Thursday, October 17, 2013

MID MONTH BLOCK EDITION

After a super busy week-end, I felt a little retail therapy was in order.  This long anticipated book finally came in to the shop so I took one home.




 So much eye candy



I'm working towards a finish on my Glorious Fall quilt from last year




Twin blocks for a new swap I joined     (more on that at month's end)




the first block of the Saturday Sampler at Katja's    I actually zipped into the shop on my way to the wedding to get my block so I wouldn't have to pay the five bucks.  What can I say--it was on the way!!



finally FINALLY the first block I've done from Linda's quilt along. I decided on all solids because I have a plan



slowly working my way through the Tula Pink City Sampler book




and just one more pic from the wedding. I am so used to seeing these guys in their grubby work clothes. They clean up so well!


Have a wonderful rest of the week.

25 comments:

Ellyn said...

oooooh I love the colors of your X and + blocks!

quiltmania said...

Your boys are all so handsome! Two married, three more to go! Thanks for joining the quilt along!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

That book looks like a perfect read!! I love your plus and x blocks, I did a little practice making two yesterday. They are fun to put together. I love the fabric you used.

Needled Mom said...

The blocks all look so wonderful. I suppose it feels good to get back to some sewing after all of the excitement. The wedding pictures are beautiful. The bride looks as sweet as she is pretty.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Loving those purples...wow. The guys look great like they ought to be on a magazine cover....:)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What handsome men!
Love the colors in the X & + block! I'm sewing my pink ones together this morning.

Deborah said...

Lovely blocks. I have serious x and + block envy!

Heather D. said...

Beautiful blocks, and what a pretty looking book too!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great blocks, looks like an amazing book!

Patchwork and Play said...

Lots of great things in this post- the book, the handsome bridal party and all those pretty blocks!

Caroline said...

Looking forward to seeing more of glorious fall!

Lorraine B. said...

I had the blog up and another person commented on what a fine family you have...she was amazed at 5 boys and one girl!! I loved your outfit Carla and everyone looks so happy in the pictures. I am glad the weather held out...not to start the quilt along...I have a plan and life keeps getting in the way.....

Diane-crewe said...

looking good .. and your boys too xx
enjoy the chance to put your feet up x

Patti said...

You made me laugh out loud by stopping to pick up your blocks on the way to the wedding!Yup! I'd have done the same!All your guys look great!

OPQuilt said...

Blocks are looking great, but I still can't get over the fact that you have five sons. And yes, they all look great!

Carla said...

What a crack up that you stopped at a quilt shop on your way to the wedding! Was your hubby waiting in the car!!? I love the blue/white block...gonna look that up!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Amazing fabrics you have chosen for the various blocks. Love the wedding pic! I am intrigued by the block you made for Linda's quilt along, so now, I must go check it out! LOL

Dawn Hughes said...

Picked up my book today too, where to start...the boys no men clean up great....you should be a very proud Mom!
And of course you stopped by Katja's on the way to the wedding, impressive !

Sarah Lizzie said...

Ooooh...I must get a copy of that book....looks like there are so many pages of sheer delight to salivate over! More gorgeous blocks finished.....well done! Stopping off at a quilt shop before the wedding.....'tis perfectly understandable!!

Carla said...

Oh, Carla, you crack me up. I'm so glad you were able to save your 5 bucks... lol
Love every block and every color choice. (as always).
I'm going on down to spy wedding pictures.

Gramma Quilter said...

Was just visiting the flicker page of the SBQA of Linda's. Many fab blocks. Solids sounds like a great idea! What a handsome bunch you have!

FlourishingPalms said...

You sure don't let any grass grow under your feet, do you!? Wow. I can't believe all the BOMs you're involved with. Yes, your boys are really smart-looking. You are blessed!

Carrie P. said...

looks like a great book to just keep looking through. Lots of inspriation.
Your blocks are coming along.
Nothing like a guy in suit.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Retail therapy is *always* in order!!!! some lovely stuff you've been making!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love the colors of the X and + blocks too (big smile!) Guys in suits are so handsome.