Thursday, November 8, 2012

Geese and Cups

Lori from Bee in My Bonnet has put her latest block  instructions up and I was anxiously waiting for them.  Last week I made the flying geese and then last night I completed the cups.  I'm on track.
This photo is really hard to see but I edited from my iphone so it looks far away.  You can see my mix of colors, anyway.
Lori's method for flying geese was something new to me and the best method I've ever tried.  I didn't cut off one single point.
I really loved making the cups in the newest block.  They were super fun and super fast using Lori's instructions.
If you aren't making this quilt, then you are really missing out on an amazing, free project that teaches wonderful methods.  And it is a fantastic stash buster.  I should probably make 10!
I've loved how easy this project is to sandwich in between other things I'm working on.  The blocks sew up in a jiffy.

-nanette

24 comments:

Quilty Conscience said...

I love your blocks! I too am doing the row along and finding it great fun! I think the little flying geese are just too stinkin' cute! I plan on doing my cups today. Cheers! Toni

Darlene said...

Sweet blocks, Nanette. I'm enjoying your journey.

Mama Bell said...

Ditto to everything you said. . .this is one of the funnest and most educational 'classes' I have taken! I have quilted for 10 years and have already learned lots of great little tips about quilting that I never knew before! Lovin' the rowin'! Thanks for sharing your pretty work!

Jennifer said...

Oh good grief those are cute!! This quilt is on my to-do list... probably after Christmas sewing *sigh*

Jennifer :)

Cynthia said...

Your geese and cups are beautiful! I haven't done those two yet....am busy traveling back and forth to Utah and working on Christmas projects and dreaming of sewing the last two rows!!!

Cynthia said...

Your geese and cups are beautiful! I haven't done those two yet....am busy traveling back and forth to Utah and working on Christmas projects and dreaming of sewing the last two rows!!!

Nedra said...

I love your fabric choices, Nanette! I cut out my fabrics for the cups late last night and hope to get them all sewn together after I get off work.

circle r motel said...

Yeah, Nanette. Looks great.

Lori Holt said...

Thanks so much for your nice words about the row along my friend...you are always so sweet to me:)
I'm glad you're having fun with it...I am too. You know how much I love to teach and design.
As always Nanette...I love your fabric choices...they are so you and your quilt is going to be adorable!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Nanette -- you're a speed demon! It's going to be pretty darn cute!

em's scrapbag said...

Wonderful! I always enjoy your choice of color and fabric.

Carrie P. said...

looking good so far. I am working on the apples and hope to get them and the cups done next week. I do not want to get behind on this quilt.

Lynn said...

Darling!! What clever blocks!!
I hope the intructions stay up, cause I want to join in, but it may need to wait a little bit more.

Muddling Through said...

They really look good! I'll have to go and look at her blog.

Barbara said...

I've been following this project - very inspiring! I love your colors.

•stephanie• said...

i can't wait to see your quilt finished.
the main reason is your background fabric.
i think it will just add so much.
{i'm behind by two rows now. maybe i should quit blogging and start sewing!}

AnnieO said...

Congrats for keeping caught up! I liked her flying geese tutorial too and am thinking of using it for a charm pack project. The cups are darling.

Sheila said...

I totally agree with with what you said. I'm having a good time with this row along, too. It's easily to work this project around other projects. Can't believe how much I look forward to each row's instructions. Nice to use up some of my scraps. I'm learning some new tricks. Best of all, we'll all have a pretty quilt top in the spring.

Kaaren said...

I wasn't going to commit to making Lori's 'row along" quilt but this is it...you convinced me!

Love your fabric choices, Nanette! I think I just might start this weekend! This was just the nudge I needed.

pratima said...

Very pretty and cheerful! It is going to be a beautiful quilt with your perfect fabric choices!

Sherri said...

I love your blocks...this quilt is so much fun!

michelle said...

I just got my flying geese done last week so these rows are coming a little fast for me. The tea cups row loos fun. Still wish I could rummage through your stash to make cute tea cups but I will have to settle for my boring scraps. Hope all s well at your home. The Smiths and te Sayers re coming this weekend for their annual visit. My house is boring but hope we have fun.

PamKittyMorning said...

My stuff is cut for these rows, just need to get sewing. Love seeing all your fabrics.Super fun.

ferne said...

I am loving this project! It really is so educational. I finally caught up to the leaves this weekend except that I have to do the between strips. I have been surprised at how her methods make it all go so quickly and it is fun to boot!