Monday, January 11, 2010

The Challenge


I have been totally neglecting taking "in progress" photos of my Red and White Snowball challenge quilt! I have pictures... but just never got them posted. So how about a photo of my completed rows? I am making progress on this quilt.
It does go fast and is very methodical.
First the cutting.
Make the half square triangles.
Rip out mistakes.
Do those over.
Sew the squares together for the center of the block.
Make the dark blocks.
Then whip up the light blocks.
Sew the blocks into rows...
and that's where I am!
9 of the 11 rows sewed together. 2 more to go. Then the border units.
Oh, and in case you noticed...
my red and white challenge is pink and cream.
I just had to change it up a little.
Besides, I had all of the pinks in my stash!
Now... I have to tell you a little

about my house guests that arrived over the weekend.


But for now...



I'm just going to leave you with a little

"vintage" eye candy!

See you tomorrow!

19 comments:

Lesly said...

Wow! The pink and white looks amazing! I thought nothing could beat my red and white snowballs, but this one might just take the cake!

Rita said...

Your quilt looks terrific!

Gran said...

I love your work and that you treated us to the photos. Thanks - looking forward to tomorrows post.

call me crazy said...

Great looking quilt top! And I love the vintage block with the green~ can't wait for the 'rest of the story'. ;-)

Sherri said...

Love the pink and cream quilt...and can't WAIT to hear the story(ies) about the vintage blocks!

Angela said...

I absolutely LOVE your *pink and cream* snowball quilt! That is gorgeous! Such soft, snuggly colors! :o)

SheilaC said...

I LOVE the pink and cream! I am not a huge red fan and this would be perfect!

A Beauty!

SheilaC

Cara said...

LOL until you said something I was worried about my screen because they didn't look all that red. It will look very romantic.

Béa said...

I Love the pink & cream quilt, soft and romantic !

Carol said...

I love your pink and white snowball quilt...awesome!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear about the vintage blocks.

Julie said...

Your quilt is just lovely and I really like the pink! And I love the vintage blocks. I have the one and only quilt that my grandmother made out of feed sacks!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your red and white snowball challenge quilt!

Thelma said...

I LOVE your pink and cream snowball quilt.

Have fun at the quilt show!

PunkiePie said...

Pretty! I like the change up of pink and cream. Great choice!

Vivian Helena said...

Love the pink and white quilt. Have a great time at Road in Ontario.. Great to see what you are doing. Peggy said I should look at your blog, now we just need to get her to be a follower.

Persicke Family said...

I really like the pink and white. Very fresh.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am loving the colors you are using! Of course, anything with red is fabulous!!! But toss in PINK and your have a masterpiece.

hugs,
becky

Thearica said...

I adore your snowball quilt!!

jaybird said...

love the vintage!! esp the first one with the green... classic!