Sunday, September 4, 2011

More Bliss

My philosophy is that something good should happen to women (and men!) every month. As some of you may know, I have had two Monthly Bliss series--10 months of hand piecing bliss. And now...drum roll, please...there is Monthly Bliss 3! Hot off the sewing machine at 3 a.m. September 1. Eighteen all new hand pieced blocks. I set mine together by machine--to me the blocks are the fun part--all those set-ins and pivots, circling star points...ahhhhh, pure bliss!

This entire top was made in the last four weeks. (Please remember that the pictures look weird because of my design wall--it's not stable--so things look cockeyed.) In hindsight (always 20/20) I wish I had used more contrast in the blocks. I love the richness of the green and burgundy, but they were too similar in value. But I love the new blocks and the next sample will have better contrast.

One of my favorite blocks. This one looks better because there is background separating many of the pieces.

If any of you are in or near Watkins Glen, NY, you may be interested in this fun, informative class. Ten months of bliss! Just think of it! For more information or to register, you can contact O'Susannah's Quilts at 607-535-6550. Plans for Monthly Bliss 4 are already under way--but I am not sewing the blocks tonight!

So there you have it--a new quilt top and class.



P.S. I am listening to Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver. Thanks for the tip, Penny and Emily! See you both soon!


  1. Hi Sharon, The new Monthly Bliss is beautiful! Four weeks - WOW! You really must not sleep hardly ever. Looking forward to First Tuesday (even though I have to go back to school that day - BOO HOO!) Hugs, Jay

  2. Can't believe you did this in four weeks - the blocks are fabulous!!
    Would you figure out how to do it online so I could participate???? Be good. Kathleen

  3. Sharon -- these are beautiful ! I agree with Jay, there is no rest for the wicked - ha ha. Miss seeing you and hope to catch up at a first Tuesday next month !! Sew much sewing - - so little time. Take Care, Karen

  4. Hi! Greetings from Finland! I LOVE the quilt! All of your quilts are fantastic! Thank you for showing them! Have a nice day!


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