Apr 20, 2011

W.I.P#3

Hello,I have just a few works in progress right now.I am in the Flickr group 3x6 Sampler Quilt Mini Bee I have been busy sewing my blocks, this is one of the blocks I have done.I was having a hard time finding a block that would finish 12.5"

Then low and behold after I get 2 and half blocks done I find one I have been wanting to try.
I am kind of new to Foundation Pieced blocks,I tried a block once and it was 7 yrs ago.. wow it is hard to sew upside down and in reverse.But I really like the block.
As for any other real sewing, it is on hold.I was in a fender bender Saturday,luckily my son and I are ok.But who really wants to spend $250.00 on a deductible? I would rather spend it on fabric!!I was not at fault so, I should be reimbursed for the deductible..Can you belive this little bit of damage was 4,520 dollars worth of damage? geesh
On a good note, after I dropped the car off at the body shop, I got the mail,and here are my winnings from Deb Strain.What a great way to cheer me up!
In the e-mail I asked Deb if she could sign the panel somewhere,here is a close up.
I am thinking of taking several panel pieces and make a wallhanging.
Please check the W.I.P's at Freshlypieced
There are alot of nice W.I.P's going on,Thank you for visiting,Amy

11 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

Amy, your blocks look super. I am glad you did the flying geese one, I want to do that one for a long time now. Your log cabin block is really great. So sorry about your car and all that but glad you and son are OK, we can replace a car but not a person! Love the Deb Strain package!

Linz said...

COOL! What a great thing to win!!

Sorry about your car...

And your blocks are incredible! I love that foundation piecing one. I have never done that, and frankly - it scares the bageebers out of me. I'll try it sometime...

Great projects!!

Mary Jo said...

I love all of your wip projects! Your blocks are so nice!! I love all the fabrics you've chosen!

Hazel said...

Both your blocks are nice ,I really like that green .
Sorry about the car the same thing happened to my daughter only her car was parked in a lot .Thank God your both ok .

diane said...

Hi Amy...glad you are ok. Your blocks look nice.
Happy Easter

Marci Girl said...

Oh...fender bender made me cringe, at least your deductible was only $250, I think mine is $1000...WHAT CRAZY!

That foundation pieced block looks complicated, but I am sure it would be worth all the effort!

Melissa said...

Oh. Foundation piecing. Strikes fear in the hearts of many. :) It's just SO counter-intuitive! I foundation pieced a spiderweb block for a bee, and like you say, once you get the hang of it, it's not bad...but it's the getting there that's hard! :) You did a great job with your geese, though.

LuAnn said...

Sorry about your car, but glad you and your son are ok - that's the important thing. The timing was great on receiving your winnings. Something quilty in the mail is always good. I really love that paper pieced block.

Leanne said...

I'm glad you are fine, it is such a hassle to have to deal with the car repair/insurance thing. Your blocks are great, I want to try that circle of flying geese one.

joe tulips said...

I have a love/hate relationship with paper piecing. I love the way it looks, I hate doing it.
The nova stars are so pretty!

Rachel said...

I LOVED your comments on Stitched in Color. I think people totally have the wrong idea about quilters - we are not all old, boring women. My husband once told me I had "old lady hobbies" and I was greatly offended. I have a tattoo, I have a piercing, I swear like a sailor (but not in front of my students haha), and I use sewing and quilting as a creative outlet.

On another note, I'm really glad you and your son are okay after your fender bender. Insurance companies are a pain. I'm quite sure I'm the only person who has ever been found at fault for being rear-ended!