Back to Piecing the Blocks

I spent hours laying out the stars for the brown & blue and the Tranquil Garden tops until I was happy with their placement. I ended up using the bed as my design wall – but with the door shut … Continue reading

Alternate Blocks

Once I had enough blocks for the first vertical row of the brown & blue Silent Garden top, I needed to make the alternate blocks for the second row. I got a little carried away and  had joined them into … Continue reading

Lots and Lots of Blocks

I’ve been busy and got five blocks done for this post. First a Tranquil Garden block. And its back. I had promised I’d post a photo of the fabric I used to fussy cut/print the diamonds for the stars in … Continue reading

Organized and Ready to Sew!

Over the past week or so I’ve been getting a lot more of the pieces ready to sew for the three Silent Garden tops along with the 9-patch blocks and the Harpsichord quilt. Now that’s done I’m organized and ready … Continue reading

Two More Blocks Done, Two New Tools

I am staying on course and have two more blocks done. First a pretty pink star for the Tranquil Garden top. And a pink Harpsichord block. It was such fun to sew two pink blocks in a row because, of … Continue reading

An Addition to the Rotation

Ha! As soon as I finished typing that title, I realized it made me think of baseball rather than quilting. But maybe that’s because baseball begins this Thursday! Now I know why my mother always started her “it’s a long, … Continue reading

I Think I Need a Silent Garden Intervention!

More about that in a second. First up, though – another of the Tranquil Garden blocks. I think of this one as the tulip block. And a pretty purple Harpsichord block. Both pressed like a dream. I’m getting close to … Continue reading

I’ve Got the Blues

Blue blocks, that is. I didn’t try to sort them this way, but I found that I was making a blue Harpsichord block. Right after I made this pretty blue and brown Silent Garden block. I think this may be … Continue reading

Printing, Printing & Printing Some More – Lots of Pictures

I have been very busy getting all the pieces printed for the two Silent Garden tops as well as the remaining few pieces I needed for the Harpsichord Quilt. It’s a fabulously quick process – just iron freezer paper to … Continue reading

Another Star, Another Harpsichord Block

Hmm – didn’t I use that title last week? I’m going to have to come up with some different ideas as I’m trying to stick with this routine for as long as it takes to get the three tops done. … Continue reading