The weeks race by so quickly that it’s just about time to send out four more patterns.
I hate to do a post immediatedly after Ady’s latest blocks so please scroll down to the previous post to see what Ady has done, stunning as always.
While I think of it too, this last month I have had a couple of emails to advise that block mail-outs haven’t arrived, and they weren’t in spam, just vanished. But I want to let you all know that the blocks do get sent on the 22nd of each month (touch wood I have haven’t been late yet) so if you haven’t received them by the 23rd, they have been eaten in cyberspace and please, please let me know. It is no problem to send them again.
Alrighty, I have been sewing up a storm and have just cast my eye over the design wall to see what will got out to you this month. There’s a lot to choose from at present.
Too easy 😉
There has to be a couple of quick ones this month and here’s the other easy one.
This is the first version I made of this block but now that my quilt is nearing completion I decided to make a second version as I was undecided about the colouring of the one above.
Block H1 mark II
I know I like the colouring better of this one above, but I didn’t have much of the fabric and so was not able to fussycut as precisely as I would have liked.
I’m not sure what to tell you really except the jury is still out for me, but if you can find a good clear stripe with different width bands it should work well.
This next one’s not difficult but a little time consuming, I think it’s been long enough since the centre block to tackle some more grapes, yeah 🙂
I’ve just noticed I missed the embroidered stem to attach the grapes. . . I will add that soon.
I live in a wine growing area and, having done my share of grape picking over the years, know that at many vineyards you’ll see a rose bush planted at the start of a row of grapes.
Early on I understood this is because the rose bush is an indicator of the health of the grape vines, that is the rose will get any disease first and you can take evasive action promptly to keep your income producing grapes healthy.
However one of my closest friends is a viticulturist and as I was sewing this block I brought that subject up with her. She told me that doesn’t really hold true, if those roses have disease you’ve already got problems with your grapes and vines. Anyway they sure look pretty at the end of the row when you’re picking and so maybe that’s their real purpose.
And this one . . .
is not really tricky either. I love the leaf shapes in this.
Don’t forget to take a look at Ady’s blocks from January immediately below this post.