Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ring Winner & Sue Ross Block 3

I can't believe it's November today, where has this year gone to? As it is now the 1st of November here in Australia, my little giveaway of Louise's beautiful sweet clover stacking rings has now closed.


And with the help of Random.org, I have a winner......
              
          number 23....alobsiger who said... GASP! Louise's work is GORGEOUS, Cathy! Thank you for introducing it to us. Just such beautiful work. Thanks to Louise for the generous giveaway that I would love to see adorning my hand. :-)))

Congratulations Mrs Schmenkman, you WILL be seeing Louise's ring adorning your hand!!! Thank you to everyone who played along. And a HUGE thank you to Louise for your generosity and fabulous jewellery! (and if anyone knows how to get that darn random integrator generator box to show up on your blog, please let me know, I just couldn't figure out how to show it here!!!).

I have also finished my Sue Ross block 3. First my practise block....


I decided to make a practise block for each of these blocks for a couple of reasons. Firstly to give me the confidence to cut into my fabrics from M.O., and secondly so that by the end of this BOM I will have two quilts, one in the pretty range that I ordered from M.O., and the other in a bright colour range, mainly from my Kaffe stash.

Here's my block with the gorgeous fabrics from Material Obsession:


I'm having a blast making these blocks and being challenged to get outside my comfort zone and learn new skills. Ok, I'm off to put the binding on my icecream quilt, can you guess how I quilted it? xo


19 comments:

wishes, true and kind said...

Awesome post! First we find out that the fabulous Amy won the fabulous ring! Smile :). The we get to see glorious BOM eye candy. Both blocks are wonderful! And then we get to picture you happily stitching away on your ice cream quilt! Happy stitching! Can't wit to see the finished quilt!

joan

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Oh Cathy! I really like both of those blocks! :) Great job.

It is hard to believe November's here. I confess, I got excited about 'December' while I was at the store today...

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Congratulations Mrs Schmenkman! A much coveted prize indeed! Love your new Sue Ross block, I think I like the colorful Kaffe one the most...
What a good idea to end up with two quilts with such huge color variation.

I am quietly hoping that you have quilted the Icecream quilt with straight vertical lines? Maybe?

Rita

Amelia said...

Congrats Mrs S!

The sue ross blocks are coming along nicely! Your contemporary blocks are looking just fantastic!

November has arrived and along with it juck mail telling me christmas is not that far away! Can you believe it?!

Looking forward to seeing your icecream quilt finished!

comfortstitching said...

Fabulous BOM's as always, love that check in your second version!

Brigitte Heitland said...

Wonderful fabric choices on your Fassett wheel!

Quilts on Bastings said...

I am not sure which of your two blocks I like better - they are both going to be fantastic quilts. I can't wait to see your icecream quilt quilted.

One Flew Over said...

Such a great giveaway! I love your blocks...they look quite tricky to put together, are they?

Stephanie said...

LUCKY AMY!!! Yummy Sue Ross blocks. So you'll be making 2 quilts?

Jackie said...

That Mrs. Schmenkman is just the luckiest and sweetest... Congrats Amy!! And boy Cathy am I ever swooning over both of your blocks, just fantastic!!

Jackie said...

Oh and to get the random integer thing to show up you need to take a screenshot of it and the load it like a jpeg (picture)file. At least this is how I would do it. There may be another way.

alobsiger said...

Can't believe it! Thrilled beyond belief! Glad I didn't order a set. :-) Wheeeeee! Love your blocks, Cathy! Both versions are spectacular!

Rain said...

Wow, congrats to the winner! Wish I could make block like that, jeeez.

Cathy, Over at the About.com blogs, we thought we'd put together a photo collage holiday blog roundup if you're interested. It's a craft roundup, so any holiday tutorials or recipe how-to's and patterns are welcome to take part. All holiday traditions are welcome including Christmas, Yule, Hanukkah...

Everyone will be posting a group of holiday crafts each Thursday until the date of Christmas Eve. Shoot me an email to join up if you're interested.

imquilternity said...

Cathy, Both of those blocks are gorgeous, but I LOVE the Kaffe one! You definitely have a wonderful eye, not only for color but for combining fabrics! Wow!

izzy inspired said...

What beautiful blocks...the second one has won me over. I love the dots thrown into the mix!

Deb said...

Lovely post Cathy - lucky Mrs Shmenkman! Congrats to her. The Sue Ross blocks are looking great, and what a clever idea to make two at the same time.

For quilting I'm thinking a ripple or a swirl - something icecream like!

sewpam63 said...

Mercy! Those blocks are just beautiful!!! Nicely done, Cathy. ; )

Mama Spark said...

Congratulations, Amy. and those quilt blocks are awesome! Can't wait to see the next ones!

Kelly said...

Congrats to Mrs Schmenkman!! Cathy those blocks are gorgeous, I'm hoping they will do a second round of that bom, cause I want in!!