Saturday, May 4, 2013

Steam Punk Fever!

I've been away!  I'm not sure I mentioned this before but last year we won a trip to Tasmania!  It was the first time either my husband or I had ever won anything so grand as a free trip anywhere, so we were thrilled!  I plan on posting pictures of our trip as well as pictures from my Great Ocean Road trip just as soon as I get a handle on some urgent deadlines that need to be taken care of right away. 

Tasmania was wonderful!  No, it was more than wonderful, it was truly amazing!  You'll get an understanding of what I mean as soon as I update you with pictures of our trip.  We decided to go at the last moment as we realized that we better take the trip before it got too cold down there.  When we were there I got to meet the lovely Jess in person, who I could have chatted with all day.  I wish we lived closer Jess!

Before I left I actually made all these Steam Punk blocks pictured above.  I wanted to have a hand sewing project while we were away so now all the center circles are attached.  It was good to take them with me as one must have beautiful fabric to stroke and admire at all times! The photo above does not depict the way the blocks will look once sewn into the quilt as they will be sashed and set on point--not horizontal as shown.  

If you haven't joined the Steam Punk Quilt Along, then you must!  We have lots of tips, advice and general help and encouragement within the group and all are welcome!  Even if you just want to peek in and see what we are up to.  Just watch out, you might catch the Steam Punk fever as well!

If you tweet or are on Instagram, you can find us, or post your own progress using the hashtag: #steampunkquilt  I hope you will join along with us!
 

11 comments:

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

I have never seen that block! It is amazing. Sounds to me like you had a terrific time! Congrats on the big win!!!

Jess said...

Absolutely incredible! They are so inspiring Heidi - I can't wait to start making some! Maybe tonight...

Live a Colorful Life said...

Just waiting for my pattern and then I'm hopping on board the steam punk train

Cindy said...

I've got 8 blocks completed as of today! Yours are such an inspiration for me. They're wonderful!

Kylie said...

They look amazing, Jeannette! Glad you had such a great holiday. Free! Even better! Tasmania is quite breathtaking isn't it?

Gina said...

Gorgeous!! Glad you had a fun trip and so fun to win a vacation too!!

Rachel said...

Love your steam punk quilt!! Can't wait to see your Tasmanian pics.

jednoiglec said...

I love your Steam Punk quilt fabric choices! So unusual and so interesting!

cat and vee xoxo said...

Jeannette! your blocks are so gorgeous, and you have been so super-speedy making them! Still ticking things off my list before I get to make my first block ... and still need to possibly buy the templates ... Looking forward to your Tasmania pics - I'm counting on seeing lots of waterfalls :-D

Deborah said...

Wow! Wow! Stunning!

fiberchick said...

Glad you had such a lovely holiday. Your Steam Punk blocks made me order the pattern and some templates!

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