Tuesday, December 6, 2016

After a brief hiatus - Building Blocks Tuesday

Welcome back to Building Blocks Tuesday!

I apologize for being missing in action the last few weeks.  Mary, at Quilting is in My Blood, was nice enough to check up on me.  All is well, things have just been a little chaotic around here lately.

Mary also pointed out that the link up for November wasn't working properly.  It appears that I copied the link incorrectly, so it didn't work properly.  Hopefully, this month's link up will work as usual.

Rose trellis blocks for Nita

I had a bit of time yesterday to whip up these Rose Cottage blocks for Nita in the We Bee Canadian bee.  You can find the pattern here.  It should be a lovely quilt when done.  I had a bit of trouble finding rose fabrics for Nita's request, I only had one in my stash and it was very plain.

It felt good to sit down at my machine and piece a bit.  Any sewing time I've had the last few weeks has gone into quilting my Lucky Star quilt.  It is still in process, but I am making progress.  I've got 9 of the 12 blocks complete, although I need to re-quilt at least one of the first blocks I finished.  As I've gone down the quilt, the later blocks have a lot more dense quilting on them than the first couple, and I fear they will look out of place now.  Here is one of the blocks I just finished up.

Lucky Star, quilting in progress

I feel like I have gotten the hang of using the ruler for the straight lines, but anything involving circles or loops is still challenging.  I can't seem to find the right speed.  Too slow and my movements are too jerky; too fast and they are wildly out of control.  It may take a whole quilt of pebbles to find the right pace......next project?

What blocks have you been working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page on your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr and Instagram 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,


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  1. The quilting on your block looks incredible. Really well-chosen designs!

  2. very impressed with the quilting you will hace a splendid quilt whwn all blocks completed, but do not envy you if you are going to unpick one of the blocks and re quilt it

  3. Amazing quilting Jen, those pebbles look great to me :)

  4. It is a pretty block! Your quilting is coming along so nicely! Keep up the good work! XO


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