Sunday, September 30, 2012

What's This?

The first three triangles on the right side of the quilt.
 Here's a little peek so you can see what I'm working on this weekend.  Yes, I'm actually putting together the triangles for my Janey Dearest quilt!  I'm also working on the corners.  I'm really moving on it now.  My goal is to finish it by the end of October.  I also want to finish a couple of other UFO's before the end of 2012.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Happy Quilting to Everyone Everywhere!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

More Grandmother's Choice Blocks of the Week

As you can see from my picture, I'm going to go ahead and stay with the purple and green floral background for this year's Block of the Week.  It's feels cheery and warm to me.  These are the blocks from week 2 and 3.  What a fun time to be making this quilt with an election just around the corner!  We women have the right to vote.  Let's make sure we all do!  Our ancestors worked so hard to get us this right.

I'm already missing summer.  Fall has arrived with a real chill in the air around here.  It's time to start putting out all the Fall decorations, and to think about pumpkins and more pumpkins.  Hmmm, I feel a Civil War orange, brown, and maybe some black in a new quilt coming on!!

Happy Stitching to One and All Everywhere

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Women's Rights Block of the Week

It was such a busy weekend, I forgot to do my first Block of the Week.  Check out the civilwar.blogspot.com for patterns.  This week's pattern is "Grandmother's Choice".  Each Saturday we receive a "Saturday Morning Post" with the block for that week, and some history on women gaining the right to vote.  I chose to use the purple and green format.  I'm thinking of using the same background all the way through, and I'm making two of each block.  One in reverse of the other.  This way I can make the quilt bigger, and or, substitute for a block I may choose not to use.  Time will tell.

Happy Quilting Everyone Everywhere!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Great Three Day Retreat

Lots of sewing, laughing, and just plain quilting fun was had by all at our Labor Day Three Day Retreat!  The picture here is of Maureen Whelan's version of "Love Letters" by This & That patterns, and designed by Sherry K. Falls.  This was a BOM that I taught as a sampler class.  Sorry the pic is a little blurry, but you can see what a beautiful job she did!

As for me I'm still trying to finish those four DJ corners so I can assembly my quilt, but there are so many other projects to work on, and of course future classes as well.

Have a great rest of your Labor Day, and Happy Quilting to all!