Friday, April 22, 2011

Stonehenge fabric

I never thought that I would ever buy stonehenge fabric till I saw this pattern click on the title and it will bring you there. After I saw this I went to Sew Sisters they have a wide range with great prices bought the fabric and have cut out what I needed.. all I need is the time to start sewing it.
Right now I am working on a project that requires cutting up some dresses of long ago and sewing them into a quilt. I am using a quilt as you go method. As soon as I find where the heck I put my camera I will post.

This weekend is for the Bunnies and Earth Day hope you all are able to celebrate in some way.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stop the world and let me off

March surely came in as a lion. I have spent most of it back and forth to my mothers. She had eye surgery on each eye and it went really well. In between that time we pieced 2 sampler BOM`s into tops and made a stack and whack. Finished a flannel quilt top which is at my friends house she will machine quilt that way am I hand quilting flannel!!. pictures will be next time.

These are swap blocks from 2007 that I have finally been able to get together. It was so big I had to lay it sideways so the iron is not floating. The log cabin pattern was from one of the BOM's my mother was doing at another store I liked it so much I decided to use it for this layout of my siggy blocks. It will be called "Friends around the block". I see with this picture it is not together but it is now..LOL

This was the mini I had made to go to Ireland, I forgot to take a picture of it done I had quilted 1/2 inch grid on it. Micki has not received it as yet the mail is taking forever!! I had cut it with the swag so that it is curved binding around it. This was fun to make but alot of work for a short time. I know Micki is making a big Rose of Sharon and thought this would go nicely with it.
These are the blocks I just got back from my canadian yahoo group are they not gorgeous!! I am going to put 4 1/2in maple leaves in the sashing with the siggy squares we all made to go with the blocks it will be fall like.

I also had some sad news my poor Britnee has finally gone to puppy heaven Mar 29th. She was 13years old and had a great life. I thank God for letting me borrow her for a while. DH and I have decided no more puppies. This part of their lives is just to hard to take.

Well I am going to be quilter of the Month at one of the quilt guilds I belong to  York Heritage  there are over 150 members and they all know me but what is really exciting is Becky Goldsmith is going to be there so I am bringing my Flourishes quilt and my Aunt Millies...they are both still flimsies but I am sure she will love to see them.

Monday, April 4, 2011

In Memory of Judy Hopkins passed Mar 9 2011

I just read very sad news today a great quilter has passed I have used her books many times for different projects I am sure you have read when I have made my swap blocks using her fantastic books for reference.
I had emailed her late last year to say how much I had enjoyed her books not expecting a response cause I am sure she received many but she did email back with exciting news that she would be coming out with a new book I couldn`t believe that I got a reply it was so kind of her...this is a great quilting loss to me.
Keep healthy quilters
I will have pictures to post later this weekend I got my wonderful mini from Micki and some other stuff will be posted.