Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quilt Around the World...

I am participating in the Quilt Around the World hosted by Summer Sadie.  Each week we make a block for another member's quilt, and pass it along to the next person.  There are 25 of us, and it is so much fun.  I contemplated making the same block for each person, but quickly realized how much fun it is to look through the blocks that arrive let them guide me.  Below are a few of the blocks I have made so far....

This one was my sewing project while we were in North Carolina.  It is hand pieced ( not English Paper Piecing, although I love that technique) hexagons, and was both a  challenge and a pleasure to make.  I hope its new owner enjoys it!  

In other sewing news I am working on my 9-patches for this quilt along, my strip sets for The Old Red Barn quilt along, many ( maybe too many) swap blocks to put together, and a few goodies for my mom to give her when she visits in August.   

Hopefully I will be back here more often as I get into my Summer School schedule next week.
Peace be with you.


  1. Tell me about the maybe too many swap blocks - I feel like I'm drowning right now!!!! The quilt along at old red barn just tipped me over the edge, I think, I've been too obsessed with getting that finished. Luckily I ran out of basting pins (lost - somewhere in the house!) so I can't do any more on that quilt, which means i can get swap blocks done (or sit reading blogs?!!!)

    I love the blocks you've done so far for the quilt around the world, they're gorgeous.

  2. I really love that second block!

  3. Love the blocks and the hexagons. The more I see of this simple little shape the more I want to play with it. Awesome work on all three.