Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 30, 2016

A cool and rainy day. Got my herb garden planted this week, so this gentle steady rain is very welcome!
I cut out some pieces from 30's reproductions for my bow tie blocks earlier today, and this evening am
working on a Lucy Boston block; English paper piecing.
I was inspired by a quilt guild member's progress on her blocks to get going on mine again. Now I'm running out of papers!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

November 2015


Took a guild class from Jean Shaw in September. She taught "Lincoln's Watch", a Red Crinoline pattern. Made a lot of blocks at LLQA retreat first week of November, and now have all 99 blocks made and am putting them together. Stepped out of my box colorwise. Started with my collection of French General, and added other pieces. 

Also working on a gift quilt that I can't show yet.

And I finished a dish towel apron started in a quild meeting several years ago.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 2015

 Stars in a Time Warp Chintz block

Machine quilting Morning Glory

Stars in a Time Warp chocolate brown and silver blue

Stars in a Time Warp lace print


Finished an Edyta Sitar wall hanging.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon Quilting July 2015

There are two full moons this month, hence the term "Blue Moon"!

Finished "Clarissa's Garden" doll quilt, which was started in Kathleen Tracy's class on May 9.
She shared some of her scraps, so I have included a few pieces of her fabric in it. 

"Early Indigo". Stars in a Time Warp blocks

" Lapis Blue"

Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 2015

Finished String Table runner from LLQA class. 15" x 30"

More Stars in a Time Warp blocks.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

April and May 2015

Upon returning to my long neglected blog, I found some post drafts. I'm publishing them today (September 24, 2015).
This post documents some of my quilty happenings from April and May 2015.

Keeping up with "Stars in a Time Warp" block of the week project from Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts blog. These are paisleys.

My Tree of Life won a first place ribbon at guild show in April.

Scrappy Irish Chain second

Trick or Treat second

Scrap Basket Blossom third

Paducah trip Ricky Tims concert. Went with two friends, had a great time. Next year going for four days!

Main Street Quilt Company in Shelbyville was featured in Quilt Sampler magazine.
I drove down for their celebratory open house and bought this.

Some of Kathleen's larger quilts displayed at class.

Kathleen Tracy of Country Lane Quilts came to our guild to teach a class on making doll/small quilts. She's the author of several books including "American Doll Quilts". I'll post a photo of the finished project later.

I was installed as DQG evening chair (in absentia). Was birdwatching in Ohio with hubby and had to miss the installation dinner. This rose was given to me when I got back.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Goals

I've made a list of some long time UFO block of week or block of month projects, and plan to work on them this year.

I've started by finishing block # 4 Kansas Sunflower from Barbara Brackman's Grandmother's Choice BOW from 2012-2013. It's hand pieced-got frustrated and put it away until this week! Finished is better than perfect!