Monday, January 21, 2008

Sun? Almost

Hey, there was sun here just a moment ago! I want it back now.

I have a plan to make a quilt made up of student letters. I think it will be a blast. Heidi very kindly sent me these blocks which she had leftover from making her very fun Marry Christmas quilt.

Anyone who wants to send me letters (fabric or paper, hee hee hee), please to do so! Just email me and I'll send you my snail mail address. [And if you have my address, feel free to share it with other quilters.] I was planning on having you all add a letter block as whoever wanted to got the Class in a Box project, but I'm already feeling like the box is going to be too crowded. Not that I've finished getting it together yet, but I will soon, really.

I don't care if the letters "work" or not, I don't care about the colors or pattern. Preferably cotton though - I have an aversion to polyester and I'm allergic to wool. I'll take in all your rejects and discards. Trust me, they will all go together great and I will have a fabulous quilt. You'll say to yourself, why didn't I keep that block?

Getting Heidi's blocks made me realize I'd never posted a pic of this marvelous block that Carol E. of Giraffe Dreams made me. (D'oh - I'm so disorganized.) Isn't it fun? Carol is working on some fun funky houses right now so I recommend a visit to her neighborhood.

Skinny Log Cabin blocks yesterday. I have to say that I've been doing a good job of keeping them organized - I've only gotten mixed up and sewn light logs on the dark side twice. I know it would have been lazier to have just left it, but no, couldn't do it.

Sewing, sewing, sewing:

My newer blocks arranged in a Streak of Lightning. This is actually my favorite log cabin setting, but I was thinking I needed to try something new this quilt. But my, I like how this looks...
These are the only blocks I have left to do. I'm not actually sure how many I've got in progress, though there are supposed to be 70. Or 71. I wanted a few left over blocks for a future mis-matched quilt.
Pokey has just been in the way. I love that she's so affectionate, but still. We played fetch yesterday. She used to do so much of that when she was a baby, but it's much rarer now so I have to encourage her while she's willing to play.

Pokey in motion

Okay, the sun wasn't just teasing me. It's here, or at least more than it has been in quite a while. I'm off for a walk now.

21 comments:

Clare said...

Letters coming your way!

Sun has gone - its foggy!

Annemiek said...

500km north of Paris it's raining for 2 days now. Enjoy your bit of sunshine and when you're done, sent some to us in the Netherlands please!!
Love the zigzag setting of your blocks. I'd go for that! Seeing your log cabins makes me want to make them too. Black and white with a little colour?

Joyce said...

I like the zig zag setting of the log cabins. I've only ever done the star setting but want to try another one soon.
We have lots and lots of sunshine here but you might not like the -24 temps that come along with it quite so much.

be*mused jan said...

Streak of Lightning has always been my favorite log cabin set. I love those zigzags! You're really zipping along on your blocks.
Your sewing setup looks so inviting...and bright! Is this a room dedicated to your quilting or is it dual purpose? In either case, very nice.
I changed my name, just for you Tonya! ;-)

Quilt Pixie said...

enjoy the sunshine! I know I've been happy to see it here, the downside is I'm looking at it through a window mostly as with the wind, its about -40! Other then running to the car and then into another building I'm just not interested in hanging around outside :-)

atet said...

Enjoy your walk! Lovely letters to play with when you get back and some sunshine in Paris -- sounds like a perfect day to me!

McIrish Annie said...

I've got a couple of "rejects" for you. will email for your addy

KathieB said...

Every set you try with that Log Cabin is my favorite. Today my favorite is the Streak of Lightning.

I want to make some letters! But I'm stuck working on a putzy project I'm not enjoying very much.

qusic said...

it's still raining......more time to quilt or to visit quilting blogs :-), your streak of lightning setting is striking and I noticed you have a little quilt helper too, my cats love organizing scraps and help to flatten new tops :-)

Meeri said...

This is for Pokey! Well, also for the amazing quilts you make and the colors you put together!

http://langankuluttaja.blogspot.com/2008/01/kirjabongauksia-ja-kirjaneuleita-about.html

jude said...

i have some stuff i havn't sent you yet anyway so i will include some letters too!

cher said...

great, I have an orphan letter block for you...I will add sending it to my list of future mailings :-)

Laura said...

I love the Streak of Lightning set for your blocks!

Miss Pokey is such a beauty. She is always so photogenic. What a joy our pet friends are!

Sue in western WA said...

I have a couple of prototype blocks I could easily turn into letters. Send me your snail mail addy! [Please :- )]

Hope the sunshine sticks around for a few days for you!

Lea said...

Love your letters! I really want to use your letter piecing method. It looks very fun! :-)

Duyvken said...

the zigzags look great and seem to suit the colours and your style beautifully. Great pics, as always!

julieQ said...

The most beautiful colors!! wow, I love those blocks. and you have good helpers, too. Cold and dark weather here.

Julie

Carol E. said...

I have a reject letter block that I would love to send you! I want to see you work your magic and make me wish I had kept it. Right now I can't find it, of course. I just ran across it two days ago, and now when I want to find it, I can't. It'll show up and I'll happily send it off.

anne bebbington said...

I love the picture of the part done blocks all coming out of the back of your machine - glad you've got some sun - Come On Spring!!!!!

Hanne said...

Hi Tonya! I have not been good at commenting lately, but I just have to say I love your Log Cabin blocks and I love the setting you have made!

Diane said...

Your log cabin blocks are luscious! I've got some HOs to send your way. Give me your address and they're yours.