Friday, July 21, 2006

Swamp Angel...

I'm not kidding, that's the name of this block. Figured that I better put something quilty in or I might get the hook from Sarah. I have, over the past week, done 4 blocks from my dyed fabric. I just got Judy Hopkin's "Around the Block" book out and made a few of them. That's kinda fun. I made this one because I liked that name. I keep singing, "Dream Angel," with the lyrics changed to "Swamp angel, swamp angel, won't you be mi-ine?" The kids just stare. Well, I thought it was funny. Sarah made a blue and yellow(imagine that) sampler a couple years ago and I remember that Bill especially liked the different blocks together in one quilt. So, since I have all these fat quarters... thought I might make a sampler for us. I'd post a picture of my other blocks, but the days have been so hazy and dark that this very light one is the only one that took a decent picture. I think I'll be able to squeeze one more block in (want to try a red one), today, if I don't succumb to a nap while the kiddos are taking theirs. Napping or quilting... hmm... now that's a tough decision.

15 comments:

Peni said...

OOOOOh! I like the block and the name. Quilt or nap...that's almost cruel. The applebutter is pretty good! Plan to go ahead and put yours in big jars. XO Mom

Sarah said...

I used to call a friend of mine "Swamp Thang" after seeing her wke up at summer camp with her hair sticking out in all directions - and she was not a morning person!

Please show the other blocks soon!

Miss you!
Love, Sarah

dot said...

I like this block. It reminds of lemon and lime sherbert. I look forward to the other blocks you are making.

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful block... no idea where the name comes from, but its fun too

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I like my Judy Hopkin's block book - so versitile! And yesterday I could have kicked myself - I MOWED the lawn while the Little Boy was sleeping - whatever was I thinking??? I usually rest when he sleeps and boy was I tired at night and wouldn't you know - he didn't go right down - I think it was too hot. Anyway - your block looks great!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Darcie said...

Darling "Swamp Angel" block, Nines. Glad to see that you're not afraid to cut up those labor intensive hand dyed fabrics! Sometimes they are like children...you just hate to disturb them when they're lying there...looking so precious! Right?!

Hope your quilt show is a success.

Susan said...

I love the green in this block! A friend did an entire quilt of swamp angel, and there are interesting secondary patterns which form, depending on fabric placement.

Go for the nap. With 8 children, you need all the rest you can get. Quilting will still be there. =)

Ama said...

I can't wait to see the other blocks. I love the "lemon" and "lime" colours, they are going to make a wonderful sampler.

Susan said...

You can travel with me vicariously. =)

My travel pics

Yes, you *can* have it all!

I won't ever be dying anything, but your fabrics are amazing. I just buy mine. =) Paul (DH) says I shouldn't be near dye or knives.

Mama Koch said...

Thanks...I'll be sing that tune in my brain all afternoon!
Your block is really pretty. It does look like sherbert. Looks cool and soft.

Brit said...

that is my favorite book. I use it so much

ForestJane said...

Did someone mention applebutter?

And I just read about someone making home made bread on another post - you guys are all making me hungry!

Swamp Angel makes me wonder how that block got named :)

Darcie said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!! I can see you, Nines!!! Love your profile pic!

Thanks for the prayers for Trent and his racing. He did very well, thanks for asking! ;-) Of course, he'd love to win or at least place in the feature race. But this Mom is just so grateful for no major crashes! ;-)

Darcie said...

Your personality shows through on your picture, Nines! Great choice of pic and great job with GETTIN' 'ER DONE!!!

You're so very pretty! ;-)

Peni said...

Then there's the sequel

"Swamp Angel, can you hear me,
Swamp Angel, can you see me...."

Mama Koch needed a new tune:)