Friday, May 10, 2019

Very small blocks

Hi everyone, and welcome to the end of another week! The exams are done, the grades are in, the students are moving out, and everyone I know is exhausted.  And how was your week?

As you can probably guess, I haven't sewn very much lately, but I do have a few very small blocks to show for my efforts.  Here is the first one:


Oh, that orange will give you some happy energy, won't it? And it looks good with the purple petunias, too. This is the first of the orange Tiny Tuesday blocks for the rainbow scrap challenge this year. (You can find more about this sampler HERE.)  This block tutorial came from Angie and the instructions are HERE.  I know this block as Broken Sugar Bowl, but she called it Road to the White House.  All those old names are pretty interesting. I don't see either a sugar bowl or a road!

In addition to the first of the orange blocks, here are the aqua tiny blocks, which I somehow never got to show last month:


I was pretty sure I had another aqua block, but it doesn't seem to be in the box with the others.  I'm sure it will turn up, probably just as soon as this post goes live.  For those who've forgotten, these blocks will finish at 4-1/2 inches in the quilt.  They don't use up a lot of scraps, but they certainly turn out cute. 

Sadly, that is all that I have pictures of right now.  I did quilt up the two baby quilts for Hands to Help, but I plan to show those all at the same time, and I did do a little bit of handwork but didn't take pictures.  I'm hoping to finish up a handwork project this summer, though, so there will be plenty of pictures then.


Hope everyone has a good weekend!  Sunday is Mother's Day here in the US, and I have high hopes for some video chatting with my grandkids, though I doubt the 3 month old will be very chatty.  So happy Mother's Day to all moms, grandmas, aunties, and mother figures out there.  I hope you all have wonderful days with your loved ones, and maybe some flowering azaleas, too!

Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and soscrappy for RSC19.

13 comments:

Jo said...

Love the blocks. They have been so much fun to make.

Kate said...

Beautiful blocks! Hope you can work in some good de-stressing stitching time this weekend. The Scientist in Training finished finals on Wednesday and spent yesterday moving out of the dorm and into an off campus apartment. She's ready for a few weeks of do nothing time.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your blocks they are all so nice have a good weekend

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

THose are tiny blocks!!
We have one more week!!!! Whoot whoot - then summer break!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm sure you're ready for some time off! I remember the May exhaustion of teaching so well. I love your tiny aqua blocks, and the orange one, too! I'm looking forward to making my first orange block this weekend.

Laura said...

Love all of the tiny blocks...so sweet! Especially the orange one!
Happy Mother's Day!

piecefulwendy said...

Yay -- you're school year is wrapping up! Love those blocks. I think the road shows up when multiple blocks are made; the white creates a kind of path/line through the design? I dunno. Every time I see those little blocks, I want to go make them and catch up, but I really need to stick with catching up with all my other QALs! So many projects, so little time!

Louise said...

Cute, cute, cute! Your blocks are darling, and I'll bet your grandkids are, too :)

KaHolly said...

Yay for the end of the semester! We’re celebrating here, too! Love your tiny blocks, and your success at working with such little pieces.

Bernie Kringel said...

Happy Mother's Day Mari. The little blocks are adorable (all little things are - babies, puppies, kittens) But as with babies, puppies and kittens, they look like they could be a challenge! I bet Wendy is right - you must need multiple of those blocks to see the road or the broken sugar bowl?? Enjoy the reprieve from school!

Marly said...

Lovely tiny blocks.

Angie said...

Great-looking batch of Tiny Tuesday blocks! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Preeti said...

I am loving the orange blocks - whatever name you choose. I will just call them juicy :-)
The aqua/turquoise blocks are even lovelier. I admire how you sneaked in that pop of pink and red in there.
It is perfect that azaleas bloom after the cherry blossoms are done so that I know where to look and something beautiful is always nearby.