Friday, September 30, 2011

Hop to it Block #7

Last night's wind storm knocked down a couple of trees in our woods -- so I used them to photograph my block for this month.
It's the 7th block in the series that I'm doing with Sue and Mary.  Funny-- I just read Sue's posting with her block reminding her of the fall colors outside her window bright and brilliant. 

 And until I read her post--- my block reminded me of the fall colors outside my home.  The Enchinea plants have faded from frost and days of sunlight. 

The ferns have used up there days and are now in muted colors with the milkweed.  I guess quilting can bring out the season's different perspectives. 

 The blue in the middle symbolizes my raining sprinklers that Don set up for my garden when the Good Lord doesn't see fit to water it for me.All of the wool pieces were scraps except for the blue.... showing the merits of saying scraps.

What am I doing this weekend?  As little as possible... It's been a hard week at work.  We've moved into our new building, but carrying on business and yet getting organized is not the easiest thing in the world for me... this too shall pass I guess.

11 comments:

Carol said...

ENJOY your weekend! Do whatever you feel like!

Muddling Through said...

Rest is a good thing, and that block is beautiful!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Your block is gorgeous. Enjoy the weekend and get plenty of rest!

Sue said...

Very nice block, Melanie. I love all those great colors.

Isn't this a great time of year?!

Enjoy your weekend and I'm going to be doing what you're doing :) After moving things around to your new building, you must be exhausted. That kind of thing is tiring for sure. Must be nice to be in a new building though. Is it brand new? Or just a new location?

Enjoy your autumn days :)

Bev C said...

Hello Melanie,

Came from Sue's blog. Love the quilt block. Your quilt will be stunning when finished.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Colleen said...

Your block is lovely. Enjoy a relaxing weekend.

Karen said...

I don't know how I have missed Sue's blog. I just became a follower so I can keep up with what she is working on.
As always, I love it when you take a photo of your blocks out in nature. No fall leaves here. I will just enjoy yours.

deb said...

the block is awesome!!!!!!!

enjoy your weekend....hope its fallish!!! is that a word???? lol

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

What a gorgeous block! Hope that you find something like Calgon this weekend - and it takes you away to relaxation and joy!

Carrie P. said...

Your block is lovely. So is your garden.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Your block is beautiful! I've been MIA with mine - still in pieces on my ironing board. Hopefully this week will be quiet and I can get it finished.