Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Block parts everywhere

Hi all! If any of you are familiar with Sandra's blog, mmm quilts!, you may have heard of Dreami moments (Sandra explains it really well HERE.) Dreami stands for "drop everything and make it," which pretty much describes the end of my quilt-making process.  I usually work on the quilt a bit at a time until I just have to make that final push to finish it.  I've been having on of those moments this week, though there is probably zero chance that I'll actually finish this quilt right now.

For the last few days I've felt like working on Bonnie Hunter's En Provence quilt, which I started a long time ago. I finished cutting all the green pieces for the quilt and was just seized with a major desire to make some blocks. Cutting green pieces doesn't seem like much progress! So I cut some more yellow pieces and made a couple of the blocks:


Okay, I know that the purple 4-patches are wrong. Somewhere between the design wall and the machine they got turned around. I don't know how that happened.  But it's one block made for the quilt, so that's a good thing!  Progress!  (For those of you who have made this quilt, I switched the greens and yellows so that I would end up with yellow stars instead of green ones.)


I was so happy to have a couple of blocks done that I cut the rest of the yellow parts and started making the units that use those, and then it was time to use the pink triangle squares to make some sashing.  Turns out I hadn't squared those up yet, so I spent a bunch of time sliver trimming.  After I did a few dozen of those, I made another block, then trimmed some more, then made another block. You get the picture.


There are a *lot* of parts to this quilt, so there are currently block parts everywhere, like a quilt exploded or something.  It's messy, but fun.  And I'm making progress a little at a time, so I can put up with a little mess.  For a little while, anyway! 

Hope everyone is having a good week and making lots of progress.  If you have a few minutes, head over to Preeti's blog to check out the fundraising and giveaways that she is having.  Your heart will be warmed! And while you're there, I'm pretty sure there will be some elves that come along to clean up that sewing mess. I hope so, anyway!

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10 comments:

Jo said...

Keep up with it. I still have to quilt mine. I also need to get back into On RINGO Lake quilt

piecefulwendy said...

A lot of mess but fun is always a good thing! I love it when everything just clicks and the quilt pieces come together easily. Enjoy!

Ivani said...

Have fun and do it!

Tish Stemple said...

My hat off to you. I have not made a Bonnie Hunter quilt, but I know several that have and they are time intensive, but worth it. I love that you switched the green and yellow to makes yellow stars and can't wait to see how the pink plays in.

Sara said...

Looking good! I wasn't happy with my En Provence blocks, so I've pulled lots of the pink tri-recs units, and lots of the purple HST and made a quilt for my granddaughter instead. I love the result, and still have lots of units left over (and back in the box) for another quilt.

Danice G said...

Nice block, Looking forward to seeing more of your progress on En Provence.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love the idea of a quilt exploding in the studio -- enjoy the journey!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Look at you go!!! Its going to be great!

Kate said...

Love your color change switch for the block. Bonnie's projects do have lots of pieces (On Ringo Lake takes up a bit of space in my prep drawers). Happy stitching.

Margo Yang said...

My hat off to you. There are a lot of little pieces to sew.....