Sunday, June 12, 2011

Gifts & BOM's

I have been dying to look at Bonnie Hunter's Scraps & Shirttails books every since I have been seeing the great scrappy quilts that are coming from them. Ranette was so sweet that she sent me "Scraps & Shirtails II" as a gift. I went so crazy over it that she sent me "Scraps & Shirtails". What a doll!!! So far I bought the 2 pieces of fabric that are on the right of the books and Ranette sent me the fabrics on the bottom. I never in a million years thought I would want to collect this type of fabric but that is all I want now. LOL!! Of course CW Reproductions are still my favorite. ;) I keep eying my bosses work shirts and checking the fiber content. I already informed his wife that she is never to give his old shirts away to anyone but me. LOL!
I received the fabric that I cut wrong last week so on Friday evening I was able to finish month 5 of "Civil War Tribute".
On Saturday I was able to get month 6 done and now I am all caught up. I thought about doing month 7 blocks today but I was burned out on HST's.
Twenty more "Klosjes" added this week to bring the total to 265. I was thinking I would start sewing them together into blocks.
That's it! I prepped a couple of applique BOM's that I have been neglecting so hopefully I can have those done next week.

Have a great week!

20 comments:

JustCindy said...

Looks like you had a great week. I really like the purple and green together.

Karen said...

Someone is very excited!!! Can't wait to see what you make. :)

karenfae said...

I have thought different times to get one of Bonnie's books but never have, just so many projects in the works all the time!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Janet O. said...

Your CW tribute blocks are beautiful. I am partial to purple & green. What a productive week you've had!

marina said...

Love the blocks! Will look forward to seeing your projects from your new books!

Sue W ♥ said...

Nice progress on CWC, funny you should mention having to get more fabric because you cut wrong, I am only on month 4 and I have cut my 4 1/2 squares 2 1/2 instead and have just ordered more, they don't give you any extra for mistakes to they and of course I just couldn't order one thing :)
enjoy whats left of the weekend

Theresa said...

Your Civil War blocks are lovely - fantastic effort with all those HSTs, no wonder you were burned out afterwards!

Grethe said...

The Civil War looks really great,
very complicated! Will be such a super quilt:-)
Still love your klosjes!

Fiesta said...

definetly a good week. Looking forward to see what you make from Bonnie's book.

Crispy said...

Great blocks again Yvette :0) Are the fabrics for the quilt in the book those woven ones? I've always been intrigued with those but never bought any as they ravel so much. What are you planning on making?

Crispy

LynCC said...

I love your Civil War Chronicles project. :)

I wondered if you would like to put this post on my BOMs Away link-up "party" at this url?

http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/boms-away-monday-5.html

ranette said...

I guess cutting up shirts from someone that you know is okay...lol

Glad you like the books...I'm excited to see what you make from them. What year are you starting? LOL

Love the blocks, all of them!!

Linda said...

What a nice surprise!! I can't wait to see what you make!! So your boss doesn't need all his shirts anyways!! LOL! Blocks look great!! You sure do make those fast!

Kim D. said...

I like the plaid fabrics, what a wonderful scrappy quilt they will make. What a nice surprise! Your blocks look fantastic.

Kim D. said...

I like the plaid fabrics, what a wonderful scrappy quilt they will make. What a nice surprise! Your blocks look fantastic.

Linda said...

That's it...you say...that's a ton! I think the men's shirting fabric is great too. I made some throw pillows from my hubby's old ones...they're great and you can use with the buttons still on them to close the pillows!

Deb said...

You just blow me away with all that you're getting done. All caught up on the CW quilt? I'm green with envy!

Can't wait to see the new projects you're going to make out of the book.

Robin said...

Oooo... you've got me all intrigued now. I have a big bin of woven fabrics that I've never been sure what to do with. I'm going to have to get my hands on a copy of one of those books!

And look at all of those blocks! Gorgeous.

pegsplace said...

"Scraps & Shirttails II" ? I had NO idea :)...Thanks for the heads up! I have the first one and have collected and cut up shirts....addictive! Thanks for dropping by my blog and a fit quilter is a productive quilter. You can SO do five miles of non-stop running! Consistency is the key.

Later
Peggy

Snoodles said...

Greetings from SC! Joy says your mom is improving - I am so glad. Love your blocks, and your klosjes! Have a wonderful weekend!
Jacque