Friday, August 28, 2009

Baby Steps

Despite a few setbacks this week, I did manage to accomplish a couple of things. I'm going to keep these private lest you think "stupid is as stupid does" should become the theme of this blog. I was able to finish my August virtual quilting bee commitments.
First are my blocks for Amy. She wanted blocks from 2" to 9.5 inches and a few in between. When I first saw her fabrics in the bag I thought...oh my, she really did pull these randomly from her scrap box. Amy is a genius...look how fabulous they are! I couldn't stop making these. Lesson learned...unexpected fabric combinations can be so fresh and interesting. This is going to be one fabulous quilt!
This one is for Amber, the first block of the second round of my Common Threads bee. It's hard to believe we've finished our first year and are on to the second. Again Amber chose fantastic fabric. She wanted us to show off those mushrooms....how cute are they!
Look who came to visit right outside my studio window. This little one and her sibling and mom had a little snack early this morning. Thanks to Bruno, I was up early enough to see them and get this shot. My Bruno is an early riser. More on Bruno later...check up at the vet today...hopefully all is well.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for the welcome to my new friend. He may become the star of this blog if I don't get sewing.

29 comments:

Anina said...

Those VQB's can keep a person busy.
Bambi! So very very cute!

Vicki W said...

I love the fabrics for Amy's blocks!

MichelleB said...

What great blocks! I LOVE the ones for Amy. I would say yes - she is definitely a fabric genius.

Jackie said...

Those blocks are all wonderful!! Love the color combos. And Bambi is just adorable. I can't wait to hear more about Bruno. I hope that he is making himself right at home.

Artfulife said...

Love those little mushrooms, and the funky fabric combo is just lovely. Hope you have a super creative weekend. Happy sewing!

True Blue Nana said...

I love the blocks in the first picture. The choice of fabrics is so interesting and it works so well. I just love the paisley and the black and white sets it all off so well. Great picture of Bambi. We used to live on a back street and had deer all the time. You know they can get to be pests. By the way setbacks is the story of my life these days.

belinda said...

Yes...she did do a fabulous job of picking her fabrics...do you think she knew at the time how wonderful they would turn out!!!

Beth said...

Wow, Amy's blocks are fantastic, and the little mushrooms are super cute, too!

We have a family of deer who visit our yard and our sweet Mantha dog has no idea what to make of them. What did Bruno think?

em's scrapbag said...

Amy's blocks look great!!!!

Candace said...

The blocks are fantastic, Jacquie! I would never have thought to put those prints together- they work so well! So you must be all healed up and back in business?
Cheers!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Amy's quilt is going to be lovely!
Hope your hands and settling in continue to be going well.

Fiesta said...

you are the genius, your eye for color is fabulous!

Amber said...

Amy's blocks are so great - may have to steal that idea for my "other" quilting bee :-) I have been wanting to make a Kaffee quilt with tons of different size blocks.
And I love my block! Thanks so much!

Victoria said...

Good boy to Bruno for making sure you were up to see this delightful sight! As for the blocks, I never, ever would of thought to put that black and white print with the other prints. Wow! Lesson learned! Thanks for sharing!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

oh my your work is amazing, if someone handed me a bag a scraps, I would never be able to make something as wonderful as that!

Allison said...

I love the shot of black in those blocks.
And the fawn is so cute, but I will admit to thinking of how tasty venison is ;) I grew up in PA, and white-tailed deer are a serious problem there...for people who didn't have hunters in their family!

henny said...

Hi Jacquie...
wonderful blocks you made :) More than one bee? Wow....
I'm in the first round of my first block and first bee too. Plan to spend this weekend for that.

Lurline said...

Gorgeous blocks and I just love that deer!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dorrie said...

You're not the only one who has those "less than brilliant moments. . ." I definitely have my share! What a beautiful sight to wake to. . .and Bruno. . .more pics please! I hope his vet visit went well. Love your Bee blocks! Happy weekend!

Di~ said...

MMM yes, Amy's (your) blocks are great! Were you watching bright eyes while ordering DS fabric over the phone?!:)

shellysquilts said...

Jacquie, Those blocks are fabulous! Lots of movement, I luv it! Good luck with Bruno.

Shasta said...

Amy's blocks are so beautiful. You are right, I wouldn't have thought to put those fabrics together either, but they are just fabulous.

audreypawdrey said...

The blocks for Amy turned out so wonderfully! You made so many, too! I love how interesting the color choices are, and she is going to have a wonderful quilt!

Cheryl said...

Those really are fabulous colors in Amy's blocks!

MightyMom said...

bruno
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I just can't decide which one I wanna see more pics of....
they're both glorious!!

(yeah, I'm a sucker for puppy dog eyes too)

love that set of blocks.

sewtakeahike said...

That's awesome Jacquie! Thanks for being willing to share that initial thought with us, you're making me giggle! I really love how Amy's blocks came out! She was really brave but more so super smart to send the variety of fabrics to you that she did. Nice way to improvise and bloom where you're planted!

Rebekah said...

great blocks! Isn't it fun playing with other people's fabric choices?

AJ said...

The blocks for Amy are wonderful! She picked some really great fabrics.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Watching for the tutorial Jacquie - what did you use for the sashing fabric?

Those blocks are awesome.