Friday, 16 March 2012

Bits and pieces.

But they are exciting bits!

These piles represent two strip quilts. Strip quilts are so fun. One pile has 99, 7 1/2", blocks and the other pile has 80, 8 1/2", blocks, which completes the numbe  of blocks I need for each quilt. Instead of using muslin for the foundation, I used paper. It worked well and the resulting quilt will not be so heavy. I  am going to link up with Amanda at Crazy Mums Quilts for her Finish it up Friday.

The next "piece" is my first Swoon blocks. I was bit scared after doing the first one. As you see, because I picked a black back ground, it looks like a Halloween block even though it is pink and yellow. But then when I did the next one, I felt better. I love how the strips look. I was not careful to lay the strips a certain way so they would line up. Kind of like life, you never know what it will throw at you next.

And the last but not the least "bit". This book arrived in the mail just this morning!. I have hardly cracked the cover, because when I do, I wont be thinking about anything else. I did "peak" as I waited for the pictures to upload. So amazing and inspirational. This book is a must have for anyone wanting to expand their FMQ horizons. Check out Diane's Gaudynski's blog. Lots of tips there as well.

Well that's it for this fine Friday. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Watch out for today's blessings!


  1. Donna, it's so great to see what you are doing! I can picture you in your sewing room piecing string blocks. I loved doing them : ) Have fun with your link-up

  2. I can't wait to see the finished strip quilt. And your swoon blocks are beautiful!

  3. Mmmm... I like what I see already. You are going to have such a treat with Diane Gaudynski's book!