Thursday, February 28, 2013

Churn Dash Block Swap

The blocks from the Churn Dash block swap arrived in yesterday’s mail.  Now begins the task of figuring out what layout to use to make these blocks into a neat quilt!


Monday, February 25, 2013

Mini Nine-Patch Swap – April (Set 2)

Got my second set done this afternoon.


Mini Nine-Patch Swap – April (Set 1)

I’m signed up to participate in a nine-patch swap.  The sets are due in April, August and November.  I’m going to do two sets per month.  Here’s the first set …


Sunday, February 24, 2013

Simple Strip

I finished this little piece a few days ago – but didn’t like the pictures that I took.  This picture isn’t fantastic – but it’s a bit better.  It was a quick little mini quilt. 


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Grandmother’s Choice BOW – Week 26

Barbara Brackman calls this week’s block Ladies’ Wreath


Thursday, February 21, 2013

A wonderful thought …

Found out today that Martingale books was giving away two eBooks done by Robin Strobel, a past employee there, who has passed away recently.  While I had never really been aware of Robin’s work, I took a look at the free books – and something on the opening pages of The Casual Quilter really made me stop and think.

“Sew with hopes and memories.  Give with love.  Perfection is not required.”

If you want to check out The Casual Quilter and Quilter’s Bounty, check out their website today to download the PDF version of the books.  You have to put them in your shopping cart, go through the check-out process and then you’ll get the links to the books that you can download as PDF files for free.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Grandmother’s Choice BOW – Week 25

I didn’t like my first version of this block, which was fussy cut but didn’t turn out well at all.  This block came out much better.  Barbara Brackman refers to this as the Carrie Nation block.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Half Snowball 2/10/2013

Here’s a picture of the little Half Snowball quilt.  Please, ignore the clips from the hanger at the top of the photo.  


This little quilt, which measures about 12” x 15” is part of a series of three little quilts in the Easy as 1-2-3 kit from Temecula Quilt Co.  The Civil War Windmill quilt that I showed a few days ago, and the Simple Stripe quilt that I showed on Monday are part of the same kit.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Simple Strip Quilt – Day 1

Okay, I already had the pieces cut out for this … but … I walked into the quilt room last night a little after midnight, and by 12:45 I had this tiny quilt top put together.  I would have gone ahead and added some backing and batting and started the quilting, but I forced myself to go to bed.  The picture was taken in bad lighting, late at night, with my iPad2, so it’s not the best picture.   I’ll try to take a better picture when the quilting has been finished.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Civil War Windmill – Day 3

Finished up the binding on this tiny little doll quilt last night.  (the color on this photo is not good)


Grandmother’s Choice BOW–Week 24

Just finished up this week’s BOW block.  Guess I was in a polka dot mood today!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Civil War Windmill – Day 2

Worked on this tiny little wall hanging this afternoon.  Did most of the cutting last night, for this, and two other tiny wall hangings that use the same fabric group.  Now I just need to figure out how I want to quilt it!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Speck 2/5/2013

Finished up this little wall hanging called Speck last night.


Monday, February 4, 2013

Grandmother’s Choice BOW – Block 23

Here’s my version of block 23, which Barbara Brackman calls Girl’s Joy.

23 Girl's Joy

Dixie Diary: Month 2

Got this month’s block done today.  I was finally feeling up to it after an unusual weekend involving a one-night trip to the Kalahari Water Park & Resort in Sandusky, Ohio on Friday night.