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

Monday, April 28, 2014

April Let's Book It Post

I'm happy to be able to link up with Sharon's Let's Book It group at Vroomans Quilts.
I am making a quilt from Bonnie Hunter's book Scraps & Shirttails II.

Put on my design wall for a look see - this is not the true layout.
 Since this post, I've brought in some other fabrics to lighten up things a bit.  We'll see how it works out.

Maybe it is getting too scrappy, but Bonnie's designs play to that so I'm going with it for now.

Many more blocks to go on this one.

God Bless.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Yankee Charm Block and More Caps

The Yankee Charm Block is the 21st block in the Ben Franklin Mystery QAL at Erik Homemade Coffee Break ezine.   Apparently the history of this block relates to Revolutionary times.  I like it probably because it has a semblance to a courthouse steps block.

The April block for the From Head to Toe - A Knitter's Gifts block of the month is this cute cap applique made 4 times.  Notice I goofed on one of the blocks and placed my cap in an alternate orientation.  If it doesn't work when I put all of the blocks together then I'll redo it, but for now it stays as is.  

God Bless.  Have an enjoyable weekend.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Project From a Bonnie Hunter Book

 I've had Bonnie Hunter's book, Scraps & Shirttails II for a while and have wanted to make something from it for as long, so I'm happy to finally begin one of the projects.

I've selected Smoke Mountain Morning with its stars and modified log cabin blocks.

This fabric line from Windham Fabrics is one I've been saving, so now it's been cut into and is living up to its potential.

I have two stars done and am trying out one log cabin.  The stars are a 54-40 or Fight star and the log cabin is the Chimney and Cornerstone log cabin version.  My takes are a little bit different from Bonnie's but that's okay.

What is really cool is that I used my Sizzix to make this block.  That might be why I was able to get two blocks done in a few hours.
I will link up with the Let's Book It group at Vroomans Quilts when that post comes up.  

God Bless You.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Progress Report on Two QAL's

This Teapot is the Sew Kitschy April block.  And here are my four blocks together.

The April block for the Quilt Doodle Doodle BOM is this row of Friendship Stars.

 I think the stars really make the tree and house blocks brighten up. 

Both of these projects are going to make charming quilts.  

God Bless You.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sprinkles is a Traveling Quilt

These pictures tell a story.  I tested Sue Abrey's quilt design "Sprinkles", then heard about the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge running now at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and decided to donate my version of Sprinkles because it's a nice size for cozying into and with the fabric I used would be good for a young person.  As you can see, my pal Moxie liked it very much, so after doing a stipple quilting and sewing on the binding, Sprinkles got washed and dried and crinkled up beautifully.  I remembered the label, something I don't always do.

Now, Sprinkles is on it's way to the midwest.  
So, from a quilt designer in Great Britain to a quilter in Massachusetts to an organization in Ohio and then, who knows.  
Happy travels, Sprinkles.

Another version is definitely on the agenda.

Thanks, Sue. It was fun.