"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quilt group progress...

The first Wednesday of the month has come and gone again. My group all assembled again in my house for another evening of needlework, fun and laughter. Oh... and chocolate dipped cookies. *grins* We completed our second blocks on our quilts and I gave them the third blocks to work on in March. A few had there second blocks yet to sew together but will have them done in no time.


My first two blocks are together and I am starting on the third block already. My blocks from here on out are going to contain changes to the original pattern. I think it is great fun to make a quilt very personal and a quilt with stitchery is easy to adapt. I am already excited to share my changes next month but patience as all things in good time.

My second block was done as the pattern showed but I did more ribbon daisies and made button flowers.

Isn't the bee sweet?

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few."

~Emily Dickinson

And who can resist playing with buttons?

Enjoy the slide show of the blocks from the members of my group which have been completed up to now...

22 comments:

Saskia said...

Woohoo, I'm the first who can coment on your blog.
It's was another fun evening.
And the creativity is blooming!!
So I can't wait till this evening... I want to start with the third block, and with the 'schimmel van Sinterklaas' crosstitch. Did some teadipping aida already last night before I went to bed.
About the log cabins around the cross stitch is 1 inch or less/more???

Elizabethd said...

That is so gently pretty. I love the colours that you are using.

Barb said...

Heidi that is absolutley deevine! I love the pattern and the colours you clever girl you. Will go have a look at the others later ,but just off to take Ollie out.

Kathy said...

Wow. Beautiful work.

Amy said...

Love the colors you picked. Very relaxing and comforting.

I am planning to spend the day cleaning and putting stuff away. I am getting spring cleaning fever. We saw 65 yesterday and will see it again today.

Have a blessed day.

Linda said...

Too pretty! I love all the hand details, the buttons and all the flowers are gorgeous and fun too. I clicked on the pictures and I just love the way the little bee is flitting through the blocks. Your friendship/quilting group is wonderful...hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Wat was het weer mooi allemaal. Hoewel ik helemaal achter mijn kleurkeuze sta voelt het af en toe een beetje ongemakkelijk dat ik met mijn quilt zo uit de toon val bij die van jullie. Maar als ik hem hier naast me zie liggen wordt ik weer blij! Op naar blok 3.
Groetjes
Elly

Christine said...

How lovely! The button flowers are so pretty

Carolien said...

Fun to see this! Your button-flowers are so sweet ...

Have a nice evening & hugs, Carolien

DonnaTN said...

What a talented bunch of ladies are in your group! It was so fun to see all the different interpretations of the same pattern! You all must have a great time when you get together!

Jackie said...

Heidi, I'm really enjoying seeing your progress on your blocks. I'm always so thrilled with the way your fabric choices work so well with the stitching. Just gorgeous!

Tam said...

Wow!! Beautiful work, love all that is being done, very pretty indeed.
Hugs!

Annemarie said...

Ohhhh, how gorgeous! And I LOVE the ED poem. I think that little poem is screaming to be stitched. Darn. So much inspiration, so little time!

Lois said...

This is lovely! The colours work so well together and it's going to be such a pretty piece.

mainely stitching said...

I love the quilting you've been doing, Heidi! And those chocolate-dipped cookies sound good, too!

Jo said...

wow, tnat's just gorgeous! I love your choice of colours, and the personalisation is perfect

Pondside said...

The colours you've chosen are beautiful - and I love the embellishments. Gorgeous work!

Lei B. said...

Your blocks are so beautiful. I just love the fabric you chose. I can't wait to see the next update. Have a great weekend!

Lei

Jenny said...

Your quilt is just so lovely and the extra touches make it so sweet. I loved seeing all the blocks that your quilt group is making. They have all done a beautiful job and each is so original and unique. I especially love the bee and the button flowers on yours. Playing with buttons is so much fun and one of my favorite poems is about the family button box. It will be fun to see the progress all of you are making next month. :) Happy stitching!

Hugs from California!

anneke said...

Love what we get to see here!

Jeanne said...

Love those blocks Heidi - especially the colors! If you want company stitching With My Needle when you are ready let me know. Mine is kitted up and ready to start stitching but I too was holding off trying to work on some WIPS (but it is calling me...) It would be fun to share progress.

Ann's blog said...

Your fabric choices are amazing and absolutely beautiful. Ann, Victoria, Australia