Friday, November 13, 2015

Blocks 'n Things .....

This week we got 3 more blocks made for our Sylvia's Bridal Sampler quilt ......

54-40 or Fight (32 pieces)

Aunt Sukey's Choice (45 pieces)

Bachelor's Puzzle (17 pieces)

We took a picture of all of our last few weeks blocks together.... this shows just how different they look in our colourways... there will be 3 lovely quilts .... 



So far we have done 67 of the 140 blocks... so not quite half way there and I put mine up on my design wall .... I'm just loving the look so far and quite like the light background though I would go for an off white/beige colour I think..... Hubz says he fancies a green... what would you choose????

There are 1484 pieces of fabric making those up...


At retreat I made some of these cute little purses.. they don't take too long to make up but I didn't have poppers with me so this week I just hammered in some .... 6 little purses for the gift box and I think I will be making more....


I have joined in with another postcard swap for Christmas.... this is my little one I will be sending off to California....


One thing I just love about this time of year is the stone fruits coming in season... Hubz was away for work but came back through cherry territory.... he doesn't eat them but I just looooooooove them so was delighted with the pressie he brought back for me...


Righto, Gotto Go.. cherries to eat!  Have a wonderful weekend....x

20 comments:

  1. Everyone's blocks look great and your wall display is looking amazing!
    Cute purses and postcard. Would like to know what you call 'poppers' ... they might be what I need.
    Yummm, cherries :)

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  2. your sampler quilt is looking great....lot of work!

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  3. Wow, great seeing all your blocks together on the design wall.
    They look amazing! What about light sashings with green cornerstones?
    Pretty purses and postcard too.
    Enjoy your cherries

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  4. Those purses are so cute! Very nice looking cherries too.

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  5. That quilt is going to be stunning...love what you have done so far. YUMMY cherries lucky hubby doesn't like them..

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  6. All those quilts will be gorgeous...not talking about the cherries....

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  7. Hi Fiona,love the blocks I think I would use ,the beige or off white ,oh those cherries look yummy,and those purses are very cute,enjoy your weekend my friend xx

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  8. Love your blocks Fiona, especially the 54-40 or Fight. I have to try that one soon. The little purses are so cute. Care to show us how to make one? Enjoy the cherries. ;^)

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  9. You are powering through those blocks. A darker sashing could work, maybe Hubz is onto something! Love those little purses, I have some of that cute owl fabric if you need more.

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  10. Your quilt blocks look fantastic all laid out, so many pieces, your persistence is amazing! The purses are very sweet, what great little catches, way better then a button or velcro.

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  11. I love watching your blocks grow! Love all the Elm Creek books, the purse look like they might be addictive x

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  12. Oh dear I bet most of those cherries have been gobbled up by now! Oh my the quilts are beautiful! The light background is lovely but I think dark would equally work.....have a look at page 10 where I see that it looks like 2 backgrounds. I think I might be faced with the same decision once I get back into it! Either way it's going to be stunning! I have that littke purse pattern.....very handy!

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  13. I'm loving your piece count Fiona! Your little purses are so cute - very clever with the poppers, how do you 'hammer them in'?

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  14. All the blocks look fabulous. Love those purses- very cute. Hugs,xx

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  15. Those blocks look amazing all together like that, this is going to be a stunner for sure! But oh those tiny pieces, lol. Love your little purses!

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  16. Your blocks look fantastic! Love your sweet purses. Yum Summer cherries x

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  17. They look beautiful on the wall, I do like the light background too, but then I haven't seen it with the green. Love your little purses too

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  18. Your blocks are amazing. They look wonderful together.
    And the little purses are a delight. Fun presents.
    Yumm....I love cherries, too!!

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  19. Dear Fiona,
    it is just so obvious that this will be a wonderful quilt. Love the teal and cheddar combination.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  20. So lovely to be working on this quilt with friends - they are all going to be beautiful but so different. The little purses are cute and your card is lovely too. After raspberries, cherries are my favourite fruit! xx

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