made them so beautifully!

Susana Neiger said... #

I still LOVE the way the crazy-quilty portions brighten up each block. BEAUTIFUL!

FlourishingPalms said... #

You're right. That Garden Maze is great! Love the colors. I like the Celtic Boxes too. A neat design. That Carla is a sweetie, isn't she? How nice of her to remember your birthday.

Carla said... #

Your blocks are looking so great, Cindy....but that white
Singer....wowsers!! Looks like you enjoyed your stay at the beach. Dec. 7 was Lois's due date! She's 7 weeks already..I get to hold her tomorrow. Yeah!

Mama Pea said... #

Pretty neat blocks! Those postcards are neat, too!