Saturday, February 26, 2011


There hasn't been a lot to post about here in the last while. Everyday I make progress on something but progress is SLOW. I still want to contribute something to this quilting blog world that I enjoy so much so here is a peek at my current applique block-in-progress.
It is the Bride block for my Bird of Paradise block. As you can see there is no Bride yet ... :0)

Just because projects are progressing slowly doesn't mean I'm not dreaming about new ones - lol. I should stay away from my LQS. This fabric I bought yesterday is just delightful. It's "Home to Roost" by Renee Nanneman. I have a few different ideas running through my head as to what to do with it. If only I had more time to sew...
Books are a constant source of new ideas too. This is what I've been looking at lately. The Swedish Quilts book is from the library so it'll have to go back - it was very interesting. The Civil War Sewing Circle is sort of a late Christmas present - Kathleen Tracy puts together such lovely books.
I hope to have something finished to show next post.
Happy Quilting!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I had to make a Valentine this year. I'm supposed to lead this little project tomorrow night at my guild.
A good friend of mine helped me out with the idea. Apparently this little heart basket is a Swedish Christmas ornament. When she was little she made them at Christmastime out of paper to hang on the Christmas tree. This one is made out of fabric. It's supposed to have goodies in it - I'll have to take care of that detail tomorrow :0)
I finished another block for my Bird of Paradise quilt. It's block #1 in the quilt. It's the only symmetrical block in the quilt which makes me wonder - Why? I'm starting the Bride block next. I'm quite excited - it's such a pretty block.
My daughters and I were busy baking today. Cookies were needed for school. My mom made cookies like these every year and so I do too :0)

I wish I could give one to each one of you. Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Midnight stars

We had a very cold, snowy weekend and I managed to make good progress on Lori's Quiltalong quilt.
I was delighted with these little stars. I think if I hadn't had the corner triangles made already I'd have been tempted to just make a quilt of these simple stars.
The stars quickly became these blocks.

Some setting squares and triangles and...

A finished little top. :0) Thanks Lori!! This was such a fun little project. These blocks are so cute - I just love them. I'm hoping I can find time to start quilting it this week yet.
Happy Quilting!!