Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday work day

Here's the last four Civil War blocks from Barbara Brackman's site. I enjoyed making each one of these. The colors didn't photograph too well. I think my battery needs charging. The second top is the third little quilt for The Prairie Women's Sewing Circle which meets this Saturday at The Quilted Cottage. The four patch mini measures 17 1/2" x 17 1/2".

Our quilt show was a wonderful variety of sizes, colors and techniques. This quilt was voted the Best of Show. It's hand appliqued and hand quilted by Nora Hickerson.
Nora does beautiful work. If you'd like to see the rest of the quilts from the show, click on the Piecemakers Quilt Guild link in the right column (scroll down) and then click Quilt Show.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reality Check

Last week - hot and sunny. This week - cold and snowy. It was fun while it lasted. We saw three Detroit Tigers games in Lakeland, FL and spent a lot of time outside, around the pool at our hotel. This picture was taken at Treasure Island. Every day was sunny and 80 and no humidity.

I finished my Christmas Wishes quilt from the online BOTM by Gail Pan. It's hanging in the guild's quilt show tomorrow and Saturday. It seems to go with the second picture.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Lakeland, Florida, where it was 80 today and the Tigers beat the Twins! Heading to Treasure Island tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mini Quilt & Red & White

Today I finished a little mini quilt for the Habitat Auction coming up in April. It measures 10 1/4" x 12 1/2". It took me as long to select a border as it did to piece the top. After the two borders were attached (of course), I noticed the top four patch was turned the wrong way. I was about to rip when I saw the bottom four patch matched the top one. No ripping required!

Lori posted today about Taryn having her own red and white online quilt exhibit in honor of Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts in New York City. Here is my red and white quilt hanging on its quilt rack. My husband purchased this for me at an auction a few years ago. I love the circles that are quilted around the outer parts of the quilt.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's March!

Although there's plenty of snow left outside, I get really excited when the March page turns on the calendar. Not only is spring just around the corner, but it's time for Tigers' baseball. Their spring training game is televised tonight. Guess where I'll be at 8:00!

I've been sewing every day and have a few photos to share. I finished the top for the second quilt in The Prairie Women's Sewing Circle. It turned out larger than I was expecting, but I'm liking it. Three more blocks sewn from Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts blog. This week's block is not difficult, so I should be able to stay up to date on this project.

I made the notebook for Moda University from Moda fabric, of course. The spool block is one of thirteen sewn during a class by Ami Simms, called Spinning Spools. The spools are dimensional and all made with striped fabrics. Any class with Ami is a fun time.
The four star blocks are the first part of a mystery from Moda U. It's exciting and a bit scary not knowing where the project is going.

Go Tigers!!