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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

While they were sleeping

Three things to be happy about:
(1) the first day of school, woot woot!
(2) early morning grocery shopping
(3) cinnamon-raisin bagels

Hi everybody, thanks so much for visiting and commenting!  Yesterday my sister and brother-in-law (or should I speak blog-ese and say "BIL") arrived safely and soundly! My sister is a big Pogo Scrabble fan, and she wanted to play after dinner; my BIL is a big TV fan and he wanted to play with the remote. So I figured, Shoot! Why can't I play with my fabrics???

While I was de-cluttering and busting the bunnies a few days ago I found some time to cut some fabrics for another cobblestone quilt, so while they were doing their thing I sneaked upstairs and sewed a few.  When we had the cobblestone workshop at the WeeBee in July, Charlene used black and white for hers and it was so pretty I thought I'd go with black and white for this one...
There's something so classic about black and white!

On the previous two quilts I made, the blocks all finished at six inches.  Six inches is a great size, but I want to make a larger quilt, so I'm going with larger blocks - bust that stash! 

Now here's where this one is different:  to add interest to the quilt, I decided to use blocks in 3 different sizes:  6 x 6, 12 x 12, and 6 x 12.

Also, I'm putting in just a teensy bit of red, just to liven things up!

I wish I had more of that red above; it's an Alexander Henry fabric I think. 

Basically the quilt will be based on a 12 x 12" block configuration, except some of the 12 inches will be made up with 6 x 6 and/or 6 x 12 inch blocks!  Clever, eh???

So, while Shell and Curt were still sleeping this morning I got up and made a couple blocks, itchy fingers and all.  In no particular order, here's what I've done so far:

I'll worry about the layout after I've done a lot more!

Well, today we go out after brekky to visit museums and the MLK monument.  Have a great day everybody... sew forth and sew on til later!


  1. Love the boxy blocks in the different sizes - with a touch of red.

  2. I have to tell you how much I love your Blog. I would join you at your Senior Center if I lived closer. I want to try you Cobblestone pattern - may use when I am a Queen Bee in one of my Bees. The black and white (+ red) quilt will be stunning. Now on to my "3 things". You keep me positive and smiling!

  3. yay for doing your thing. Its gonna look great! Have a great family visit!!!!!

  4. Love it, Linda. Think I'm going to steal your idea! Thanks for giving the brain something to ponder.....

  5. I love those fabrics you chose and the variety of blocks. What fun!

  6. You know I am such a fan of B&W, I wish I had taken the class with you on this, put since we are so close, you will show me again, maybe at the next meeting.


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