Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Pretty Black Eyed Susan

Well I finished another block for the themed applique swap I am in. This block is a Black Eyed Susan (Maryland's state flower) on a black background. I used hand dyed fabrics and I really think they are striking against the black. I hope the owner likes it

Monday, September 24, 2007

Another Fun Fun Mail Day!

Well today was another fun mail day for me!!! And everything I received today is a result of Darlene's blog entries....LOL

From the moment that Darlene posted her FQ bundle of Moda's Allspice Tapestry fabrics I was IN LOVE! So when I received a "Thank you for being such a good's a nice discount" email from The Fat Quarter Shop I just knew what I had to buy! I am absolutely thrilled now that I've seen them in person. I have the jelly roll and the FQs from this line and now just need a pattern that will show them off. So what pattern would you use to showcase 40 luscious FQs and 40 2 1/2" strips from the same line???
Then Darlene decided to show off her newfound love for stitchery to tempt me into a new obsession. A few months ago I started the A Quilter's Journey Block of the month. And then she started another lovely group of stitcheries called "The Polka Dot Girls". So what's a girl to do?? I just had to order these adorable patterns.
There are more goodies on their way to my mailbox....But Darlene is not directly responsible for these upcoming arrivals. The blame lies with another member of Blogland...LOL....As soon as they arrive I'll ferret out the guilty blogger...hehehe

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Another FInished Row

Well here's the row that I referred to in my previous post. I'm on a roll!!

These butterflies are so easy to do and look so nice with the 30's prints.

I only have one more row to wait for and do and then this round robin will be finished - YAY!!

Finally Feeling Better

Well I think I am almost over my cold. Boy was this one a whopper. I had absolutely NO energy from Thursday night until this morning. So what better way to celebrate than to spend some time in the sewing studio.

I had this round robin up on the design wall and one corner was finished, so I finished up the other 3 corners and it's now packed up and ready to wing it's way to Kansas for the next addition.

I also worked on a row robin today and hope to finish that row before I go to bed tonight. Both are from my feedsack group so they use 30's prints. I'll post pics of that row after it's finished up.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Stitchery Swap

I received an email from Rose today that she received the pincushion I made her in the Stitchery Swap. Apparently it was sitting in quarantine for a bit.

I had alot of fun making it and I need to thank Darlene for turning me on to the pattern that I used for the pincushion! I also have Darlene to thank (or perhaps blame) for the lack of $$ in my checking account.....LOL.....I'll blog about my recent purchases tomorrow.

And here is the lovely cushion cover that Anne from Norway sent me. The stitchery is just lovely and I will trasure it always! Thank you so much Anne!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Michele's Love Quilts

The online chat group I belong to is a very giving group. One of our long time members is going thru a rough time right now and we collected blocks for a Love Quilt for her. There were enough blocks collected to make 2 quilts. The tops were pieced byt iowegian (Ellie from Iowa) and I quilted and bound them. Michele received them today and just loves them!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Finished Block!

I joined a Theme Applique block swap with some online friends in August. Here's the first block I've made for one of the other gals. The theme is Nancy Drew and I did the silhouette of her dog Togo. The dog was a stray that was only mentioned in a few books, but because this dog was a bull terrier I was drawn to doing this block as I own a bull terrier named Max :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

A Quilt Gift!

I had a wonderful day today at a very dear friend's house. She and her husband's 12 year anniversary is tomorrow and they recently bought a new house and had the housewarming party today. My 14 year old daughter and I were in their wedding (I was the Maid of Honor and Samantha was a lovely little flower girl). Jen is also my daughter's godmother. Although we don't get together as often as we used to we are still great friends and have a wonderful time whenever we see each other.

So I knew that I wanted to give them a quilt as a housewarming gift but just ran out of time to whip something up. So as I was going thru the quilts that I have finished over the last year or so I found one that I just love and knew that it would be a perfect choice for them. So I tossed it in the wash last night and labelled it this morning and Jen LOVES it!

Quilts are just wonderful gifts!

Scrappy Summer Mystery