An Alabama Beauty Block (or two)

Hi there. Little bit of progress over here. Lots of happenings. I’ll skip the happenings and share the fabric.

I’ve got one of the Alabama Beauty blocks (a favorite) in cheddar and navy blue whipped up. This was NOT hand pieced. I tell ya, I make an effort with hand piecing but it’s just not happening. I can do a little bit but it’s not enjoyable. Either it’s uncomfortable or I just don’t enjoy it. Go figure? I was so passionate about it but maybe I’ve just accepted the current state.

Good thing I’m able to machine piece because then I wouldn’t even be here – at all and while I can’t decide what to do about my blog or blogging or even with my life – at least I can machine piece an Alabama Beauty block. I can share that.

What really struck me here was how incredibly cool that navy and cheddar print looks. I hope it views nicely for you. It’s really pretty neat.


Sadly, I can’t find where I put that cheddar toile. I did some fussy printing with it if you look close but actually it’s hard to see so I don’t know why I mention it except I’d like to do more. Thing is, I can’t find the fabric.  It’s in one of those places that’s very special and you know you won’t forget…but you do!

Thanks for taking the time to drop in. I really appreciate the visit.



15 thoughts on “An Alabama Beauty Block (or two)

  1. belinda

    Oh my….love your blocks! I too am working with a little cheddar, first time for me. At first I had to get over how ‘cheddar’ it was and then I was ok with it!
    I have often wondered how far I would get with a project if I ‘hand’ sewed it, as of now, I am still just ‘wondering’ about it! ha!
    I have soooo many special places I have put things you would think I would finally run across some of those things!!!

  2. Elaine/MuddlingThrough

    Your Alabama beauties are just that! Beautiful, and I like the colors. I have a lot of fun machine piecing, don’t know if it would nearly as much fun by hand.

  3. Linda

    Navy and Cheddar – just lovely together! I hope you decide to keep blogging, even if only once in a while. I enjoy hearing about you and your critters and your projects!

  4. LizA.

    Lovely. And I totally understand about those “special” places, my house is chock full of them. Hope al is well with you.

  5. LoriD

    That is so annoying when I put something in a specific place and then cannot find it! I’m sure it will show up when you least expect it.
    It is an amazing block and am happy you can do it on machine.

  6. Julie - Me & My Stitches

    Wow – love your blocks! Hope you found your cheddar by now – I do have a piece of that, so if you need it let me know!

  7. quiltdivajulie

    Even if your posts are sporadic, please don’t leave us!! Enjoy fondling those beautiful fabrics (and I’m thinking “come out, come out, wherever you are” for that missing cheddar). HUG!

  8. Jackie

    You are such a master of these blocks – they are perfection! I hope you find the “safe place” where the voile is hiding out.

  9. Lynda

    The cheddar and navy is a match made in heaven, indeed! I’m happy that you can machine piece, your work is beautiful and spot on. Lovely to hear from you. Take care. xx

  10. pokeydot

    I take sewing any way I can get it, sometimes it’s just a few minutes. It’s a blessing that you can enjoy it, sweetie. Hope you find your missing piece, that’s a bug-ger!

  11. Dawn

    A great block! You just can’t go wrong with cheddar and navy. Love seeing your design wall with projects. Inspiring creativity!

  12. Terry

    Your blocks look great! I was just thinking about you the other day, and here you are! :0)

  13. paulathequilter

    I’ve been worried about you. Glad to see a post from you. Love that color combo of cheddar and navy.

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