Saturday, February 26, 2011

February Le Petite and Catching up on Civil War Blocks

After a very long week at work, today was definitely a sewing day.  Finishing up the February Le Petite project was first on the list. This month's pattern was a Schnibble called "Sweet Spot" and I used a Moda line from a few years ago called "Chocolate"

It was a fun quilt to make, even though I am not a big fan of making flying geese.

Maybe it has something to do with a quilt I made with 482 flying geese early in my quilting years. I have a photo somewheres (I gave it to my grandparents).


Next on the list was catching up on Civil War blocks of the week.  Here is today's called "Birds in the Air."  I loved the idea of using blue for the birds to represent bluebirds.  I have some bluebirds that hang around the house and they always make me smile.

I liked Karen's ( Sew Primitive Quilter ) use of the "union" fabric so I found a similar fabric in blue in a charm pack of Barbara Brackman's new fabric line "Civil War Reunion."  The fabric for the large triangle reminded me of feathers. 

I didn't make last week's block "Cotton Boll" so I made that one today too. Now I'm all caught up.

More sewing is on the agenda tomorrow.  Shhhhhh don't tell S. He probably thinks it will be a spring cleaning Sunday.

10 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Gretchen, thank you for mentioning me on your post :-). I am so glad I got that Barbara Brackman charm pack in order to sprinkle her fabrics through the CW blocks. Love the feather fabric in your block. Don't clean today, sewsewsew lol.

A Quilter Awakens said...

Spring cleaning can wait. Tell him I said so. When he asks who I am, tell him "an authority on the subject." :-)

Carol said...

Your Sweet Spot is wonderful! Love the Civil War blocks.

Brenda said...

Cleaning can always wait. I need to get caught up on my Civil War blocks. Hopefully this week.

Becky said...

Love how your Sweet Spot turned out! Always put off cleaning:) Sew on!

Béa said...

Your Sweet Spot turned very nice and I really love your Civil War block.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your civil war blocks!

Michele said...

Your Sweet Spot quilt looks great!

Linda said...

Beautiful sweet spot. Chocolate was very appropriate!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your Le Petite, Gretchen!