Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Something a little traditional

I'm on vacation this week, and the time off has been stuffed full of grown-up stuff. Getting the ball rolling to refinance on our mortgage, talking to building inspectors and appraisers, going to the dentist. In a word? Yuck.

Today, I finally got a chance to sit down and do a little sewing! I took a block I've seen around quite a bit lately (I even did one for a fellow Beehive member awhile back) and scoured through some of my older stash for the makings of a traditional buzzsaw block.

While I'm fairly new to the online quilting community, I've actually been quilting for about 11 years now. And my roots are pretty traditional. I also inherited a ginormous stash of Civil War repro prints from a friend when she was moving earlier this year. So I dipped into some of that, too, and made up a buzzsaw block to fashion into a pillow cover for a Xmas present that will go to my grandmother. It's not quite altogether yet, but should be by evening's end, then on to the pillow-making part tomorrow.

It's also a great test-run for timing, as I'd like to work on this concept after the first of the year to make a nice big scrappy quilt. :)

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Needled Mom said...

That's a great block. I really enjoy the traditional blocks too.

katrina said...

YAY! Also: I have some civil war repro fabric that I ordered when I started quilting, and then it turns out I didn't really love. If you want, I could send it to you?

Vesuviusmama said...

Great block - I'd like to see it in a "nice big scrappy quilt" version. Scrappy makes me happy!

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful block. I love the colors you selected!!