Monday, January 26, 2009

My goodness the community has grown!!

Well it is so wonderful to have so many wonderful quilters following my blog. I visit as many quilting blogs as possible learn so much and see so much eye candy. All your blogs really keep the incentive to continue with my quilting journey. The only question I have is how can you quilt and type at the same time!!?? I have been visiting other blogs.. new bloggers congrats on a job well done!! and the continous bloggers..I love to visit..take a look on my side bar you will have to scroll down a little and you can keep up with everyone's updates.

I have been very busy with my quilting that is why I have not posted in a while I have not found a way to do both...I wonder if there is voice typing for blogging yet?? to start with...I have 2 Dear Janies done!! my first 2 blocks from Stitch in Heaven. The coordinator is called Texas Jane and the Creator of the book Brenda invited me to a wonderful Dear Jane List to chat about how too's and other Dear Jane (DJ) activities!! Brenda is a super lady and I thank her for the invite to a great group of DJ's so here is a couple of photos to my first approach.
So this is the wonderful package I got in the mail (minus the book..LOL). I got the fabric for the first 10 blocks and also some wonderful backgrounds that are all different. My way to make a quilt of course...the variety of backgrounds I found always makes a quilt sparkle. A list was attached to the bag as to what color goes with which block.
this is not block #1 but block # 5 my 1st block I made...then I went to block #1
all these blocks will be hand piece (there is only 225 of them!!) but the process is so comforting!! I was absorbed into making these I don't remember what was on the telly!!

Then next item I have been working on my "Country Sunshine" I had started it last January and put it away due to other commitments for the year!! I had been doing it on line with another group when I pulled out the 2 measley blocks I had done I realized Icut the background to small...they will become a part of a "misfit quilt" (talk about those later) I remade all 4 of my tulip blocks and also got the center laid out for appliqueing.

these are my wonderful Tulips that are going into the quilt you can see the layout. I have them all laid out and glue basted to the background with my stems and leaves.. I just have those wonderful circular berries to do and then the Flowers that are in the pots...then it is the Boarders!! isn't it just an awesome quilt!!
Here is the Center of this awesome quilt all my backgrounds will be a different shade I had them all up on the design wall but then when I uploaded the pics I noticed that I didn't take a pic...drats!! next time. In the center will be my Name and Year of making this treasured quilt.
what else...lets see what else have I been doing...what every quilter loves to do in early January I went to a fantabulous sale!! Our local quilt shop had the best sale I had every seen and well
I could not pass it up and this was the first visit I had with her. Usually we chat at the quilt shows... look see.. oh the little helper that is showing off my purchases is my quilty bear my mother bought me many moons ago. This bear my Cousin in Florida made (this is for my Bear Friends..they always make me smile).
Now I am sure if you click on the pic you will see the most beautiful background fabric in the is wild horses bucking don't you worry I am going to find a great quilt for that one!! I love that fabric. I am sure you will see some of the fabric already in my quilts that I dove into and used.

I am working on my AMG's blocks I had them ready for applique and now getting them done. I will soon get a couple more ready. I am also finishing up the Primitive Flower Pot one as well.. I am diving into my Australian Patchwork Quilting Mags to find what I am going to do for my next round I am going to make that one into a Medallion quilt.

MBG's quilt will be done this weekend and I will be sending it off. I have to sandwich and quilt it then I think I am going to put the Prairie Points on to finish up the fabs she gave me. I will post after that . I put on a couple of boarders on some quilt tops that I am getting machine quilted in exchange for classes I had taught at the Cozy Quilts (if you click on cozy quilts you will see in the background pic my stack and whack with the blue background..that was a nice surprise!! Shahena is a wonderful person to work for and has great fabric if you are ever out for a drive.She also does beautiful LAQ) in Port Hope Ontario

Well I think I have just reminded myself to post more often.. it has taken me 2hrs to post all this stuff and I will have to update myside bar on what I have done as well.. that I will do later.
There is another great sale and also a Super Bowl quilters party at Cockadoodle Quilts check out her blog as well on the side bar Jo-anne is posting main events everyday and her daily menu is to literally go every day. I was in there the other day and saw amazing new Henry Glass fabric

You may have to read all this in sections I appologize for taking up so much of your stitch'n time but I hope it is worth it.. until we meet again...I'll be visiting you..


  1. welcome back!
    I love all your blocks.
    Did you know that the fat quarter shop carries the Henry glass fabric. I saw a quilt on Fons and Porter that I would love to make with that fabric.

  2. Wow Deb! How busy you are! I like your little beary helper...perhaps she could do some applique prepping for you! Look at all that lovely fabric!
    Your Country Sunshine quilt will be magnificent! I've got their book with houses on and the fabric ready to do day!

  3. Your DJ blocks look wonderful and the fabric is very pretty. Country Sunshine is going to be beautiful and don't you just love a really good sale. Every inch of your table is covered with goodies. Good for you!

  4. Congrats on getting started on the DJ, I will soon be on my way too... waiting for backgroundfabric. (Sale in the quiltshop february 6.)

    Have a nice day!

  5. Glad to have you back. You have been busy. My applique group is going to be starting the Country Sunshine quilt next month. I am only doing the 4 corner blocks and probably the border applique.

  6. Deb, it sounds like you've had a good month! I sure could do with a quilt shop fix!It's been so long, I think I'm going through withdrawal.

  7. Wow! You are keeping busy aren't you!
    Lovely work... 8-)
    Great links to check out, and what a shop haul you have there! Good for you! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!

  8. Beautiful blocks. You certainly have been busy!
    I've tagged you for the 6 picture meme. Check out my blog for details.

  9. I really like how Stichin Heaven packed your DJ blocks. You are doing a beautiful job on them.

    Your applique work is fantastic too!!

  10. Look at you go with all those projects! Many on blog land are doing the DJ quilt!

    I did want to do Country Sunshine and had to convince myself not to order the BOM from the Quilted Crow. I reasoned that I should finished the Baltimore Cousin BOM first. I did buy the book! Love the quilt! Your block is lovely!


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