Sunday, August 28, 2011

end of summer

It's nearing the end of summer - it's been wildly busy but good. The kids start back to school on Thursday. Will there be more time to sew...? Probably not but I like to think so :0)

I did manage to get eggs in the nest for this pair of blackbirds. I did a lot of the sewing of this block in the van while travelling. It sure passes the time pleasantly!
I'm taking a short break from this Bird of Paradise quilt to work on a different applique project. It's a small project so it'll be a short break.


At the sewing machine, I made it to block #180 of these courthouse steps blocks. They very quickly became these 4 block units. It was so fun to do this step I'm sorry the stack of single blocks is gone.

Now to get the them into rows and sewn together. Do you suppose I could get this quilt finished entirely before winter? :0)

Happy Quilting!!

13 comments:

Marilyn Robertson said...

Sure, I think you can get the Courtyard Steps quilt done before Winter...well maybe it depends on when Winter starts for you. I always think of it starting after Thanksgiving. If that is the case, then sure you can get it done in before Winter! lol The Bird of Paradise block is beautiful!

Annette said...

At the rate you are going, I do think you will be finished with them before winter. I love how they look.

Carol G said...

What a great stash buster idea. Your courthouse steps is going to be wonderful which will keep you interested in working on it!

Crispy said...

Your blackbird block is wonderful, it almost has a 3-D effect. I'm sure the birds are happy to have the eggs in the nest :0)

I'm pretty sure you will have the courthouse quilt done well before winter.

Crispy

Stray Stitches said...

Your applique work is beautiful! Love the colors in your Courthouse Steps. You are going to have an amazing quilt :)

LC said...

Another really nice block! Also, the colors in your courthouse steps are so lovely... can't wait to see the finish!

Barb said...

Your blackbirds look great
I love your CHS blocks. Can't wait to see them set!

Carrie P. said...

Great job on your block.
Yep, I think you could get it done before winter. You are moving right along.

Superior Threads said...

I love the blackbird block. Very cool! I'm sure you can get the courthouse quilt done by winter. Keep us posted.
Ricci

Janet said...

You can do it Janet! I love courthouse steps. The blackbird block is wonderful, it's good to take a wee break and go back refreshed.

Dixie said...

Your blackbird block is wonderful -you did such a great job on the bird's nest! The log cabin quilt is awesome - how fun to enjoy all the fabrics you put into it down the road.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those courthouse step blocks are gorgeous...look forward to seeing it all together ;o)

libbyquilter said...

well, whenever you manage to finish the courthouse steps it's going to be one fabulous quilt~!!~
seeing those blocks makes me want to run for the sewing room . . .
looks like some pretty tiny srips involved in this one . . .

:-)
libbyQ