Wednesday, October 23, 2013

4 blocks............

The first four blocks (of 24) are finally up to 15.5".  I have another batch of 12 that are about 11-12" and the rest are still only 8-9" square.  About 80% of the strips are Kaffe Fassett fabrics.







The really fun part will be the design wall playing.  I didn't leave home for anything the last 2 days so I had a lot of sewing time.

If you look closely in the photo below, we were getting our first snow.  I know it's not very impressive since it didn't stick but a town about 20 miles west had 2".  We have had our first hard freeze too so the growing season is over.


21 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Your blocks look great. The second layout is my favorite. We are to get more today. But they aren't saying how much. Need to get winter jackets out and get them washed. Chris

Beth said...

The blocks look good.... but a few more will look fabulous!!
You must have snow from the same storm that left a dusting in Iowa. The only venue to get snow if you listen to the news here. Erica Grow from CBS is here now!!! Funny how when I move, a weather person usually shows up from the last place I lived.(Africa is excepted because they don't really do weather)!

Gene Black said...

I love the first layout. It feels like I could fall right down that rabbit hole and end up in Wonderland.

Anonymous said...

The 2nd set of blocks gets my vote !

Louise

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

pretty blocks - so much color! we have not had a frost yet and I see you have leaves on the trees, hope they fall before you get a heavy snow!

Gari in AL said...

OK, I was complaining when I had to take the dogs out at 41F but at least there was no snow. I really like your strip blocks. What size strips are you using?

Sheila said...

Love those fabrics and blocks. Difficult to believe that it's time for cold weather.

Pat said...

The blocks are looking good. Yep, we did get some snow yesterday and I was out in it. It sure seemed cold and the dampness of the snain didn't help. Today is sunny which always makes the cold seem ok.

JJM said...

Oh Wanda ~ I love, love second photo layout, it has the unique 'exuberance' that you are known for.

And SNOW in ILLINOIS in OCTOBER yet ! My sister called me from Hobby Lobby in DeKalb yesterday and said, it was snowing.

JJM

Anonymous said...






I like both designs.I think they need to be 1 quilt of each Wig.

suemac said...

I like the first design better. More like a Bento box. Snow! It is supposed to be 80 degrees here today.

Carol said...

I am loving all the assortment of strip sizes, and I am going with Gene down the rabbit hole to Wunderland.

Needled Mom said...

The block setting looks great! I love it.

Brrrr. That looks chilly.

Muddling Through said...

His fabrics certainly make for a happy quilt and that is for sure what this one will be! Snow? Really? Inconceivable! LOL

Julierose said...

Lovely bright blocks! I like the dotty centers a lot! B&W seems to just go with everything, I think. Can't wait to see more..hugs, Julierose

Mary said...

Very pretty blocks! It will probably be a while before we have our first freeze. I'm waiting on it before I start trimming up some bushes we know are harboring wasp nests.

Cathi said...

I love that second layout! Those blocks are such fun to look at.
You've got snow already? Thankfully, we've yet to see any.

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh these are great Wanda - I like the first placement best of all. These are just bursting with colour.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Swoon Swoon Swooning!!! Looks like you are just going to have to make 2 of them 'cause I like both layouts!!

Such brightness added to a chilly day!

Elaine said...

Love that 2nd layout and really like the first. What a great way to use up scraps that are too wonderful to through out. I am in Washington near Seattle watching our grandgirls. We have been treated to the most amazing display of beautiful color on the trees. We don't get that in always boringly sunny San Diego.

Brown Family said...

You are going to have fun deciding on a layout!