Sunday, May 24, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake

Whee, more fun blocks from ya'all. Have I told you how much fun I'm having? I hope you're having vicarious fun as well.

First off, we have name blocks. Sara H of Sara's Scraps sent me several blocks as well as her name - you can read how she made them here. Look at how easy her A's are - very graphic. Sweet Cher of Marathon Quilter and Siobhan (aka Sio) of Scraps and Threadtales made names too. Seriously, folks, I don't need any more names. I have to get these blocks together already!

Moving on to Slither Eek Boo (aka Halloween Noises) blocks. Siobhan sent me a big Groan - I love how she did her O - it's got character. And Great n too. I guess when you're working large you have more room to play.

Australian blogger Natima of Not Just Nat made me the wonderful Hiss - the black fabric has subtle cats on it. And take a look at Nat's workspace - so full of color and I love the rugs.

Look at the really fun argh Cher made - it has so much character.

And now we proceed to the happy four-letter word quilt, which needs a new name. First, Sio decided that Cake was her favorite four-letter word. I do understand about that. It's a little long, but I have plenty of room to play with if someone else's block is too short.

Chris B aka ChrisQuilts is full of joy - french joie that is. Wonderful. Chris has done some great work with letters. Take a look at the header on her LQS's blog where she works. (At the shop, not the blog). That is a great ampersand.

Karen Griska sent along the Give. I have to admit I was thrilled to hear from her - Karen is the talented author of Quilts from the Selvage Edge and blogs here. I keep seeing selvage work on the blogs I read - very fun. But I think my favorite quilt by Karen is this one - it's got such an incredible utility quilt look to it, but modern.

Cher is Hope-ful (love the red and purple color combination). Sara H's favorite words are Sing (perfect background fabric) and Amen (love the changes in fabric on the latter).

Aren't these blocks incredible together? I love them all. Thanks to all of you for sending them as well as extra bits of fabric for getting everything together. I also received a couple of fun orphan blocks. Sara sent the house (appropriate since I've recently moved). Chris B experimented with free-piecing a dog and came up with this block. I think what he's missing is a whole bunch of playmates.

Which is a perfect segue to linking to Lynda's wonderful Dog Show quilt. I love how she's free-pieced these fun dogs (plus a curious kitty) and embroidered names.

I have been so remiss in links. They kinda snowballed out of control and I'm not sure I've even remembered them all. Sigh.

Check out Janet's fun Princess Lily quilt - she used a variety of sources to come up with sweet quilt.

Another fun quilt for kids is Nancy's free-pieced whale quilt for Owen. She made that in April - I knew I was behind...

New blogger Stitchinscience created a really fun free-pieced word to be the center block of a round robin. Will be fun to see how that one turns out.

Scrap Basket made a beautiful stained-glass inspired banner

ROZ of Roz-Counterpane has been churning out little word quilts like crazy. She started in April and just finished her fourth. So go read through her archives - I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Whew, I'm caught up. I just hope I didn't forget anybody.

It has been raining like absolutely crazy here. We got over five inches yesterday. The skies were sooo grey and bleek, I didn't get much accomplished at all. I'm hoping for a bit more sunshine today.

Here's your kitty pic for the day: Habibi and his brother Howler together on the cat tree. It's amazing they can fit in there...


ilovebabyquilts said...

I love that argh! It really looks like how you feel when you say it.

jovaliquilts said...

Great words! Should be fun to figure out how to turn them all into quilts. So at this point, your name quilt is like 100 x 100?!?

Mary C. said...

Thanks for sharing. I love seeing
what everyone is doing. Have a great week.

sewprimitive karen said...

Look at that Howler with his arm over Habibi's shoulder, that is priceless. This is a better picture than poor Howler with the kitty litter powder all over him :-)

Twisted Quilts said...

Thanks for keeping us all connected. I love your links. The words are great! I can't imagine how you are going to put them all together. It started out sunny here but we may be getting a bit of your Florida rain. Darn!

Kristin Shields said...

Wow, everything is so great! I can't wait to look at all those links. Right now I've got to make hay while the sun shines (that is do some gardening and get in a walk) before I start clicking.

Beena said...

We had a total of 26 inches of rain dumped on us in just a few days time (talk about a "groan"!). I had a leak here in my bedroom, and my Mother's house had some water damage, too. I lost my brakes while driving 4 times the other day.There are still many road closures! But at least it's partly sunny here today.

Hopefully by Tuesday when the post office opens, things will be back to normal, and I can pop the "moan" off in the mail!

All these new words look great!

Magpie Sue said...

I love how Sara did her name! I'm going to have to check out all those links too... But, like Kristin, I want to enjoy the sunshine we're having first!

Nat Palaskas said...

I am the HISS arrived savely. I hope you like the extra fabrics I included in the parcel? I am going spend the next few hours touring all those blogs you recommended - Natima

Carol E. said...

What are the size requirements on the 4-letters block? I might like to try one... if I can still join up. Haven't played with words in a while, and I'm in the mood. I'm loving all the Halloween words you're getting!

Clare said...

I love Sara's name and the m in Amen. Very graphic.

Ha ha with the rain. It's been sooo hot here - upper 20's!

Your sweetie should get Screech today (Monday) or Tuesday, despite the dragon at La Poste telling me that I couldn't post tissu and studying the envelope as if it contained a bomb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ForestJane said...

Some fun words!

And I love the two cats sharing the perch. Do you ever try rotating your cat tree, just to make things interesting?

When I rotate mine, they have to come and explore it, and treat it like it's a new item of furniture. Messes up their rampaging runs too, if they were used to making that part of their route... lol

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

wow. your gonna be busy lady! hope your well.

cher said...

hope the sun comes back soon-and loved all the blocks and the links!
good going on getting all of those in. Love seeing everyone taking off with what you gave us in learning to free piece letters.

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