Monday, February 20, 2012

5 civil war blocks and a partridge in a pear tree...

My civil war blocks for my February "get it dun" list are done! I have to say this list thing is working for me. I remade the Indiana Puzzle block which looks must better. Again, thanks to Lillian for her step by step instructions. I cut the bottom off of the New England block in this picture but it is a full block.

And 29 years ago today, we tied the knot. I don't know where the years have gone. Not only do we love each other, we still really like each other! We spent a quiet day together with our big celebration in April when we head to Puerto Rico for some fun in the sun.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mid-month report

Hope everyone got something special from someone special today!
My hubby gave me a lovely card and made a fabulous dinner.

OK , now down to business. Since making my "get it dun" list , I have completed 3 civil war blocks and hope to have the other two finished on Friday. The Indiana Puzzle was a bear and I may remake it. Thankfully,Lillian's (of Lillian's Cupboard) instructions are still available.

I also finished my first sampler block. I love the Jinny Beyer fabric and will add borders before the end of the month as well as get block 2 finished.

The turquoise log cabin is still on the frame but I have the panto ready to go and did a few test runs without thread on Sunday to get a feel for it.
On Friday, I'll be getting together with some quilting friends and hope to get the two projects cut and ready for my retreat in April. Finally, the mastectomy pillows are done,stuffed and delivered. Looks like I may just finish my February list!!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Scraps managed

As you can see,I have won the battle of the scraps. My basket is empty and now holds all my civil war repro fabric which I hope to whittle down as I make my Barbara Brackman blocks. My goal is to make 5 blocks in February. And speaking of goals, I've made a list of goals for February. I don't know if they will all get done but I hope by writing them down there will be some accountability.
Sewww, here we go!

1. Make 5 civil war blocks;
2. Make sampler block (yep, I joined another block of the month);
3. Finish happy villages wall hanging (which has been "hanging" around for about 4 years);
4. Quilt the turquoise log cabin quilt (it is loaded on the frame which is 1/2 the battle);
5. Cut and sew mastectomy pillows (my guild's ongoing community project);
6. Cut pieces for 2 projects to take with me on my April retreat. I want to bring 4 projects to piece on that weekend. I have picked a top from "stack the deck" and one from M'liss Rae Hawley fat quarter quilts called roman stripes.

I know it is an ambitious list but February has an extra day so I should be ok. LOL

Although I was away for six months on a blogging sabbatical, I did finish a few things. This is a Round Robin I did with a few gals in my guild. It doesn't have a name yet (hence no label) but it is hanging in my sewing room. Any suggestions for a name would be welcomed.

Latest finish and a preview

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