Monday, August 22, 2011

Okay, Okay I HAVE been quilting, though it be slowly!!!

I really have been working on quilt projects, just slowly. My main focus has been the crazy quilt, but I'm not posting pics until I've finished it and given it to Mandie and Bobby. But, have been working on little things. In my planning for Rygh (son) and Lyn's (future DIL)  quilt I have some fabric that is silk drapery samples that I wanted to use. Janet suggested I "practice with the fabric to see if I like it so with fabric from my stash and one block of the silk I have started a lap size log cabin quilt. I confess, log cabin quilts are one of my favorites, but have never made one! or even a block!! So these are my new "favorite" blocks to make!!!

And I like using the silk fabric - it is easy to use and doesn't fray. And can you see the little bit of "glitz" that it gives!!

Mandie came in this weekend since Bobby was out of town, and she helped me make some more block design boards for bigger blocks. Then she set out several postage stamp blocks for me. It was fun spending time with her and talking quilting among other things.

Last, but of course not the least, I finished the August Christmas Greetings BOM which is called Glad Tidings. This one was simpler, but of course always a challenge as I'm making six inch blocks and like making the pieces small for the "mosaic" look. I only hand piece on it in the evenings if we watch TV, so it goes a little slower. I'm pleased with it. I left the red framing off this time - not sure if I like the red - it seems to over power the small blocks. What do ya'll think!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Give away at Button Counter!!

Monica is having a fabric give away and thought ya'll might be interested. Mostly, she has some really neat stuff to share and is an awesome seamstress. Some day, I'll do a give away maybe when I hit 25 followers!!


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Look at This!!!

Look what my future daughter-in-law did for me!! Isn't it lovely! I'm not the best photographer, but I think the pics show how beautifully it is framed!! What a keepsake. Just a reminder, this crazy quilt was a pillow sham that was made by my great great grandmother around 1896! I am so blessed!