Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sisters Choice Revisited

I've looked around my sewing room and decided it was time to get these blocks into a quilt top.  I think I used up my piecing mojo in Feb and March when I was frantically making two class samples.  I kept the petal to the metal and now I'm finding total zen in my hand applique and hand quilting.  However, sitting on my butt for hours and hours does nothing for the old joints and bones.

last week

This is just loaded with glorious colors and prints, I've said it before, a swap is the best way to get all these great prints and colors. Or one could just go sewing at Kathie's house!.

First half together
 I'm making headway on piecing the second half.
Second half on the design wall this morning
I had to make a few more blocks, that's because the 81 blocks I had weren't enough as I got a little carried away in the setting of the blocks. I'm not sure how big this is going to finish at, but I'll keep you posted. 
I am lucky have some of Kathie's fabric in a few blocks. 

 Don't you just love these fabrics?  The two pieces in the 9 patch came from Kathie, I think this is now my favorite block. Every time I look at the blocks, I find a new favorite one! Is it possible to only have one favorite when there are 85 blocks in your quilt?  I think not.

 And a final picture that I had in my files.  Here is my dad with his baby. She is such a sweetie!

I'm still poking along with this Sisters Choice top, and I think this one will be called Unemployment Enjoyment!  My goal is to have this into a top by the end of the day and cross it off my list.  This, and a plethora of other things are on that list.



Janet O. said...

Ah, what a beauty! I love this pattern and have it on my bucket list. Wouldn't it be amazing to sew at Kathie's? : )
I have some of her fabrics in my current projects, too. Love the reminders of quilting friends.
Your Dad looks very happy with this baby!

Nancy said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt and yes, wouldn't we all just love to go shopping at Kathie's house.
I believe horses are one of God's most beautiful creations.

Aunt 'Reen said...

This is going to be such a gorgeous quilt! I love all your beautiful scrappy blocks.

Louise said...

Great picture of your Dad and his sweetie...quilt looks great Sharon. Looks like you have really been focused and you are right, the colors are brilliant.

Lori said...

That quilt is so gorgeous! Love the variety of fabric.

Your dad looks so happy with his horse:)

Patti said...

Looking good! Sister's Choice has always been a favorite block of mine. It has such a different look when set on point!

Barb said...

I love that nine patch variation!
loved the photo of baby too - what a sweet horse!

Karen said...

I like the on-point setting for these blocks. I have a bunch of Sister's Choice blocks made that I never did anything with.