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Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Afternoon Catch-Up

I worked on the Simple Things blocks for this week.  The border blocks make a beautiful trim on this quilt, but, well, they do require a bit of attention.  I did the sewing, but now I have to trim them down to 3.5" and that's taking time.

One down and 43 more squares to go.
This may take all week and a really good book on tape to keep me going.

Have you ever made something and then put it aside and forgotten making it?  I pulled out my bag to bring to the hospital today and saw this quilt which I completely forgot about.

I just remembered that this pattern is one of the QOV blocks that I made that went very fast, so I used it for a lapghan.  Hopefully the colors will be acceptable. 

On the same subject of the lapghans, this is the crocheted lapghan I made with the revised border.
I took out all of the single crochet stitches and used a double crochet shell pattern for the border.  It looks much better. 
In April Barb of Bejeweled Quilts http://bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com/2011/04/ten-minute-blocks.html   let us know about Suzanne McNeill's You Tube how-to's for blocks that are big, go very quickly, and look great.  I think I'm going to try making those blocks next for the hospital lapghans because it will probably take only 4 blocks with border to meet the 40 inch requirement and they look great. 

Tomorrow is Christmas Quilt Along Saturday and I am looking forward to it.   What am I going to do? 
I'm thinking about that:)  I have some charm packs of 2010 Christmas fabric and want to make something nice with them.  But I have other possibilities as well. 

I just wanted to mention something about the FabShopHop.  This month the quilt block patterns are for the cutest Halloween Quilt.  I was surprised that I got most  of the block patterns on the first day that I played along.  I don't do much for Halloween but I am planning to make this quilt.  http://www.fabshophop.com/enews/FabShopHop_enews_halloween-smplr_6-29-11.html

Hope you are all well.
God Bless!


Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Your Simple Things is going to be so cute! Have a happy weekend!

Hazel said...

Wow - the Simple Things quilt is really fascinating, Joanna - I can't wait to see it all assembled!

As a new quilter, I have no 'surprises in the cupboard' like your lime & blue lapghan quilt - I like it!

I'm stunned with your crochet lapghan - it's beautiful! But I am surprised that Moxie let you assemble it with no pulls or dribbles evident!

I'm SO disappointed that I can't be with the QAL tomorrow - but I'll be playing catch up on Sunday later on (Oliver cat permitting!) - you'll drop by and see how I'm getting on?

Sharon said...

It is great to see your blocks comming along. Must admit I hated trimming them but did it all in one go so I didn't leave then to the last minute! Happy stitching

Stray Stitches said...

Love the fabric you used in your Simple Things blocks. Squaring up blocks like you are having to do is one of my least favorite things. Beautiful quilt and crochet lapghans!! Have a wonderful weekend, Joanna!!

Vicki ♥ said...

Your blocks are coming along lovely for the Simple Things quiltalong. It takes a while to trim the blocks but will be worth it :)

Tonya said...

I have no idea how I missed that post on Barb's blog but I need to go check it out. I need big easy blocks for these charity quilts that I always sign up for and then get so busy that I run very close to the deadline in getting them done!