Sunday, February 22, 2009

more blocks

I thought I would share a picture or 2 of my son's quilt. I made this quilt a couple of years ago and my 4 year old son sleeps under it every night.
In my city every year there is a wonderful quilt show at Heritage Park - a historic village. Many of the quilts are displayed outside and others arranged in some of the historic buildings. It's such a great setting for a quilt show.
I put my son's quilt in this show 2 years ago and was so excited to see it hanging from the 2nd floor balcony of the old hotel.

I've been working some more on my guild blocks - I finished 2 more and now I'm all caught up. Now that I've a few blocks made I'm starting to think about how I will set them...
Happy Quilting!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

a few blocks

I've been working on a few things lately. I've started a baby quilt that I don't want to show until after I give it away later next month. I've been making some Corn and Beans blocks. (the name has stuck in my head so that is what I'm calling it) These 4 blocks pictured here are for a guild block of the month project. We take turns choosing a 12 inch block pattern but everyone makes it in their own fabrics. I decided to go with completely different colors than I usually use... no blue or pink! I finished one last night - now I'm only 2 blocks behind. :0)
Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

forgot my thread

I've been away on a family holiday in Hawaii. We had a wonderful time and now we are back to snow, cold, and winter for a few months.
I did get a small applique project ready to take with me to work on in the evenings after the kids were in bed. I was very busy getting everything ready for our trip but I did manage to pack my project bag with scissors, fabric, pins and needles but... I forgot to bring thread! I was so disappointed - a week with no sewing at all would be too much - lol. Then I examined my faithful friend - my pincushion. There mixed in with the pins and needles were a few strands of pink, green and yellow thread - hooray!I know that my pincushion is not a pretty sight but I've been using it since I was 8 and my mom taught me how to sew. She sewed this pincushion for me with leftover bits from a polyester pantsuit she made for me. Anyone remember those polyester pantsuits?? :0) Anyway - I can admire all the pretty little pincushions that other quilters make and use but I'm going to use this one until the polyester wears out.
Happy Quilting!!