Gypsy Wife, Week 6, July 20

Our block this week is an easy one called Star Block found on page 11.  I don’t feel very brave this week so my block is conservative compared to the first 5 weeks.  I even made it twice!

Do you believe this?  I had to force him to move so I could sew the block.

Here’s another picture of Ernie Joe Mauer – this is not what I prefer to have sleeping next to the coffee pot but whatever.

And here are my two finished blocks.  I wonder which one I’ll end up using in the quilt.

Look at these blocks from Fiona all made with reproduction fabrics.  I love them! 


And this is what I’ve been working on for 2 days – weeding the pumpkin patch.

16 thoughts on “Gypsy Wife, Week 6, July 20

  1. Dianne H.

    Fiona’s blocks are so pretty. She has an excellent sense of color placement within each block. Looking forward to seeing her finished quilt, too.

  2. Dianne H.

    I really like the block on the right with the black, orange, and aqua fabric. It has zing! My choice of fabric colors has really changed over the last fifteen or so years. My absolute favorite fabrics back then were Thimbleberries, with their medium to dark colored prints. I still like them, but seldom gravitate to them in a quilt shop, if you can even find their fabric anymore. Nowadays I look for brighter, more colorful fabrics. There are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from with aqua or bright red and blue, and even chartreuse or orange or purple. And these colors in batiks are beautiful, too. Love them all.

  3. Carol

    Love the one with the bright white and orange squiggles! It pops! The repros are lovely. I wonder about the background choice on that one…I have it in my mind what it should be and I will be interested in seeing what the final choice will be!

  4. Nikki Mahaffey

    Love the repro blocks…my comfort zone………….
    Of your blocks the one with the black fabric is favorite,,love contrast, but both good…this is a har quilt for me as I am working with fabric out of my comfort zone..think ill remake with my civil wars

  5. Vicki

    I love Ernie Joe….he is a poly! A cat after my own heart. I think you were brave with the block on the right. It doesn’t matter, the choice is completely yours.

  6. Rose Mikulski

    My bad but I’ve been playing with the new Juki so I have to do last week’s block and now this week’s. I love both of your blocks, which reminds me of how I wish Country Threads was still open. I love the light fabric on the left block and the orange/blue on the right block. I miss the days of when I could call and order the fabric I see on your blog. And Fiona’s blocks–what a great idea to use reproduction fabric.
    Ernie Joe is so fluffy big!

  7. MartyCae

    Thanks so much for the pictures of Ernie Joe. He is so handsome! I also love your two blocks this week.

  8. Claudia Voorhees

    oh I always have a cat or two on the table…..or next to the coffee pot. I leave notes on the counter and the table – telling them to stay off…..but……they just ignore them. I know they can read them……they just chose to ignore them.
    I love all your blocks…….. I got the pattern, but have not had a chance to start working on it yet.
    Have a great week !!

  9. patti leal

    i vote for the block on the right. the one on the left is way too tame for the other blocks you have made. then if you like the quilt well enough, you could do it in 1800’s fabrics. hehe patti in florida

  10. Betty Klosterman

    I’m not really this disjointed. The “bet they all work in the quilt”
    was supposed to come right before “cats”…

  11. Betty Klosterman

    The coffee pot is so warm and cozy. Your blocks are looking good. Cats always have to be right in the middle of whatever you are doing. Bet they all work in the quilt.

  12. Angie Rowland

    Pick your battles and I really don’t think you are going to win the one with Ernie Joe.Besides, how can you look at his sweet face and not let him sleep?

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