Monday, March 22, 2010

Shoo-Fly a Go-Go!

Here's my block for Suzanna - I love all the jewel tones she sent and I had a hard time settling down on selecting my final choices for this block.  Inspired by Madeline, I think I'll make a second block with the fabric that didn't make it into this one.  It's a addictive block!  You can make it look so different through fabric choices!
Suzanna's Shoo-Fly block for ISQB
Yesterday, my family and I went up to Ottawa to take my daughter to a meeting, and we had a nice visit with Suzanna and her husband, who used to be our neighbours until very recently.  It's the first time I've ever been able to hand over a bee block in person!  I was green with envy to see Suzanna's dedicated sewing room in their new house, plus her quilts that she has artfully placed around the house.  She showed me the spot she has picked out in the dining room to hang the quilt that we make for her in the Bee.  It's going to look fabulous!


  1. Oohh...I'm green now! A visit with an old friend, blogging and quilting bee buddy!

    I love pictures of where people work, are inspired or what they want to do with their homes.

    Glad you had such a good time and your block is beyond awesome!

  2. And in person, Lesly's block is even nicer! If anyone wants to make a second block to keep for themself, feel free. I'm honoured that you're making even one for me and I'm not greedy.

    I promise to post a picture of the hung quilt once it's finished (good thing it's only March). On the other hand, I won't post a picture of my sewing room right now as it is a pig sty. Maybe in a few months after my tax-refund-supported horn cabinet is in place. As if that room will ever be tidy enough to photograph...

  3. Your block is so fun. It reminds me of a beautiful cartoon with the colors.