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...

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.
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.

I'm off....on an adventure...with my
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!!!


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

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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?

  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.

  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!

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

  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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