Wednesday, November 21, 2012

couple new things

I haven't posted for awhile.  We went on a family vacation to Hawaii.  It was so very wonderful...  Last night it was cold enough for DH to start making the skating rink in the backyard.  It's really feels like winter now.
I started a couple of new things.
 This little applique I prepped to bring along on our trip.  I always panic thinking I don't have enough handwork to last for the whole trip.  I did work on my Susan McCord vine quilt panel #5 but I brought this along for "just in case".  Well - I didn't finish my vine panel but I did finish this  :0)  It's 7 1/2 inches square.  It's called Whig Rose from Lori Smith's book Fat Quarter Quilting.  Rather than making 5 more blocks like the pattern I plan to use it as a center for a small medallion quilt. 

 This project I started on my sew day with friends last month.  Fall is long gone here where I live but these warm colors continue to make me happy  :0)  I have no idea what the finished project will be - I will continue making blocks until I figure it out.

Thank you to those who helped me in my search for more of the red and white polka dot fabric I'm using in my zigzag quilt.  Thanks especially to Beatrice from France who told me the name of the fabric line and the designer.  With this information I was better able to look for more.   After much searching, I found a store in Lethbridge that still had some and it is on it's way here in the mail.  Yahoo!!  Now I can make my zigzag quilt as big as I want  :0)

Happy Quilting!!


Carrie P. said...

I really like the background fabric of your applique block.
I like the scrappy look of your leaves too.
Hawaii! never been but hope to one day.

Lori said...

I love Hawaii! Lucky girl you are!!

Such a pretty applique block and I love the fall leaves!!
Glad you found more fabric:)

Cheri said...

I love Hawaii also, glad you had a good time. Your comment about the skating rink in the yard reminded me when we were stationed in Grand Forks, ND. I loved how the neighbors would make the skating rinks in the back yard, our kids were too little at the time, but the older kids and adults always had fun. Your blocks are cute, Lori Smith does such nice patterns, I like just about everything she does.

Barb said...

welcome back! How wonderful to vacation to hawaii!
Whig rose is one of my favorite block patterns. I love yours on the dark background.
Your leaves are so pretty - love those warm colors.
Glad you found your fabric.

LC said...

Hi Janet, Nice fabric choices for these two projects. Isn't the quilting world wonderful... glad someone could help you find your polka dots!