Saturday, 21 June 2014


Well, Friday night had me drag out my UFO box of Leanne's House and start block no 5..
I have machine pieced the block together ready for Slow stitching Sunday....
No photos yet. They don't look like much without the stitchery drawn on so I will wait to put them up. I also prepared a surprise project. I will be working on that over the next few weeks too. I might put up some sneak peaks at some point.
FNSI over at Sugarlane Quilts  also saw me catch up on my 6" block swap for Lee. She wanted any blocks in Civil War prints. A while ago I bought a fat 1/8th pack. These fabrics were in it. Hope they fit the bill.
The 1st block is called "Granny's favourite" & the other one is "Resolution Square". They are both from the pattern book " The Loyal Union Sampler" from Elm Creek Quilts.
I have all the books and have nearly read them all. It is so good to actually use patterns you have in hand. I really love this series.

I have been working along with Angela and her RSC 14 Sampler.
This month it is yellow. I don't have very many yellow fabrics so some are actually into the oranges, I think. Anyway, I have caught up with the blocks so far. 7 in all so far....
Angela puts up all the directions to make these 6" blocks....
I have enjoyed my Scrap. Happy Saturday.
These blocks are adding up.


  1. Great looking sampler blocks! Nice yellows can be hard to find, but moving a little into orange works well.

  2. Great collection of yellow sampler blocks! Finding nice yellows can be difficult, but I like the way yours combine shades.

  3. Nice collection of yellow blocks, and your Civil War blocks look good too.

  4. Some whimsy, some floral but all great yellows that work so well together. Great Civil War blocks and fabrics.

  5. I think you got a nice variety of yellow sampler blocks.

  6. Adorable Sunshine blocks!

  7. Love your yellow sampler blocks, Jo.

  8. Your blocks look great. Yellow isn't one of the "big" piles in my cupboard either.

  9. great blocks. I'm struggling with the yellow, I may have to use some oranges to boost it I think xx

  10. You certainly had a productive FNSI. Love the civil war blocks and all those gorgeous sunny yellow blocks too. Have fun with Leannes House

  11. mixing in oranges is good, makes it sparkle
    LeeAnna Paylor

  12. You did well with your yellow scraps!

  13. Great job with the sampler blocks. The yellow's look great.


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