The Aunts’ Quilt – Month 3

Yipee!!! It’s time for the Month 3 Aunts’ Quilt Report! Technically, yesterday was the official day, and technically, I DID finish my blocks just in the nick of time (finishing up around midnight), but it was just too late to take pictures and report in. Then today, there was work and dinner with MeMum and BigDaddy, so there you have it. I’m a day late but not a dollar short — I’m all caught up for this month!

Here are the two pieced blocks for this month:

Thimbleanna: Aunts' Quilt

And the applique block:

Thimbleanna: Aunts' Quilt

Ohmygosh! I’m having SO much fun with this project. I LOVE choosing the fabrics. I love second guessing and wondering what the heck was I thinking. In this case, I’m wondering about those red flower centers — not sure they will all stay. I thought it would be fun to give the flowers a little pizzazz. Then, I decided I really don’t like them. But now, they’re growing on me. We’ll see.

And, last month, I had so much fun with the little puppy, that I thought I’d play around with maybe tucking a wee little animal into each block. This month it’s a bunny. Sorry, the bunnies aren’t very clear, but I hope you get the idea.

Thimbleanna: Aunts' Quilt

And the cookie of the month?  Well, it’s freezing cold January (sorry, to you Auntlets down under) and I wanted a good, hearty cookie to keep me warm.  This months’ cookies are Karen’s Awesome White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.

Thimbleanna: Aunts' Quilt

I’ve been making these cookies since 2008 when I first found them on Karen’s blog and they’re a big favorite. If you like the main ingredients, give them a try — I think you’ll love them! (As you can see, the Kitchen Pig was VERY interested the day I was baking them!)

Thimbleanna: Aunts' Quilt

For you little Auntlets, I hope you’re having a good time with this quilt. Once again, kudos to Karen R, our star pupil, for being the first one done this month.  Some of you have been working very hard to catch up — Yay!!! Keep going and by next month, you’ll be all caught up.  Some of you are struggling a bit.  Clear your calendar — it’s worth it!  If you haven’t started yet, don’t be afraid — it really is a lot of fun!

Ok, be good kids, and have a great weekend!
XOXO,
Anna

31 Thoughts on “The Aunts’ Quilt – Month 3

  1. Anna, these are so beautiful! I like everything, even the red centers :-)
    Squares are beyond me at this point, I’m afraid – but the cookies! That I can do!
    Amalia
    xo

  2. Another gorgeous applique block and the pieced ones are equally lovely. I’m having fun with mine too; I’m still slogging away on block 2 and 3 but since I’m going to Bali (again) on Monday, I hope to be able to finish them there. I’m also hoping to finish all 12 of the pieced blocks this weekend. I’ll keep you in the loop.

  3. I love seeing your Aunt’s quilt blocks, gorgeous appliqué and piecing! You asked me about using the perfect circles, well… I don’t. I only use them to draw a perfect circle on my fabric, but everything is needle turned, the circles too. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. oh, a kitchen pig. adorable.
    and now I want a cookie too………….

  5. I like the red centres! And now I need a kitchen pig… And cookies!

  6. the blogs are beautiful and those cookies are mighty tempting!

  7. Oh, I love these blocks ~ they are so perfect! How can I be part of this quilt along?

  8. Oh this is going to be the most amazing quilt! I love seeing the block reveals each month. I can’t believe you fit this all in along with everything else you do. You’re like a quilting Wonder Woman! (Now I have that theme song in my head!) I will try the cookies for sure. At first glance I thought that was a real pig! Yikes. And I LOVE the red centers. They are perfect. Honest!

  9. had to run check out the recipe immediately – I’m a sucker for a good cookie recipe. I love the background of the blocks with the tiny dots and colorful applique

  10. Karen R on January 17, 2015 at 10:48 am said:

    Anna, I too love your red circles. I was so thrilled to see my name in print! I feel famous. ???? It’s easy for me to stay current, I love this project. Well, I’m off to buy some white chocolate chips.

  11. I just really love your fussy cutting centers!!! I am late on mine :( finished the block last night but too late to take pictures! I will post after my comment here! Oh AND I don’t know what I was thinking… I made block 4!

  12. I’m loving it Jerry (channeling my Seinfeldism lol). Seriously sooooo cute :). Love your selections sunshine they are spot on. Oh those cookies – another fav – how about a cuppa, a cookie and a chat :).
    Hugs – Mrs. Farmhouse

  13. It’s hard to believe it’s month 3 already!! I love your basket of flowers, and it’s fun to see the bunnies. I’m not looking at your tempting cookies, I’m trying not to eat sweeties but I have to say that kitchen pig is so cute.

  14. For what it’s worth, I think those red centres are fabulous! In fact everything in this post is fabulous, including the pig! x

  15. beautiful! i like the red centers on your flowers…you should keep them! ;p

    always love cookies….i’m like the little kitchen pig…i can smell the cookies 1,000 miles away. ;p

  16. Wow, this flower basket is so AWESOME!!!!!
    I love the bunny- bud.

  17. Anna! Your blocks are lovely, particularly the appliqué block. Love the red flower centres and the bunny!

  18. I LOVE your blocks this month! Wouldn’t change a thing. That diamond flower basket is particularly nice.
    And aren’t you naughty to be tempting us with cookies when we’re barely two weeks into our New Year’s resolutions! (But I will bookmark the recipe….)

  19. love the fabrics in your pieced blocks and the applique is simply fabulous!!!
    sounds like really good cookies. I’ll have to pin that one. Mr. Pig seems very interested indeed.
    Thanks again for the help.

  20. Your blocks look gorgeous and you’re going great with keeping up. Love the kitchen pig!

  21. I love the applique block, red centres and all. And I’m really rather taken with the kitchen pig … every home should have one ;o)

  22. I am so enjoying your progress on the Aunt’s Quilt. Your blocks are really pretty, and I do like the bunny! Also. I know it’s a public service announcement, but those cookies look so GOOD, I am tempted to rush into the kitchen and make a batch tonight. ;) Thanks, Anna, you always delight!

  23. This month’s block is pretty awesome, red centers and all. The cookies look pretty awesome too. The animal surprises are super sweet. You can I Spy.

  24. Anna I love seeing your colorful blocks, the fabrics are so unique. I want them all and Porky for my counter???? xoxo

  25. Gorgeous blocks, and I love the red centres….I would do them all red, I think as they look lovely. Yummy cookies…love the little pig too :)
    Happy weekend, Anna.
    Helen xox

  26. Anna, I have been having a hard time with your blog showing up on my favorites. The time show last post from you was 7 years ago and the last actual post was the raspberry/lemon pie. But crawling around your own timeline see you have been busy. I can’t seem to email you either so I’m stuck asking how to fix this on your comment page. Sorry about that! Is the “last post” something you can fix or is it something I need to fix? There are only two blogs that do this on my list.

  27. I LOVE these blocklets! I DO like the red dots in the flowers.

  28. Denice on January 26, 2015 at 8:26 pm said:

    Keep the red centers! It works with the red basket.

  29. Hi Anna,

    oh, how I love your fabric choices!! And your little kitchen pig is so cute, first I thought it was a real one but I was reading with my iphone, a bit small screen for my excuse LOL

    I’m drooling on my keyboard, your cookies look so great – (‘m on a strict food this month, no cookies for me boohoo!)

    Keep up the good work, I can’t wait to see next block. And don’t worry about our little project, when starting the sleeves I discovered that I (yes I!!) don’t have the right needle size at home!! So I’ll have to get back to the (grocery) store LOL

    Oh, and the sweater from our first knit-along wasn’t for Andrea, it is MINE but she just looked better as a model!! :D

  30. Beautiful blocks! So colourful! The recipe sounds yummy, but I think I’ll stay away for now. I need to get back to healthy eating! Cheers!

  31. I am loving your blocks! I still have this on my radar. I am sure I will be able to join in soon!

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