Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Slowly But Surely


Progress is being made on Lisa's quilt. I've got almost all of these blocks made, but I won't have time this week to sew much on them. Closing out the quarter at work is a major undertaking. I might even have to work this weekend if we can't get the majority of the work done this week. I'm going to work late Thurs. and Friday nights, so maybe I won't have to. :(

The blues are really not quite as bright as they're showing up in the pictures. Lisa has always loved strawberries. When she graduated from high school, she chose her china and asked for pieces of it for graduation. It was a strawberry pattern, Lenox, I think. Anyway, when I was a new quilter about five years ago, I ran across this fabric and bought it. It's been sitting in the stash just waiting for me to make her quilt. Judy inspired me, so it'll finally get under the Christmas tree this year. I'm using four different reds, but all real close, just to give it a little variety, 9" blocks.

It didn't seen quite so hot today. I don't think quite reach 100. A regular cold snap! LOL!

The long four-day weekend was nice but I didn't get through the list of all I wanted to accomplish. I did get a lot of rest, though, and that was the most important thing. Still fighting the allergies, too. It felt so good just to be home. Daisy and I have "bonded"!

18 comments:

JudyL said...

I love the colors and that's so neat that she likes strawberries and you have that fabric! It's going to be beautiful!!

Glad you got some much needed rest and spent some quality time with sweet Daisy!

Judy

Norma said...

I love the fabrics you picked for Lisa's quilt! How special that you could find such lovely strawberry fabric to feature on this quilt given that the recipient likes strawberries!

ForestJane said...

beautiful fabric... :)

How big are the blocks going to be? In the picture you can't tell the scale.

Gail said...

I like your fabric choices, very pretty. I'm partial to strawberries myself.

Screen Door said...

Great Fabric! Looks like summertime.Remember the strawberry kool-aid your Mom used to make?? That's what it reminds me of. Have fun with the quilt. Keep us posted.

Melanie

The Calico Cat said...

pretty fabrics! neat blocks. (I once considered a strawberry applique project... Maybe in my next lifetime as my to do & wish to do & started to so lists are already too long!)

Linda_J said...

Sometimes it doesn't help to have the extra time off when work you NEED to get done isn't being done in the meantime---now you may have overtime to make up for it. Too bad when you have sewing you would like to work on.

Going to be a gorgeous quilt.

Doodlebug Gail said...

I love those fabrics Vicky and I'm sure Lisa will appreciate the fact that you chose to use fabric with something she loves on it.

Glad you had a good rest and I sincerely hope that today and tomorrows work isn't too tiring for you.

Lisa D. said...

Beautiful blocks - love that strawberry fabric!

Shelina said...

Nice block. Nice fabric choices. She's going to love the quilt.

Karen said...

Oh, what pretty colors.

Linda_J said...

I know now what your blocks remind me of!! I've been looking at it all day--July 6th block on the 365 Quilt blocks a year perpetual calendar that sits atop my computer. Union Square! They give directions for a 12 inch block there--yours may be a different size.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful strawberry fabric - and the blocks look very nice. Can't wait to see the whole quilt!

Maureen said...

Lisa's quilt is going to be fantastic! She is going to love it forever! Wonderful colors and love that strawberry fabric!

Cool that got to bond with Daisy. My Lab P.D. doesn't normally bond, but she's a little freaked out by the firecrackers the past few days so has been real quiet and bonding big time! I feel so sorry for her, but am happy to do some snuggling with her.

Hanne said...

Lovely blocks - this will be a wonderful quilt :-)

cher said...

oh, sweet blocks...good job in making such progress! too bad a big work push is on- being a fellow accountant I understand, but, still wish it was different for you!

Laurie Ann said...

Great color combo! Some folks are so good at that, I am not. I think that's why I like scrappy, because I SUCK at color coordination!!

Tazzie said...

Your blocks are looking lovely, and such a nice fabric too!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)