Thursday, July 05, 2007

Pieces Parts
I've been working on pieces parts of blocks 4 and 6 of my Quilter's Journey by Leanne Beasley. (sorry they aren't pressed but I couldn't wait to show you). The instructions tell you to do the embroidery after you've assembled the entire block. I did block #5 that way and wasn't thrilled so I decided to try it 'my way'. Well, I'm not too crazy about 'my way' either - guess I've reached an impasse. LOL It doesn't matter - I'm having fun with this project but I've made a HUGE mess in my sewing room - digging through scraps and fat quarters. Oh well. :-)
I'm still on vacation and I might have my boss convinced to let me have next week off, too. Actually, I think if I work one day she'll be very agreeable. Keep your fingers crossed for me. :-)
By the way - it was 115 degrees here today - guess where I was? Yep, inside with the A/C.
TTFN

21 comments:

Leigh said...

These are so beautiful Darlene. I can't wait to see your completed quilt it will be lovely.
Hope that air conditioner holds up!!

Carol said...

I Love,Love,Love those blocks. I'm going to have to place an order to the shop in Australia. What other patterns are wonderful and I'll order them all at once. Another package in the mail...YIPPEE!
Try to stay cool! Take off as much time as you want...tell your boss I said it was OK :)

Carole said...

Oh.... those blocks look lovely! That's going to be one sweet looking quilt! Yea, that's a hot one! Pools are good for cooling off too! Thanks for sharing!

Vicky said...

Pretty, pretty! It was hot here, too, although not quite that hot! A good day to stay inside and stitch! Your block is great. It's going to be an awesome quilt!

Angie said...

I've been thinking about you all week as I've watched the Weather Channel and saw your temps going up and up and up!!! :/ Oh my goodness, I am soooo glad you have that A/C in good working order. :) Those blocks are adorable...what's not to be happy about with them? They look wonderful!! Just tell your boss that you've contracted 'quilt pox' and will be quarantined in the isolation ward for the next week!!! ROFL

Juliann in WA said...

Heard about your weather. Thank goodness for ac! Your applique looks beautiful.

Pieces From Me said...

Darlene, your blocks are lovely. I really love that pattern and have been contemplating ordering it. I am trying to hold off until her next one comes out...butterflies and blooms I think. The heat sounds awful. With cold you can layer and get warm but you can only take off so much to stay cool! Keep that A/C running!!

PamKittyMorning said...

AC's already on here at 8am, I can't believe it. I was out yesterday and it was 110! AHHH

kjquilts said...

Oh, I love those blocks! I am going to have to get that pattern. Too cute! Keep cool, I can't believe how hot it is out there. We are having a wierd summer too with way too much rain (and flooding). Too bad you can't call in sick, LOL!

Libby said...

Our weatherman LOVES to point at your temps with a picture of the beach behind him *s* Keep cool!

Sharon said...

Darlene, cute blocks. I love Leannes things for sure. I wish we could get them here without paying extra to order them.

Keep cool. At least try!!

Shelina said...

You've gotten bunches of fun mail lately Darlene. I'm going to have to have my interceptor sit by your mailbox! I like how you decorated your entryway - very patriotic. I admire people who decorate their homes for the season. My house looks the same as it did when I moved in. Your stitchery blocks look lovely. They are going to make a great quilt!

atet said...

Those blocks just look like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

Beautiful blocks. What is your preferred applique method? Everyone I ask is raving about the "starch method", and I just bought a teensy little craft iron to see if I can be successful at it.

Knot Garden said...

Love those tiny pairs of embroidered scissors. You are right to do things your own way, enjoying it is what matters:)

Sweet P said...

Beautiful blocks. I'm glad you're enjoying your vacation and I hope you get next week off too.

Hanne said...

Your blocks in the making looks very good Darlene. Can I come and sew with you? I am not sure which Leanne's House block to pick next. I do have fresh coffee if you want some :-)

Kathy Wagner said...

Beautiful work on these blocks! I am going to start my first block this week.

Wendy said...

Your stitchery looks wonderful, it's going to be an adorable quilt. Have fun sorting through all the bits of fabrics in your stash. Stay cool and enjoy another week off...

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

They look great, I saw Arizona was 115 -on our news! Thought of you! Tracey

Belvie said...

I love the soft colors of this project. Can't wait to see more.

Stay cool!

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