Monday, June 29, 2009

Leader-Endering

Lest the reader have come to believe that this writer no longer sews and quilts, let us set the record straight!

"Summer Hours" have begun at work and this is the second week of them. During the school year, I work from 7:30 or 8:00 until 4:00 most days. Some days longer. But during winter break, spring break, and summer break, we are blessed with shorter workdays.

And, of course, I have been sewing away. Nothing is quite ready to share just yet, but know that I've been working on the baby quilt for Tom and Anastasia's friends, Matt and Ann and it will soon be ready to show you. I've also cut and pieced all 120 of the swap blocks for the Quilt for Melanie Wilkes. And the quilt that reader Amy named Emancipation Proclamation is ready to have the blocks sewn into rows. So there is great potential for a Major Reveal in the next few days. Then there's a nine-patch quilt -- someone in blogland suggested people join her in making nine patches and set them with nice plain white sashing; I had some fabrics left over from a recent quilt and have been working on that little project, too. I wish I could remember who she was -- I'd give her a link.

Yes, I guess I do have a relatively short attention span.

Today what I'm sharing is my current leader-ender project. There are two different six-inch blocks, and I need 60 of each. A perfect leader-ender, wouldn't you say? The finished quilt will be for Caroline when she moves into her big girl bed in another six or nine months.



9 comments:

LizA. said...

The 9-patches was from Crazy Mom Quilts -- one a day quilt along.
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-day-quilt-along.html

Susan said...

Nancy, I love the leader-ender blocks. They remind me of those coconut candies that have chocolate, vanilla and strawberry layers. Yummy!!

*karendianne. said...

Pure delight! Reading all you have happening thrills the quilter in me. I'll be watching and waiting patiently (my best asset, hee!)for the future creations you bring forth.

Barb said...

I absolutely love the *pink and brown* combo, looking good! Just this past weekend I actually purchased a few pinks and browns for a *silent auction* mini quilt! Yours looks so nice, I am glad I am following your lead :>)!! Have a great week!

Salem Stitcher said...

Great blocks! I am in love with brown and pink quilts. There was one at the NQA show a couple of weeks ago and I just couldn't stop looking at it.

Lori said...

I'm such a sucker for pink and brown, Nancy. I can't wait to see your quilts in progress:)

Nicole said...

Neapolitan ice cream is what these colors put me in mind of!

Quilting I love said...

I echo the same love as others, brown and pink together what a wonderful combo. Anxiously waiting for a picture of your finished project.

Ms. Jan said...

I'm with Nicole and Lori and I love these blocks. Hard to believe that Miss C. is almost ready for a big bed, though. Where does the time go?