Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dearest Boy Blocks 4 and 5

It's that time again.  This week we will be sharing 2 blocks.  One pieced and one appliqued.



This is our first pieced block.  Block 4A.  This was a rather difficult block to piece.  I don't usually have a problem with pieced blocks but this one gave my patience a hard time....lol



Here is block 5A.  I wasn't too fond of this block.  But I persevered and finished it.  My cherries are a little wonky but I do like the outcome.  One more block and we will have the first row done.

Be sure to stop by Karen and Julie's blogs to see their version of the blocks.  

I've also been working on Barbara Brackman's Antebellum Album.  Here is block 6.


I'm using a tea dyed muslin for the background and browns and pinks for the rest.  I really love how this block turned out.

It's hot, hot, hot here in Michigan.  Yesterday was in the 90's and we are expecting more of the same today.  Trying to stay cool and get some sewing done.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy

10 comments:

Karen said...

The fabrics in your Antebellum block are oh so pretty. You have made some really nice blocks. I keep thinking I should make some too.

I had a bit of trouble with the Birds In the Air block too. It is a bit smaller than it should be but I will make it work.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

I really like your Antibellium block! And your Dear Boy blocks are nice!
We are in a horrible summer - 100!!!! and that does not include the Heat Index of over 100! Hugs

Nanette - lcnccook@msn.com

Jocelyn Thurston said...

You’re fabric choice for Antebellum is inspired! Also lovely are your Dear Boy blocks.

julieQ said...

I just love your Dearest boy blocks...lovely fabrics! I have the next one all prepped!!

Janet O. said...

The cherry block looks very challenging to me!
Love your Antebellum block. Really nice combination.

Carole said...

I love your choice of fabrics. Your blocks are lovely! Cheers!

Carole~Quilter on the hill said...

Hi Cathy, love your Dearest Boy blocks. I found your blog through Karen's because I have started Deearest Boy too!

Nancy said...

Seeing your Sweet Land of Liberty in your header makes me realize how far behind I am and how much I have to do to catch up. I need to work faster!

I love your cherries for Dearest Boy. The colors your chose for Antebellum Block 6 are beautiful together -- not just the colors but also the fabrics. It's interesting how the placement of the dark fabric changes the accent of this block from a star to the triangles in the corners. I know, though, that that's individual perception and others might see the star first. Aren't quilts amazing that way?

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love love love the blocks - the cherries are my fave, because hey cherries! They look so tiny and I just love them!

Lori said...

Your Dearest Boy blocks are so great! Good idea to do one pieced and one applique.