Friday, May 26, 2006

At Last!

The three-day weekend is here! I thought I was going to get away a little early today, hoping to avoid the 5:00 freeway traffic. That was quashed when the CEO asked me to take him to pick up his car. He said, "At least you'll get to leave early." Yeah, right, 4:30? LOL. (At least he gave me fair warning, so I was able to zip over to the car wash at lunchtime!)

I was pondering what to work on this weekend, and I decided to pull out a UFO that's not too far from being finished. These are the first two blocks. I've got a ton of leaves made. I just need to take inventory to see how many more I need. It can't be more than six or eight. And they're already all sashed, so it should go together fairly quickly once I finish up those last blocks. All the batiks have leaves or ferns on them. Only one repeat fabric. That was an oops! And I'm going to continue making strings. My sewing table has an explosion of colored strips on it right now!

My gratitude today is the crockpot and breadmaker, both working away right now!


dot said...

These are really beautiful blocks. I want to see the finished results. Have a great 3 day week-end.

Laurie said...

Love those leaves! Have fun with those!

ForestJane said...

Oh, yum, soup (or stew or chili or something) in the crockpot AND home made bread to sop it up with?

Going to share your recipes with us?

And I also have a leaf quilt on my list of quilts to make - but I like the pointier leaf on yours!

Jeanne said...

Oh, Vicky, the leaves are pretty! Alternating between these and the bright strings will give you nice variety. It's drizzly -- ummm, marine-layer-y here -- but I'm hoping to get some yard work happening later today.

Finn said...

Yah, the weekend! The blocks look marvelous with the wonky setting. Can hardly wait to see the finished top!

Hanne said...

The leaf blocks are beautiful - I am looking forward to see how the quilt will be.

cher said...

beautiful blocks and I love the setting you used-it always makes blocks look such fun! looking forward to seeing this ufo become a top Vicky..good for you to work on it!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I love this block pattern and your choice of fabrics make it especially stunning!

Enjoy your weekend.



Doodlebug Gail said...

Vicky, those are really beautiful blocks. It looks like there'll be a secondary pattern with them - can't wait to see them all done.

Gail L.

Mary said...

These leaves are so pretty. I can't wait to see the entire quilt. I love the twisted set.