Yes – Beothuk Eight Blocks Together

Yes, yes, yes.  Are you imagining Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally?  Nope, that’s not quite the inflection I was going for but very close.  To say we rocked it in the sewing room yesterday would be a complete understatement.  We R-O-C-K in the USA‘d it.  Despite not having all the 96 HSTs trimmed Saturday morning and working on them in between quilting and sewing, we did get our two eight blocks finished.  And before the next instructions come out on Wednesday for another eight blocks.  This deserves a definite Woot-Woot!

Beothuk Trimming

I added the trimming of these half square triangles to our To-Do list two weeks in a row.  THIS week there will be a big check next to that To-Do in tomorrow’s update.  Yes, yes, yes.  Sue started working on the block layouts for me and puts them on an unused large ruler to pass over to me.

Beothuk post-trim

Honestly, we both double-check the layout because I have been known to switch things around somehow.  Once it is given the go-ahead nod, sewing commences.

Ta-da Beothuk Eight #1

Here are the first eight blocks of our Beothuk blocks.  One block was fashioned from the original diamond-patterned fabric, while the other used the yellow pull.  Details on our fabric choices, etc. can be found in A Beothuk QAL Update post.

Another two colorways will be shared in about one week since we know that is our next assignment from Sandra at mmm Quilts  Sandra also shares a fabulous recap of the Beothuk tribe on her blog.  We’ll be linking up today, joining our friends who are sharing their first eight blocks.  Check it out!  I’m certain you will see some wonderful fabrics in play.


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13 Responses

  1. Oh this makes me so HAPPY! Seeing the real fabric instead of my EQ drawings working up into the blocks, yay!!! Also this quilt detective work going on, love it, as I love yours and Sue’s teamwork. (MacGyver and I do not build stuff together well, so I am impressed) Thank you SO much for sewing along, promoting the history and the QAL.

  2. Pat says:

    Hi, Roseanne, your blocks are looking wonderful. This is a fun QAL. Thanks for sharing all the info that inspired to me to sew along … 🙂 Pat

  3. Your blocks are looking great! Really lovely color scheme. Take care, Mary.

  4. helen says:

    I CAN’T believe I didn’t lay my blocks out like you, even though I have them sewn. Yours look great! All of them

  5. your blocks are looking great ♥♥

  6. Lisa J. says:

    gorgeous blocks

  7. chrisknits says:

    It’s coming together beautifully!!!

  8. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne and Sue, Waving and big smiles….Your blocks are fantastic! It is so wonderful reading about how the two of you work together and get the blocks/quilts finished with one another’s help and input. I will go and check out the other blocks to see what fabric combinations quilters have chosen. Seeing fabric combinations is always inspiring for me. Sorry I have not been commenting and will continue to only stop by when I can. I am going and spending every day and many nights also with my Mom, since she got out of the hospital and am not sure when she will be well enough for me to change schedules. The two of us are actually really enjoying our visits. I sure do miss seeing your posts every day and look forward to when I can see them again! Have a superb day! Waving, hugs and big smiles….

  9. Your blocks are beauties and what a team you two are. I need someone too!

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    Wendy Cracks me up with her comment! I love how your blocks are coming together.

  11. Those look great, Roseanne! I’m also carefully double-checking each set of pieces as I pull them off my design wall before sewing – I already almost messed one up. I love that you and Sue do your sewing together! Could I borrow her for the trimming and pressing? 🙂

  12. Shanon Fleming says:

    Your blocks are looking good Roseanne!

  13. Y’know how you’re sewing along and thinking “I feel like I’m missing something”??? I now see that I forgot to swap out the teal square for the berry square. ARGHHH. It seems I have a date with Jack (the ripper) this afternoon. Sigh. Anyhoo — your blocks look great!

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