Thursday, April 28, 2016

Monthly Blocks

 Holy smokes, I haven’t posted in so long I don’t know if I remember how.  
Part of the problem was my internet connection.  It had become so slow it took forever just to download pictures.  We finally got a new provider and things are somewhat better.


I did get my Old Voices New Impressions quilt top assembled.  
I am pleased with the way it all came together and very happy I went with the green border fabric. 

It’s not too noticeable in the pictures but in person the center of the quilt looks like it is floating  on the green border. 
Karen from Log Cabin Quilts started this sew a long in July 2015.  I wasn’t a very good member because I failed to post my progress each month but reading about the other ladies progress kept me motivated. 
So thanks Karen for all your inspiration.

   
This is my   
 Tiger Lily block for the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Quilt.
It was supposed to be posted on the 15th so I guess I am a little late.  At least I made it before the May block came out.
You can see some nice pictures on their blog showing this block in many different fabrics and there is a Facebook page  here for this quilt.



I also stitched a couple of the wreath blocks for the Sarah Fielke BOM.
We need to make 8 of these wreath blocks .  I will need to stitch 16 because I am making two color ways but I have 8 months left to get them finished.


The blocks for this month were both applique .  This quilt has a very whimsical and happy look.
I guess this is why Sarah has named it Happy Days.
There is also a Facebook group for Happy Days here where you can see  many different versions of the quilt.  I am always amazed at how creative some people are.

Facebook  is the other reason I have become lax at blog posting.  I never was a fan of Facebook but so many of the groups I follow have moved there so I was kind of forced to give it a try.
I am still a little concerned about privacy issues so I rarely post anything.
It’s not as bad as I had imagined but it sure can eat up a lot of your time.
Until the next time,
Nancy