Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Getting the Mojo Back

Phew!  Quite a hiatus!  I'm finally getting my quilting mojo back.  I'm working on several projects at a time once again.

When I go to sew with others, or can't decide what to work on, I pull out my Jordan Log Cabin Quilt Kits, by Donna Jordan.  They easy to work on while visiting, and all pre-cut!  I recently finished my 60th block and decided to work on putting together a pattern I like.  After playing a little, this is what I've come up with!  I really love the colors, and the way the pattern goes together.  Now I need to decide how big, and what I want to do for borders.  I have more of these blocks I can make.  I'm sort of thinking about taking those and making a border out them.  Depends on how the pattern will work, and look after I lay them out.  We'll see! LOL -)

Of course I still have lots to do to get ready for my favorite holiday with my family!  Sew... need to get on it!  I'm wishing all of  you a wonderful and yummy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Quilting to Everyone, Everywhere!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Making Time

Sew.... I've been making some time to sew, but not a whole lot.  I'm re-doing a couple of my bedrooms.  Painting, changing furniture, and doing the big clean out.  NO, no!  not my sewing room!  I'm not there yet, though my sewing room is being used at the moment as a storage room.  Have to have somewhere to put all those items we need out of the way to paint.  Don't you worry, I have left myself room to work on a couple of projects.

The picture I'm showing you here is the first five blocks of my, "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" by Jennifer Chiaverini.  I decided to not go with my William Morris collection of years ago, but to use batiks.  Most of my quilts are made with fabrics that have a definite contrast to them.  In this one, I'm going to try to use a bit more blending in my block construction.  We'll see that how works for me! LOL :-)  Ok, so I'm stretching a little.  It's good for us, right?

I've also added another one of those barns with a quilt block on the side.  I just think they are so much fun.  If I didn't live in a city type neighborhood, I paint a quilt block on my garage door!!

Happy Quilting Everyone, Everywhere!