Monday, January 28, 2013

Grandmother’s Choice BOW – Week #22

Finished up this week’s block this evening.  Barbara Brackman calls this block Jack’s Delight.


I’m not really that fond of the way this turned out.  I think the pattern in the fabric gives it TOO MUCH movement … and just makes everything look off.   Bad fabric choice this week. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Speck – Day 1

Didn’t take long to put this little quilt top together yesterday.


Not quite sure how I’m going to quilt this one yet.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fall Leaf Block Swap Wall Hanging 2012

Finished this a few weeks ago, but for some reason I never took a picture of it. 


Two of the blocks are mine, but the other 10 are from my fellow leaf block swappers.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Peppermint Pinwheels 1/22/2013

Well I finished my Peppermint Pinwheels wall hanging this evening.  It was a free pattern by Kathleen Tracy.  I gave more details about the piece when I finished the piecing, which can be found at

Peppermint Pinwheels

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Everlastings – Day 1

Started a new faux appliqué piece last night.  This is a panel from Moda’s Everlastings line.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Grandmother’s Choice BOW: Week 20

This week’s block from the Grandmother’s Choice Block-of-the-Week was called Memory Wreath.  I went back to one of the darker cheddars for this one.


In other news, my cough is still hanging on … but the cough syrup that hubby bought me the other day has worked okay in suppressing it enough for me to do some things.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Church Dash Swap Blocks

I’m involved in a block swap of churn dash blocks …

IMG_3165  IMG_3166

So far I’ve got three sets done … some dark green with yellow flowers (not pictured), some brown print and some cheddar print blocks.  I’ve got another set of green blocks cut and ready to piece this afternoon!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Dixie Diary: Month 1

Well it took me a couple of weeks but I finally decided what color group to use for the Dixie Diary BOM quilt (Barbara Brackman’s latest free BOM).  I’m using several of the French General lines that have been out the last couple of years.  I received some half-yard cuts from those lines from my mother-in-law last Christmas, and I’ve purchased a few additional fabrics from two more of the related lines from stores and at quilt shows.  I’m going to try to add to those by getting a couple more prints to use for the sashing, cornerstones and border.

*I am not doing the appliqué embellishments. 


If you’re interested in following this block-of-the-month, Barbara is posting the patterns at her Civil War quilts blog the first Saturday of each month.

Still can’t decide what colors to use …

While Barbara Brackman’s Grandmother’s Choice block-of-the-week just posted its’ nineteenth week, she started a block-of-the-month program called Dixie Diary.  She posted the first block on Saturday, but I sill cannot decide what color scheme that I want to use for this one. 

My first thought was poison greens and shirtings … since I was going to use the poison greens along with the cheddars for the Grandmother’s Choice BOW, I know that I have a bunch of them.  But decided not to use them.  And for this project, I’m not sure I want to go with them. 

Then I decided that maybe I’d use vintage solids … I got a bunch of solids from Santa for Christmas … but I’m not sure.

Then I thought I’d use the same colors that I used in the Barbara Frietchie Star block from last year’s Civil War Sampler quilt … a combination of bright yellow, olive green and brick red.  But I’m not sure that I’d like an entire quilt done in those colors. 

Oh well … still thinking …

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Grandmother’s Choice BOW – Week 19

Finished this week’s block … Old Maid’s Ramble.

19 Old Maid's Ramble

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Grandmother’s Choice BOW– Week 18

Had a chance to finish this week’s block this evening before the ball drop.  It’s called Cheyenne.