Saturday, July 24, 2010

Here's What I Did Friday Night

I decided that I should work on the Storybook Challenge quilt since it is due in mid August.  Those of you that follow my blog know that I am making the blocks from several books I have and I am selecting and cutting each as I go along, wow does that make progress very slow.  I did manage to redo the chicken,  I made it larger and selected colors that matched the other blocks better.

I also made the bird house block and the flower block shown.

This morning I decided to keep on plugging along and made another flower block, the truck block, and the teacup.  I added a border to the bird to make it the same size as the others, not sure I like the red border it "pops", but I am using my stash as much as possible so it may stay as is, I need to remember that this will be given to a child with cancer that I am sure will love all the bright colors!   Also put a border around the tree, that block might not end up in the middle it might go to one side??   I will play around some more with the layout and then decide what other blocks or fillers I need to make, boy I'm not sure I'm cut out for doing my own thing! 
The hardest part is that the blocks that I liked did not all have compatiable sizes, the center tree is 15" (before border) and the others (except the dog) are 10", I will probably add borders and plain blocks???

Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Good job Denise! You got a lot done and the blocks look great! I can tell you really put a lot of hard work in those blocks.

  2. Your blocks looks great! I like where the teacup is by the tree, and it makes the tree border narrower. Just looks better to me that size than where it's wider.

  3. Denise those blocks are gorgeous... you are doing such a great job on that... I love them all.

    Hugs, Deb

  4. How creative. I know making blocks like that take a lot of time and patience. Good job.

  5. The blocks look great. You are doing such a good job on that quilt. I'm anxious to see it when it's finished.

  6. Well, I know nothing about quilting, but I thought I'd say hi anyways. Just passing through a bunch of random blogs.

    I see you're a Christian, me too! :)

  7. I think it's wonderful that you will be giving the quilt to a child with cancer. I am sure they will treasure it.


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