Sunday, September 19, 2010

It looks like a fabric bomb has gone off here!!!!

Over the last 2 or 3 weeks I have had very little time for sewing or blogging. I have been busy with other things. This weekend I am making up for lost time! Lots of sewing and preparation has been happening here over the last 2 days . :) I have pulled out several projects and lots of fabric.

The Morrell block above is my latest finish. Yesterday and Friday I prepared the next 6 Morrell blocks. Now I have plenty to keep me occupied for the next little while.

I also finished off block 3 of Tail Feathers (below) and prepared block 4.

I hope to get at least one flower made for One Flower Wednesday by Wednesday.

Later today I hope to prepare another few blocks for Jacobs Coat.

A couple of weeks ago I entered a giveaway on the Minick and Simpson blog. They were giving away scraps (their words!!) from their latest range of fabrics called Charlevoix. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the winners. :)

Below is the huge bag of fabric they sent, along with one of their patterns they also included.
Thank you Laurie!!!

Well, last night I started to think about what I might make with all that fabric. I had ideas about something with lots of triangles. I pulled out a book of block patterns (The Quilter's Block Bible) that had been given to me by a friend. I wanted to chose a block that was designed in an era that matched the fabrics (The information on the selvedge says 1910 - 1935) There were lots of blocks to chose from and I made a long list. Several of the blocks had lots of triangles and looked good. I kept looking through the book and the second last design was a dresden plate. I have never made a dresden plate block before. I am not one to back away from something new, so I changed my mind about triangles and decided on a dresden plate block design.

Below is what I came up with. I was sewing till one o'clock this morning (I just had to get one finished!), so it is not perfect, but I am happy with how it turned out.

Isn't the fabric gorgeous!

There is so much fabric in that bag that I will still be able to make something with triangles too.
Stay tuned.

Here are a couple of photos from one of the places we visited this week. The views were wonderful even though the weather was cold and windy.

Just a couple of spring flowers in my garden.

Rhododendron Bibiani.


I hope to be back reading and commenting on blogs this week, but now it is back to sewing for me!! :)


  1. Isn't it fabulous to have some time to get back into stitching after a little hiatus? Your blocks are looking wonderful and congrats on a lovely win, love the dresden. I can totally identify with you sitting up til very late to get it finished. Gorgeous photo's too xo

  2. You have been making up for lost time and getting so much done ! Great scenic photos too .

  3. Looks like lots of fun at your place. A wonderful win & I love your Dresden!

  4. Your Morell is gorgeous! very well done.
    I love the colours of the flowers, especially the ranonkeltjes

  5. What a fabulous post, I've been enjoying all of your Morrell blocks and I love the Dresden, gorgeous fabrics...lovely Tail Feathers too, I should have had mine finished by now but dragged my heels a little and am just on block 9 so almost there.

  6. The fabric bomb went off at my place when I took it all out of the cupboard for re-organising. I wish I could have got as much done as you.
    The Morrell block is lovely and the dresden is a nice way to ise the fabrics, congratulations on an awesome win.

  7. Oooo another beautiful block. How fun to have a lovely get away, no matter how cold and windy. It is nice to get home and play with fabric. Love the dresden!! That was the very first quilt I ever made.


  8. have just made my Dresden fever go way've only made one dresden block for a sampler quilt and I'm itching to make an entire quilt of them. Yours is gorgeous and congrats on the win of scraps!

    Love the Morrell and Tailfeathers blocks and thank you for the beautiful pictures of your flowers and countryside or should I say seaside!

  9. Love your dresden. I love making them. I think they show off the fabric well.

    Lovely flowers!

  10. Your Morrell block is beautiful and isn't it great when you have several blocks prepped so you can just sit and sew. I love that pattern that you won off Minnick & Simpson - I am going to make that quilt one day. Your dresden block looks wonderful and those fabrics are divine.

  11. I have seen several people working on the Tail Feathers quilt. I love it and have thought of getting that pattern.

  12. Your Tail Feathers blocks are really coming along nicely.
    I also like your Dresden block, I have always wanted to make a quilt using these blocks and I think you have the perfect fabrics for it.

  13. I love watching the Morrell blocks coming to life. That is going to be one spectacular quilt. Also, I'm a big fan of the dresden plate..they are having a big resurgence of popularity now..or so it seems.

    Wow those view and flowers. I read and looked at you post 3 times.


  14. YOu've gotten so much done I got dizzy reading it all! Everything looks great. It's nice to get the prepping over with and just have stitching to look forward to.

  15. Lots of gorgeous charm there, Miriam!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  16. Oh Wow! I LOVE that dresden plate - looks like all those scraps went to the perfect home where they will be loved and cherished. All of your blocks look beautiful!

  17. wow, you have been busy.
    I love your dresden plate. Its so nice to see these traditional blocks - great fabric bag!

  18. I love all of your work...incredible job on everything!

  19. I can see your blog now. Yippee!
    What a great win you won from the sisters and your dresden plate is so pretty.
    I wish I had 6 blocks prepped to work on. I have not done any applique in while because I have been busy working on Christmas gifts. Not even one hexie flower made in weeks. Christmas comes but once a year.

  20. The notion of a fabric bomb made me smile, Marion. I would volunteer for clean-up! ; )

    Lovely blocks, flowers and photos!!! Thanks for sharing them.

    What a FUN win. Enjoy!!!