Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Interlocking circles

My next project, a blue and brown baby quilt will come from a Quilters Academy lesson, a small quilt called interlocking circles.  It is really beautiful and intricate looking, but only uses squares and nine patches.  I had the great pleasure of meeting one of my swap partners, Charlene, as she passed through my town over the weekend. She helped me pick out the blue and brown fabric, and I visited a new to me quilt store near where I live with her.  Thanks Charlene for taking the time to meet me!

Monday, March 28, 2011

New fabric

this is what I'll be working on next, a boy baby quilt.  It's hard to switch from pink and brown to blue and blue and brown, but I'm making the effort.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Block Swap for March

This is the block I made for Karen, my swap partner.  It was so challenging and fun to do.  I like this version of the star block just as much as the green one.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday night sew in results

My sewing machine is definitely squeaking now, it must need some oil.  It has really been used a lot the last two days. 

I finished the block for my Block Swap partner, it will go in the mail tomorrow.  I love the fabrics, they made a crazy busy block that make my eyes go wonky, was really fun to put together.

I also made this pillow for my little niece Isabel.  I got really creative on this one, with ribbon and applique.  Can't wait to give it to her!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

do you have time to make just one star?

of course you do!  and they are so fun to make, why not one for a good cause

quilts for the military!  they do so much for us, and we like making blocks anyway what is one more

moda's challenge is to piece, quilt & bind 100 quilts in 100 days for soliders.

and they need 1800 star blocks to reach this goal.

fabric and pattern here:  http://www.unitednotions.com/LA_just_one_star.pdf

the semper fi fund will help coordinate the donations of the 100 quilts.

Mine will be blue and white

don't forget to sign it before you send to moda

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday night sew in is tonight!

On my list tonight:

swap block
birthday pillow for my neice

can't wait to see what everyone else is doing

Happy Friday

Blogger question

I have noticed in my last two posts, after I save, I come back in and some link has gotten in that I didn't put there.  If I delete the word it goes away.  How do I stop this?  It's really embarrassing!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

thinking about Japan today

blopraying that they keep the meltdown under control.  I remember how hard Katrina was on New Orleans, and how far some were dispersed.  There are people who resettled in my town who are still here, never going back. 

posting a sneak peak for my March swap partner

so grateful for my family and my sewing time, and all you bloggers out there.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Star Block

I would love a whole quilt full of these blocks, wouldn't you?  This one is for February, it's the BOM for my guild.  Now I can work on my March BOM and swap block.   

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A star block for my guild

Februay's BOM was green and white, I'm playing catch up.  I choose to go scrappy for this green and white one.  It is a work in progress.  March's BOM is blue and white, it will be scrappy also.  I don't have that one cut out, but will in another day or so.  I'd like to finish Febrary first!  Is it just me or was February a short month? 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Block Swap Adventure February blocks

What I love about the block swap adventure is the challenge of doing blocks I have been afraid to tackle until now, and the fun of putting colors together that I haven't before.  I couldn't decide what to do for my February partner Charlene, so I did both of these.  The basket one has two greens and two blues, and I really like the shaded effect of those four fabrics together.  The Pine Tree block was hard to line up all those triangles, that took some stopping and taking apart and doing over, but was well worth it.