Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's Picnic time!

A fellow quilter from another board is having some health concerns, so each member was asked to make ONE pink block to send to her. Obviously, I am not able to follow directions because I sent TWO blocks.

I had a bunch of pink strings sitting on my sewing table so my first thought was a string block. I was worried that the other ladies were going to be making traditional blocks so I also made a simple 4 patch. This way she can have a choice of using one or the other or both.

I also was able to start on this month's Schnibble pattern Picnic.

I made a total of 6 blocks yesterday. The last one is still sitting by the sewing machine waiting for the seam ripper to finish his job. 2 out of 6 blocks needed to be redone so I decided it was time to quit for the evening. I wanted a variety of baskets in the quilt so made a couple of each designs provided. The problem came when I started twisting the little blocks and getting them all sewn together wrong. It's so easy to get the pieces turned around when sewing them together. The pattern calls for 16 baskets. I'm hoping to get a few more done today. Plus, I would like to get started on my great-niece's  quilt. I picked up a couple of charm packs so that one will go together pretty fast.

Have a great Sunday!


Barb said...

I love your were one busy gal.

Anonymous said...

These basket blocks remind me of a quilt I did in a BOM with the same "Amish tradition" of bright colors against a black background. It will be lovely!


WOW!!!! I never think Amish colors for some reason--love the colors and the blocks are looking great--keep stitching--I hope to start my Picnic this week?????
Take care--hugs, Di

searchfamilies said...

Great blocks
Hugs Janice

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the black always just makes the colors pop. I use at least a little bit of black in almost everything...the pink blocks are so pretty.....