Tuesday, October 5, 2010

flyfoot block

Frieda from the Nittany block party requested
a 12 1/2" unfinished block....any block.
I found this block pattern in an old
Georgia Bonesteel book.
I figured out how big those half square triangles needed to be...
(my half square triangles are 3 1/2" square)
and then began arranging!!
Isn't this an interesting pattern??

Frieda sent some very nice Christmas fabric.
She's thinking ahead!!!

I kind of liked it...
so....

I made one for me too!!
The beginning of another project!
Then I got busy getting my little travel bag ready.
120 petals...or so....



Cut from some fabric that I hope kind of goes with
the quilt I began last year!
Sometimes quilts take a l-o-n-g time.




I need 49 of these blocks.
UUggghhhh.
really?
Did I know that when I began?
Well....sort of.


I do know it's the perfect project for travel.
And I'm traveling!!!


This corner of blogland will probably be quiet this week.
Unless I figure out how to access computers where I'm going.
I'll miss you while I'm gone.
Thank you for leaving me such sweet comments.
I look forward to every one of them.
You are the best cheering section I know of!


You're all so inspiring and supportive!!!


I do enjoy writing about what I'm up to...
and I'm usually thinking about you as I sew.
Sometimes...even when I'm cooking!
I guess you could say....I'm never lonely.
;)
Well....

I'm off....on an adventure...with my husband....to
far away Israel!!


I wonder how many blocks I'll be able to finish while I'm gone?
Will there be a Joseph's Coat quilt in the year 2010?
Let's not hold our breath!!!

14 comments:

  1. That flyfoot block is awesome! Tutorial???

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  2. Love the bee blocks, they certainly are interesting! Travel safely and have fun!

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  3. Have a fabulous trip! And I bet you get a lot of those blocks done.... And I love the flyfoot block pattern - I want to go graph it out to see what a bunch of them together would look like! We'll miss you while you are gone, but expect lots of interesting posts when you get back!

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  4. Hope you two have a wonderful time and safe travel. Sounds fabulous.

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  5. what a beautiful block! Have a FABULOUS time in Israel. There is something to see around every corner in that great country. Have FUN and stay safe!

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  6. Have a wonderful time in Israel. What a lot of inspiration you'll get there! Safe travels.

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  7. The flyfoot is a fun pattern. Travel safe. I hope you get lots of handwork done during the trip. Some projects are meant to be long and slow. We savor them more that way, right?

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  8. Enjoy your travels. I love the bee block. I'm also packing up some petals for my Joseph's Coat as I am traveling to FL. Someone on the flickr account called this project a "slow burn". I thought that was a perfect description. I know mine won't be finished in 2010.

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  9. I hope you have a wonderful trip. I have lived in Israel (Jerusalem) for the last 13 years, and it is quite amazing. There is lots to do and see here. And even some great quilting going on!

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  10. Have a great trip! Your Joseph Coat quilt is going to be beautiful!

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  11. Hey Beth,
    I'm looking forward to hearing all about your trip. Last Thursday I didn't get much done...Maybe this next week-- perhaps you'll come back with lots of new ideas to share! :)

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