Thursday, January 29, 2009

Veranda Views BOM Block One

While visiting blogs, I found the Veranda Views BOM. I printed it out, chose the background fabric and started working on it. Got all the floss out that I planned to use. Read the instructions, which are very well done, and got the tree finished. Went back to the directions and found that I had used the wrong color for the tree. I felt like such an idiot. Hate to say it, but that is not the first time for that feeling. Any how, I left it like that, because I didn’t want to start over. I think it is cute, even with my mistake. I will try to be more attentive when making the next block…….Thank you Willowberry Designs for sharing this project………clicking on the picture in my side bar will take you to the pattern........

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Nice People, Nice Things......block one

I have finished the first block of the Nice People, Nice Things quilt by Helen Stubbings. I am doing a bit of hand quilting in the blocks. I hope to get one block a week done on this quilt. I am using a line of fabrics from Connecting Threads for the borders. It is called Emily’s Raspberry Patch. I am not going to add any blocks together until I make sure I have enough fabric to put borders on all of them. If I don’t have enough, I will just have a bit smaller quilt…..

Friday, January 23, 2009

A tisket a tasket January block

Last night I finished the first block of the Bunny Hill BOM. I want to thank Myra for telling me about it. This was a fun block to do. I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for next month. I have been very busy this past week working on a couple of new projects that are fun! I should have plenty to show you when I get more pictures taken. The infamous Kathy and I are going to make two quilts. One is flannel and one is using 30's fabrics. We have the same fabrics, but we are making the quilts without telling each other which of the fabrics we are using in the blocks. We like to see how close we come in our choices. I am also excited about the patterns I got for the Nice People, Nice things quilt. I have loved it since I first saw it. I have the first block finished. I really like the way it turned out..........

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Scripture for Sunday

but those who hope in the Lord

will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary,

they will walk and not be faint.
-Isaiah 40:31

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Bugs

Just a quick post to show my latest finish. It is the bugs from the Noah's Ark BOM by Lynette Anderson. Not many more to go. I am going to have to get the fabric I need to put it together very soon!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

LeMoyne Star

Myra asked me to show a picture of the one block I made of the quilt I thought I was going to do. It really isn't as wrinkled as it shows in the pic. I should have taken a picture of it instead of jamming into the scanner. And the scanner didn't fit the whole block. That is why the points on the right are missing. I am now trying to figure out what to do with the 30's fabrics I have. Pretty sure I am going to do a half square triangle quilt like the one Myra is making. You can check it out on her blog, tactile pleasures in fabric. She is in my blog list.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I Changed My Mind

I am a woman. I can, and do, change my mind frequently. I have told my husband that I am going to make chicken and noodles, homemade noodles of course, homemade cranberry and orange relish, real mashed potatoes, and homemade hot rolls for supper. That evening when he comes in and sees Campbell’s soup and a ham sandwich and asks what happened to the chicken and noodles, I tell him I CHANGED MY MIND. The reason for this story is a way of leading up to the fact that I have changed my mind about doing the quilt that I told you about in my last post. Kathy and I went to the quilt shop and bought a few fat quarters and some of the background fabric for the quilt. Yesterday we both made a Lemoyne star block. It was not fun! It took me all morning to make it. I did mine on the machine. Kathy tried to hand piece hers. She said she felt like throwing it in the trash before she was finished. So……….Here we are. We talked and I told her that I didn’t think the project was something I wanted to do, and she agreed. It didn’t start out being fun, and I don’t want to do something that isn’t fun! I am getting to where I enjoy doing things that are small enough, or quick enough, to finish within a short time. I guess turning seventy has something to do with my attitude. I would prefer to start something I may live long enough to finish! That is all I have to say about our short lived grandiose plan for making this quilt……….except to say that I have a great pattern I would sell at a good discount………LOL

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It’s a brand new year and thanks to Kathy, my wonderful sister, I have a brand new quilting project. For my birthday she gave me a new pattern for a beautiful quilt. She and I are both planning to make this quilt during 2009. We hope to make it as near like the picture as we can. If you click on the picture, you can see it in a larger size. The pattern is called “Vintage Moments”, by Marsha McCloskey. The picture is one that my sister found on the internet. I don’t know who made it, but we fell in love with it when we saw it. I hope I am not too old to learn some new tricks. This quilt requires doing some things I haven’t tried before. Bias strip piecing for making half- square triangles? We are going to do it one step at a time and see how it goes. Maybe this new project will give me more incentive to take pictures and blog about my progress. If I am going to get this done in 2009, I had better get off the computer and get busy! Hope you all have a great new year filled with happy days of quilting and crafting.