Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blocks and more blocks...

Hi all! Have you seen the above pattern? The pattern is called "Vicksburg", by Bonnie blue Quilts. I love this line of patterns! I was strolling through our local quilt shop, and one of the workers said she was doing a Block of the month, with two blocks each month, and would I like to do it? $10.00/month...I signed up!! So, I got the first installment of fabric and pattern, and found enough fabric to make not two blocks, but four, and I could probably have gotten six blocks out of it. So I have leftovers! Maybe two quilts?? And fabric for a scrappy border...

I like this block best, so far. This will be fun to look forward to each month.
And this little pile of 8 inch string blocks (32 in all) represents lots of time...but the string tub is still full! What to do...just keep on sewin'!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Julie



20 comments:

Amelia said...

Some new pretties in your collection...really like the fabric design and colors in the BOM block.

Sue H said...

I love that block, and especially in those rich colors. Mmmm, looks like a winner!

*karendianne. said...

Vicksburg never looks so delightful until now my friend! Ohhh la la. Now look at all those happy strings, too. Do you know I've yet to make a string? Hmmm... Something to think about.

Pat said...

Nice block and of course, your string blocks are always so much fun to see!!! Thanks for the great giveaway prize box...it arrived today!!! YAY....I love everything in it!!!

Nancy said...

I love Bonnie Blue Quilt patterns, and their fabrics are wonderful, too.

Texan said...

The new blocks your doing are very pretty!

I got the book in the mail today for the string quilt!! Hope you don't mind, I linked up your blog on my post so everyone could come see your pretty string quilt when I posted pictures of the book just now :O)...

PatchworkRose said...

Those Blocks are wonderful. They are going to make up into a great quilt
Cheers
Lynne

moramargaritaster said...

Mmm, nice blocks and rich color.

Kristie said...

Oh my!! I truly love that new BOM that you are doing! I am always looking for something new to use my stash of Civil War prints! I think I may have to find that pattern....

Love those string blocks. Do you have any plans on how you will put that string quilt together? I have never made a string quilt, but I do have a tub of strings! Just haven't got to them yet!
Kristie

Libby said...

What a great project . . . . and I just LOVE a shop that is generous with their cuts *s*

QuiltSue said...

Love the colours in your BOM, and how brilliant to get 2 blocks out of one set of fabric.

Nines said...

How lovely to actually have MORE than you need! And love the strings- yes, they just keep growing, but imagine what a great quilt will emerge!

Karen said...

What a sweet bonus to get more than what you expected. I like the Bonnie Blue patterns. I think you will enjoy the block of the month and I will look forward to seeing what you create.

Myra said...

Just looked through you blog some. You've got some wonderful creations there! You do lovely work! Very inspiring! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

AnnieO said...

Those are gorgeous repro fabrics and such a pleasing block pattern. Enjoy!

Barbara said...

Julie, unless I somehow missed it, I'm wondering -- how big are those Vicksburg civil war fabric blocks? I love the layout of that quilt.

Teresa said...

The Vicksburg pattern is very nice and I do like your block. It will be fun to watch this one come together.

MARCIE said...

What a great new quilt you have begun! And such a deal!
Sounds like you and Karen had a nice visit in Florida!

Mary said...

It's amazing how far those strings go isn't it?

The blocks are pretty -- how nice that you had enough fabric for additional blocks -- sometimes they can really skimp on fabric in kits and BOM.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Julie, love your new Block of the Month....I checked the site and ordered some more Reproduction fabrics..LOL....as your's looked so yummy....I am interested in making some string blocks....how do you go about it? Hugs lyn