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

Friday, September 30, 2011

Album Star Block for the Scrap Happy QAL

Janet Wickell gave us the Album Star Block for the Scrap Happy Quilt she is leading. http://www.quilting.about.com I didn't care for my first try at this block, so I made another version today.  Now the first looks okay to me.  I like them both.

The darker block was made first.  If this were a true album block the middle strip would be white so that you could write on it. 
All my blocks so far.  I think there are two more blocks to go.
Hope all is well.
God Bless.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Not Idle

I'm hand quilting the Scatty Stars quilt.  Very simple stitching, but I am enjoying doing it very much.  Hopefully this will be a finish by next week. 

I won a book, Just Around the Corner, by Kari M. Carr when there was a blog tour recently.  Sherri from A Quilting Life  http://www.aquiltinglife.com/   picked my name, so thank you so much, Sherri.
And it's autographed.
Thank you, Kari. 
The method for making the mitered borders is surprisingly simple, and I have added one of the quilts in the book to my "I'm definitely going to make this" list. 
That list is very long.  If only I could stop reading books, magazines, blogs, etc.  Not going to happen.

Tomorrow, Saturday, I should be doing the Walk for the Poor in my city, but we may be rained out.  If that happens, it will be a perfect day to finish my Scatty Stars Quilt.

Enjoy your weekend!
God Bless You.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Autumn Inspiration Cross Stitch Completed

Designed by Lois Winston, courtesy of DMC Corporation,
and from the October 2009 issue of  Crafts n Things.
I'm very happy with this.  The border just makes it even better.
God Bless You and all you do.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

September Christimas QAL 2

This is what I've done so far.  I like it but the edges aren't smooth, so I'll need to fix that.  But I do like the set in triangles. 

September Christimas QAL

I'm not sure what I'll be working on today, but I do have progress to show on my autumn cross stitch. 
That little tree took hours to sew.  The border diamonds have small leaves or acorns stitched into them, so that's what I'm doing now.
But, today is for quilting, so I'm off to do some.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Scatty Stars, Autumn and Tumblers

Hurricane Irene is now past, but for some in New England the pain goes on.  Too many sad stories, so I'm here to express gratitude that nothing awful happened here.  She went more inland so all that I experienced was loss of power and a big mess in the yard. I know we are all praying for those whose lives have been turned upside down.

Those are my Scatty Stars from the Christmas Quilt Along that I finally worked on today.  I needed fabric for the rail fence blocks, so I went with black and am very pleased with the choice.  I'm working on balancing the colors.  The top picture looks right, but this view doesn't and it's the same.
Thank you again to Sue of Quilt Times and Cathi of Shakerwood Quilts for this cool design. 

I'm so ready for autumn and have been going through my magazines for things to make.  I found a cute cross stitch design in an October 2009 issue of Crafts 'n things.  It's designed by Lois Winston courtesy of DMC.  This is where I am so far.
I've got lots of leaves to stitch in, but I am enjoying this cross stitch.

My tumbler quilt is sewn together to some extent.  I don't have a border on it yet and I do want to add one. 

Hope all is well.
God Bless You!