Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Okay, I’ve got about five different quilts going right now with Civil War reproduction fabrics – and another two using 1930’s reproduction fabrics. As I cut the pieces for each of my Civil War BOW blocks each week, I use the leftover fabric in that block and cut it into pieces for the other Civil War quilts. Since I wasn’t feeling totally great today – it was fun to sit quietly at the sewing machine and start assembling some of the parts to these pieced 8-pointed stars for the Wildest Dreams pattern.
The pattern appears on page 67 of the October 2009 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. I will not be using the bubble gum pink as a background – I may end up using a creamy antique white, or maybe pickle green! (haven’t decided that one yet!)
Scrappy is the order of the day!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Despite feeling miserable – I was able to put the outer border on this piece. It is 84” long, 36” wide. It’s a new concept called a “bed runner” from the book called Bed Runners Using Precut Fabrics by Kathy Brown (published by House of White Birches). I got it as part of a kit during the recent shop hop at Anna Louisa’s Needle Arts in Louisville, Ohio. They had a fantastic selection of Civil War fabrics!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
My I Spy Fabrics for the swap made it to their destination. Look here to see Sandra’s blog post with pictures of my three entries. http://sewinpeace.blogspot.com/2011/04/fabrics-received-from-amy-lexington.html
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Late last night I finished one of those cute little soft books for my nephew! I’ll be seeing him one day next week, and hope to give it to him then!
I have another one for him, but it isn’t stitched yet. I really had a good time with this one, so I may have to buy some more!
Friday, April 8, 2011
This is a cute little kit that I got at the Quilt Expo in Cleveland last week. I was really looking for a lot of Civil War stuff and 1930’s prints. But both of these categories were in short supply (everything seemed to be batiks). It’s a small piece … the outer border is only 3½” wide. The inner (red) border is only 1” wide (½” finished).