Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Blocks


I think our flowering Forsythia inspired this yellow/green NYB block. It may be time to start putting these on the design wall - yes I have one now. I want to mix them up into a nice flow and see what the next color/block will hold.


I'm enjoying the Paper Piecing Pattern A Day blog hop. I changed this pattern up with applique fussy cut from a geranium print I just love instead of the paper pieced flowers in the cup.


And the garden gate block I changed to just a straight rail instead of a picket fence. I think this needs some embroidered and button flowers along the fence.


Spring violets are starting to sprout, so this was a special block. I did find the one section to just not 'work' even after re-piecing a few times - so rather than stress the fabric - I'll make a 3-d leaf and attach to cover.


The next Garden Steps embroidery is finished - delicate pinks with butterflies. I have had a few little butterflies in my flox bed.


And these lovely spool blocks done by Chantell arrived - part of the Australian 6" Block Swap. She used a wonderful 'wood' look brown for the spools - love them.


These are in progress - but sewing with my SIL again. Cute cupcake potholders. Her first time working with insul-bright. I am a little alergic to and she has found out she is too - so working in short time frame with them.

Thank you to those of you who commented on my Sew We Quilt Tut - it didn't open so got a late 'kick' from M. Samm. It is there, so please stop by.

CLOSING THOUGHT

"Come, I come! ye have called me long,
I come o'er the mountain with light and song:
Ye may trace my step o'er the wakening earth,
By the winds which tell of the violet's birth,
By the primrose-stars in the shadowy grass,
By the green leaves, opening as I pass."
- Felicia D. Hemans, 'Voice of Spring'

Enjoy your Easter weekend,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

27 comments:

  1. lovely blocks Sharon and love the cup cakes you and your SIL are working on,its a shame you both have a reation to the insulbright.xx

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  2. So pretty! the NYB just stopped me in my tracks, it's just so springy! Love the violet paper pieced too.....

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  3. Your quilt blocks are wonderful. The NYB is stunning,and I love how you bring your own Ideas to each block. The colored embroidery is so neat. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Love those NY Beauty blocks! WOW!

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  5. Your NYB are gorgeous!!!! And don't you just love to paper piece??

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  6. All of your blaocks are lovely but that New York Beauty is outstanding!

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  7. Love seeing all your NYB blocks. I can't wait to see them on the design wall. Really like the violet and other paper piecing projects. Always so many goodies to look at here.

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  8. Ah, I see the paper piecing bug has bitten you also. Having fun putting together mine - love all your wonderful blocks. Judy C sends warmest wishes

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  9. another busy week for you !! I absolutely love the colors in your top picture, cant wait to see it all put together!

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  10. What springy blocks! Love the violet!

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  11. I love what you are doing with the spring paper pieced blocks. The NY beauty blocks are amazing.

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  12. wow the nyb is wonderful. great idea with the geraniums. Generally just great stuff. Saw your post on Sew WE Quilt. The reverse applique is pretty niffty.

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  13. Love that violet block. Sorry it was hard. I'll be taking a paper piecing class in a few weeks.

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  14. Such a shame you are allergic to the InsulBrite...cute cupcakes, tho!

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  15. So many wonderful blocks! I have to remind myself that just because I see these fun and lovely projects I cannot start on another. The violet block really jumped out at me. My room is done with violet accents.

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  16. WOW ! You just always always make beautiful things ! thanks for sharing !!!

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  17. You've been busy!! I love the NYB - that is on my bucket list. The garden gate block is interesting and beautiful...is that a stand-alone project, or will there be other blocks? Thanks for the block show!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  18. Beautiful blocks, Sharon. I love the NYB's especially, and that violet paper pieced block.

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  19. That yellow block is beautiful!! Along with all of your other lovely projects :-)

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  20. Yes! I want to see your NYB's on the design wall. You know I love bright and cherry quilts.

    Although I've not taken any time to start any BOM's this year, I think I've got to do that Clover and Violet one. It is just too cute to pass up.

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  21. Sharon, your yellow/green NYB block is simply fantastic! All your spring blocks are lovely, but the NYB block takes the prize!! :)

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  22. I don't know how I missed this post. I love everyone of these blocks especially the NYB block.

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  23. Really nice blocks. I especially like the NY Beauty one.

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