Friday, August 21, 2009

He's Back!

My favorite design husband returns, sporting the latest two blocks from the languishing BOM. He claims this is his last modeling gig; we shall see.

I made a cutting error on one of the blocks and dug into the scraps I had on hand and cut new pieces from a slightly different fabric for two sets of HSTs; I think it looks nice and prolly no one but the designer would know what happened. The other block, the Rising Star, went together very cooperatively.

Pam's care package of scraps and left-over fabric came in yesterday's mail. I hope that on Sunday I'll have time to do some perusing and cutting and event some stitching. I know how I want to set them, but I don't want to order the fabric until I see how they all look together and am sure that what I have in mind will work. I like the browns so much and want to use them with perhaps a gold for the lattice, cornerstones and borders. The pattern calls for reds and greens and golds, but I think I'd really like the browns.

Stay tuned!

And -- Donna -- how's your progress? Or are you too busy drinking champagne to care?


9 comments:

Guenveur in Kent said...

I like the one in plaid.

*karendianne. said...

Delightful blocks my friend. Delightful. Happy your design husband has returned but sorry to hear he's drawing a line in the sand. He does such a fine job, too.

You're right on that error, prolly no one will notice. I didn't. Oh and also, I love brown in a quilt. Very muchly.

Micki said...

The blocks are lovely. I could never get my husband to pose like that!
Micki

Gretchen said...

Great blocks!! Your husband is doing such a fine job. Us commenters may start a petition to encourage him to continue.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love the brown, too. Joe looks proud, but not TOO PROUD! ;)

Lori said...

The blocks are looking really good, Jan. Your modeling hubby is too funny! What a good sport:)

quiltmamajb said...

The blocks are just beautiful! Thanks for your comment on our blog - you pushed me to learn how to post photos and I did it! Hubby should stick with the gig - he has the experience and could rent himself out to other quilters - maybe pick up some pocket money! Just a thought.....piece.

Chookyblue...... said...

absolutley I was out drinking champs without a care in the world.....then been flat out and now on the not so well list.......hope i am good by tomorrow cause i have markets I am supposed to go to.........

Tanya said...

No! Don't let your model walk out on you! Offer him a future quilt and see if he'll stay on! We'd miss him if he changed jobs!