Wednesday, February 10, 2010

block exchange and more


These first two quilt blocks are from Jan for our block exchange. I'm giving her one -- mainly because the other one is done wrong (but I figured out that they're actually BOTH wrong, so I'll give her the less wrong version ... hope that's okay.
Speaking of Jan ... she's doing this TOTALLY awesome bike ride from Florida to San Diego and I'm following her journey -- religiously -- here. Jan is the kind of cool I want to be -- she should be Nike's new spokesperson: Just do it!

This block is the January installment of Bonnie's Block of the Month. Because I hate to be left out, I begged Bonnie to let me in -- in February -- which meant I have to do a couple of blocks this month to catch up. I'm using pink and orange (and evidently some green too) for these blocks. I love hand piecing and these go really fast!


Just so you don't think I've been sitting on the couch eating bon-bons (more like cough drops and cold meds), I completed Georgia's block for Ruth's Block Exchange. I always have Georgia's to do first -- maybe it just seems that way. The centers are strips of shirts and shirtings foundation pieced to muslin, then cut -- we added our color for the HST's (half square triangles) and I had to add royal blue (that's what Georgia wanted).

4 comments:

Terry said...

Very productive, Eileen! Your blocks look great! I think those cold medicines are working for you!

Cyndee said...

I did Jan's block tonight too. I have five done so far, including yours. Your Quilt Along blocks are beautiful. Isn't hand piecing relaxing?

Anonymous said...

Great blocks, Eileen! ...and I think Jan would accept both of your blocks (a humility block frequently appears in our quilts!). I'm behind in the Quilt a Long --- oh well, usually behind someplace! Carol Sc

Ruth said...

I love seeing all your blocks. Jan's block is going to make a really fun xmas quilt. Welcome to QuiltALong - love your fabric choices!