Monday, January 10, 2011

Scott's Quilt

This past summer, my cousin wanted to make a quilt for her daughter Sara's last year in college. She had never made a quilt before. We all sewed as kids, but over the years, with a busy life, she stopped sewing.

So we dragged out her old machine, browsed thru quilting magazines and I designed a quilt for her.

I called it, very original, Sara's Quilt. It came out great by the way! I wish I had a picture to post.

Now I need to make my son Scott a quilt- he reminded us the other day that he still needed a new one. So I am now making Sara's quilt for Scott. I think it will need a new name.

Here are some of the fabrics for the quilt- very masculine. Brown's, rusts,

I am usually drawn to brighter colors, but I think this is going to look very nice. His room already has beige and forest green colors in it.

The quilt has two different blocks. I started the star block. Here are some of the components.

Since we had so much snow on Wednesday- more than 2 feet by the way!- I was able to get a little sewing in.
I would show the finished block, but I didn't finish! :( why? Because I sewed them wrong!!
Yup, got on a roll and sewed one corner four patch turned around. Arggg!

So next time, I'll show you the block. In the meantime, here's my daughter trying to go feed the birds in the backyard- they were very hungry after the snowstorm!

Sunday, January 9, 2011


This give away stuff is a lot of fun- I think I may do another one next month!
In the meantime, the winners of the New Years giveaway are:

Book: Mommarock
Pattern: Stray Stitches
Bag: Marcia W

Congrats to all the winners!

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, January 8, 2011


It snowed here yesterday- what a beautiful night! At 11pm, the snow had stopped, the air was so still and the trees were crusted with the heavy wet snow! Don't you just love a night like that? Magical! We tried to take a picture but it did not come out.

There are 8" +++ on the deck- this storm had no wind and the snow is so heavy; the railings are piled high with snow caps.

Don't forget- Today is the last day for the giveaway... very exciting! I have snowman bowls filled with entries. I know I could use an automatic generator thing, but this is more fun!

On another note, I am going to start making a block a week following the Civil War Quilts posted by Barbara Brackman. She is going to post stories and a block every week. Not usually my colors, but I am going to try, and try to use up some of my older fabric in this one. A fun project- check it out!
This is my Block #1.

Off to make Block #2 and then write instructions for the May Quilt in our "It's the BOMB!" series. Baskets. Flowers. Dreaming of spring!

Check out our web site- now would be a fun time to make either of our heart quilts- either Little Bits of Love from the"It's the BOMB!" series or Heart Strings from the "Wall hanging Wednesday" series. Both are a lot of fun!

So many quilts, so little time!
Happy quilting

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Three Creative Studios

The gals over at Three Creative Studios are hosting a launch party and a giveaway!
Check it out! They have great ideas!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

2011! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and fun New Years eve! We had some friends over and we laughed, and ate and played games and generally had a good time. I hope that is how 2011 will be- filled with family, friends, laughter and good food!

So, have any of you made NYR? (New Years Resolutions?) I am not sure what mine will be this year. I could post the usual, I plan to exercise more, be a better person, finish my UFO's, ...

But that seems so predictable and prosaic.

The problem is, those are all good things to strive for. So, while I search for something more pithy to be my NYR, I will put together a plan for 2011. I do have lots to do this year.

1. Take a vacation to somewhere new. I have not been anywhere new in a while- too busy working and using vacation time to go to Quilt Market! Fun, but it's time for an adventure!

2. Work less. Play more.

3. Hmmm... play more. I like that one.

4. Play more.

In the spirit of play more, I am off to design, sew, read...

A happy and healthy new year to all!

Happy quilting


p.s. I am not calling them UFOs anymore- Kelly over at Charming Chatter has a new phrase- MUFs- Materpieces Under Fermentation! I like it! I am now a MUF girl!