Sunday, March 3, 2013

Grandmother's Choice ~ Week 27

Block 27 ~ Grandmother's Dream
This week's block for Barbara Brackman's Grandmother's Choice: Votes for Women Block of the Week project checked off my list along with two more. I made this block different from the project, the gold blocks are supposed to be one square block with... count them... 16 Y seams! Usually I enjoy a good challenge but not today. Michael gave me the idea to cut the gold blocks into triangles. All the bias edges still were a challenge, nothing that couldn't be controlled with a good dose of sizing :0) Ellen ~ American Homestead opted to avoid the Y seams in a different way, here is how. She is posting a great tutorial of how she constructs her blocks.

Working backwards these are two additional blocks finished this weekend...
Block 17 ~ Mother's Delight
Block 16 ~ Capitol T
Pretty happy with my progress and the results of these last blocks, especially the compass.Yet, another dozen of so blocks to get caught up. Check out blocks made by other quilters from all over the world on our flickr site

The weather is great, warm the last few days and a surprise rain early this morning. Our Star Magnolia is in bloom... that's Crystal, my German Shepherd, enjoying the warm weather yesterday.
Crystal, my best buddy :0)

The Dafs are in bloom too. The promise that Spring is on it's way! Yipee!!!


  1. nice blocks oh how I love seeing daff's peaking their heads up and blooming then you know spring is really here....bits of snow still on the ground here but I am hoping soon to see plants peeking up!

  2. My mom has told me how beautiful northern Cali has been. Your daffodils are so pretty and Crystal is so majestic looking under the tree!

  3. Beautiful! Hope of spring is always nice. Love your dog!! She's beautiful!!
    Your blocks are lovely as well!

  4. I bet your yard is looking wonderful! And smells good too!
    I'll see you soon!

  5. I love watching your progress on this quilt! The fabrics and colors are great and the stitching is wonderful!

    Spring looks so pretty already in your area of the country and Crystal is so beautiful soaking in the scenery!

  6. What a great idea for avoiding the "y seams", the block has turned out really well, just lovely, as are your other blocks. Love the fabric line you are using, the birds make for nice fussy cuts.

    We are just heading into Fall here in Australia, although it still feels like summer as the weather is still very warm.

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