06 December, 2015


These are the latest blocks completed from Rosemary Youngs' Quilt Block Bible. Quiltkeemosabe and I are more than halfway through writing directions and making each and every block in the book. At my last calculation I was 52% done; now I am moving onto applique- curves, that makes me smile... I love me some hand work! So, what does 52% look like and how am I keeping track of our work, piecing/cutting directions and the blocks themselves?

52% equals two loose leaf binders, full. Each completed block is filed in order, by number, and slipped into a page protector together with all of of its pertinent data. We're using every method we know: specialty rulers, templates, paper piecing... whatever it takes.

I'm including a few close-ups here of the fussy cutting I did. I had a length of fabric with quotes and these positively charming illustrations by Susan Branch; perfect for these little block centers. This one says: "Millions long for immortality but don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon" - Susan Ertz
 "All the way to Heaven is Heaven" - St. Catherine of Sienna

No quote, but a perfect resting place for this toile fussy cut. 
And, finally... this makes me want to brew a cup of tea right now... and read Little Women... again!
Life is Good!


cityquilter grace said...

beautiful progress and lovely fussy cutting!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

Wow! That's great. I'm working on a Tula Pink book, somewhat similar and I'm putting finished blocks in binders as well. Thanks for showing.

45th Parallel Quilter said...

WOW! Great blocks and I love, love, love the ones with little quotations. I am impressed ... and feeling like an "under achiever" LOL Thanks for sharing ;-)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

These are splendid!

Janet O. said...

What a wonderful catalog of work! Will these all go into a quilt or will it be a reference work?
I'm afraid I would run into a brick wall with the applique. I love handwork, but of a different variety. : )

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! Beautiful and way above my skill level and organization level