Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Little Jo Club and Birthdays

We met yesterday for our monthly Little Jo club, these ladies did a fantastic job of their appliqué blocks. Our instructions were to finish the 10" center block this month and to do the hour glass blocks for the next meeting. Well as you can see some of us were eager to get the whole top done. With school still going on for me I felt lucky to finish my appliqué. On Monday my teacher gave us homework so I had to rush home and get that done before the next class. This is my last week of school and then I have an all day exam, so if you don't hear from me, I'm not ignoring you just studying to finally get this course behind me, thanks for "hanging in there" while I get through this, I'll be done soon and can get back to visiting all of you again....whew I can't believe I made it this far....LOL.
A close up of my Baby Rose block. I used the starch method and 1/4" bias tape maker for the vines. It's such a cute block, click on the picture and check out the background fabric.
I'm hoping Arnette won't mind if I share a picture of her with the birthday blocks. We surprised her yesterday for her birthday this month (I won't tell you which birthday but I will say it's a big one...LOL). We both belong to the same two stitching groups and I secretly asked them to make a house block which is one she has been wanting to make herself for a long time and of course I picked her favorite color red. She was very surprise and didn't suspect a thing....Happy Birthday Arnette!

Oops almost forgot, check out Jackie's great purse giveaway. She has a fun little game to go with the giveaway and some really cute pictures of Rolo helping with quilting. Good Luck!
EDIT: Oops AGAIN....the giveaway is not for the purse but it's for some long arm quilting...sorry about that Jackie...my brain is mush right now.

29 comments:

Diana Banana said...

Your Baby Rose block is beautiful. I just love the background fabric. Do you know the name of it?

Jackie said...

Hi Wendy,

Beautiful, beautiful quilts! Thanks for posting about my giveaway. But it is not for the purse...it is for some long arm quilting!! Yay!!

Good Luck!!

Guðrún said...

The Baby rose block is beautiful, it is so much fun to see so many "different" blocks.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Gosh as always they are so wonderful! Good luck on your exam!!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the blocks and what a great way to give a present by all making a block.........

yellowfarmhouse said...

LOVE your block - what a sweet design and your fabric choices are perfect. Our Little Jo's block this month is the same type of thing, applique center this month and the border blocks next month. What a sweet thing to do for your friend Arnette - I'm sure she was thrilled with the surprise. Good luck sweetie on your last week of school - YOU DID IT :)

Hugs - Karen

KSedlak said...

Hi Wendy,
I am so sorry I missed club yesterday. It has been hectic here with my husband home with a bad back. We are waiting for surgery to be scheduled.
I love the appliques. They all turned out so nice.
I have mine cut out, but haven't been able to do any sewing. I just can't concentrate on that right now.
I am helping Lee with the Shop Hop and it is so fun.
I am so glad to see the house blocks quilt for Arnette. It is really cute. I love that block too.
Take care and I hope to see you
next month.

Pam said...

OH -- that block is lovely. The background fabric is fabulous!

Good luck with your exam!! You will do great - and it will be good to have it behind you :))

Judy said...

OH very YUMMY!! Love that block! I can see it made larger and done in a beautiful 4 block quilt with the hourglass blocks all around.

Geez...now I have to go draw a sketch of that in my book for later!

Good luck with the exam...hope it goes (went) well! I'm sure you'll do fine!

Darlene said...

Love, love that blocks! I'm glad you've spent a little time with your needle and thread.

You're going to do great on Saturday! Don't forget to breathe. :-)

I'll be in touch when the test is behind you!

((HUGS))

Diane said...

Love the blocks. Applique is my favorite. Love the applique with the small pieced outside area

Karol-Ann said...

That block is gorgeous. I was just admiring your fabric choices when I read "click on the pic to see the background fabric..." that made me smile. it's so quirky :-)
Great birthday blocks too!
Hang in there, sounds like you're almost done!!

Wendy K said...

The colours in your baby rose block are lovely. Good luck with the study and day long exam!

Knot Garden said...

Those baby rose blocks are all beautiful. I love seeing the projects that you post about from the Little Jo club.

Libby said...

Love your Baby Rose block . . . that's some fun background fabric *s* Good luck on your exam - I'm sure you will finish it with flying colors.

Happy Zombie said...

I'm drooling. My inner autumn is about to explode. Love looking at all the photos, Wendy. Just love em!

Julie said...

Hi Wendy, Thanks for stopping by my barn. I've long been a fan of your blog and have it in my bookmarks. I love seeing your stitchery and those Little Jo blocks. Good luck on the exam. I'm sure you will do great!

Lynn said...

Oh your block is beautiful! I love all those fabrics! You picked out some really nice ones.

and what a nice thing for you to do, getting your friends to make a house block quilt for your friend.

Ginger Patches said...

I love your little jo quilt...ours this month is a little 4 patch, I hope we get to do yours...aren't they all supposed to be the same? I hope so!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Wow those applique blocks are wonderful. Love the little house blocks too. How nice of you to do that for her. I bet she was one happy girl.

Shelina said...

These are beautiful blocks. How sweet of you to organize a surprise for your friend. I wish you well on your test.

Stina said...

This is a wonderful block and it will be a totally hit when you put it together with the hourglass blocks!!!
Well done!

julieQ said...

Beautiful baby rose blocks! Love all the quilts, thank you for sharing.

teresa sako said...

Hello, my name is Teresa from the blog patchwork-no-michi,Granada, Spain)
I love all your quilts and from now on I´ll visit you often.
Estoy encantadísima de haberte conocido y espero visitarte tanto como pueda.
Miles de besos. Teresa Sako.

Annie said...

Love the quilts

Karen said...

Your applique block is awsome! Great job! Love the House Block idea. Your're a good friend to do that. I'm sure Arnette really appreciated your thoughtfulness.

teodo said...

This block is BELLISSIMO (wonderful)
ciao ciao

Carole said...

Love your block! It's gorgeous! And the fabric, sweet! Happy belated Birthday Arnette! What a lovely gesture on your part! Thanks for sharing! Keep well!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I love your baby rose block! This is one of my favorite quilts from Jo's club.