Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Ides of March

Can you believe it is almost March? I am so glad! Soon the snow will be disappearing. It has been melting these past couple of weeks so it is no longer a death defying act just to attempt to pull out of the driveway!

When my husband and I were in high school, we took a Physics class and every year the teacher required a project. It was due on the Ides of March. March 15th. The first day of the Roman calendar. I will always remember that.

March- in like a lamb and out like a lion? or the other way around? Either way, spring will soon be here!

And in honor of spring, after a very long winter, I am having a little give away. We have 2 patterns that we have developed for March. One is called "Lucky Seven". It is from our "Wall Hanging Wednesday" series of banners.

I love this one- simple yet graphic. It is 16" x 48".

And the other is called "Lighter than Air" from our "It's the BOMB" wall hanging series. The little pinwheels are floppy and will flutter in the breeze!

The banner is 12" wide - just perfect for that little spot in the hall. I even added little kite tails to mine made from woven embroidery threads.
Or you can make a table runner. You can't tell, but the table runner in the picture is not quilted yet! Guess I better get going before I put it out!

Leave me a comment about which one you like better and the winner will receive the pattern they like! Since it is almost March, this giveaway will happen fast! I will draw a name Thursday night March 3rd so I can send the pattern out Friday morning (let's say comments close at 9pm EST). So, tell your friends to stop on by!

Have a great day because... Spring is Coming!

Happy quilting!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Where has the time gone?

Wow. A month. Actually over a month since I posted. Started to post a few times... but never got around to actually finishing a post!

How are you all?

I have been so busy. The real problem with posting is that I want to show you what I have been working on, but I can't. Why? Well, I am currently working on the shop hop quilt for the CT Shop Hop in Sept. 8-18, 2011. Should be a fun time- 18 shops, 11 days. But if I show you the quilt now, there is nothing to look forward to in September!

I have finished Scott's quilt top. Just need to get some backing fabric and then quilt it. Progress. It looks great.

And my daughter is making a quilt for a friend of hers- and it looks smashing! but, can't show a picture of that either! Not until the recipient sees it!

I am 5 weeks behind in the block a week Civil War blocks. Wow. And it's only Feb! Imagine how far behind I will be in April? or September? That's OK- there is no penalty for being behind or not even finishing- it's all for fun anyway! Here are 2 of the recent blocks I did get done.
Block 3.

Block 4

What I really like to do this time of year is hang some of my quilts. They bring a little bit of sunshine to the house when we are deep in the wintertime blues! And what a winter it has been!
These quilts have been hanging for the last few weeks.

This one is called Heart Strings- so bright and happy! I am teaching a class in March at Quadrille Quilting on this one. Should be fun!

This one is called Little Bits of Love- totally cute! I had a lot of fun making the yo-yos and adding buttons to them. Little Bits is smaller than Heart Strings- just 12" wide. But it fills a little spot in the front hallway perfectly!

They add a little bit of "spring" to the house.

And it almost time to hang the next group. I may wait until the first of March.
But, at least it will give me something to show you next time!

Actually, I think that I will do a little giveaway next post! Something fun for March. So watch out!

Happy quilting!