Saturday, August 1, 2009

SHABBY ROSES BOM - Blocks 7 and 8, plus the yardage!

Good morning ladies!!
It is a lovely morning here in Charters Towers, made even lovelier because today I share with you Blocks 7 and 8 of Shabby Roses!!

~~~ PEACE ~~~

~~~ SMILE ~~~

I hope you enjoy stitching them...I have loved this process of sketching an idea and bringing it to life with thread, and now the bigger picture of seeing each block find a home in the quilt design as well.

I had a mini meltdown yesterday because I discovered I did not have enough of the backing fabric after all so could not yet post the quilt top off to Cheryl. :-(
As we do not have a quilting store in our little town I made the choice to use pink cotton gingham for the back as they had just enough of that at the dress fabric shop. I'm actually happy with this as I adore gingham and it really will add to the homeliness of the quilt. So, once I wash it I'll send it by priority post to Cheryl.

NOTE: Blocks 7 & 8 are now available to purchase as part of the block 7,8 & 9 set in my ETSY store.

I have also made up a yardage chart for you so that you can finally purchase the correct amounts of fabric for the quilt top. You will find it HERE.

Blocks 1,2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 are now available to purchase in sets of 3 from my Etsy store.


Thank you for your care and concern about my migraine. I have been a chronic migraine sufferer for the last 38 years and have tried every remedy going, all to no avail. Today I feel much better as my head found it's way back to normality during the night. I appreciate all the tips you have shared for dealing with migraine and I will skim through them again for any new ideas now that I can read properly once again - my eyes go quite strange when I am in the throws of migraine. For those fellow sufferers out there - {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}.

Must go...the boys are waiting to go check out the morning's garage sales, then Slicer starts his new job at 8.30 - it's part of his traineeship, he works 3 days and studies 3 days. Thank goodness he gets Sundays off!

Have a wonderful day!!


Maryjo said...

Jenny...your blocks are gorgeous! I absolutely love them!!! I am so anxious to have this quilt completed and in my house. Thanks so much!

Mary Jo in Iowa

Terry said...

Thanks for the next two blocks and the yardage requirements Jenny! I hate to admit I haven't started on these but I'm saving them all up. One day soon I hope to get to them! Enjoy your day! :0)

Terri said...

Thank you Jenny. I love these blocks! I need to get to tracing these off this weekend. I'm very grateful for the yardage info as I'm new to this quilt thing and need lots of guidance.
I'm glad you're feeling better.

Leslie said...

Love, love, love them, as always! Aften and I can't wait to get started on the latest blocks. I also missed the bookmark so I printed that off and hope to work on that for her, too. Such a spoiled little girl! LOL

Thanks so much for everything you do. You are so generous :)


Allie said...

Lovely as usual - can't wait to get started on the new ones! Thank you Jenny! I'm glad you found some backing fabric to use - pink gingham sounds lovely to me.
I saw a blurb on the local news tonight = they're finding that people who go in for a face lift get relief from migraines - the nerves in the forehead get paralyzed during the procedure. So, find a plastic surgeon, lol!

Anonymous said...

Jenny, thanks heaps for blocks
7&8. You are so kind! I look forward to completing them soon. Thanks also for the fabric yardage.

Julia said...

Jenny...your blocks are gorgeous...
You have a great flair for design..
It's going to be a beautiful quilt..
Julia ♥


Hi Jenny--oh my I am behind on your site it seems--first--I am soo happy for Slicer and his new "job"--second--sorry about the migranes, glad you are better and Third--I just love the next two blocks--and here I "have" to do only Christmas this month????? Thanks for all the gals you sent to join the Aug challenge--I have 11 so far and today is the last day to sign up--but 11 is good for me for this first time!!! Hugs, just, Di

roccagal from Ontario ,Canada said...

once again a great big THANKS- for your lovely patterns-they are just beautiful-i cannot wait to get started -yet another WIP-but i simply can't resist-glad your feeling better and so happy for Slicer-great job!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Jenny, thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful shabby roses with us - they are stunning!!! :-) I love them!!!!

I hope that Slicer enjoys his first day at work! How exciting! How did Blossom's trials go last weekend?

Lots of love to you sweetie! You're a treasure!

Hugs and love, Vikki :-) xxxxx

Gladys said...

Hola! Perdón que escriba en español! Quería decirte que los nuevos bloques son magníficos! Gracias por compartirlos! Espero que mejores de tu afección y te alivies lo más pronto posible! Muchos saludos!

Vicki ♥ said...

thanks so much Jen......they are so pretty and I am looking forward to doing them :) glad to hear your migrain has eased a bit for.

Unknown said...

These blocks are stunning! I am happy to hear that the migraine is better and the pink gingham will give this quilt a really nice finishing touch....very sweet....what was the background fabric going to be? Maybe that is enough for the binding?

Mariel said...

Jenny...I too saw the show that said when people got a forehead lift it solved their migraine problems. Tempting isn't it?

Thanks so much for the Shabby Rose BOM!

Loralynn said...

So glad you are feeling better! These two new blocks are as lovely as the rest! Thanks for sharing your lovely designs with us all!

Eileen said...

Jenny, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful designs!I love them all!
One quick comment about your you by any chance take Premarin ERT? After taking it for about 25 years, the controversy convinced me to stop taking it. My migrains stopped!I thought it was worth mentioning because I feel your pain!
Eileen S
Spokane Valley, Washington

Csigi said...

The blocks are beautiful, I love them! Glad to hear, that your migraine is getting better. I have it also since 11 years, and the last days were hard for me too. I feel with you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jenny, you have done it again, they are beautiful blocks, and now I just cant wait to get started on them.... Glad to hear you are feeling a lot better. hugz xxx

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

The blocks are so cute and delicate, just love them. Glad you are better today. hugs.

loulee said...

Thank you Jenny. I'm loving collecting these pretty girly blocks.

Country Nanny said...

I'm very happy to hear you feel better today. Thanks for these new wonderful blocks.

Heleen said...

Jenny thank you so much for this BOM. I love 7 and 8 too. I'll send you a picture af the first 6 bloks.

Denise said...

Many thanks Jenny, your blocks are always wonderful!!!

DIDI said...

Glad to hear you feel better!
Thank you so much for the new blocks! I have an idea of what I'm going to turn them out into cause I think a quilt is something too difficult for me for nows.

luverlie said...

I love your blocks, your stories, your quilts. It's a pleasure coming to you site often.
I just downloaded block 7, 8 and yardage. The yardage downloaded just fine, however 7 & 8 do not download as pdf files and I cannot open them on my computer. Any advice on how I can get them? Thank you again for all your lovelies.

Robin in New Jersey said...


These blocks are beautiful. I am so excited to be doing this. I haven't made a quilt in 10 years! You are so talented and sweet to share with us.

Glad to read your migrane is gone.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Luverlie, I'm not sure why they won't open as PDF's on your computer, so I've added the patterns in Word.doc for you - click on the same link and you'll be able to download them.
Jenny said...

This is so adorable! I really love your whimsical embroidery designs.

Marutska said...

They are beautiful!!
Can't wait to start with these blocks!

Maria, the Netherlands

Margot said...

Jenny, I love your blocks, I embroidered all. Thanks :)

Greedy Nan said...

Just to let you know I've put a link to your blog from mine and thank you for your help on my stitching.

Angela said...

Thank you for the blocks! These are so gorgeous! I am enjoying stitching them!

Cattinka said...

Thanks for the new blocks they are so beautiful.
And I like the things you bought at the neat store, is it already payday again? I hope the addidions to your milkjug will be awailable next time payday comes around!

Tineke said...

Jenny, Thank you again for two beautiful roses. I wish you and your family peace and a huge amount of smiles every day.

KaHolly said...

Hello from a fellow migraine sufferer of 33 years, and NO, there really isn't much we can do about them, is there. I, too, have tried everything. Mine are hormonal, the most difficult to treat. The only relief I find is from imitrex, and not all the time. I love the new blocks and can't wait to go home and start them! Beautiful job. I am having so much fun. THanks again for sharing your amazing talents with us all! -kaholly

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful new blocks.
I feel your pain. I suffer with the headaches too. I am praying that you never have another headache again.

luverlie said...

Thank you. I finally was able to download and am as happy as "a hot hog in a cool puddle of mud".
Thanks for the extra time.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Jenny thankyou for sharing these beautiful blocks. I am saving them, not started yet, so the yardage information will be sooo helpful. The finished quilt top looks wonderful, I can't wait to make my own. Special "thankyou" hugs from Sandy. :-)

Reedsburg Area Quilt Guild said...

I just stumbled on your site today. WOW!!! I love your designs. You are truely gifted. Thank you for sharing this with us.I plan to link you to our guild in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.


Grama Chris said...

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!! These patterns are so sweet, sensual, soft & breathtaking! You out did yourself this time & I just love them can't wait to put all of the pieces together an inspiration to everyone.

MeetMeIntheGarden said...

Sorry to hear about your migraines.
One of my daughters has had them so bad she even had visits to the ER. Her doctor has since put her on a high blood pressure medicine called propanalol (? on that spelling) and now it is rare for her to have any migraines at all.
You might look into this and good luck and God Bless.