Monday, March 10, 2014

My Lori Smith 12 inch blocks.......

Since I pulled out the last block I have made to be hand quilted this weekend I figured I'll pull them all out and see how many more there are to make before I can start putting this one together. I know I have two more applique blocks to work on and after checking the patterns I have one more pattern block to make from the third pattern. That leaves one block for me to come up with! That will give me 20 - 12 inch (ish) blocks to sash and put together as a Quilt as you Go quilt. I used a big FQ stack of Kansas Troubles fabrics that I purchased years ago before kids at the Vermont Quilt Festival. I have some left in the drawer but I am not sure if I want to go scrappy for the setting or bite the bullet and find some online to purchase for sashing and a border treatment. I started making these with a group of people on-line back in 2012 with Jo at JosCountryJunction as the host. 

The backs are all different colored homespun prints in the maroon, blue and green range and I think I'll use a brown or black to connect them on the back.

I also finished off the blue dish cloth on Saturday. I've started another one in blue but have a skien of pretty pink waiting in line. I am guessing I need to make some crochet towel tops for Mom to go home with her to Vermont, too. Those can easily be worked on at night if the cat's don't play with the yarn too much!


While I was preparing this post, Emily got some of the Birds in the Air blocks out to play with. This is what she came up with and then took a picture of. Just like her Mommy! They are now all picked up and tucked back into their drawer. Someday that one will get put together and I really want to do an allover baptist fan - freehand and hand quilted. Someday....


And yes Mom - I did go to the gym this morning and got a good workout while the kiddo's were at school. Now I just need to remember to water the garden every morning =).

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on going to the gym! I just got an elliptical machine and am trying to go to it daily!

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  2. Oh my goodness... those blocks are amazing! Love it!

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  3. Very pretty blocks! Love the colors.

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  4. Gosh, I love those blocks! And that they're made from KT fabrics just seals the deal! Yum!

    Good for you to get to the gym. I thought about walking today, but by the time I left DD's (she had to work late and then took T#2 to the orthodontist), I decided I'd rather quilt. Ha!

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  5. Love all your blocks! Looking forward to your comments and opinion on quilting as you go. I got in a small walk today as I spent all morning with my DH who had knee surgery. Don't think I will get much quilting done in the next couple of weeks

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  6. I love everything about those blocks - great designs and great fabrics!

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  7. Those Lori Smith are intricate blocks, amazing work Deb.

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  8. Love your Lori Smith blocks! She has the nicest patterns and you did great work on each and every one pictured.

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  9. Very pretty blocks and colours.

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