Sunday, September 18, 2016

My voyage with Chuck has ended.  I will show you the last four blocks.

This is "Cat in the Sun" block-another of those blocks from my basket of must use in this quilt fabric.  I shaped the window frame out of some of the browns that were in the same piece of fabric with the cat and the bird.

This second block is from one of Chuck's.  I love the 3 dimensional look of the box but wanted to fill the box with more flowers.
This pretty block of framed flowers is also one of Chuck's.  I followed her lead closely on this block.

This block is one of Chuck's abstract blocks which I think she intended to have been pieced together.  Not having much luck with my piecing skills, i decided to applique the pieces together instead of piecing.  I think it is a very dramatic and full of the fluidity Chuck so often displays.  I am not sure the light yellow shows off the pattern to the fullest but there you are.

The next block I made some time ago before I began blogging and displaying Chuck's blocks.  It is similar to the above block in that it should have been made by piecing but I again appliqued the block together.

There is no way I could have pieced this but I just loved her design and did the best fake-up I could manage. 

Chuck's book has 2001 blocks some of which I have made and shown you.  Her book covers so much more that appliqued blocks.  At least half is devoted to unique pieced blocks so still check out the book even if you are not an appliquer.  There is something for everyone in this book.

Well, there you have it. THE END. Good-bye Chuck!

EXCEPT........I had a great idea for a finishing center block and also there is one block which just has to go-totally wrong-so the numbers will still work out. I had to order some fabric for this finish up and maybe will show you next week.  I have also ordered my backing and the batting.  SO.......upstairs with all 143 of my little friends to be laid out on the bedroom floor and arranged and rearranged until they are all happy together. 

You know I do practice pieces of FMQing which has been really helpful in skill and confidence building.  Now that I have all the parts of Chuck, Susan, and Me, I will begin quilting her!!!! It will be a large quilt so the top of the quilt composed of 11x13 rows and columns will be broken into 4 parts and the borders 3 parts.  I am excited to begin and this makes leaving Chuck a little easier even though I won't be interacting with her designs. Also I have my new quilt and have spent some time with her this week getting to know her and her fabrics.

So...visitors.  Andorra is a tiny county in the Pyrenees nestled between France and Spain.  There is a population of about 80,000 and has an alpine climate with 300 days of sun and lots of skiing in the winter.  Someone living in Andorra visited my blog last week but they did not leave a comment so I cannot tell you about them except they live in a lovely place.

I was also visited by people in the Philippines, Morocco, Portugal, Costa Rica, and Malaysia all countries of mystery and romance to me.  I would love to visit.  All their flags have been added.

Now that the weather has cooled off (thank you to whomever is responsible for this), Blossom has returned to her comfy cushion placed for her before the window to enjoy the full effect of sun.  Here she is tanning her pink girl tummy in a posture otherwise known as total relaxation.

Hope you have a good week and get to quilt.  I hope to have an okay week without too much separation anxiety-I have laid out some objectives and am looking on the bright side.

In the meantime, I will be linking up with those wonderful, generous ladies who give of their time to provide us with a platform to see and be seen on their link-ups.  

Happy Quilting!
and see you next week


  1. I can't wait to see how you arrange them. They are all so beautiful. I would have appliqued those 2 blocks also, they look impossible to piece. You said you have your new quilt and fabric, is that for the Sweet Surrender? Have a great week. Blessings, Gretchen

  2. I have so enjoyed your journey with adding in the Chuck blocks and what you did with them. All so creative.

  3. These final blocks are such a gorgeous finish to your quilt.
    The cat & bird in the window block is really exquisite!
    Thank you for sharing this journey with us!
    Your work is super creative and wonderfully inspiring.

  4. That photo of Blossom is just the best... total relaxation!
    I am a little sad that the Chuck blocks are done... I enjoyed seeing your versions!
    But such is life... we move on to the next project!

  5. Your quilt is going to be so beautiful! I think it's the yellow in it that speaks to me--so cheerful. I've been tempted to get the book and your lovely blocks are making it hard to resist!

  6. So exciting, I have enjoyed your journey and adventure with the blocks, thank you and will look forward to your next project. :)

  7. Again and again I'm impressed with your ability to alter others' block suggestions and with your applique skills, Pam. These are beautiful blocks.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  8. I am going to miss Chuck too; it has been so enjoyable watching your progress with this. But I look forward to seeing her quilted and also to seeing what you do next.

  9. Your inspiration today is wonderful. Thanks for linking to Show and Tell Monday !! Bambi Hug

  10. Looking forward to watching all this come together into a finished quilt top!

  11. I suspect you and Chuck will reunite at some time in the future - with that many blocks in her book and your creativity, there are too many options!! In the meantime, have fun arranging everything and keep posting all your wonderful projects. Your Blossom reminds me of our shelties - both little girl pink tummys who love to nap on their backs. What a life!!

  12. That abstract yellow block is pretty and very interesting! Congrats on reaching 143!

  13. Your last four blocks are a lovely addition to the collection.

  14. More lovely blocks - I am looking forward to seeing your finished layout. xx

  15. I loved seeing your blocks. They are gorgeous. Greetings