Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Blue Ridge Beauty Layout and some Quilty Mail

TaDa!  I decided to go with layout #3--the large diamonds--for my Blue Ridge Beauty quilt. I had 101 blocks made and after some math to figure out how many I would need to make this a generous queen size quilt, I decided I needed 120 blocks. I made 19 more blocks--I had to cut and sew some more HST units but I had just enough 4 patches made already. In fact, I had one 4 patch leftover when all is said and done. I will use it for my label on the back of the quilt!

None of the blocks are sewn together yet. I want to stare at it a few times to make sure I like the way everything looks. I shuffled a few blocks around tonight where two pieces of the same fabric were touching each other. I have some time to sew on Saturday so maybe I can get all the blocks together then.

I received Quilty mail two days in a row this week!  On Monday, I received two books that I had ordered from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. I have spent lots of time this week pouring over the patterns and ideas in these books and have several projects in mind to work on at some point.

On Tuesday, I received these green charm squares in the mail from Quilter Kathy. I won them in a guessing game on her blog.  Thanks Kathy! 

That's all for now. Time for bed!


  1. You're welcome...thanks for playing!
    Love the layout you chose for your blocks...makes me want to dig my BRB blocks out of the closet :)
    I'm sure that sewing these blocks together will be WAY easier than other blocks we have waiting for us!

  2. Your quilt will be fabulous when complete. Now I feel like I need to make one too! Congrats on your win.

  3. It's going to be beautiful when it's all done. Not that it doesn't look that way now. I think blue is my most favourite colour.

  4. It will be wonderful, I do like the layout. Sleep tight, my dear!