Thursday, January 10, 2008

WIP Wedneday stuff and wonderful mail....

I think I'm doomed to being "one day late" with my WIP Wednesday!! But this is what I'm currently sewing on...today at least! The multiple 4 patch projects haven't wandered far. I just got sidetracked for a day....LOLCurrently I'm well past the 300 mark on 4 patches and still pulling pre-cut 2.5" squares and strips from here and there. Maybe I should get organized??? Ya think?? But sewing some 1.5" strips onto these 2.5" centers is fun for today *VBS*
In the "WONDERFUL" category, I received this lovely, lovely gift from Paula, The Quilter! I had talked about wearing a head gear know as a "jibber" here in WI when I was younger, much, much younger. Paula not only found a pattern(or 2)for them, she offered to knit one for me! What a wonderful gift!! And when I opened the package, she had also made me a scarf and put both of them in that really neat bag! I'm one lucky camper, I tell you! Thanks from the bottom of my heart Paula *VBS*.
And in my favorite last-but-not-least category, I received a box from Norma of Random Stitches. The package contained a dozen of these orphan Sunbonnet Sue blocks...a few need to be finished, but she donated them and the left over fabric to the Orphan Train project I have going. I am just thrilled to add them to the orphan blocks I have on hand. I'm sure some little girl is going to be super thrilled to have these for her very own. A very generous gift Norma, thank you sooooo much!!

A psot-a-note:The bargello direction that Bonnie has so graciously provided for us at Quiltville, are not difficult. I didn't graph out color or use EQ in doing the gradation bargello. I chose a color to start with, say a certain blue. Then I shopped my stash for a shade slightly darker or lighter depending. I even shopped Betsy's stash when I got "stuck". EVERY piece of fabric I used is a PRINT! Prints give you the leeway to introduce the next color, it work like a stepping stone. Probably the blue(just before the magent),has some magenta in it. Same with each fabric I used. The cream fabric has hints of salmon, etc.
Bonnie's bargello is done as strip sewing to result in a "tube". You make up as many sections as you want the quilt to be "wide", with the number of colors determining the length. If you are using 2.5" strips(which I did) and you wanted a 60" wall quilt, you'd chose 30 fabrics. It's very, very easy to make this quilt...check it out at Quilville.

11 comments:

Norma said...

You are so nice, you chose the block where everything is on there straight! LOL My quilts have their own "personality" sometimes!

I am so looking forward to those blocks going to a little girl who needs a quilt.

Now you need to tell everyone that the blocks have a new name. This is the Finn and Ebby block....sweet Finn and her black kitty, Ebby! Bless you!

Shelina said...

Your bargello quilt is great - what a wonderful way to welcome in spring.

cindyquiltsOR said...

I, personally, loved the 'jibber'. I cannot begin to tell you how many of those I have crocheted over the years. Guess I will need to work up a few ... Lord knows we need warm ears here this time of year!

Susan said...

Love the log cabin blocks. It's nice to take a break from 4-patches, I'm sure. The blocks from Norma are so cute. She seems to think they aren't perfect, but I doubt any little girl is going to notice!

Nadine said...

WONDERFUL, indeed !

((HUGS)) & smiles...
NADINE

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a wonderful gift. Your ears are going to be snugly warm.

Tropical Screamer said...

What a darling little girl with her cat.

Thinking of you and I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Darilyn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, looking good with those blocks, I love the bargello.
I have nominated you for the Make my Day award, pop over for a look, tracey

Greenmare said...

Well Paula is a sweetheart!
I LOVE the yellow shoes! I myself have a pair of wooden shoes made in Holland Michigan with windmills painted on them. I have worn them, but I have to admit they are not what I would consider comfy. I would have been all over a pair of yellow wooden shoes for a quarter! Good job snapping that deal up!

Frederique said...

I wish you an Happy New Year 2008!
Beautiful Sunbonnet !
I like to visit your blog, so I added it in my huge blogroll (http://quilting.over-blog.com/article-14015426.html).
Bye from the Marquesas Islands (French Polynesia)

cher said...

aren't you having some fun with those log cabin blocks? it's great to play and do different blocks-the yellow shoes sure made me smile