Friday, May 28, 2010


I've been admiring the "One Flower Wednesday" projects and the "Klosjes" that other bloggers are hand-piecing and decided to start a hand piecing project of my own! Here's my very first hand-pieced block, a tumbling block for Kathleen Tracy's Tumbling Blocks Quilt from her book, Remembering Adelia.

I need a portable handwork project and since I've been wanting to make this quilt for awhile, its now time to get started on it. I'm hoping to make it a charm quilt and use only my Jo Morton scraps. Only 53 more blocks to go!

Look what was delivered in the mail today! These selvages arrived from Amy and will join the others just waiting for July when I plan to begin work on the spiderweb selvage quilt. Thank you very much, Amy!

I'm still trying to recover from a cold. Still a bit fuzzy in the brain sometimes and this weekend looks full so I will probably not post again till middle of next week.

I want to wish all of you who remember and honor Memorial Day a very special weekend! The past few years, I have been taking my mother to local cemeteries to put flowers on our relatives' graves. Its a time for us to share memories of those who are no longer with us. The rest of my weekend will be spent attending a wedding, enjoying company, good food and possibly attending my high school reunion. Again, have a great Memorial Day!


  1. Have a great "long" weekend. I, too, have decided that I need a portable project. I am working on hexes and also still trying to improve my hand quilting skills. Keeps me out of trouble.

    Hugs - Marie

  2. I hope you enjoy hand-piecing as much as I do. Sometimes blocks with set-in seams, like yours, stitch together as quickly by hand as they do by machine, and you have the benefit of precision matched pieces too.

    Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend.

  3. Your Tumbling Block is so very cute! I can't wait to see more of them,
    It's going to be so beautiful!

  4. Love the tumblling block. I've been wanting to do some of these for a long time now - perhaps I might even begin giving them a try :)