Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blessing Baskets BOW (Week 5)

Got Block #5 done this evening, and followed it up with finishing the top.  Unfortunately the directions were a bit off – and caused me to have to do some finagling in order to get everything to go together.   I’ll tackle the quilting tomorrow!  (picture is a little blurry)


Friday, March 30, 2012

Ohio Star Pot Holders …

A group of three of us have been working on Ohio Star pot holders as a fundraiser for the Daughters of 1812 and The OGS Library.  Here’s the one I quilted today during our morning session …


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blessing Baskets (Block/Week 4)

Actually got this block done on the same day it was published.  Woo Hoo!!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Picked out some colors …

Traveled over to Marion around 1:30 this afternoon to take advantage of a fabric sale at Good Wives Co. today.  Got stuff for several projects …

Group #1

Group #2

Group #3  (that is actually a blue hiding back there, not purple, along with a bright orange and a cheddar) 

Got some of this because it’s poison green and cheddar …

And a couple of backings … (9 yards total)
photo (4)

And a yard of a nice shirting to use for a possible upcoming swap …
photo (5)

Got back into town in time to stop at the bank.  When the teller handed me the receipt, I promptly dropped it – and it flew under the car.  So I had to pull up far enough away from the building so that I could open my car door and get out.  Then I had to walk back toward the window and get the receipt off of the ground.  Thankfully there were no cars behind me in line!

I stopped for some chocolate milk for later, and then a quick drive to Wendy’s for a sandwich for dinner.  I was home by 5:30.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blessing Baskets (Block/Week 3)

Spent all day Thursday at OGS working on quilted potholders with Sunda and Janet.  Was super tired all day Friday.  Saturday was Jake’s 2nd. birthday party, so we had to travel up to that – and ended up being gone from 11:45 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Sunday I had to go out and get some shirts.  Was hoping to also find some Capri pants, but I didn’t like the ones that I tried on.   By the time I got home it was just about supper time!

So … it wasn’t until LATE Sunday night that I was able to get around to making block #3.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Blessing Baskets (Block/Week 2)

Wow, took me until today to get the block done that was posted Thursday. 


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Primitive Pinwheels – Day 2

Got the rest of the top put together.  Did the quilting tonight and attached the binding to the front.  I’ll try to get the binding done tomorrow.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Primitive Pinwheels – Day 1

Started this small piece called Primitive Pinwheels tonight after all of the shows were over. 


This is the type of quilt that you start by making a simple patchwork quilt base (in this case the squares were 3½”).  The borders were 2¼” wide. 

You use a template to cut pieces from that, and arrange them in a pinwheel design.


I got the pattern and template over at Good Wives Co. in Marion (OH) on Saturday.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blessing Baskets (Block/Week 1)

My little fabric kit arrived a few days ago, and I was ready for this BOW to start. 


This is a block-of-the-week through Temecula Quilt Co. to celebrate their five years in business.  This is block one.