Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas sewing has begun

I have started my Christmas sewing. Maybe this year I will have time to make all the things I have planned in my mind :0) I can't post that stuff though - at least not for awhile.
I've made a few more scrappy star blocks. I think some of my blue backgrounds are a bit too busy. I picked up a couple new medium blues today at the LQS. Some of these blocks may end up as orphans. They sure are fun to sew!
I finished my 3rd block for my Bird of Paradise quilt. I fussed and fussed over the nest on this block. After my third attempt I was satisfied. I looked back at the pictures I took of the nests and they really didn't look very different - lol.

Here are the 3 completed blocks together. I want to start another block but I'm going to be good and stick to Christmas sewing for now :0)

The ladies at my LQS very helpfully found me this egg fabric. I wanted slightly blue eggs so I used the Crested Lark eggs :0) I have no idea what a Crested Lark looks like. I want to use the Calandra Lark eggs in the next nest. We don't get a lot of larks at our bird feeder. Mostly chickadees, nuthatches and squirrels. :0)
Happy Quilting!!


Barb said...

Your star blocks are wonderful, lay so flat...and just love your applique.

Jessica said...

i love your scrappy star blocks. i don't think the bottom R block is too busy, it reads just fine with my glasses off..

cant wait to see more of this quilt unfold~

Mary Lou Casada said...

Great stars, Janet!! And of course, I'm loving the Bird of Paradise (can't wait to start it myself!! LOL). That egg fabric is sooo cool! Where ever did they find it!?
Mary Lou

Anonymous said...

Finish *all* of your Christmas ideas!!?? Wow, is that even possible?

Frances Leate said...

I absolutely love your Bird of Paradise blocks and think you have chosen fabric well and they are beautifully constructed. I also like your scrappy stars - it is good to have fun with those bits and pieces. Enjoy your Christmas projects!

Crispy said...

Oooo your Bird of Paradise blocks are soooo pretty!! That egg fabric is very unusual but what a handy thing to have for this project. Of course I LOVE the star blocks, LeMoyne stars are my fav :o)


Teresa said...

Yes...the Christmas push has started in the quilt cave as well. I love your star project with the blue backgrounds...don't give us on the busy ones just yet...maybe they will add a little twinkle and interest when all is sewn and done!

I'm really enjoying watching your CWB project grow...the blocks look really beautiful together. And what a good idea using the egg fabric for the nest eggs!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Stray Stitches said...

Your scrappy stars are great - just think of a couple of them as being seen in a snow storm. I love your 3 Bird Of Paradise blocks!!

Dixie said...

I love the busy blues - they add interest to your quilt! Your latest bride block is wonderful - just love the egg fabric. Its really unique.

Lori said...

I love the blue printed backgrounds! I think you should leave them in.
Your bird of paradise quilt is coming right along and looks amazing!!

Barb said...

I love your busy blue backgrounds - hey, that's an alliteration.
Wish I was doing some christmas sewing, not sure it will happen this year for me with my raffle quilt commitment.
Love your egg and nest block.

Lisa said...

Your Bird of Paradise blocks are wonderful, and your next looks great! I love that egg fabric. :)

MARCIE said...

Love watching your progress with that quilt. You do such beautiful work. Love those scrappy blocks as well. You are getting so much done!

Ann Champion said...

Add me to the list of those who like the blues you're using. It's nice to have a few loud blocks.and a few more quiet? Just people!

Your applique blocks are beautiful. I completely understand wanting every piece to be "just so". Your attention to detail will give you a fabulous quilt once done. :)

Carrie P. said...

Wow, Janet you are moving right along with your blocks. They look fabuluos.
Love your star blocks too. I love your choice of fabrics.
I went and searched what crested Lark looks like and where it lives. You know me and my love of birds. Here is a link. Click on his picture to get a better view.

Valentina said...

Janet! I just love your applique! Gorgeous... and your stars are so scrappy and sweet: perfect!
Wishing you good luck on the Christmas gifts!