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Friday, July 1, 2011

Hop to It - Block #4

If you are new to my blog, I've been working on a block of the month quilt with my online buddies Sue and Melanie. Be sure to check out their blogs for their versions of this month's block.

I'm a day late in posting because I've been working on other projects. I knew that I'd be on vacation today, so I decided to make my block and post it just a day behind. Melanie's block really inspired me, and I was excited to get going on mine. Except compare the two! Hers is rich with color, and mine looks anemic. I'm using Moda's Faded Memories fabric line. The colors are all soft and sweet. Actually, my block is really very pretty in real life; I just need to learn how to photograph better!

I have to blanket stitch around my pieces, and then I think I'll put the first row together. There are colored squares that will separate the appliqued blocks, so there will be some good color to spark this quilt. In the meantime, I have a couple buddies who can take better photographs for me. When the quilt top is finished, I'll have one of them take some great pictures to share.

16 comments:

At Home With Amy said...

Very nice design! I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.
Have a blessed 4th Mary.
Warm hugs and well wishes,
AMY

Sue said...

Mary, it is gorgeous just like the rest! I will be about a week late with mine so no worries! It's been a hum-dinger of a summer already.

Love, love your new profile picture!!

Hugs my friend and happy 4th of July!!

Leann said...

Hi Mary

Just popping by to see what you've been up to. Love this piece - you are soo talented!

Enjoy the 4th!
Leann

Susan said...

So pretty...it's going to be a great quilt!

Donna said...

I love your block! It is gorgeous using those fabrics.
Have a Happy 4th of July!
Hugs,
Donna

Linda said...

Melanie's is pretty, but I think I like the colors of yours better...it's peaceful. I don't know if I mentioned it earlier...but I sure like your new header!!

Melanie said...

Love your colors.....I agree with the others. Peacefuls.

Unknown said...

Hi, Mary. I just found your blog and have been enjoying it sooo much. I love the quilts in your header, especially the one with the roosters (chickens?). What beautiful quilt! Did you make it? What pattern is it? I have to make that one so any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. (Did I mention that I love that quilt?)
Thanks, Derin.

Kathy Ellen said...

Your quilting blocks look beautiful. It must be a lot of fun to be making this wonderful quilt with two friends.

Lovely quilts featured in your header too!

Happy Fourth!

Nancy said...

Mary, the block look like you and Audrey I can't wait to see the quilt down That is great idea peer pressure to get er done
Happy holiday nanc

Barb said...

So gentle looking...I love the softness of the colors, this will be a beauty for sure! Happy 4th of July to you and yours...are you going to have a picnic? Will you get in some sewing time? Hugs and blessings to you and yours my friend from my part of PA!

Pokey said...

The subtle color will make this grand, it is a pretty square, Mary. I know it is fun to be working along with friends!
:-}

Angie Berry said...

It is funny how our picture taking capabilities or our camera can totally change a picture. But don't worry Mary, you are definitely not alone, lol! I see gorgeous pictures taken with a point and shoot camera, no manual anything, all auto and I wonder why I can't do it too. Oh well. I still think your block is beautiful! It is going to be a gorgeous quilt when you get it all together... sounds like it is really pretty fabric!

Siobhan said...

What a pretty block!

Have a great weekend. :)

Carrie P. said...

Perfection!

Linda said...

Gorgeous!! I just love seeing the progress!!