Feb 12, 2013

Sprigs and eerie bones

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Ten sprig blocks done….thirty to go…but I’ve only been working on them for a little over a month…at that rate it is possible to finish the quilt by year’s end…but…you know…we’ll see how that goes.

So far so good.  This is surely a nice way to spend our cold winter evenings…cuddled in a cushy chair in front of the fireplace and TV and stitching away.

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Judy, at Patchwork Times, had a contest for a subject for her Tuesday link party.  Since I’m a reader, I mentioned sharing books.  Judy chose that idea and generously gave me a gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.  I was so excited! and used it to get some awesome fabric for my Stars and Sprigs quilt.

Thank you so much Judy.  That was really nice of you and I appreciate it.

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Speaking of which, the book I am reading right now is “Speaking from the Bones” by Alan Bradley.  I’ve waited a year for this book to come out. 

The star of the story is Flavia, a precocious 11 year old growing up in an old English mansion.  She’s a genius in chemistry, lives to solve murder mysteries and can be a little melodramatic. 

I have read every other book in the series and they are are so much fun!  Mr. Bradley is a gifted writer.  I could easily have finished this one by now but I ‘m trying to make it last, because the next book in the series isn’t due to be out till next year. 

Another whole year!!

I’m linking up with Judy for “Whatcha Reading Tuesday.”  Hoping for leads to more good books.

16 comments:

JeniceD said...

I love this series! I keep hoping that her mom will somehow show up.

desertskyquilts said...

Thanks, I just read the author interview on Amazon and he's very interesting. I've put the first book on hold at knoxlib, and look forward to reading my way through all 11! Maybe 12 will be out by then. =)

Sherri said...

Your blocks are beautiful! I got a chance to do a little applique last week, and now I can't wait to do more!

Needled Mom said...

The blocks are just wonderful.

Thanks for the heads up on the good reads.

jlgwyn said...

Love your blocks and your fabric splurge choices! I'll have to look up that book series - quilters and readers must be a good combination - it seems popular.

Terry said...

Your sprig blocks look great! I love the fabric you bought too! :0)

Jo Field said...

Love your sprig blocks. where did you get the pattern? Thanks!!

Darlene said...

Your sprig blocks are beautiful, Annette.

Quilting Nonnie said...

I put the Flavia de Luce #1 on my list of books to read. I'm always grateful for a new series to read. I notice books on your favorites list are on mine too. Christy and To Kill A Mockingbird are two of my all-time favorites. Actually To Kill A Mockingbird is my number one favorite book of all time!

Béa said...

A lot of work and very lovely blocks. It will be a gorgeous quilt.

Yvette said...

This quilt is on my list to make one day. Your blocks are gorgeous and I love your fabric choices.

Karen said...

Your applique blocks are very well done. I had forgotten what the pattern looks like and did an image search to view it. The border is intimidating with all those leaves but I found an image of a quilt with a more simple applique border that was very appealing.

Little Busy Bee said...

Your blocks are turning out so beautiful, you're a master in applique. The book sounds very interesting!

ara said...

Unos trabajos preciosos.
Felicidades!!!!

Nancy said...

Really like the fabric choices in your Sprig blocks. I have this pattern but haven’t started it.

Janet said...

Your Sprigs blocks are so very pretty! I like your fabric package too :0)

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