Monday, September 12, 2016

Last block for "Contentment" quilt...

Yippee!  The final 10-inch block for my "Contentment" Anniversary quilt is done!

We both love books, but I have to admit that I would rather quilt than read so I either listen to books on CD/devices or Steve reads out loud to me, which is something he likes to do.  I know, I am totally spoiled!

I didn't want to make the block "embroidery heavy," so I used a very fine Pigma pen to indicate book pages.

Now, I really need to solve my design crisis about the inner and outer borders of this quilt!  As the smaller blocks will finish 10-inches and the center medallion will finish 16-inches, right now the overall project will measure 40-inches, without final outer borders. I have trimmed the smaller blocks to size, but have not trimmed the medallion yet.

I keep moving things around, trying to determine the final arrangement of the blocks.  

Next, I will work on the 2-inch inner border between the medallion center block and the dozen blocks that surround.

In stitches,
Teresa   :o)


  1. Love your blocks! So special. They really show your personality. The book one made me smile.

  2. I would pick up those blue tones for the inner borders and make gold-tone outer borders.
    Peace block is my fav.

  3. You have sure gotten a lot of work done on this quilt top. Great job!! I rarely listen to audio books as so often I do not like the voice for the narration and it can ruin the whole thing for me. There was one book that had been a favorite and I had actually read it a couple times, when I had my eye surgery back in February it was hard to read for awhile and I wanted to get an audio book I knew I would like so I purchased that favorite - if I had never read that book before I would never have been able to get into it - the narrator ruined it, I still have not finished listening to it and I tried to several times LOL -

  4. Your blocks are lovely and tell a real story. Hope you sort your border dilemma - I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next :-)

  5. What a wonderful diary of you and your husband's life. Love it. I'm sure whatever you do for the borders it will be fantastic.

  6. Such a beautiful scrap"book" of your life. Original and meaningful. Love it!

  7. Your blocks look just fabulous Teresa, I can't wait to see how you put them all together!

  8. I have loved watching these blocks come together - not long to go now - the finish line is almost in sight :)
    Because of my eye sight I only listen to audio books, but how wonderful to have somebody read them to you in person - I would feel spoilt rotten :)

  9. I'm curious with how you will solve your border dilemma too! Will you use a yellow sashing to make it warm? Will you use the space to fit in more words? Will you appliqué a vine between the blocks? Will you piece the sashings. . hmmm. . .I'll just have to wait and see, won't I? :)

  10. This has been such a neat trip so far watching you create a part of your life in quilts... Looking forward to seeing what you do with the borders. I Love Audio Books. My local Library system keeps me supplied. What really surprised me was how much I enjoyed the Great Courses I could get from them

  11. Such a sensational quilt. You make it look so easy to achieve such beautiful results. I know better, but you make it look easy anyway. Lovely!

  12. Love your Book block! Are you going to make patterns for any of these? My BFF is a Librarian and it would be so much fun to make her a pillow out of this.
    ..and I love books in any form!

  13. I love this block, particularly how you did the bindings for each book. They look very real!!! Can't wait to see it finished.....

  14. The blocks are so pretty ♥


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