Tuesday, April 28, 2020

7 HOQH Blocks

Work continues on the HOQH blocks, I'm actually spending more time on them than I am working at hand quilting. I just can't help myself, it's so nice to spend time with my sewing machine. If I can get another block made today, I'll only have six left to complete - which is really exciting because it's been a while since I've put a quilt top together! Also, I promised myself I'd finish up this quilt top before I allowed myself to even think about the quilt I'd like to work on next :-) I know what it will be ... and I promise to share in good time!

So here are the blocks:

Block 10 - Smokehouse

Block 27 - Maggie's Wildflower

Block 29 - Fancy Contrary Wife

Block 30 - Star and Pinwheels

Block 34 - Birds in the Air

Block 46 - Thunder and Lightning

Block 53 - Eight Pointed Star

I've used some odd little pieces of fabric in these blocks, and some have come from deep stash! It's amazing how few scraps disappear when working on a scrappy quilt, I feel sure I'll have fabric into eternity.

Other than the usual things I do each day, this week I also did a little gardening. I planted sweet-pea seeds - it's a few weeks late for our side of the world, but hopefully they'll still be okay. It's getting ready to rain today, and will be wet for a few days, so they should get a good start.

Is anyone out there learning French at all? If yes, I just wanted to share that I found a nice resource with some cute free infographics and lots of explanations that can be used in addition to Duolingo. It's called A Cup of French, and you can also follow them on social media.

And last of all, I just wanted to give a shout out to a brand new reader - Tarja K from Finland - thank you so much for stopping by!

So that's it for today - hopefully I'll have something other than blocks to share next time :-)


Chris said...

I too have been spending time with my sewing machine lately. I completed the Cherries quilt top a couple of weeks ago and am giving my hands rest from appliqueing. I am looking forward to seeing what you plan to make next.

Monique D said...

Tes blocs sont magnifiques. La variation de tissus et de tons me plait énormément.
Personnellement, tous mes patchwork sont fait à la main car je trouve cela plus délassant que de m'installer devant ma machine à coudre.
A bientôt.

Janet said...

Wonderful blocks. Can't wait to see how you put it together. Also looking forward to seeing Phebe. Again thank for coming back to blogging.

cityquilter grace said...

every one a stunner...such a pretty collection of blocks...

QuiltGranma said...

I love looking at your quilt blocks and your fabrics. Some I can say, "Hey, I've got some of you in my stash!", and some I can say, "Oh how I wish I had some of YOU!" Beautiful!


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