Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bloom


This is my 500th post. I wish I had a sponsor so I could give something away to celebrate.
I have finished my Stitch Tease row. It is now ready for it's trip around the world and I will see it again next year. The first destination will be to Annabella, in Morocco. I am asking for my bee mates to pick a word and then build a strip made of blocks that represent that word. The girls might be surprised to see my word, because I originally told them it was going to be "Garden", but decided on "Bloom, because these blocks were more about flowers. When I think of a garden, I think of fruits and vegetables.
I've already showed you this block...

and this one, too.
I added this block in the center

then made these two appliqued flower blocks
After making the two paper pieced blocks I needed something a little simpler for the rest of the strip..



I always love it when you all use your darling, little children as models in your quilt photos. Mine used to be cute when they were small. This was taken in 1985. Aren't they adorable?
So, I couldn't resist having Evan and Kyle model my Stitch Tease strip when they were here for dinner yesterday. They had no problem hamming it up for the camera.

They are still pretty darn cute!

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

19 comments:

Mermaid Sweets said...

Gorgeous strip, and love the modeling.

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Congrats on your crazy number of posts Di!

And you make beautiful children. Just sayin. Those guys are totally hot.

Geri Centonze said...

love the blast from the past photo!

Cindy said...

Why, if it wasn't gross of me to say so, I'd totally agree with Laura, as it is I probably could have baby sat for you so I won't mention thst your boys are way prettier than your blocks.

Your blocks are fantastic!

Patchwork and Play said...

Hamming it up, alright!! They look pretty cute with your pretty 'bloom' strip! I think you are going to have a great quilt in a years time!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Gorgeous! And your Bloom strip is pretty nice too! ;)

MGM

Cindy said...

I love the idea of your strip - taking a theme and letting folks run with it. This is going to be one awesome quilt.

Laura Jane, you're crackin' me up!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh it's stunning, and that is fill me with fear now!! I am going to start practising my apologies xxx

Annabella said...

I love how you have done the lettering. I too am filled with fear and it`s me next month. Yikes! Cute photo Di!

Lesley said...

Love your Bloom strip and giggled lots when I saw the models...boys will be boys!

Tiara said...

Love it!

Katy Cameron said...

500? Wow, I've been seriously slacking over here lol Congrats!

Fab strip, and, err, think you could send a spare boy along too, ya know, just to babysit it?

Leanne said...

That is a lot of posts, congratulations! And the quilt start is lovely, as are your kids then and now.

Dianne Neale said...

I'm going to refrain from saying anything smart about the boys - you know they are cute! The block is fantastic - but I too have the heeby jeebies about making your block, now I've seen it in real life!

susan said...

Think Laura is after becoming your DIL!!

The strip is fabulous as are the models. It is going to be a fabulous quilt.

sweet diesel designs said...

Woohoo for 500 posts! Your strip is pretty "bloom"ing a-mazing!! :) WOW! I can't wait to see it after it has made its way around the world...and I love the pic of your kiddos.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

wonderful paper piecing,
so glad that I found your blog!
Liebe Grüße
Bente - Germany

WandaFish said...

I got sidetracked and didn't comment yesterday - many congrats on your 500 posts!! How lovely is Julie stepping up to sponsor a celebratory giveaway for you?!! She is just so sweet :)

I love your Bloom strip and am so looking forward to seeing more from Stitch Tease.

**nicke... said...

holy cow! 500! congrats di! cute boys too! i bet they love modeling for you!