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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Taking Stock

I used a piece of flannel as a kind of design wall and find that looking at projects straight gives a fresh look at blocks.  This year I had planned to work on UFO's and I did complete a couple of big projects, but of course I have plenty more to go.  That's ok, there's always next year.  I pulled out my blocks to take a look.
I love these blocks.  They are Radiant Star, an Eleanor Burns block that is in the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Vol. 4 issue.  I don't know what made me stop this project but I have to get back to it.
 
These are my Ben Franklin Mystery QAL blocks with Erik's Homemade Coffee Break eZine. http://erikhomemade.typepad.com/erik_homemade/
 I think I'm going to redo the third block down on the right. 
I notice I have two of the same block and I can't think why.  The host for this qal is on vacation, but then we'll be back at it.
 
These are the blocks so far in the Stashbusters QAL at Linda's Quiltmania.  http://lindasquiltmania.blogspot.com/
We were given block 4 today. 
 
I worked on one of my Christmas QAL projects.  I bought fabric at Joann's for the borders of my Nativity wallhanging and wanted to see how it would look.
 
The fabric that is adjacent to the plaid is perfect; it's covered in Christmas stars.
I'm thinking of crocheting some stars to applique to the plaid. Last night I made the quilt sandwich for this project so it is ready when I want to quilt it. I know I'll have other Christmas ideas to work on for our QAL.
 
There is a nice blog hop being hosted by Sheri of Sunshine in the Attic called Quilts in the Pumpkin Patch  http://sunshineintheattic.blogspot.com/
The projects are autumn related so if you like pumpkins and autumn leaves you may like the projects being shown. 
 
God Bless You and have a fun quilting week.



6 comments:

Sheila said...

You have so many beautiful projects on the go , I love all these blocks , not sure why you would remove that block it looks fine . Keep up the great work!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lots of lovely projects!

Soggibottom said...

Hey, how about digging deep into my cupboards and finishing my stuff :-) Ah, such lovely things you have created. All just perfect :-) x x x

Dolores said...

Looks like you have your work cut out for you. They'll keep you busy for a while.

Lesley said...

You have such great projects here! I always love to see what you are up to! Thanks for the info...I do love pumpkins!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love the brown star blocks - keep going on this one. Thanks you for the link to the pumpkin fun.