Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More Little Stuff

 I finished the second part of Lori's (Humble Quilts) little doll quilt. The pink hourglass blocks have been replaced with blue ones which I like much better.

 A couple of years ago, I started the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. After about a dozen blocks, it was put on the back burner. Our Civil War group at the shop has decided to work on this quilt at our monthly meetings. It's not a civil war quilt, but lots of us are using civil war fabrics. We were each given two blocks to do for the first meeting. Mine were 23 and 98. They will finish at 6 inches.


I finally found a frame that fit the little 5" house sampler that I cross stitched back in 2007. I could have bought one, but it's more fun to find one at the thrift store or a garage sale.

At Christmas time, I finished the little sheep and Santa ornaments for my grand children's money gift. Last week I did three more. These are like envelopes in the back so you can include money or a gift card. Just need to finish the snowman before December.

Yesterday I took a class to make a Mondo Bag. I didn't quite finish it, but it was a fun bag to make. Photo soon, I hope.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Little Blocks

Lots of little pieces on my cutting table in the last few days. I was able to catch up with Pam Buda's little blocks over at Heartspun Quilts. These blocks will finish at four inches.

I especially liked how she made the little four patch units. This was new to me. Check it out here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Library Additions

I love books! Here are some of the latest titles added to my library of quilting books.

The bottom book which has the light reflecting on it is special because I had a small part in making the quilt. Rosemary Youngs is a very talented quilter and author who kindly asked several quilters to help with the blocks. We were each given the patterns for nine blocks and fabrics to use in them.

At the November Dear Jane gathering in Shipshewana in 2011, a group picture was taken of all the gals who made blocks.

This book was extra special for Rosemary because her father fought in World War II. She had a great time collecting letters and stories. Thank you for letting me 'help'.

I was able to sew the first part of Lori's (Humble Quilts) quilt along. There was a slight snag, but I worked it out. The photo colors are another story. The first is too bright and the second too dark.

And finally, here's the piles of Easy Street blocks all sewn! Now they head to the ironing board for pressing and then comes the assembling.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


M.O.B. Missing on blog..
I'm back to catching up, as usual. The last couple of weeks have been busy. It's the second half of January already!

I finally had a chance to make the little Mountain Trail quilt from a previous    quilt along that Lori hosted at Humble quilts. Once the squares and logs were
cut, the sewing part was pretty quick. I love how it turned out.                    

There are six more Easy Street blocks waiting to be assembled and then I can put the whole quilt together. I was seeing green, purple and aqua in my sleep so I needed a short break from the mystery. Hopefully, I'll have a finished top very soon.                                                                                              

Last night was our guild meeting. One of the activities we are doing this year is an easy applique block. Lucky me! My name was drawn for the snowman     blocks. The second picture shows the blocks that I made for the drawings.