Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Days

Hello my patient friends. I'm finally back - at least for the time being. ;- ) I'm happy to report that I haven't been sick all the time since my last post. There were a couple of times I wanted to report on my activities but couldn't get my computer to behave. Here's a little bit of what's been happening in The Magpie's Nest...

More blocks for the wedding quilt, beginning with this stack of six prints.

Here are the resultant blocks:

And a couple more stacks of six prints each...

At that point I did some math. I was planning on 30 blocks, set 5 x 6, for the body of the quilt. That would have been five stacks of six prints each. Unfortunately, as you may remember, my very first stack of six prints only yielded five usable blocks. I needed seven more blocks to reach my goal of 30. Why not try a stack of seven prints?

I added another half inch to the size of the starter squares, just to be on the safe side. As it turned out these are some of my favorite blocks!

I have since mixed the blocks up and set them together into a flimsy. Don't have a picture to share though, sorry. I'm trying to figure out what to do about a border. I want to add a bit of length but not much in the way of width. Right now the top should measure 60" x 72".  I only want a couch quilt, not a bed cover, but the groom is on the tall side. So we'll see what happens.

In other news, I've had a wonderful birthday. There was sunshine and blue skies all day long but it didn't get uncomfortably warm in the house. I woke up feeling well in body and mind and stayed healthy throughout the day. That was a gift in and of itself! I started a new project with parts from an old one, and one of my gifts was four new pair of the wild knee socks I enjoy so much. It couldn't have been a better day under the circumstances, nor a better way to begin another year. :- D


  1. How wonderful!!

    Happy Birthday - happy quilt blocks - HAPPY FEELING WELL!!

  2. I really like how this Wedding Quilt is coming along. The greens with the black/gray and pinks work really will be a beauty! julierose

  3. fabulous blocks and glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday! looking forward to seeing the end result quilt!

  4. Happy birthday! (sorry I'm late) Glad it was a good day for you too. That makes it even better!

    I like your green blocks for the wedding quilt. And I like the idea that you used 7 fabrics in some of the blocks. That will keep them less predictable. Can't wait to see the whole thing put together!


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