Monday, May 5, 2008

Just Like a Jigsaw Puzzle

I have accumulated quite a stack of blocks.

I've been sewing them the past few months and tossing them in a pile.

As I ran out of whatever fabric I used for the background, I started another batch with a different background color.

I really had no plan on what to do with them. I just made them for the pure pleasure of trying out new color combinations.

Tonight I took the pile and started playing around with them to see what I could make.

From the three stacks above, I came up with this:

I don't have quite enough border blocks done. I have very little of the green fabric left, but I did a quick calculation and I think I may have just enough to make the 25 border blocks I need.

I will just keep sewing and stacking and one day I will put them together into something. It may end up being something totally different than this. I never know what I am making until it's done.


  1. I LOVE it!!! It'a like a fresh picked boquet of wildflowers - all mix matched and beautiful! By the way, regarding your daffodils, I have a question. How do you know if the bulbs (tulips or daffodils) that you are planting are going to naturalize (make more and more over the years) or slowly peeter out?
    a long time stalker-enjoyer of your blog :)

  2. Your quilts are always so inspiring! That is just beautiful! Now if I can just jump over my flower beds that need planting and sew instead?!?!

  3. You are 'oh so talented' Zoey...that talent missed me completely! And I am just a tad jealous but I will just have to be content to look at your quilts...amazing stuff, girl!

  4. Hi Ginger, Thanks for the nice comment. I think whether they naturalize or not depends on your climate and soil conditons. Mine never do and I wonder if it has something to do with all the pine needles in my soil. After years of trying, I have finally given up on the daffodils.

    Osagebluffquilter, I know what you mean about being torn between which task to do. I need to get out to the garden, too!

    Betty, at least you don't have to keep cutting the thread out of your vacuum cleaner. LOL, I have to do that every couple of weeks. It is a messy hobby. Thank you, Betty, for your nice comments on almost every post. You are a blogger's dream reader!

  5. So beautiful! You truly have a gift. I was wondering how long you've been quilting and what was your first quilt? I'm thinking for your son maybe?

  6. Hi Dianne,
    Thank you.

    Do you remember that quilt I cut up to use on the deck two years ago?

    Well, that was my very first one. Yes, it was for my son's bed around 1979...just one template--a rectangle. I cut out dozens of them and sewed them in long lines and then together. Originally I tied that quilt because it was just too daunting to even imagine hand quilting the whole thing (twin size). Years later when I learned to hand quilt, I took the ties out and hand quilted it.

    You can see it in this post:

  7. I'm speechless! This is a georgous quilt. Love the setting. Can't wait to see it finished.


  8. Gorgeous, Zoey! However you arrange them, it will be a wonderufl quilt.

    Super job!

  9. I really like this one. I love all the different colors. It looks like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.


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