Monday, January 9, 2017

En Provence - Clues to the block reveal

Happy New Year, everyone! Here it is... The big reveal! Are you playing along? Instructions for this En Provence mystery clue can be found at this blog. See everyone's progress at this link.

I was getting behind on the clues as the holiday hit. Because I was very busy making fabulous, "proper British Christmas bakes" for family parties. I am a huge fan of Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Their recipes are terrific!

Back to the quilt........
It's amazing to me to see a box full of this

Turn into a block like this!

Next month, the full quilt will be done! I can't wait to see it!

Monday, December 19, 2016

En Provence - Clue 4

Things are moving right along with En Provence! Can you believe we've been at this for almost a month? If you want the instructions for this clue, go to this post for it! See what everyone else is doing at this post.

It was down right cold and snowy this past weekend where I live. The perfect time to stay inside and finish addressing our Christmas cards and getting some wrapping done.

I made another Cashmere Covered Pillow for a good friend. I still have to do one for me!

My favorite Featherweight got set up on the footstool so I could get going on Clue 4!

It's a good start! My box of mystery clues is pretty full! 

Can't wait to see it come together!

Monday, December 12, 2016

En Provence - Clue 3

Onwards to part three if this year's mystery quilt, En Provence! If you want the instructions for this pattern, go to this post for it! See what everyone else is doing at this post.

After my winter cold ran its course last week, I started feeling noticeably better on Thursday and managed to get clue two finished on time! This weekend was the kickoff of all things Christmas at my house. My sisters and I went to a breakfast and show given in the traditions of France. How appropriate! Joyeux noel, tout le monde!

I made some Cashmere Covered Pillows as gifts. I got my decorations out, played the Christmas Songs to the Burning Yule Log video, and revamped the house into rooms full of tinsel, lights, and holiday-print fabric. The chicken was roasted, the lists are made and the snow started to fall. 'Tis the season!

Back on track.... This week - Purple four patches! Think lavender fields. 

I grabbed a bunch of fabrics for my purples and started cutting strips from the smallest pieces in the pile and worked up into the larger pieces. I figured I need to use the scraps instead of making more scraps!