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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Still Making Blocks and Things

 One of the best things about late spring and summer is that all the meetings wrap up and obligations slow down.  I feel as if my time has finally an opening for me to do what I like.  I began a new project because I needed some variation.  Homespun Hearth, a quilt shop that also has an online presence, has a mystery QAL going and I'm downloading the blocks as they come out.  Unfortunately, they are only free for 2 days; I missed the 8th block but since it's a sampler I can insert something else.  
 I'm enjoying making these. 
Aunt Dinah, Chinese Coin and Five Spot blocks.
 I think I have all of the blocks I need for the Swirls and Whirls quilt. I'll begin putting it together this week hopefully. 

I have a column of blocks not shown here because I ran out of space. There is no sashing so I'll be playing with placement.  It has a nice border of scrap squares.  
Have a wonderful week.
God Bless You!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A Bit of Progress on Shooting Stars

The quilt design I'm following is by Sherri McConnell and was named Swirls and Whirls when it was published in June, 2014 in American Patchwork & Quilting
I hope my version comes out as nicely as this cover quilt.

I have nothing else to show.  I planted some marigolds because I just had to:)
Have a wonderful week.
God Bless You.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hands 2 Help Tumbler Quilt

Stitched, washed, dried and ready to go.  It just needs a label.

I'm donating this quilt to one of the Hands 2 Help charities, an annual event begun and hosted by Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
I put together this tumbler quilt top a few years ago, put it away with other unfinished projects, but never forgot about it.  I didn't know who to give it to, until  now.  I got to work putting it together with it's backing and batting, quilted it and sewed on the binding this morning. 
There's nothing like a finished quilt.

I also found another quilt block that I like for Brenna's quilt and have finally decided that this is the one.
Does this block have a name?  The center is a simple pinwheel, but I think the extensions make it some kind of star.  Edit:  This is a variation of the Shooting Star block.
I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead.
God Bless.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Another Block Idea

You may have seen the Missouri Star Quilt Co.'s tutorial of using a friendship star as a cornerstone.  Jenny Doan shows how to use this great idea.  I made a few blocks so I could try it out and like the effect.  That's all I have to show this week.  I've made my quilt sandwich of the table runner, but the rest of the time I've been working. 
We may or may not have a snow storm tonight.  How's that for planning your next day.
I guess I'll look out the window and see what's out there tomorrow morning.
Have a nice week.
God Bless!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Windblown Square

I found another quilt that I like and made the block for it.  It's the Windblown Square.  The quilt is in one of Lynette Jensen's books.  Her method of making it is with all hst's.  I used my Sizzix die and it was fun to make.  I'm really leaning to this one for Brenna's quilt.  
 I think this would look good in turquoise and bright pink. 
I made progress on the Sew Simplicity table cover and think it's ready for the batting and backing.
It even looks good on the floor:) 
 I love this charming fabric.
I may add one more border.  
Have a wonderful week.
God Bless.