Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's Jelly Roll Day!

Seriously, I need to have a more interesting life. For the last couple of weeks, I've spent much of my time cleaning, and what's there to say about THAT? You all know exactly what it is, right? (And if you don't, I don't think I want to know.) Oh, I forgot to mention yesterday--remember back when I was cleaning Hubby's bedside lamp and I broke the light bulb and nearly caught the lampshade on fire? Well, when I was cleaning the oven, I broke the oven light. See, I'm not good at this stuff. Probably best that the bulb broke though--there's still baked on crud that didn't come off, and who wants to shed any extra light on THAT?

One of these days I'll do something interesting--I promise. In the meantime, the kitchen is progressing and I think that before too long, I'll have a couple photos to show you of my kitchen decorations. So that's something--sort of. Right?

Well, then, how about the Jelly Roll Quilt Along Sampler Block 8? (Eight? I think that's what it is.) Now THAT's something, right? I finished mine, although it was such a busy block, it didn't seem appropriate for adding embroidery.


I substituted five plain 2" blocks in the center section (the orange) for more of those strip pieced blocks in the pattern--it seemed to make more sense to me visually. Less chaos, or something, since I'm using a busy-looking line of fabric.

Still not interesting? Okay, how about this for something interesting? Remember these blocks I made awhile back?


The patterns for the blocks were six of the twelve patterns for Thimbleberries' Pansy Park Block of the Month quilt from several years ago. Although I half sized my blocks, I have the six original block patterns and each makes a 12" block (finished size). If you think you'd like them--remember it's just six of the original twelve patterns--leave me a comment asking to be put in the drawing. I'll draw a winner on Wednesday night and post the name on Thursday's post.

Yep, that's MY philosophy--if I can't do anything interesting to talk about, at least I can bribe you to pretend interest, right?!

21 comments:

Fiesta said...

lovely blocks Kim

SoozeM said...

I really should attack my oven too, but I feel tired just reading about your oven, maybe tomorrow LOL!

I would love the blocks, I would set them on point with setting squares/triangles, a couple of borders, and hey presto one cot quilt :)

Anonymous said...

I've always loved Thimbleberries...guess I'm a more traditional "type" quilter than some others. I've been enjoying your clean-along because I've been trying to do a bit myself and not being overly successful. Something or someone (like the little dudes as I lovingly call our 3 little grandkids) seem to need my attention more than the cleaning does...oh, what a hardship...NOT! Zel (who would rather quilt than clean any day!)

Umma crafty squirrel said...

Your post crack me up.How did you manage to near set the lamp shade on fair. I'll have to go try to find the story of it, lol.
I love the busy pattern you have going on in that quilt. Also, I like that you switched the stripes out for the ornage instead - just lovely.

Laurie said...

Enough cleaning! You are making me feel guilty! Lol. I would love to win the goodies.

Ceamz said...

if things were too interesting then you might be ? ummmm eccentric : )
the blocks are beautiful and I love the colors so put me in the drawing please.

Sandy from Thimbleberries said...

Kim,
I think I will buy a new stove before my old one gets cleaned. Every time I open the oven I quickly shut it. I did try Mr. Clean scrubber on my tub. It works pretty good, but I need a lot of elbow grease. What else would you recommend for cleaning the tub. Company is a coming and I need a shiny clean tub. I won't let them use the oven. I like the squares please enter me.

Cara said...

First I ADORE how your block turned out, they are all turning out so well.
I'd love to be entered! I could make some I'm sure ;)

Trish said...

Kim, I would love to win your orphan blocks.
Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Dawn said...

Why clean the oven, whos gonna look there? OK just kidding, but really cleaning instead of quilting, no I dont think so.

Sandy said...

Can't wait to see the completed Quilt Along Sampler...yikes, in 5 months it will be Trick-or-Treat time! Please include me in your drawing for the patterns.

julieQ said...

Very cool halloween block! I do not have an oven that functions right now...sigh...no light, and now no heat either! Enjoy your sewing time, Kim.

Anonymous said...

I will take those lovely blocks!! Please enter me in the drawing. Enough cleaning -- it will be there after you have recovered from surgery. ;)

Claudine
cndmatulich@jps.net

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful blocks - put me in the drawing Kim!

Carol said...

Kim, I NEED some ego thimble boosting kick starting chance of winning this project!!! I haven't touched a thing in weeks and need a chance to win something to bring me back to life! Please enter me in this drawing! Thanks!

debbie said...

I like your block as it is. Would have a hard time picturing it with the orange squares as pieced blocks. Easy on that cleaning, you're making me feel bad. The Thimbleberries blocks are pretty too.

Jill said...

That looks great. Would love to win.

PunkiePie said...

I love how you did you jelly roll block. Yours is far less busy looking. Very cool!

Gran said...

Awesome!!!

Dianne Giles said...

I love the colours of the blocks. Please include me in the draw. Dianbob

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have those Thimbleberries blocks. I wanted to make a Pansy Park quilt and I already have the Pansy Park fabric for the center strips. Pick me! Pick me!
Chris in Sacramento