Sunday, June 13, 2010

Finally some blocks


But first let me tell you who my 400,000th visitor was.  I don't       know his/her name but here are the details: Prescott, AZ, comes to me on a link from Mel's fibermania, cableone.net provider and uses Windows XP.  If you want to identify yourself I'll send you a little gift.

Now on to my sewing.  I got 8 more blocks made yesterday.  I can get 3 blocks from one 2.5" strip and half of a 4.5" strip.

This is the same Nancy Crow leaf print as the first block, just a different colorway.  It is my all time favorite piece of fabric.

This block has the most stark contrast.  I tend to like busier blocks but I want a good mix of busy ones and high contrast ones in this quilt.

I had plans to go outside and take pictures of the hydrangea bushes while the flowers are still white, but we had rain off and on all day and I didn't want to get my feet wet so I took the picture through the window.  The flowers turn lime green for the rest of the season.

This bush is by my dining room window.  It is a start off the big bush in front of the house and it took about 4 years for it to really take off.  I have to go outside to see the other bush so I'm happy to have one I can enjoy from inside the house.

15 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Blocks are really neat. I am machine quilting and dreaming of the next one I want to do. So your blkocks are making me think even more. Chris

Gene Black said...

I can see why you like that Nancy Crow fabric. It works really well for your style and has some wonderful contrasts and texture.

Jackie said...

That Nancy Crow fabric is just gorgeous! I can see why you love it. All the blocks look wonderful. It has been rainy and wet for what seems like days here. I sure could use a few good days. My hydrangeas are not nearly as far along as yours. Soon though.

Muddling Through said...

I LIKE those blocks. You amaze me with your perfection. Those white hydrandeas are beautiful. I have pink in the back yard and blue in the front. One of my favorite flowers.

Cathi said...

That Nancy Crow fabric is beautiful -- no wonder you love it so much. The blocks are gorgeous.
We've had a couple of rainy days and it looks like today is going to be another.

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are just fabulous. It will make such a wonderful quilt.

Love the hydrangea.

wackywoman said...

Perfect fabric for you Wanda. Just lovely.

Karen said...

I think I have that Nancy Crow fabric in golds and oranges....and maybe a blue and purple? Little bitty pieces only, but still!

I held my breath and pruned my hydrangeas and it looks like its going to pay off big time. Yay!

Leslie said...

Interesting comment about the high-contrast blocks vs. the "busy" ones. I understand now why my eye traveled so easily down the main diagonal. I always learn something from your blog! :-)

Anonymous said...

WOW ! what a great Sunday post ! Fabrics and blocks are awesome.

Hydrangea is wonderful. Ours are weeks away from blooming yet. Love to see how far ahead you are with your spring time blossoms.

J~MT

Chartreuse Moose said...

Your blog name says it all, colors are just yummy!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your quilt from favorite fabrics is going to look so "you". I don't have any of the Nancy Crow leaf fabric but I do have a piece of "Nancy Crow for John Kaldor" that has 4 different fabrics in strips running the length (teals, blues, fuchsia); probably old, old, old.
Hope you're getting lots done!

Char said...

I love Hydrangeas. I have four. How did you start the new one?
Love the blocks, especially the red Nancy Crow.

Vivian said...

The fabrics in those blocks are gorgeous.
And I always enjoy seeing what's going on in your yard. I miss hydrangeas. I grew up on a farm where Mom called them "snowballs." None at our home now. Maybe I should drop a hint to DH who's in charge of starting new plants around our yard.

The Calico Cat said...

Just as an aside - one of the 3 high schools that I attended was in Prescott, Arizona.