Next stop, Berlin

/ Sunday, 4 July 2010 /

red block, originally uploaded by Shadrach Meshach & Abednego.
In a few hours I'll be off to Berlin for a conference. I've been so busy getting ready, preparing my poster and helping my students with theirs, and organizing all the bits for the Board meeting, that I barely touched my machine in the last couple of weeks. That was so frustrating; I did, however, get some satisfying sewing in yesterday.

I finally got my fabric back from a bee member who dropped out and stopped communicating with us, so I am able to start thinking about finishing this quilt. Do you remember, this was my block (March) for the Modern Tradition bee? I asked everyone to make this block, but to use their imagination in block construction, as long as it kept these general dimensions. It's worth going back to this post to see some of the amazing things that these talented women came up with. Now that all the blocks are in, I'm ready to make my last six blocks to bring this to a 70" x 84" quilt. Well, make that five blocks, after this one. Can you see that every red square is a HST?
a zillion half-square triangles
Auf wiedersehn for now, friends! I have my camera and will post some travel photos, G-d and the internet permitting!

12 comments:

{ Lindsay } on: 4 July 2010 at 07:09 said...

Ha! Every square is an HST. How... topical. Looks great!

{ Michele } on: 4 July 2010 at 07:11 said...

So pretty! I enjoyed seeing all the others as well. That's going to be a gorgeous quilt!

{ Fiesta } on: 4 July 2010 at 07:33 said...

Lovely block!

{ elle } on: 4 July 2010 at 08:44 said...

HST's! How incredibly clever. I luv it! Have a great trip.

{ Lady Docker } on: 4 July 2010 at 09:48 said...

Safe journey Lesly. Shame you're not coming to the UK but maybe one day and then we could meet up. Who knows?!

{ Jennifer } on: 4 July 2010 at 11:28 said...

This block is lovely. I definitely think that you should set them on point in the final layout.

Hopefully you can let us know when you have arrived safe and sound in Berlin!

{ Barb in Mi } on: 4 July 2010 at 12:45 said...

Safe travels and have fun in Berlin! As for translations: google is great, but sometimes double meaning of words will mess up any translation.
So try:
Gibt es hier einen Stoffladen? (Is there a fabric store?)
Wo kann ich Stoffe kaufen? (Where can I buy fabrics?
cotton = Baumwolle; therefore cotton fabric = Baumwollstoff... We just love putting words together :)
Just be warned: Stoff is terribly expensive - and most of them come from US fabric companies anyways (and you will pay the store owners' oversea shipping).
You may want to look for traditional fabrics (to make special garments), but I have no idea what Berlin has to offer there. Every region is different.
Enjoy!

{ wishes, true and kind } on: 4 July 2010 at 12:59 said...

Very pretty block! Have a fabulous time in Berlin!

{ Ariane } on: 4 July 2010 at 14:34 said...

It's gorgeous!!! Love the colours and the hst's!!

{ Lara } on: 5 July 2010 at 03:51 said...

Have a wonderful time! Love that block! Gorgeous.

{ Dee } on: 6 July 2010 at 08:05 said...

love the block, the hst are genius! have fun, be safe and don't forget to write!

lol

{ Kristen } on: 9 July 2010 at 10:31 said...

Very nice idea with the "squares". This will be very pretty! Safe trip.

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