Monday, October 25, 2010

And Then There Were Four....

Hello Everyone,

On Saturday, I had another wonderful sew-in with my friend Karen! However, I did all the sewing and she tried to get the hang of a serger for almost the entire day... yikes!! I told her to give it up multiple times, but she is quite a persistent lady. Funny thing is that we all tried to help (even her hubby) and to no avail, the serging just kept getting worse.

Any way, I was quite productive. First, I worked on a top secret project, the information on this will be shared at a later date. So for now you must settle for this...


My fourth whirlygig block!! I spent the second part of my day constructing a lime green whirlygig. I love it and it fits right in with the rest of them doesn't it?


I spent much of my time taking photos step by step of my procedure, so there will be a tutorial very soon... I promise!


For right now, I just can't explain how happy it makes me when I am working on these blocks. They are all so different from one another. Truly scrappy and truly from my scrap bucket. I should take a photo of that too.

I am enjoying these sew-in days with Karen!! Thank you for having me over, my friend. I really can get used to this!!

Stay tuned for a tutorial on this block, but before that make sure you come back on Wednesday for a very special giveaway!!

Also, check out the BRAND NEW fabrics from Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably on my website. They are some of their tried and true prints, but in all NEW color ways. Simply stated, gorgeous!

Until Next Time...

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48 comments:

Dianne said...

Loving those blocks! They are truly fabulous :)

alobsiger said...

That's going to be a dazzling quilt, Jackie! Love it! Hmmmm, top secret sewing. We await the telling of the secret! :-) Sounds like a fun weekend!

Shellie said...

WOW - those blocks are totally fabulous!! great job :)

karenfae said...

I love those blocks - so wildly colorful! I wouldn't begin to know how to use a serger have never had one.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Becky said...

I loves seeing pictures of these blocks! No tutorial!! Then I have to make them because I love them so much. ;)

Exuberant Color said...

I can see why those blocks make you happy!
It must not have been a Babylock serger, the easist in the world to work with.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Totally awesome!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

ooh! another fabulous sewing day! they look awesome Jackie!

Joan said...

Beautiful beautiful blocks - I absolutely love them.

Lisa said...

OH! Those blocks!!!! Gorgeous! I would love to see a tutorial! I had made wheels after seeing yours and they are sort of almost a quilt now... so I guess it's time for you to make me do something else. LOL!

Sara said...

Colorful blocks you got there-well done.

Thimbleanna said...

Love, love, love those blocks Jackie. Now, I'll tell you what I told Penny -- step away from the sewing machine and pack your bags LOL!

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, those blocks are wonderful. I'm looking forward to seeing the tutorial because I can't see how they would be fun to make. Haha.
Hmmm, top secret project? Keep us posted.

snippetsandyarns said...

I'm excited about the upcoming tutorial! I want to make some of those blocks too - they are so brilliant and bright!

~ Meagan

Jenni said...

I just love these blocks. Maybe someday I can make them too!

Nedra said...

You and I always like the same things. Love, Love, Love that block.

WoolenSails said...

I love those blocks too, can't wait to see your tutorial.
I was having a problem with my serger last week, just kept jamming up on me and then it finally started working, they can be a pain.

Debbie

deborah said...

Love these blocks! Your color choices make them spin! Can't wait for the tutorial

em's scrapbag said...

Love these festive blocks.

Anina said...

Oh my, how I love these. How long does it take you to make one?

Sherri said...

These blocks are stunning! Love the bright colors, and can't wait to see your secret project!

Candied Fabrics said...

These are fantastic! Love them!

Kim D. said...

Your blocks are gorgeous Jackie!

Messy Karen said...

these blocks make me happy too. i would love to see a tutorial but can't promise i would make a quilt. hehe. i used to have a few sergers but could never keep proper tension. always having to bring it in to the store. so i got rid of them. been itching to make a few things that i used to make using a serger. darn it.

Vickie E said...

beautiful blocks!!!

Oops-Lah said...

Just lovely. The black and white background is perfect.

Anonymous said...

Just love those blocks! They really pop. And it looks like fun.

Donna~~ said...

Love your whirlygigs! I ordered me a template to make them so one of these days I hope to join the fun! I'll be watching for your tutorial!

Canadian Kristin said...

Whoa! Those whirlygigs are amazing! Love your colour choices!!! You must be very patient because a quilt of those is a long term project I would think! Well done!

Annemariesquilt said...

I have only one ord : awesome!!

Cathy said...

Oh Jackie these blocks are stunning! I adore the bright colours you have used mixed up with the gorgeous black and white. They are so alive! Aren't stitching days with a friend just wonderful? xo

pratima said...

The colors are beautiful, Jackie! The blocks look wonderful with black and white.
They are really fun to make. I tried a trial version and a real one from my Sue Ross kit. The templates are awesome!

Katherine said...

Fabulous blocks, Jackie! I love the uniqueness of each one and the sense of movement that they have.

Robyn G. said...

Oh Jackie they are stunning!!
You're teasing me *big grin*
A tute...wooohooo!!!

Aren't sewing days with friends just the best?!!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Thanks for sharing!!! Great blocks.

Smiles,
Kelly

Cathi said...

Those are stunning!!! I love them - what an absolutely gorgeous quilt that's going to be!

a.niza said...

simply awesome spinning blocks.

Allie said...

Beautiful blocks--as usual!

colourdujour said...

Pizza blocks, YUM!

Sujata said...

These blocks look amazing! I can't wait for the tutorial to try it myself.

Heartsdesire said...

This quilt is going to be awesome. Your fabric choices are great. Would love to see your scrap basket. Definitely a prize winner.

PunkiePie said...

they are AWESOME!! Way to go, Jackie!

Em said...

so happy!!!! THey look so complicated and yet I wouldn't mind trying my hand at them....HMMMMM...can't wait for tutorial!

thefairygardenerquiltstoo said...

Love those blocks and the colors you are making them in. They look so complicated but I'm sure your tutorial will make them seem easy.

Anonymous said...

The whirlygig blocks are so colorful and fun looking. I love all the excitement and cheer the blocks give off. I look forward to the tutorial. I'll have to bookmark the tutorial since I will need to put the project on my "Projects to do" list. Thanks.

Jant

Janet said...

I love the lime block and they all look fabulous together. Thanks for going to the trouble of organising a tutorial.

Cardygirl said...

Your whirligigs are great!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Really love them. This is on my master list of a must make project.

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