Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010, not quite finished

I've been pushing to get 64 blocks sewn.  In the end, only 36 made it.  I'm still not sure about the setting, but here is the block with sashing

There are nine large pieced blocks that are just over 17" square. 

This time of year can be full of deadlines, so I have decided to let go of this one.  There are 365 days in 2011 so I can finish my blocks then.

From today on I will be having a computer free holiday and the sewing machine is going for a service.
Of course, that won't stop me from some quiet applique and quilting.

May I wish my friends who celebrate Christmas a happy occasion.  Those that include Boxing Day in their diary, enjoy the leftovers and to my friends who follow the Gregorian calendar, I would like to wish a Happy New Year.  To everyone around the world I am sure you agree with the sentiment that we should always strive for harmony and consideration for each other.

Finally, thank you for coming over to "quilterie" to see what I am doing.  I have so enjoyed this little pastime and hope to continue on in 2011,

all the best,



Julie Fukuda said...

Liz, I count you as one of my blessings of the year and will go into 2011 richer for it. Have a very happy holiday! I look forward to "seeing" you again in the new year.

quiltalina said...

These blocks are going to make a wonderful quilt. Can't wait to see the progress. Also, I'm enjoying your big stitch quilting. I have always hand quilted in the ditch (so it would not show) but have started using visible big stitch occasionally. I use Gutermann hand quilting thread and like the weight. Your post about the knots in long threads (me too!) brought a smile.

Shasta said...

Merry Christmas and happy New Year to you as well. Your blocks are beautiful, no reason to rush through them.

Crispy said...

Oooo pretty block!! Enjoy your computer free time and the time with your family. Happy Holidays my friend :0)


Ann Marie said...

I think I will make this my motto for the new year: "There are 365 days in 2011 so I can finish my blocks then."

Happy Holidays!