As I mentioned in yesterday's post, we experienced several hours of freezing rain and it hadn't stopped by the time we went to bed. We still had power and internet but the phone which went down yesterday morning is still not up. That is a little aggravation we will soon have to deal with.
All the ice was gone from the trees and the power lines when I got up this morning! They're saying we'll be getting more but I sure hope they're wrong.
Bad weather or not, I did manage to work on my De Deauville To Cape Cod Quilt Mystere by Roxane at Scrap, Quilt, And Stitch. It feels great to be up to date and just in time since the next block comes out soon! People who know me can appreciate my uneasiness at being late for anything; I just had to get these done. Besides, it was great to dream of beach weather while under this coat of ice.
No need for explanations here... just the details!
Block no 4
Block no 7
Blocks no 4&7 are next to each other and have been sewn together. Block no 8 will span the top of these two blocks. This isn't a very large quilt; it finishes at 29 1/2" X 42 1/4" before borders.
Block no 6
I got bored with working the stem stitch so I decided to change things up a bit. I pondered long about the net wondering if I could use some plastic netting that cover fruit from the grocery store. Then by the time it came to embroidering it, I knew I just had to do it my way. I think it works.
By the way, you must click on this De Deauville link to see Roxane's album showcasing everyone's version of this cute Quilt Mystere! It's a wonderful perspective of how each person has interpreted their blocks.
Have a wonderful day and keep dreaming of the beaches! Perhaps someday Mother Nature will quiet our shores long enough for us to enjoy some spring!
Yes, we know things in the weather department are hard at work still bringing on more winter for your guys! Have fun with your lovely beach quilt!!ReplyDelete
Hi Caroline, our internet went down soon after I posted! It's up and running this morning but the phone remains a problem. The technician is due here today to look for a cause and fix it. Meanwhile we're experiencing blowing snow again and a promise of more to come on the weekend! The beach quilt is my link to beautiful weather! :) Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Love your cape cod quilt. Need a little beach nostalgia until the warm weather kicks in! Here in Chicago, (Chi-beria) we have finally had a nice day. It is still below normal temps, but spring is surely coming.ReplyDelete
Lucky you AveryClaire! We're not done yet!! The bad weather continues today... I just hope our neighbor comes by early to remove the snow drifts before the phone technician shows up. Thank you for coming by my blog!Delete
Your quilt just gets more adorable each time you quilt. I know how you feel about the freezing rain--we were treated to that on Saturday!ReplyDelete
Thank you Margaret. There's perhaps an inch of ice under our new snow! I just hope it starts melting in earnest soon!Delete
Love all the tiny details!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Michele! I must say you have the longest blogroll I've ever seen!!! Next to mine that is! :) Congratulations if you visit them all!Delete
sorry you are having another blast of winter...but i do really like all those beach blocksReplyDelete
Thank you Sherry. Frankly, I'm happy about the snowstorms if only because it gave me a chance to catch up on my blocks and projects! Now I feel like spring can arrive any day! :)Delete
Oh this piece is really neat...love it! Knee deep in snow and ice here in NB too.ReplyDelete
Thank you Marjorie! Yes we were close to losing all our snow in Southeast NB until these latest storms. I hope it's gone as fast as it fell and soon! I'm ready to smell the sweet smell of thawing earth!Delete
Wow! Love the little details you put on your block! Very creative and perfect to do when there is crazy weather!ReplyDelete
thank you Audrey. I must credit Roxane, the creator of the blocks, for that! I just execute them! The weather is perfect for stitching without feeling guilty!Delete
Thanks for sharing all the detail photos of your gorgeous beachy blocks, Lorette! Seems we are all eager for spring. Hope the weather cooperates!ReplyDelete
Thank you Lorna. I hope spring decides to show up but in case it doesn't, I have lots of other projects to work on!Delete
Hi Lorette! This is my first time by your blog....and I'm so glad I stopped in! I LOVE these blocks. I love to do applique and wool stitching, so am very inspired by your details. Stop by! myplvl.blogspot.com :)ValReplyDelete
Hello Valerie! Welcome and thank you for your kind words and for stopping by! I was impressed with your blog when I visited you too and will come by shortly to post a comment there! I hope I will have more projects that will interest you here!Delete
OMG your quilt is gonna be spectacular, the details blow my mind!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind comments Vicki! And thanks for coming by my blog... I credit Roxane from Scrap Quilt and stitch for all the details! I executed them the way I see them! It's definitely a fun quilt to make and I'm anxious for the new blocks every month! keep in touch!Delete
Wow, what amazing detail on all those blocks. That quilt is going to be completely gorgeous. And hope your weather improves soon.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sally. I'm impressed with your work and am anxious to see the finished piece of your latest research! It looks like a lot of fun! I enjoy reading artists' thought process when designing their work. I hope you clue us in on how you do that! Thank you for visiting my blog!Delete
Love it....love it....love it. Again, your detail work is incredible.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jo. I can't wait for the next surprise block!Delete
This is fantastic! I love the way you used all the emellishments, and the colors...and now you've got ME wanting to go to the beach!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Linda for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I hope your weather is better than ours today... it started with snow then freezing rain now it's been pouring for quite awhile.Delete
Oh my goodness, Lorette! Your New England inspired quilt is wonderful. I checked out the other versions on the link you provided and I think yours will rival any of the others. I hope you will post about it when you are finished because I would love to see it when complete. I just know it will be fabulous.ReplyDelete
I hope the weather is nice and Springlike in your neck of the woods by now!
Thank you Lynn! I will keep posting updates to the Deauville quilt. It's such a fun one... our next block is due out soon. I'm afraid dreaming of beaches is the closest I will get to them as our weather today is rain. However, the earth is showing itself in greater patches in the fields and if our yard is any indication, we're in for muddy times!Delete
Incredible workmanship! I'll have to share this with a friend who adores anything "beach-y".ReplyDelete