Friday, March 1, 2013

Country Charmer Update

Country Charmer Block 19
Country Charmer Block 20 - To Be
The little pile of fabric at the top of Block 20 are extras. I auditioned each fabric for each block and found I still changed at least one fabric once I put them on the layout sheet. Some I used in other blocks. The little pile will wait to become "something" another day!

Speaking of the LAYOUT SHEET .... this piece of paper Lynn of Sew'n Wild Oaks provided with her wonderful Country Charmer pattern is OUTSTANDING!!! My seam ripper was active enough during the sewing of the blocks. Pieces occasionally have a mind of their own and switch places when I am not watching carefully! Lynn's LAYOUT SHEET kept the switching to a minimum! And I loved being able to see what the block would look like, so I could re-select fabrics millions of times! Thank you Lynn!
Here are the 19 completed blocks - in no particular order. I'm sure it will take me months to come up with a final layout. I'm going for the chain effect to read blue/purple and mauve/brown. Regardless, Block 20 in the collage will be replaced! Ms Cha Cha Cat graciously agreed to "fill in" - for today only! - but she says she has much more important things (nap/sleep/eat treats!) to do than be a "quilt filler block" full time LOL!

Today is the day to link up with quilters around the world to see their progress on their Country Charmer. Lesley of The Cuddle Quilter has setup a fun linky party on her blog. Go link up if you are working on this quilt. There is always time to join in. Hope to see you there.


Lesley said...

Holy Moley! Do I ever love seeing your blocks. They just jump off the page. Your selection of colours and fabrics is fabulous. Thanks so much for linking up...I know your progress will inspire many. Love your banner too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Wow, you have gotten a lot done! Lovely fabrics and colors, going to be a great quilt.

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

OOO! OOO! OOO! Get that block sewn together and post it! I can't wait to see that purple all assembled! Love It!
& Hi Cha Cha! You're beautiful too!

Lynn said...

Donna your blocks look great together! I love all of your colors that really bring the patter to life. I have a little plastic baggie full of pieces I didn't use too. Maybe I'll make another one!

Grit said...

Your blocks are so wonderful.
I love them so much.

Grit from Germany

QuiltSue said...

They are beautiful Donna. Your colours really work well together, especially with Block 20!

Jane Galley said...

What a great collection of blocks. I have to agree about block 20, it's fabulous

Tina said...

Love, love, love your blocks! This is going to be one gorgeous quilt!!!