Saturday, February 26, 2011

Staying up with CW blocks

It has been a crazy week...helping with costumes for a local musical (Anything Goes), selling tickets for our donation quilt at a local home and garden show, and taking care of my sick DH. I need a break!
It was so nice an quiet this morning so I took a few minutes to pull up this week's CW block of the week - Birds in the Air. A fairly simple one (if you leave out dividing an 8-inch block by 3!) Anyway I was able to make it before DH even woke up!

This was last week's block. I made it on Sunday but with the craziness of the week I didn't post it...

Also, I made a block using the General Grant fabric my friend gave me to use in this quilt. And yes, I am doing a General Lee block...

Honestly I think it takes me longer to pick out the fabric for each block than it does to make it. I find myself lingering in the reproduction fabric piles longer and longer with each block I make! Some of these scraps come from collections put out in the mid 90's...time to use them!

16 comments:

Jan said...

Your blocks look great; I especially like the use of a border type print in the 2nd block. I completely understand the choosing of fabric taking longer than the piecing of the block!

sewprimitive karen said...

I LOVE your blocks!! Yes, isn't it delightful to choose the CW fabrics, love that part.

Cathy said...

Love your CW blocks. I made the new Barbara Brackman block this morning too. Hope you get a break. Hugs

Sue said...

Love how you have made your cotton boll. Your right about it taking longer to choose fabrics than make the blocks I am exactly the same.

Scrappy quilter said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful. I just finished the first block today. I'm not use to working with 8 inch blocks though so it's going to be interesting as I continue on. I love how you did the last block. Beautiful.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh you make some really beautiful blocks and Sio, are you serious about dividing by 3 for an 8" block? You know I'm so math challenged and can't ever figure out how to draft a block unless its in a book. Shameful, ha?

Quilter Kathy said...

I have enjoyed following along with your CW blocks. I really like how you made the X in the second one you posted. And the fabric with the generals on it is the perfect addition to this project.
I am a bit behind in my blocks, but always catch up :)

debbie said...

It's amazing, with all that is going on, that you are able to keep up...and make extra blocks. Your blocks are looking good, and I too like thatstripe print.
Hope your DH is better this week and you get some unwind time. Blessings :o)

Loris said...

These blocks are looking great! I am the same way pulling fabric. I get sidetracked first making sure I like what I'm using and then just looking at fabric :-)

Dionne said...

I'm glad you're using those mid-90s fabrics from your stash. It gives me hope. Your blocks are great. I hope your DH starts feeling better soon.
Cheers,
Dionne

Jan said...

Your blocks are great! Love those CW fabrics. I like the little time capsule that you and your friend put together in your last post---what a treasure!

McIrish Annie said...

I'm with you on fabric selection. Last week I had to walk away and come back as I had overwhelmed myself with options. LOL! I'm up to date expect for the latest. I think once this quilt is done the CW repro will be out of my system. Won't need to make another and the remaining fabric will be pieced into the back.

julieQ said...

I am behindish!! Is that a word...anyway...3 blocks behindish!

Linda said...

Your blocks are looking lovely. I like the idea of using a special center. I already used a Lincoln fabric but I know have some Generals too! I like your Oakland Museum fabric! Your repros are after my own heart!

sewkalico said...

Wonderful blocks. Hope you get some time for yourself soon!

Tonya Ricucci said...

picking the fabric is the fun part!!! that's why it should take time. looking good!