Friday, June 5, 2020

Lip Smacking Good!

All I can say is “wow”! Every package I open reveals another sensational block. So far, the only problem I have had is how to get enough sleep. I find myself organizing and planning layouts in the middle of the night. Then I get up at 4:00 because I just want to work on these beauties. All my problems should be this easy!

Here are the latest finishes:

Robin Booth (I Like to Create) from Utah. Robin says: “The reason this block was orphaned is because the basket was supposed to be 5 ½” unfinished. This block ended up being 6 ½” unfinished. Then I tried to make it into a larger block for something else and that didn’t turn out either.” I am glad it didn’t work out Robin, because it is a wonderful addition to our community project! 

Karen Martin (Moose Bay Muses) from Minnesota. Just look at those tiny fussy cut hexagons. Amazing! I felt guilty not hand quilting all of this beauty! Thanks Karen! 

Sue Pittman from Oklahoma. This one is really special to me because it was one of Sue’s mother’s blocks. If you follow my blog, you know how much I love “vintage”. This one just sings. I am trying to choose backings that are appropriate for the block and this repro looks like the right vintage to me. Thanks Sue! 

Pat Taylor (Thoughts fromTaylorsoutback) from Wisconsin. Pat said: “This orphan block is probably more like a “humble block”. It turned out an odd size so got stashed away in the closet. Tried adding a little border to bring it to 10 ½” (unfinished) so hope you can use it.” Yes indeed Pat, it is perfect! I would have felt bad covering up the white star in this cheater print I used on the back, but Pat's gorgeous label made up for that guilt. Thank you Pat! 

Unless otherwise instructed, I have sent a little thank you (in the form of small scraps of some sort) for each block I receive.
These 3 ambitious ladies have already used their pieces to whip up something fun!

Chris Nett from Sheboygan Falls, WI
I announced this project and made the orphan block request on May 16. This was the first block I received on May 21. It was so much fun to open this and see all that happy color. I just knew this was going to be great. Thanks Chris! 

And here is what Chris made with her squares. 

Joan Schueffner also from Sheboygan Falls, WI. If I learn anything from this project, it will be how to spell Sheboygan Falls! You must have quite a group as I have 4 blocks from there. Joan calls this block “The Virus”. I couldn’t resist quilting little nodules to make it look even more “Corona” like. And, don't you love her label? Thanks Joan, it is perfect! 

This is Joan’s creation from her pieces. 

Kay Pungatore from Massachusetts. Kay obviously shares my love of turn of the century “neon” fabrics. I rummaged through my stash and found this gorgeous neon fabric to add to edge to make it 10”. I used a reproduction crazy quilt fabric on the back that seemed age and color appropriate. Thanks Kay! 

Kay made this marvelous Flying Geese with her thank you scraps. As she said, “she just couldn’t resist playing with them”. 

That’s it for now. Stay tuned!


Sharon Stroud said...

These blocks are so beautiful--from the blocks you started with to what you have done with them! Congratulations! Will be so lovely wherever it leads you.
sharon at sharonstroud dot com

Angie said...

So much fun to see all the contributions - thanks for taking the time to share them all!

cityquilter grace said...

wow...a real collection of beauties!

Janet said...

I love this project! It’s so fun to see what comes next. Your backings are just as interesting as the blocks. I love those fussy cut bees! Karen’s block is wonderful.

Frédérique said...

Beautiful blocks!

Marie said...

Oh my - lucky you! I absolutely love the first one. Fun, fun, fun. I can see why you might not be sleeping...

Quilting Babcia said...

Oh, the fun just continues to grow! Your backings are just as pretty as the blocks!

Kyle said...

Your collection is lip smacking good. .I think I must have goofed up sending a very plain block and no label. Let me know and I can get a label in the mail.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It's so much fun seeing all the blocks you have received--and you have an awesome stash of cheater fabrics too!

audrey said...

Ooh, love the basket blocks especially! So sweet. Got your scraps in the mail today! Don't know what I will do with them at this point, but you can be sure they will not go to waste.:)

Janet O. said...

I am so impressed with what you are receiving and what you are creating with them. You have received some beautiful blocks!
I finished prepping the block to send you. Now I just need to make a label.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Awesome blocks and I absolutely LOVE that some quilters have already USED your thank you scraps! Even better that they shared their projects with you to share with us.

Barb said...

Oh My you are such a phenom! wow I love the new blocks for your quilt and also to see what everyone is making with your thank you gifts.
Quilters are so creative and fun.

Barb said...

was I supposed to make a label for my block?
just let me know and I'll pop one in the mail.

Pat said...

What fun to see all these blocks coming in and being added to your project...such a great variety! Also fun to see other Wisconsinites joining in...we do have some towns and cities with interesting names...Oconomowoc, Menomonie Falls, Waukesha, Rhinelander...our state is made up of Native Americans, French, German and even a dash of Welsh...if you get a block from any of those places, you might need a bigger label! :-) Happy stitching!!

Barbara said...

Thanks for sharing the blocks that are coming your way. Love seeing them all! And you are simply amazing--no one will be able to keep up with you, Wendy! Can't wait for more :)

Karen said...

A delightful read and viewing pleasure!

Randy D. said...

WOW! You HAVE been busy, Wendy. The blocks you're receiving are fabulous.
And I agree with someone else who said the choice of backing fabrics is amazing as well!
Thanks for doing this, Wendy!!

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