"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Grand Illusion Part 2

I am making it under the wire to link up this week to Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion QAL Part 2.  I am having problems with this section and unsewing about as much as I sew.  

I'm not clear on whether or not these 2.5 sections get sewn together now, but the bottom set above are and the points are okay, so that's good.  But 200 singles to make 100 sets are called for.  Yeah, this will be a long project for me for sure.

This is my stack of the first block; 60 done out of 100.  

Section 3 comes out tomorrow.  
I may catch up in time for Easter:)

God Bless and have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

My Grand Illusion Mystery QAL Block 1

Unlike me, most of you are on top of what's going on in blogland, so I'm pretty sure you know that Bonnie Hunter began her new mystery qal this past Friday.  I think you will enjoy reading the opening post which describes how Bonnie arrived at the colors she chose.  I was sorry I missed last year's beautiful Celtic quilt, so I'm in on this year's.  We can link up tomorrow so this post is my link up post.  Edit:  This is the link:


I'm using the same colors, and although my constant yellow is a pale fabric I had enough of it so it's in.  


Some of the bloggers configured this simple block into many different designs, so block one is very versatile and it'll be fun to see what Bonnie makes of it.

I'm testing border fabric for my Quilt Doodle Doodle 2014 quilt.  For some reason I'm having a hard time finding the right border fabric.  Just being finicky, I guess. 

God Bless, and I hope we all have a wonderful week. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt Gentleman's Fancy

Gentleman's Fancy  is Block 25 in this Eric Homemade ezine qal.  I'm not going to worry until we're up to block 50:-)  Here's my stack of block:
This is going to be a most beautiful quilt with all of its many different traditional blocks.  

I've also been working on an American Girl Doll dress for my grandniece who made her First Communion in May.  I couldn't find lace to match that on her dress; it is very unique.  So the style matches, with the two purple flowers at the waist that she added.


I need more fabric flowers for her headpiece, but it's essentially finished.  Only 7 months late.

God Bless You and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Sew Sweet Simplicity Block 1

 I mentioned I was joining Jacquelynne Steves' Sew Sweet Simplicity QAL, and this is my version of Block 1.  I'm using her fabric line, Country Charm, except for the white.  The snowball middle on my block is different in that I used my Sizzix to cut a bluebird.  It has a sweet, gentle look that I like.

I finished the afghan that I'm donating.  I put a kind of picot edging on it, and the cream yarn works very well.

I have the sleeves on my cardigan half done.  Let's hope I get to wear it this year:-)
That's it for now.  Have a nice day.
God Bless!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Quilt Doodle Doodles 2014 BOM October Block


I'm amazed that this project is almost finished, just like the Sew Kitschy qal.  This October block is the last one and I need to size up my blocks and sew them together.  I love this row of Christmas lights.  I need to add something to represent the light cord, but it's essentially done.
I think this was a very creative and fun design from Cindy of Quilt Doodle Doodles.  Check out the flickr pics from other quilters; some of their blocks are just too cute.

I haven't given up on my cardigan, but I have not worked on it as much as I would like because of other things that have come up.  However, I did abandon the instructions and resorted to making the sleeves as individual pieces and then will sew them in.  They'll be the same length this way as well.

The Sodality I belong to at my church is putting together young children's clothing to donate to a local organization, and I've made a baby quilt and am crocheting a baby blanket to add to my other items.  

I had the quilt panel and yarn in my stash so I'm happy to be able to use them.  I backed the quilt in cream flannel.  The crochet blanket is still a work in progress.  

That is it for now.  I have the last block of the Knitter's Gifts qal to make and then that qal will be almost finished.  But, since I have a weakness for QAL's I will be starting the Jacquelynne Steve's qal next week.  You'd think I'd know when to stop, but I just can't:)

Enjoy your crafting time and God Bless You.