06 December, 2015

52%

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!

6 comments:

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