Sunday, April 27, 2014

Today's blocks

This morning, I got busy and made the blocks of the week for Loyal Union Sampler and the Jane Austen Family Album, as well as the block of the month for Threads of Memory.  It feels good to be all caught up! 

This is the "Rhode Island" block for LUS which some found difficult at 6".  Perhaps they followed the directions in the book.  I diverged a bit and did a little fudging.  I really like the greys and blues I'm using.

Then I moved on to TOM but didn't take a picture.  I'm using very busy Civil War fabrics for a very authentic look, which is very outside of my comfort zone.  Still, I think it will be a nice quilt if I can figure out how to set the blocks.
 Here are the last two weeks' blocks for JAFQ:

This week, I bought a deep burgundy blender for a thin-ish sashing.  There's a burgundy in the Lady Mary Downtown Abbey collection, but I was afraid to buy it online for fear it would clash.  My LQS doesn't carry this line, so I just got what they have.  I plan to make the blocks each week until my Lady Sybil FQ bundle runs out.

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like that first block that you show! nice