Saturday, March 3, 2012

Garden Club - Grandmother Block














Decided to include this Grandmother block from Country Threads' Life in the Country book instead of the girl block in the original quilt.  Since I'm not sure how well this block will fit, I plan to add another rectangle at the back and probably will applique a basket of tulips behind Grandmother.















I'm taking a hand quilting class once a month and tomorrow is the day that I get four hours of uninterrupted quilting bliss to work on my Millenium Garden quilt!  Since the hoop and I do not get along, I'm just laying it out flat to hand quilt it and hopefully it won't turn out too wonky - tried to baste it fairly close.  I'm really loving the thimble pictured on the quilt - not sure of the brand name but its so comfortable.


Will leave you with a little spring - the daffodils are late this year, but its so nice to see their sweet little faces on a dreary day. Planted most of the bulbs in pots this year, so looking forward to seeing what comes up! Hope you all have a lovely weekend with some time to stitch or work in your garden.

10 comments:

Dawn said...

That sounds like a day of bliss - enjoy your quilting.
The flowers are singing spring!
What a beautiful post!

Maureen said...

Love your quilt, Dixie. Lucky you gets to spend the afternoon with it! I have a few thimbles, I think one is like yours, I like to use. Depends on the task and the size of my finger (tends to swell in the summer). Sweet daffodils! Ours are blooming early this year.

Karen said...

Your "Millennium Garden" is wonderful! I think I used more muted tones than you did. I like that you used a red star in the wreath I can see in the picture. I repeated a subtle gold that I had used elsewhere in the quilt. It doesn't show a lot in the block.

I stopped on my Country Threads garden quilt when I made the dog block. I don't think it looks much like a dog and meant to pick another pattern in its place. I didn't mean to procrastinate so long in doing that. I like the lady block you made for yours. Good choice.

Barb said...

Your daffodils are lovely! Ours are early which is not good.
Love the gardening grandma - very nice addition to your project.

Mary said...

Your daffies are way ahead of mine. Maybe it has something to do with the weather- I had snow in my backyard Thursday.

I like the idea of the grandmother block and she's so cute! She should fit in well.

Libby said...

LOVE your Grandma block choice - she is just perfect *s* And I love seeing your MG being hand quilted. It is a quilt that really deserves hand quilting. I think you will enjoy no hoop. I fought that hoop for a long time and love the freedom without it. And the daffodils - they remind me of my mom. She had them all across the back of the house. They were like pretty yellow soldiers, standing so straight, but cheerful.

Janet said...

I like your Grandma Block. The quilt you're working on for your handquilting class is lovely! I hope you enjoy your class. We are only a couple months away from daffodils here.

Lori said...

Love the gardening Grandma block!! Uninterrupted quilting? Fantastic!!

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