Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Almost Half Way!

I've now got 86 of the 169 centre blocks. If I was only doing centre blocks, I'd be 1/2 done! Since I'm doing the whole quilt, I get to say I'm almost 1/2 way done. It's wonderful to look through my binder and see sooo many blocks done. I'm on a roll now. I've been helped along by spending many lovely evenings with my no longer blogless friend (Hi Janet) chatting and working on handwork. (I'm machine piecing and hand appliqueing)

This past week I took a bit of a Jane break. I've been seeing various bags on blogs and fallen in love. I had a pile of charm squares left over from various projects and these seemed like the perfect projects for them. The pattern for the basket was found on ayumills site. I changed the location of the handles from the original pattern just to make it a little easier to carry things.

I went shopping and just couldn't resist a little sneak peek at my SSCS present. If you're my partner, I really hope you like it! Can you guess what it is!!?? :)

Finally, I couldn't resist. I've been having fun with the enders and leaders project. All those little triangles are now twins. I clipped the dog ears and was left with this pile. Looking at this pile, I couldn't help but to think of a lady who is quite famous in our parts. She uses *all* her fabric; including dog ears like this. (She saves them and her grandchildren make cards and pictures with them)


Janet said...

Beautiful blocks, nice fabric, cute little bags! Can't wait to make some :)

Lyn said...

Well done with Dear Jane, I have made 70 blocks so far, but, find I work on it and then put it down again.Thank you for your comment. Regards Lyn

Anonymous said...

Snippets like these also make a nice background for over stitching on art quilts. I used something similar when I made my Daffodils quilt.P.S.. Nice blocks.. great work!! Lx