Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ABC Sampler

 Here we are again. I'll have to take a slower pace since we are now shorthanded at work. Between hand quilting and hand applique it is causing some pain in my hand, so I may resort to machine applique on more than I planned.

My next job on this quilt is to make this all fit together. The bird and the apple tree are not appliqued yet either. I haven't decided what to do with the faces on the letter U for Us. 
My shirt and pants didn't meet......

And that is why he has a belt of sorts. LOL I made the 2 square in a square and it was way too big. 

Then I made 2 more that I thought would fit, but they were too big too!

So, I took a clue from one of the other quilts and changed the block completely 
and cut it off to fit. Problem solved!
This was a fun block to do. Tin man. (what I always feel like in yoga class!)

Here it is waiting for some sewing room finagling. 

Check out Karen's blog to see her great blocks!

Look how great this block looks! I didn't have to make it but was only asked to sign it. 

Thanks Ann for the bonus! These will fit wonderfully in my ABC sampler!

Friday we will have the reveal and  linky party for our "Year of the Rooster" challenge!!


  1. Cute quilt and great problem solving!

  2. I am so enjoying seeing your quilt grow. It is going to be beautiful. Hugs

  3. Love the first thought as a solution! Fun quilt!

  4. Looks like you have had lots of creative opportunities with this quilt--and you have met them well.

  5. This section is looking wonderful. I love the belt :0) I'm sorry to hear you are experiencing pain in your hand!! I hope resting it a bit brings a full recovery!

  6. Lori!! bonitos todos tus bloques...

  7. Beautiful section, love it.

  8. I love the "ABC" quilt. When I saw the shirt and pants didn't meet, I thought, add belt and sure enough you did. It does look like it is going to be a puzzle to put together but knowing you it is going to come out perfect. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing. You brought a smile to my face this morning and I needed that.

  9. Love your sampler! The belt solution is perfect and will make you smile every time you notice it.
    Hope your hand is soon feeling better.

  10. This is coming along so nicely--I love all your make-do fixes--they just make your quilt more special!

  11. I see you got work done on your crow and apple tree after all. Another row/section coming together. Did you see the finished quilt one of the member's of Cheri's group showed on the Facebook group?

  12. Adorable. I love the Tin Man---and the Us block.


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