Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wildest Dreams – Day 1

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

Civil War BOW – Comfort Quilt (17)

This week’s block was pretty fast.

17 Comfort Quilt

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Stars Are Out Tonight – Day 3

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! 


The Stars Are Out Tonight – Day 2

This should have been taken last night – but I was NOT feeling well at all.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Stars Are Out Tonight – Day 1

This is the start of yet another kit that I got at Anna Louisa’s Needle Arts in Louisville, Ohio (link in my posts from yesterday).   It’s done in Civil War reproduction fabrics.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Yankee Soldier’s Quilt

Again, this was from a kit that I purchased up at Anna Louisa’s Needle Arts shop in Louisville, Ohio.  (link in last post)  This is also a tiny little wall hanging piece.


Rebel Soldier's Quilt

Since my body clock is totally off right now – and insomnia is the order of things, I didn’t really feel like doing anything in the quilt room ‘til 9:00 p.m. or so last night.  I finished my block-of-the-week, which I was able to post a picture of before the big storms started sweeping through.  After the initial round was over, I started on a cute little piece called Rebel Quilt.  It’s a tiny little guy – only 10” x 14”.  I got the kit for it during the shop hop last week up at Anna Louisa’s Needle Arts in Louisville, Ohio.  The two gals there that day were SUPER nice.  Bet you can’t guess what the next one will be?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Civil War BOW – White House (16)

I was a little tired on Sunday, and was out of town during the day on Monday.  So, I just now finished this week’s block!

16 White House

Monday, April 18, 2011

My I Spy Fabrics …

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.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Civil War BOW – Fort Sumter (15)

I decided to do a little fussy cutting on this week’s block.  I like the way it turned out!  The colors that I selected are a little strange – but are growing on me.

15 Fort Sumter

Soft Book: How Do We Get There? (4/10/2011)

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

Uncle Frank’s Socks – Day 1

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).


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Civil War BOW – Fox & Geese (14)

Wow … I finished my block really early today!

14 Fox & Geese

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rooibos – Day 2

I forgot to mention yesterday that this is using the Sturbridge Village Greens line.