Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Piece and quiet - Building Blocks Tuesday

Ah, back to our regularly scheduled programming.  I was so happy yesterday, to finally get a chance to sit down at my machine in peace and quiet.  Ashley and Lizzy are at gymnastics day camp, and Olivia is back at preschool, allowing me to get caught up on laundry, mail, AND a couple bee blocks.  So I pieced in the quiet - Ha!

Here is the one I made for Rachel for July's Simply Solid's bee.

July Simply Solids for Rachel

It has a Art Deco feeling to me, but maybe that has more to do with the colors??

It is called The Marine's Star and you can find the instructions at Quilters Cache and Rachel was kind enough to do a mini tutorial for us too on her blog Sew Happily Ever After.

In other news, my vacation was lovely, but it is over.  It's funny, you can only lay around by the pool for so long before your mind begins to actually THINK.  We were there for a while, so I had lots of thinking time.  What was on my mind most often was this blog (what I am doing with it and what I want to do with it in the future), and of course my quilting (what the heck is my style, do I want to focus or be a free spirit, etc.).  Don't worry, I don't think there will be any dramatic changes overnight (though a face-lift of my blog might occur one night), these things take time.

But enough of that blah, blah, blah.  What have you been working on this week?  I want to know!

Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open for a whole week.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading!



  1. Love it! It looks fabulous! :)

  2. A day of peace and quiet sounds lovely! I like the block you made and the points all look perfectly lined up. The pinwheel in the middle makes me think it was quite a challenging block. You did such a great job on it! Looking forward to seeing the updates on your blog.

  3. This block is awesome! I am so glad you had some sewing time for you today. Welcome home, and my fit bit is on it's way to me. :)

  4. Great block Jen, really striking. Looking forward to seeing the changes you have in store for your blog.


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