Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hop to It: "Spring Reel"

It has been a busy couple of weeks! My husband had three weeks off from work and so we've been getting to spend lots of family time together. We did some hiking, took a family vacation to the peninsula (visiting the beautiful town of Sequim), celebrated my husband's birthday, and generally just had a great time being together. The boys have been in heaven getting to spend so much time with papa!

There hasn't been much crafting during this time, but I'm starting to get back into some evening stitching and I finally have another Hop to It block to share. Yay!

This is block four, "Spring Reel":

Hop to It block 4: Spring Reel
It was pretty straightforward. I needleturned everything but the little circle in the center (go, go Perfect Circles-- LOVE that tool!). It's taken a couple of years, but I'm finally feeling more confident about my pointy-points. I'm definitely managing to make them more consistent and more pointy these days. Just so long as they don't need to be too pointy-- then they kind of stress me out still.

It feels good to be getting back into the saddle on this project and do a little bit of catch up. With this block is complete, I'm now only two behind schedule.


  1. That is such a pretty block. Your applique skills never cease to amaze me!

  2. It looks great! This quilt is going to be a beauty,

  3. It looks terrific! Beautiful applique.

  4. Summer has a tenancy of doing that to all of us!! There is nothing like family time! But the square is beautiful and you will get back on track! I have faith in you!!

  5. Love the colors of this block. So pretty. Your applique is, as always, fabulous! So jealous of your talent. I'm glad you are having family time!

  6. Now that sounds like the perfect family vacation and one perfect block!

  7. Great block. Looking good as always!!!
    Sequim looks like a lovely place. Was the lavender blooming or was it too late?

  8. I had to chuckle a little about anne's comment because boy is she going to be impressed with your work when she gets her quilt back.

    I love the colors in this block.

  9. Don't you really like those Perfect Circles? I was lucky enough to take 3 classes with Karen. That is where she turned me on to them. Your applique is beautiful.

  10. Hi Robin!
    Carrie sent me over to check out your block. I think it's lovely! And you do very nice applique. I really like the colors you chose for your spring reel. I am making my blocks in wool...mainly because I love wool so much...but I do love needleturn as well.

    Don't you just love this quilt? I am enjoying these blocks a whole bunch!