Friday, September 17, 2010

Two Blocks from the Friday Block Party

I managed to get two Block Party blocks done. The first one is called 'Cups and Saucers' and it is a 9 inch block from week 36. The pattern is from Quilter's Cache. You can click on the Friday Block Party logo on my side bar to get it. Sometimes Quilter's Cache has bizarre instructions for making the blocks. In that case I usually just make them the way I think is best. But for this block I followed their 'quickie method' to make the flying geese units. It worked like a charm. I just love the red fabric. Don't you? It's from America Samoa. Barb sent it to me a while back. Thanks Barb. It really makes this block zing!
The next block is from this week (week 38) on the Block Party. It's called 'Grandmother's Puzzle'. I really like this block, even though I am not a grandmother yet. It was quick and easy. Just a few HST and some 2 1/2inch units. It is a 10 inch block, so I used batiks. I must look for the other 10 inch blocks that I've made to see if I have enough for a quilt. If anyone is interested in joining the Block Party, just let me know and I will send you an invitation so that you can post your blocks on the site. Hope everyone has a terrific weekend - the last one for this summer if you live in the northern hemisphere. Of course, if you are 'down under' you are looking forward to summer. (sigh) A large flock of robins came to my garden today. There were so many that I could not count them all. I guess they are getting ready to fly south - a sure sign that fall is close. And a very noisy Blue Jay came to see if there were seeds in the feeder. It's the first one I have seen since last spring. There were no seeds in the feeder because I planted some Morning Glories at the bottom of the post and they have taken over. It's probably good that I am not feeding the birds right now, otherwise they may decide to stay too long and not be able to make it all the way to warmer weather before it turns too cold.


9 comments:

Mary K said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. Your flowers make me smile and your Quilting is fantastic. Beautiful blocks.

wackywoman said...

Very nice blocks. And, your garden is spectaular.

nicolette said...

Both beautiful blocks Hetty!

Love your garden picture!

Pat said...

Very nice blocks and I always love to see photos from your garden...so pretty!!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely blocks, Hetty, especially the top one. It looks so complicated and is actually quite simple.
Love your little garden there.

the dutch purple rabbit said...

the red and white block is lovely. you can make a total red and white quilt with block party blocks that would look awesome.

nynke

ps i can only dream of a garden like that

Barb said...

You are right, that block is zinging.... Love the other one as well.

You do have a lovely garden!

Rose Marie said...

We've been feeding nuts to a family of blue jays all summer. They make such a noise to tell me to come out and feed them and then are quiet after they are given their daily meal.

em's scrapbag said...

Nice blocks I really like the red one.