Thursday, March 10, 2011

Please Help Me Out of A "Pinch"!

Thanks so much for all of the wonderful birthday wishes! I had an amazing day!  My friend Robin really surprised me by decorating my house with balloons, silver stars, and a banner. She even brought over a cake too!  Thanks so much Robin!  We went out to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant with Robin and her family that evening to wrap up a fun birthday.  What an awesome day!

On the quilting scene, I've made some progress with my goals already.  I've found that making a list for the Charming Girls Club has really kept me focused. I completed two Layer Cake blocks and put on the border -finally!- for my State Fair Schnibble.

The State Fair borders are on- Finally!
This quilt is not as wonky as it seems to looks in this picture. I promise!


For the layout of the U Pick Layer Cake block, I ended up going with an entirely different layout than the ones Jovita suggested. I was trying out different options and my son suggested turning the flying geese sideways.  It gave the block a totally different look, so I went with it.  Sometimes a fresh pair of eyes can make all of the difference!




U Pick is the name of this block by Jovita's Patchwork. 
 My son and I chose a different layout.





This and That Block Designed by Mary Anne Ciccotelli.
  You can find her at www.NYQuilter.com




Tonight I'm doing some cutting so I have a project or two to take to the dinner at my LQS tomorrow night.  The dish we bring is supposed to be green to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Do you have any great green recipe ideas for me? I'd appreciate any suggestions. I'm running out of time!

15 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

State Fair is fabulous Michele!

Sonia said...

Beautiful quilt and blocks!

Joyful Quilter said...

How much cooking do you want to do? Split pea soups is fast and easy (although not a lot people like it). Chili Verde. Dye white chocolate green and make green bark with nuts. Spinach and bacon quiche. Chopped brocolli salad. Rice Krispie treats with green food dye. Guacamole with chips. What ever you make, have fun sewing.

Joyful Quilter said...

Silly me, start talking about food and I don't shut up. I also meant to say I really like how your State Fair quilt and your blocks turned out. I think you should consult your son often, he has a good design eye.

Linda said...

LOVE your State Fair Schnibbles!! It's fabulous! Your son has a great set of eyes! I really love the block design with the fg turned that way!! It's so striking.

Cheryl said...

It has taken 3 tries to post this comment! Arghh! Love that State Fair quilt!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Awesome State Fair. Love your version of the UPick. I think I'll work on my layer cake blocks this weekend.

Handmade by Mai said...

I like your State fair and also the other blocks.

Kat said...

quilt and blocks are gorgeous !! :)
I am still waiting for my 'Prayer Flag' Jelly Rolls..

greetings
Kat :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a little late as usual. :-)

Love your State Fair quilt. Wonderful fabrics. And congratulations on finishing some of your to-do list!

Candace said...

Beautiful flimsy and blocks, just like your blog background so pretty and happy bright. I would suggest Irish Soda Bread. It's easy, yummy and inexpensive. Makes me want to go bake some, DH and I love it.

em's scrapbag said...

Your state fair quilt is beautiful!

Michelle said...

I LOVE your State Fair! I did mine in Bliss & now I just need to quilt & bind it.

ps...Happy Belated Birthday!!!

LeAnn said...

Wowza - these are truly beautiful combinations! The fabric is fantastic. Good job on the goal progress!

Mary Anne said...

I love your fabric choices for my block that I submitted to the quilt along.

Mary Anne Ciccotelli
www.NYQuilter.com