Sunday, April 1, 2012

Barrister's Blocks and a Special gift!

Wonderful Sunday afternoon to each and every one of you!!! I've been busy on TWQ - hope to soon have a picture of progress for those that want to see it via email!

I did sit down this afternoon and caught up on Randy's Sow-a-long. I too had to make a correction on my sickle block - I confess - I didn't read the cutting instructions that closely!! LOL I decided to make my Papa's birds blue - hence Papa's Blue Birds! I think it turned out fine!! I think I'm on a "one color" trend as my patchwork star is all green, but you know, I like it too!! Not something I usually do!

As she sometimes does, Janet surprised me with a little gift! I had admired this darling angel fabric in her stash that she had received from Randy and she very graciously forwarded it on to me! It will go into one of my Christmas quilts which for the time being are on hold. But I was very excited to get it!! Thanks Janet!

She also included an absolutely gorgeous fat quarter that I pick up and admire several times a day!! Such a rich, warm tone. I think it would make very cute little baskets - and I was doing so well resisting the Blessings Baskets SAL!!! Thanks Janet! Now it looks like I will have to dive in!!!

Our weather here in Texas has been a little hot these past few days, but we have a chance for rain and cooler weather!! I'm busy with the garden, and will plant some more vegies next week after The Wedding!

Blessings to Ya'll!!


Janet O. said...

Doniene, I love your Sow-Along blocks in the solid colors. Very unique look, and isn't that what we want our quilts to be--uniquely ours?
Glad you got the fabrics. Sorry to play the role of temptress to you, too. But those little basket blocks are awfully fun.
Looking forward to seeing TWQ progress.
My goodness, gardens already? We aren't safe from frost until after Mother's Day at least!

Starwood Quilter said...

I, too, love your blocks in all solids. I'm going to start a new quilt with friends where we are reading a book and then making a block to go with it. Our first book is Persian Pickle Club. I'm thinking of doing this quilt in red and white. Susan

Impera_Magna said...

Very nice blocks... love the one-color way per block... it's going to be stunning!

quilt happy said...

i love that angel fabric it looks so much likes christmas

Maureen said...

Wonderful blocks - I am loving the solids lately!
Isn't that Janet a sweetheart! Lucky you!
Best wishes for The Wedding!

Lori said...

What lovely sow-a-long blocks!! Fabric gifts from friends are always wonderful.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh, I love your monochromatic blocks! There is such pretty variation in the fabrics you chose - I think the quilt will be amazing. Eagerly looking forward to the update on TWQ! :) Looking forward to seeing you work your magic on the fun fabrics from Janet too!