Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Memories of Provence

So, I have been furiously working on the Block of the Month.  I have been getting up early and trying to get as much done as I can.  I have another job that I work at so before I go to work, I sew and when I get home too.  The weather has been so nice hear (80's and sunny, very little humidity) so in the evening, Tillie and I go for a long walk to get the willies out.  It helps her because yesterday, I met a couple friends for dinner and when I got home, she was wild!  Bill said that she wouldn't come in and she had started two new "projects" in the back yard...holes!  She won't come in for Bill sometimes and spent the whole day outside working on her projects...maybe she thinks that she is working on her Block of the Month!!  So, here is some of her handy work:


Then, this morning, she decided that she didn't want to come in for me.  I went out to get her and she was standing by her hole.  I walked up and said:  "This is a no!"  She looked at me and took off runnig circles in the back yard.  I couldn't help it.  I had to laugh.  Now, Bill has warned me that you can't discipline her when you are laughing but sometimes I just can't help it!  She is so funny!  The good news is that she just likes to dig, she doesn't try to dig to get out of the yard.  Can you believe that this sweet face would do that?!


Here are the next four blocks for the Block of the Month.  I am loving the black in here.
 
 Block #4

 Block #5

 Block #6

Block #7

Here is a close up of the border.  I think it's really going to set things off.


Also, I wanted to clarify that the fabric will arrive in stores in September and there are several shops that will be offering the Block of the Month.  I thought it would be fun for you guys to see how it is coming together. 

The Block of the Month program has an option of two different settings.  The one that I showed you on my last blog is setting #2 and I'm actually doing setting #1 with the black.  Here is setting #1:


More next week.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Busy couple of weeks

Hi Everyone!

Memories of Provence sample fabric has arrived!  I returned from a shop owners retreat on Thursday night and my fabric arrived Thursday while I was gone.  After greeting Bill, Maple and Tillie (especially Tillie...she demands it!), I tore open the box.  I love it!








Friday, my friend and next door neighbor, Sandy came over to help sort and cut.  We worked on getting pieces cut for quilts, Block of the Month and a few fat quarters. 

Saturday, I cut out some quilts and Sunday, my friend Joyce came over to help me start piecing.  LeAnne is on the ready for quilting and I just have to keep working.  My goal is to get Block of the Month quilts done as soon as possible so that I may have samples for quilt shops, shows and Market. Here are some of the blocks that I've been working on for the black version.  I love them!
Block #1

Block #2

Block #3
Here is the finished "virtual quilt".  I am excited to see how it turns out in actual fabric.
 

More later this week with fabric updates!