Thursday, February 28, 2013

Oh Where Have I Been?

Not on vacation that is for sure!  With just two weeks until Quilt Camp, I've been a busy little quilter!  Here is the beginning of putting the "Sonic Pop", by Brenda Henning, from her book, Strip Therapy 10, together.  It's been quite a journey.  This is a fairly easy quilt, but you do have to pay attention to the directions carefully, especially cutting instructions!  My geometry skills, of which I have none, were really put to the test.  Two Bali Pops later, the pattern calls for one, I'm finally ready to finish the dang thing.  Oh stop laughing!  We all do a few crazy things now and then!  Still not sure about the dark sashing though?

Made a little time to work on those lovely little stars with my friend Pam.  What were we thinking?  We adjusted the pattern and block size to fit the size quilt we wanted to make.  Now we have to make 128 stars!  No worries, you know how I love stars!!

Happy Quilting Everyone, Everywhere!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Little Squares Becoming a Quilt

My version of Charming Additions
I'm still cutting those little 2-1/2" squares, but here's a peek at what they are becoming.  This is one of those quilts I love to do!  Just playing with color, arranging and rearranging.  As I'm working with my 1800 reproduction prints, I'm listening to a great book.  The book is The House Girl, by Tara Conklin.  It's a historical novel, taking place in both, the 1800's in the South, and currently in New York.  This all makes for a fun and productive Monday that is ugly, and cold outside!

Stay Tuned!
Happy Quilting Everyone, Everywhere!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Little Squares Everywhere

I thought I would give you an update on my  progress as I prepare for Quilt Camp.  One of the quilts we will be making is this quilt, on the cover of the American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, December 2012.  I'm cutting, cutting, cutting, and cutting  more of these 2-1/2" squares.  I've taken out my scrap box, and used lots of scraps to cut these sweet little squares.  I can't wait to start to putting it together! Of course, I want to make it a king size, sew.......cutting, cutting, cutting!

Happy Quilting Everyone, Everywhere!

Monday, February 11, 2013

More Stars!!

I've decided to go ahead and make this sweet star quilt, with my friend Pam.  The quilt pattern is "A Quilt for Alice", by Paula Barnes from Bonnie Blue Quilts.  I just love stars, and can never turn down making a quilt together with a friend! We decided to make this quilt larger than the pattern so we are making 6" blocks, instead of 4" blocks. It's scrappy with one background, and I love making these!  I suppose you may have noticed how I'm making all those star points, also know as Flying Geese?  Yes, we're using the "Flying Geese Ruler", from Eleanor Burns.  Accurate and a bit quicker for me.

As I've mentioned in earlier posts, Quilt Camp is upon me and I really need to get those samples together this week!  I've been sewing strips for one, and cutting 2-1/2" squares for the other.  More on those soon!

Happy Quilting Everyone, Everywhere!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hawaiian Quilts

Painting of a Hawaiian Pineapple Quilt.  Painter unknown
If you didn't know, you may have guessed, that I've been gone for a week or so.  I've been in Hawaii!  Enjoying the sun, more sun, and the warmth of that sun, with my grown children and my husband.  Good family time!

I've posted a beautiful pic here of a Hawaiian quilt.  It is not an actual quilt, but a painting done on a wall at the Four Season's Resort on Maui!  Pretty cool, huh!?  I bought a few goodies at the local quilt store, but I can't show them now, because they are gifts for the ladies attending my quilt camp in March.  You'll have to wait to see those. 

Now I really do have a surprise for all of you!  My Janie Dearest is quilted!!!  Sue Baddley, from Summit Creek Quilts, did an absolutely awesome job!!  I opened the box today and began to cry.  It's so hard to believe that I made that quilt!! I'm going to work on the binding and take a final pic for all of you soon!  Stay tuned!!

Happy Quilting Everyone, Everywhere!