August 11, 2013

Free BOM - Apples of Gold - Block 8

Block 8 in the free Block of the Month "Apples of Gold" quilt is now available.

It's hard to believe we are already on to the last row of our quilt! I hope there are many wise words spoken into your lives, and in turn, that you can bless others with their many benefits.

The pattern is available for download here.  

We have had some absolutely stunning weather this week - perfect Queensland winter days - warm with bright sunshine. The Bay has been a picture of serenity:

I could almost get enthused about spring-cleaning!!!  I said 'almost'!  Instead, I completed a pretty bag, planned the layout of a commissioned quilt, drew up a new design and posted off a couple of projects to magazine editors.  Sure beats cleaning!

I was extra pleased how the latest embroidery design turned out:

I can now show you the birthday present I made for our younger daughter:

It's the Garden Dreams Calendar made in Janelle's fabric choice - all fresh and pretty.

It takes for ever to stitch all the little mini quilts for the days of the week and then all the numbers, but so worth it when it is finished.  I love giving a Calendar that never goes out of date!

I didn't do very well with my PASSES (projects at a stand still) this week, only completing one, but then if I finished one each week, I would have 20 done by Christmas. (Did you know we just completed week 32?!!)

With that pleasant thought, I will close off!

Happy Stitching!


KaHolly said...

Great block! Your projects are always so lovely and meaningful. It's obvious that a lot of thought goes into each and every design!

Christine M said...

Lovely block Val. One finish is better than none!

Regina vicentini said...

Bom dia Val!
O bloco está maravilhoso e o presente de sua filha um carinho lindo que só uma mãe amorosa pode transmitir através de seus dons! Parabéns!
Um grande abraço amiga!

Pensée et Lavande said...

Bonjour Val,
Et bien beaucoup de travaux!ils sont superbe,beaucoup de minutie ,il est vrai que cela prend du temps,mais que c'est beau a admirer quand c'est fini
Une photo sereine il est vrai,cela et un beau pays.
A bientot Val
Toutes mes amitiée MChristine

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Gorgeous block Val.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the new block, Val. I don't know what your new project is, but the part you showed is beautifully done! I'm jealous of your beautiful days. It seems like I haven't seen the sun in 10 days. I actually have, but not for more than a few minutes each day, and it's driving me crazy!