ST&D: A couple of corners

Squishy season has arrived, I’d say…

Today I received these beauties, two of the four corner blocks for Signed, Tealed & Delivered. Don’t you absolutely love that wonderful cream background fabric, with its line illustrations of postcards? It was an inspired choice, I feel. Thank you so very much, Sue, they’re really lovely, and now that they’re here, I can start laying out the blocks on my design wall. Of course, I’ll be tweaking things endlessly right up to the last moment, but I do love to watch the quilt top growing as the blocks come in.

Next week is my last opportunity to get my final postcard block done before we go away, so I’d better start thinking. I’ve been diverted from it by starting to put together curtains for Miz Lizzie the caravan; two pairs done, two more to go. She’s in the workshop right now, having her fridge serviced, so I can’t put them up and admire them yet. Soon – early next week, probably.

I must remember to sort out a travel sewing kit for the trip. It’ll have to be small, space is tight enough on the motorbike as it is. Hmm. Maybe hand quilting one of my hatbox blocks….

Oh, and the new steam iron is great! That ceramic sole plate is a bit of a game changer…


25 thoughts on “ST&D: A couple of corners

  1. nettyg says:

    Inspired, Sue! Really nice blocks. I can understand your excitement Kate, to be fiddlin’ and tweakin’.

    • katechiconi says:

      Once you get past about 4 blocks, you can really start to visualise how things might look. I’m currently at 8, so the tweaking’s well on its way ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. claire93 says:

    well done to Sue!

  3. tialys says:

    Wonderful corners! Love the envelope fabric – it’s perfect.

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Lovely fabric in that block, and I can’t wait to see those curtains, I love that fabric!

  5. dayphoto says:

    YAY a trip! YAY!

  6. magpiesue says:

    Lol! A platinum moment! Love it!

  7. Wow – that fabric is wonderful. What an amazing quilt this is going to be.

  8. Beautiful corners! Iโ€™m so glad miss Lizzie is gearing up for a trip! Have a great time and enjoy the new curtains:)

    • katechiconi says:

      Sadly, Miz Lizzie is staying home this trip. We’re taking our big motorbike and trailer (Miss Scarlett Thunderbolt and her ‘follower’ Rolling Thunder) and camping when we get down there. But she’s got a nice trip north coming up in February ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Lynda says:

    How did I miss the instructions for envelopes in that configuration? I really like it! Ah well, all the parts will come together to make the whole and it is going to be beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your trip. As always I look forward to your photographs!

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m afraid all four were bagged by Sue and Robin before you came aboard, which left only the paper pieced ones…
      The trip is to our motorbike touring club annual national rally, so I fear there may be lots of photos of motorbikes, but I promise to try for some scenery too ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. rutigt says:

    Lovely fabrics! I have finished two envelop blocks so far. Just the postcard left to sew!

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