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

Monday, January 21, 2013

London Roads Block

This is the latest block from the Ben Franklin QAL at Erik Homemade Coffee Break http://erikhomemade.typepad.com/erik_homemade/   It's called London Roads. 

Sometimes when I see how many colors I'm using and how different each block is from another I get nervous, but I think this quilt will be one I love. 

Have a great day.  Too bad about the Pats, but as they say, there is always next year.  And the Sox are waiting in the wings.
God Bless.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

GQA at SewCalGal

The Golden Quilter Awards at SewCalGal http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com/p/golden-quilter-awards.html are open to nominations.  Don't you just love the button?  The sewing machine image is just the ticket.  One thing that I enjoy about this award event is that I find new people in the quilter world that I can learn from or just appreciate what they create.  It's a nice event.

I've been good about hand-quilting the QOV, so don't have much else to show but today I may take a break and make the latest block from the Ben Franklin QOV so that I will be completely up to date on that.  Thank heavens for audio books.  Whoever invented them is a genius.

Have a wonderful day.
God Bless.
 Am I in your way?
Well, you'll just have to work around me.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Market Square and Pennsylvania Blocks

I made the two blocks that I was behind on for the Benjamin Franklin QAL with Erik Homemade Coffee Break ezine http://erikhomemade.typepad.com/erik_homemade/ . 

Market Square Block
Pennsylvania Block
And I have been faithfully quiilting the QOV and see progress in that quilt, so I think that my New Year's plans for completing projects is coming along nicely.
Time to tune in to the Patriots game. 
Have a great week.
God Bless You.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

My Second Stage of Organizing

Happy New Year to everyone.   That is a picture of most of my UFO's.

I ended up with so many projects left undone because I keep finding new projects I like too much to pass up, but I am determined to finish these quilts in 2013.  I was thinking on starting a QAL for UFO's but changed my mind when I saw that there are a few popular blogs doing that already.  So I am just going to get going and share my progress.

America the Beautiful, Treasure Chest and Tumbler just need to be sandwiched, quilted, bound and they are done. 

Festive Mystery needs to be quilted and bound and the two sets of star blocks need to be set, sandwiched, etc.
 I'm continuing with the Benjamin Franklin QAL, although I am two blocks behind. 
The fabric in the front is for a quilt I am planning for my grand niece.  She asked for pastels, and this is Fairy Frost by Michael Miller.  I think I've got the pattern picked out.
 In 2011 (I think) I made these basket blocks and love them, but I never set them, etc. so that's going to happen this year. Just realized they are pastel.  Mmm.   And behind them are the crazy scrap blocks with the cupcakes in the them that also need to be set, etc.
Carole of Novalee 2 posted today pictures sent to her of the finished Christmas SAL she held, but mine was not included because, here it is, waiting to be finished.  Boo Hoo.
And this is what I work on almost every day. I am hand quilting and that isn't something I do quickly.  I think I have nine blocks left and then the sashing and border. 
That's it.  In addition, I hope to eat, sleep, work, take care of the house, shovel snow/cut the grass, get out and about so I don't go crazy, blog, and all the other stuff that we all have to do have a good life.  Oy!
God Bless You.