Friday, July 6, 2018

Working on My Foothills Quilt

Quite a while ago, I started making blocks for Mary Elizabeth Kinch's Foothills Quilt-along.  I managed to make 9 complete blocks and parts for several more blocks before life got in the way of sewing time.  I made a few baby quilts to get my sewing mojo back and then worked on a swap quilt for the London Modern Quilt Guild.  With all of these projects done, I can now get back to making the rest of the Foothills blocks.

You may remember that I am using shirts that my husband was discarding.  Here is the first block I put together today:


(The block really is square--its just a funny camera angle that makes it look like it isn't!). Here is the second block I made:


I had all of the parts made except the flying geese.  I put together 4 sets of flying geese today and I have one more block laid out ready to sew together.  I like the way the stripes look in these blocks.

I have 11/25 blocks made now.  I will need to make more parts soon so I have a variety to choose from when assembling the next few blocks.   Here are my 11 completed blocks on my design wall:


I did some gardening this morning and took a few pictures of some of the flowers I have in bloom at the moment.

Astilbe

This one is an annual in one of my patio pots. I can't remember the name of the plant...

Dwarf Delphinium

Tonight was a great night for a walk on the pier in Port Stanley, for us, and the Canada geese!


4 comments:

  1. I love these blocks! They look great!! Your garden photos are gorgeous!!

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  2. The blocks are coming together wonderfully. Happy sewing!!

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  3. Your foothills blocks are an interesting way to use up recycled shirts!

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  4. Your blocks are looking great!

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