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

Friday, July 20, 2012

Boston Star Block

I made the first block for the Benjamin Franklin Mystery Quilt that is being led by Erik Homemade Coffee Break Ezine http://erikhomemade.typepad.com/erik_homemade/  It's called Boston Star Block.  I love this block and the fabric I am using.  It's from Darlene Zimmerman's Clothesline Club for Robert Kaufman.


God Bless.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July Christmas QAL - Post 2

I'm making accessories to match my Festive Mystery Quilt.  Sharon's angel and Lesley's Christmas Tree napkin both from previous Christmas QAL's.  And as soon as I get Lynn's email, I'll be making mittens. 

My quilt top is sewn together and it's wonderful to have a quilt top finished, almost.  I think I'm adding prairie points to this quilt.  I've never made them and like the way they look so I think I'll give them a try.  I found this tutorial http://modalissa.blogspot.com/2010/03/prairie-points-and-pillowcase-tutorial.html
If I have enough fabric I will give them a try.
It's lovely.

July Christmas QAL - Post 1

Across the pond Sue of Quilt Times  and Hazel of Hazel's Quilts are making good progress on the Festive Mystery Quilt, and on this side of the Atlantic Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts is keeping up with them.  I'm on my second mug of coffee and have finally decided on the layout for my version.  I tried two:

The thing I like about this layout is the double star, but I'm going with this instead.
Unless I change my mind again.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blocks, Blocks and More Blocks

I've been keeping busy making blocks and putting together a table cover.  Take a look.

This is Grandmother's Tulips and is the tenth block in Eleanor Burns' Treasure Chest QAL http://www.facebook.com/#!/quiltinaday  It looks as if October will be the month to finish this quilt.  Is time flying by or what!

I caught up with one more block in the Coats and Clark Spool Quilt project http://www.coatsandclark.com/  and am now only one block behind.  Thought I'd get it done today but didn't manage it.

And because I joined the Northcott Fabric Circle http://www.northcott.net/ and wanted to add a project to my page I made this lap quilt/table cover.  From start to finish it took me two days to make.  I think I was able to complete it so quickly because I did not follow any directions, just put it together. It's the Central Park fabric from Northcott.     

That's what I've been up to.  The Christmas QAL is this Saturday hosted by Lynn from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting http://sewnwildoaks.blogspot.com/ so it will be another busy Saturday of sewing.  Life is good:)

God Bless.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Amongst the Trees

It's been a stressful week, but today I awoke light-hearted and optimistic and that's the best way to feel, in my humble opinion.  So I worked on my Kay Mackenzie design, "Lollipop Grove" and finished the quilt top.  I added the little AccuQuilt dog and just love him.  I need to get the cat die.  My sun could look better, but it's fine.  I'm going to move on to making blocks for all of the QAL's I've joined.  I hope your Saturday is as nice as mine has been.

God Bless.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Spool Quilt QAL

Coats and Clark is celebrating their 200 Years Anniversary and one of the ways they are doing this is a quilt design of thread spools. http://www.coatsandclark.com/  I love thread spools and have happy memories of a time when I was a kid and used my mother's spools to play with and pretend they were little people.  This was way before Weebles came along.  So far there are four blocks issued for the quilt, and I finally have time to work on them so today I made two of the easy ones.

I also made progress on my landscape quilt and got the sun and the hillside sewn in place, but I need to purchase a different fabric for the stream so I can't go further with it until I do.  There's also the FMQ, Treasure Chest QAL, and I want to join Eric Homemade eZine's Ben Franklin QAL.  The Christmas QAL is in two weeks and I don't have my blocks sewn together yet.  And I'm still working on my QOV. 
Life is good when that sewing machine is humming:)
God Bless.