Friday, July 11, 2008

Finally, a Quilt

I got to playing with some fabric last night and next thing you know I am six blocks into a quilt! I have only done 6 blocks - there will be 36 in total. My friend Cathie from my MIL's quilt group has chosen this pattern for her friendship blocks made for her by the group members as their outgoing president. Hers just looked so good I had to play. I love the secondary designs the block makes. Cathie's are 9 inch blocks and in green and creams. Mine are 6 inch blocks and shades of red and blue. I haven't decided if I will do any applique on it yet. Maybe once the top is done and the border is on I might do a little bit on the border. We'll see! The American Fork quilt show is on next week so I thought heck I'm here, I might as well make something to enter. I have until Monday. Think I can do it?!!! Like the little engine that could, I think I can....I think I can....

Onto something totally different - how would you like to be a kid again and fall asleep with a popsicle stick in your mouth??!! Don't worry - it was a sugar-free popsicle:)We had a lovely day today. We went for a drive through the American Fork Canyon and it was just beautiful. We stopped at a place called Cascade Springs where the rocks form naturally cascading little mini-waterfalls on many layers of terraces. The water was crystal clear and you could see trout in the water. It is so much fun to take the kids to places that my hubby and his sister and their mother went when they were young. Everything comes around.

11 comments:

Violette Severin said...

Wow! I love the 6 blocks. It will make a gorgeous quilt. I would leave any applique off of this one, unless you add it to the border. The bold colors are striking on their own in my humble opinion.

Jenn said...

I love the colors on it, I think it's going to be beautiful! The picture of you guys on the bridge is very nice too!

Jacquie said...

Beautiful...love the colors and fabrics.

Stephanie D. said...

Cool block! I like blocks/quilts with secondary patterns.

Karen said...

Hey Joanna,Glad your back in blogland. Your blocks are gorgeous! Love the color combo. Glad you had a fun time camping and that your vacation is going well. Isn't the 4th of July fuuuunn?! Citizen, or not. My youngest and I did the Shop Hopp in 2 days, thanks to her inlaws' GPS, otherwise, I don't think we would have been able to do it in the 4 days they gave us. As for the fabric that you're aquiring while you're here...when I go on a buying spree and I don't have room to pack up my treasures when it's time to go home...I just mail them to myself. That way I have a "suprise" waiting for me when I get home;)

Kim said...

I just love the quilt blocks. Make sure to show us when you finish the quilt. I'll have to try to get down to the AF Quilt Show to see in person. Remember, NO PRESSURE! ; )

Cascade Springs, I haven't been there for a long time. I should take my youngest daughter. Good idea!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cascade Springs is such a lovely place. Those blocks are darling! Like watching a quilt in 3d!! Only no glasses needed.

amy said...

It looks like you are having SO much fun! Joanna, can you tell me the name of the block you're making? It is wonderful! I think it would be perfect for some bright Christmas fabrics I want to use.

Cathie in UT said...

Hi Jo...
As I already told you love that block and you will have to take a pic of mine beside yours to show the difference fabric selection can make!
I love Cascade Springs too and this is a lovely time to visit!

upstateLisa said...

Great photos! what is that block called? I love it!

LEE-ANNE GILBERT said...

Gorgeous colours... really nice. Lx