Sunday, January 30, 2011

Berry Picking Party

As usual, I have the worst lighting and pictures. It was rainy and gloomy outside too so that wasn't an option. One day I may surprise you all with a good picture.

Here is "Berry Picking Party". It is much brighter in person. Hopefully I will get a better picture once it is quilted.

I managed another 10 Klosjes this week. I have a total of 25. I guess that makes 1175 to go. LOL! I think a wallhanging will be a lot easier.
This is month 4 of "Baltimore Bunnies" in wool.

I made a list of goals for the month.

  • Make 1 Kitchen Fairy Block
  • Make 5 SBS Blocks and add to row
  • Make 10 Klosjes
  • Make 5 FW blocks and add to row
  • Month 2 of C.W.C.
  • Month 2 of C.W.T.
  • Work on B.R.B as a L & E
  • Make Backing and Binding for B.P.P.
  • Make 2 Baltimore Bunny Blocks
  • UFO to work on when all above are completed: Vintage Valentine

Have a healthy, happy, crafty week!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Road to California

I was able to attend the "Road To California" quilt show yesterday with my two friends, Joy and Karen. I could have sworn I took more pictures but according to my camera, I only took a few. This is why I won't invest in a fancy, smansy camera. I never seem to get any pictures. I guess I was too busy looking and drooling.

I did manage to get a picture of the Dear Jane quilts that were hanging. One was traditional and the other was in 1930's reproductions. Yummmmmy!!! Now I know I will have to hand quilt mine when I am done. I guess I had better learn how. No rush at the rate I am going. LOL!

I am not sure what attracts me to this quilt but I was mesmerized by it.

Of course I fell in love with the gold and red "Nearly Insane" quilt.

I also fell in love with this teapot quilt. There were so many people hovered around it that i didn't get any full size pictures. It was amazing!
Can you believe that is all I have???? I know Joy and Karen took a ton of pictures so when they put them on their blogs I will post a link.

What did I buy? Well, I was a good girl and restrained myself and only bought 3 patterns. :)

Here is what I created this past week...........
Month 3 of "Baltimore Bunnies" in wool & 2 Christmas Ornaments. I also squared up all of the "Berry Picking Party" blocks and made 11 of the pieced blocks. I am hoping to start putting it together next weekend.
Have a great week everyone! Be safe! Be healthy!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This Weeks Stuff

I have been wanting to make a wool candle mat ever since I saw one posted online. I found a cute little pattern from Bareroots and decided to go for it. This was really fun and quick. I also finished another Farmer's Wife 6" block.
I put the final borders on the "Calendar Redwork" BOM.
That's all I have this week. I seriously need more than one day a week to play.

I Hope everyone has a happy, healthy, safe week.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

3 New Starts & 2 Finishes

I started 3 new BOM's. The first one is called "Civil War Chronicles". I am a sucker for 1800's quilts and this one really caught my eye. The first month only has one 16" block so it was fairly easy. I thought I was trying to get the directional fabrics right but a few got turned around. My seam ripper was on over drive so I just left it. These blocks are for a BOM I was supposed to start last year. This is month one of "Civil War Tribute".
The next four blocks are for "Farmer's Wife". Joy and I are going to try to get 5 of these 6" blocks done every month. I plan on doing them and putting them together as I go.

This block wasn't supposed to have the red fabric around the sides. I did this block over and over again and this was the best of the lot. Dreaded Y seams. ACK! The block somehow came out too small so I added the borders and called it done.
I also finished the last "Berry Picking Party" stitchery last night. Now to the piecing.
Here is "A Gardener's Journal" all finished. Lighting is terrible as usual.
Another finish was my "Life is Beautiful" quilt. I quilted around all the circles and called it done. I hope to get it washed next weekend
My goal is to finish 10 things on my 2011 list before I start anything else.

I wish everyone a fantastic week! Happy Quilting!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Time flies.................

Happy New Year!!

What's a New Year without a new project? I wouldn't know. LOL I started this BOM with a group of friends last week. This is Block #1 of Lovebird Lane. I hope we can all get together soon for Block 2, this was a lot of fun.
In the last few weeks I managed to finish 3 more "Berry Picking Party" blocks. I am now working on the last one! I hope to start the piecing soon.

This is my "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" as of December 31st. I made 5 additional blocks since then. Joy and I decided to do 5 blocks a month instead of 10 so that we could start "Farmer's Wife" soon. :)
Here are all the blocks.........

I listed all of the projects I am going to work on in 2011. My goal is to finish 10 of those before I add anything else to the list. Of course I added many things to the list so that I won't be bored. LOL!

Again, I hope everyone has a Happy Healthy New Year with plenty of time to stitch.