Hello February

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February was one of my favorite months when I was a kid. It was my best friend and my mother's birthday month (now I have a daughter with a Feb. birthday) and Valentine's Day. I have to say I always loved writing out those little valentines each year. Even though February is going to be a marathon busy month for me I'm excited to welcome the new month and get on with the action.
Over the weekend I finished my bedroom blocks for Red Riding Hood. I made some slight changes to streamline the construction and I am generally happy with how the blocks turned out.
As always, selecting the fabric is my favorite task. It really is fun to go through fabrics with the colors I'm looking for in mind and think "what would make good wallpaper?" or "what would make a good comforter for the bed?".
Fussy cutting the pictures and clock was fun as was attaching and adding finishing touches to them.
All I have left is making my wolf blocks and then deciding how I want to stage the blocks in the quilt.
Saturday I had a random act of kindness surprise in the mail from Stephanie. Stephanie always packages things with care and beauty.
Of course her work is perfection. I love the apples. They are so me. And the colors are beautiful and brilliant. Thank you so much Stephanie. This is a perfect pillow case for this cold February and will make me smile as my head hits the pillow and feels the softness!

-nanette
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31 comments

Sherri said...

Love the blocks and fabric combinations! And of course the pillow case from Stephanie--darling!

Lori Holt said...

Nanette, these blocks just couldn't be any cuter. I love each comforter on each bed.
I can't wait to see the whole thing.
Lori

Vicki said...

I can't wait to see the Red Riding hood quilt! The bedroom blocks are adorable.

Messy Karen said...

love the bed!

SarahVee said...

These are great Nanette! Can't wait to see more of this quilt. Your passion for details shines!

Thimbleanna said...

Those little blocks are turning out soooo cute! I love the little fussy cut pictures on the wall too.

Dresden Quilter said...

The blocks are incredible and I love the bright colours of the pillow.

Annette said...

Such fun blocks and so cute. I'm looking forward to seeing them all together.

Pat said...

Those bedroom blocks are adorable. Do you machine applique the pieces on your blocks or do it by hand? This is going to be a really nice quilt. The pillowcase is fun!!!

Stephanie said...

I heart Valentines! So glad you like your little RAK. The blocks keeps getting cuter. I always love your fabric choices.

Simone de Klerk said...

I love those grandmother blocks! Especially the little wallhangings. Lovely summery pillow case (O:

Kaaren said...

This is going to be so much fun when it's finally assembled.

I can just inagine making this quilt and giving it to a little girl and telling her the story of "Little Red Riding Hood". A million times better than than reading it from the book. The story could be enhanced using the embellishments as prompts for different story lines. What fun!

em's scrapbag said...

Like I said I love the grandmother blocks. You have such a way with fabrics. These are so fun!

Nedra said...

You always come up with the best ideas for fussy cutting when working with blocks. I think you should write a "Fussy Cutting" book!

pratima said...

The mix of fabrics is delicious. The details are so adorable!
Can't wait to see what your plans are for the layout. It's going to be a lovely fairytale quilt :)
Stephanie's present is so sweet! Her work is impeccable!

Fiesta said...

Nanette you are so talented. Those are so adrable.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love the Red Riding Hood blocks. How clever. What fun you must be having choosing the fabrics.

Sandi said...

The Red Riding Hood quilt is coming along so great! I can't wait to see the finish! You picked good wallpapers, etc. And oh, my, what a nice gift from Stephanie!

Lily Boot said...

Oh pretty beds! I love it! You come up with such gorgeous and whimsical designs Nanette - oh I'm all giddy with delight at them. And once again, can I come and play in your stash :-)

happy zombie said...

I picked out a bed I want to nap on. Will you read me a story? Ohmygosh, I changed my mind. Can I nap on all of them? I love the blocks!!!

Joy said...

Still loving those piccies on the wall in those blocks. They are so CUTE!
Ok, so is it grandma or the wolf hiding under that bonnet????
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Maggey and Jim said...

Cute, cute,, can't wait, Is this your pattern?? I love the rooms and quilts on the bed,,? Nice,,
Maggey

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, your blocks are just darling! and stephanie is so sweet! how fun!

jen duncan said...

This quilt you've got going on is nothing short of brilliant Nanette! kudos...great blocks :-)

Jan said...

Those blocks are adorable Nanette! I can't wait to see everything come together! You definitely are doing an awesome job with that little challenge from your Daughter :)

Rae Ann said...

The blocks tell me that this is going to be the CUTEST QUILT EVER! I love them and can't wait to see the whole thing when it is together. You are amazing!!!

Carrie P. said...

such cute blocks. Look at the fancy wall paper and all those quilts. Stephanie does make fabulous pillowcases. She made one for me too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The blocks are looking so awesome Nanette! You know how to make each one special!

LiahonaGirl said...

What a fabulous quilt you are creating. Looking forward to seeing the wolf block and the finished quilt!
Nancy

rachel griffith said...

these blocks are too cute for words.
i can't wait to see this quilt come together.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Cute, cute cute blocks Nannette.