Sunday, January 24, 2010

More, More, More..........

I wasn't really in the mood to do any Insane blocks this weekend but I didn't want to get too far behind the group. Ranette's blocks really inspired me too! I chose to do two easy blocks. The top block will be a replacement block for one of those Insane ones that have over a hundred pieces. The one under that is block #60. Nice and easy! 65 blocks done (really 130 for me) and 33 to go (66 for me).
I was able to sew 3 more wool blocks in the evenings. I may have to re-do the one on the upper right, I don't like how the vine is so wonky.
The blocks below are 6.5" string blocks that I made using the leftovers that I had for my "An Angel's Story" quilt. I am going to make as many as I can and then use them to piece a backing for the quilt. I found the perfect border & Binding fabric today at the Orange Quilt Bee. I bought extra to hopefully have enough for the rest of the back.
I hope everyone has a healthy, happy, productive week. Happy quilting!!

13 comments:

Joy said...

More X3 is right! You've been a busy bee! The insanes are so bright and cheery! Love 'em!

Your wool blocks are coming right along! I love the one on the bottom of the group - they're all gorgeous but that one really caught my eye!

And oh wow, how cute is that string quilt going to be? I love strings! The essence of frugal quilting and so pretty! I think I might go make another square or two tonight!

Wishing you a safe and hopefully Short Week!! Are you off Friday?

:)

Fiesta said...

Great blocks Yvette. I love the soft colors of your string quilt.

ranette said...

Hey I made the block with the nine patch yesterday...woohoo! I think I've only got 13 blocks left, thank you Lord! lol

The wool blocks are amazing, not sure that I'd redo the one, the stem gives it character!

I love your soft string blocks too!

Cindy said...

Sheesh, the string blocks look wonderful enough to use as a quilt itself - you should seriously think about it.

Look at you - back at the sewing machine, getting revved up. That's the Yvette I have come to know and love!!

"Easy" is good once in awhile. you know, mindless work.
Love those woolies. I cannot remember, are those handstitched appliques?

Crispy said...

Goodness you have been VERY productive Yvette!! I love all the blocks :0)

Crispy

Rose Marie said...

Love your wool applique blocks and those string blocks are gorgeous.

Robin said...

Ooooh... I love the idea of making string blocks for the back of the quilt. That will look amazing! And your blocks are lovely. I just love the wool ones-- the colors are gorgeous.

Carrie P. said...

All is very pretty on your blog today. Your string blocks are looking good.

Kim said...

You're amazing. There aren't enough adjectives to describe the beauty is see in your quilting. I'm so very impressed.

Kim D. said...

More lovely red blocks. I love your wool blocks, gorgeous. Your string blocks are pretty too. You sure have been busy.

Lynda said...

Great idea making the string blocks for the backing - it will look wonderful.

Barbara said...

Hallo Yvette, Thanks for your nice comment on my (still new) blog. I've really enjoyed looking through your quilts and blocks; they appeal to me. The Nearly Insane does look good in two colours, doesn't it?

Quilter Kathy said...

I love those string blocks from your angel leftovers. I studied them to think about why I am drawn to them so much and I've decided that it's because the colours are so soft and pretty. Yum