Thursday, March 29, 2007

Look what came in the mail yesterday—April’s Block for the Primitive Garden. I just love it. The colors just jump out at you.
Except for pumpkins, I don’t think I have a single quilt with orange in it so I’m looking forward to getting this put together. Extra fabric is included each month for a scrappy border that will join all the blocks. I try to complete the current block before posting the next, but I just liked the rusty shovel ----- it wouldn’t wait. You’ve got to remember, this is kind of a mystery quilt for me as no one has seen the finished quilt and Lisa Bongean is detailing as she goes along.

I went on and outlined this block as long as I was setting up the placement for the March block as well. It’s so portable I can work on it in any room of the house or even on the porch with weather permitting because I'm hand appliquéing it.

No quilting tonight. I’m running by the grocery store after work and getting the house presentable for dinner guests tomorrow night. I love having company so this should be fun. Chelsey’s got plans so she won’t be there and Don’s grilling.

Ransom and I walked the perimeter of our property last night. If the weather holds out we may be raking – not this weekend, but next. Eric will be home and we can make him feel like part of the family --- hand him a rake. Raking is a funny thing. We do it like mad in the fall to gather leaves before the snowfall. Then we’re at it again in the spring to fluff up the grass covered with snow all winter.

Gratitudes:
Sugar
Candles - Harvest is my favorite (next to Apple Pie)
My Carhartt Painter's Bibs

25 comments:

Juliann said...

I love orange - it can really add some zing. I am hoping to get out and do some weeding around the front porch this weekend. Just need a dry few hours for that.
Have fun with your dinner party.

Libby said...

Wow - I didn't realize the finished quilt is yet unseen. You are a very brave girl *s* It's easy to tell it's going to be wonderful.

The Calico Cat said...

I am liking it more and more!

Carol said...

I'm loving it! I think it is just going to be an outstanding quilt.

Dawn said...

OK, now I LOVE this one! No fair tempting me!

McIrish Annie said...

our last challenge quilt was to include orange and I actually found it to be great for adding a little punch! I know how you feel about the leaves. My DH was just commenting " I thought we got them all up in the fall!" Oh well, good exercise!

Patti said...

I love the colors in this quilt and the blocks so far - no wonder I couldn't find a picture of the entire quilt! I would love to be doing this one - it is so clever and different from most of the quilts one sees. I love the touch of orange!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Those fabrics will make a wonderful block. Isn't it fun finding stuff in your mailbox?!

Fiona said...

What can I say - great fabrics and it's going to be very pretty

gwen said...

I think the blacks and oranges in the blocks you have showed us so far are unusual but great. A shame we can´t see the whole quilt. So it is up to you to sew fast to keep us satisfied! Take care.

Beemoosie said...

Oh boy, what a yummy looking quilt!!!
We are having warm, sunny weather here, with the promise of SNOW over Easter break!
B

Judy H. said...

Where are you getting this quilt through? It's very tempting!!

Joanne said...

I just love it. I am so sorry I didn't get this bom -- we could have been doing them together!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Gorgeous colours. We watched 'The man who shot Liberty valance' last night and they had a Ransom, I've never heard it before then. Is it common in the U.S?

Vivian Love said...

I love your fabric choices. It will be lovely. Have fun.

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful fabrics. love your blog

Peggy said...

Oh, I want those fabrics!

Tracey said...

this is going to be such an adorable quilt. i'm really fighting the urge to join in!!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh this is going to be fabulous! Love the colors!

kelley said...

looks like that will be one awesome quilt...looking forward to seeing it done...

Rose said...

i love those colours....orange is not a colour id pick but when i have, it works so well to create that country look......how brave to do a mystery quilt!!!

Shelina said...

This is a beautiful block. I love the fabric selection on it. It is going to be a wonderful quilt.

Helen in the UK said...

Oh yes, the colours on this block are wonderful :)

Judy said...

I think I like each block even more than the last! It's going to be a great quilt! I made the Birds of a Feather without a clue what it was to look like in the end too!

Hanne said...

Your blocks in the making looks so nice :-)