Thursday, March 28, 2013
And here is another scrappy one - made with charm squares and some other pieces that I cut. The little pink polka dot pieces stuck on the wall will probably be the corners in this. There are sixteen blocks here and I have 25 laid out to do. The border will probably be 2 1/2 inch x 5 strips laid out lengthwise and hopefully I will have enough of the little polka dot on white to do the binding.
A couple of blocks laid out on the bed ready to have the corners sewn on to make the star points.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Saturday Evening Post, April 1943 - the hen is pretty proud of her fancy eggs. All of these pictures are wonderful examples of the beautiful art on magazine covers.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The batik-Kaffe quilt is ready to have the border strips put on. They are all sewn together and that will be next. I also have the Dresden hanging ready to be pinned into the quilt sandwich. And then I started playing with some old charm squares----
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Our usual routine is for those who do not bring a lunch (it is your choice) to go out to lunch someplace. This is the second time that we have ordered pizza in since it was easier than going out in the wind and cold. Any of you other Q2 members are welcome to come join us on the third Tuesday of the month. I know you will be glad you did.
Afterwards, a few of us stopped in at the Park Bench quilt shop and salivated over the gorgeous fabric there. Pure eye candy!! Naturally, there was some fabric purchased.
Fun day, my quilting friends, I love being with you!!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Another shot of some of the blocks. Figure I might just as well go for another bedsized quilt. I surely can find some pretty splashy Kaffe or batik fabric for a border. Also if I need more batik blocks, I can sew some 2 and 1/2 strips together and make more. I love the splashy colors in quilts. These two quilts are about as far apart in design as they can be--I do love most types of quilts and all colors! Although I am drawn to the beauty of quilts with many, many patchwork pieces and the same colors throughout, I usually don't do that sort of quilt. But I do appreciate and admire them!
Saturday, March 9, 2013
I happened to recall what brought about the making of the butterfly quilt in the last post. I signed up for a block of the month by Robyn Pandolph while on a shop hop someplace along Lake Huron. It was a beautiful quilt, and, as most BOM's are, very expensive over the time you are receiving them. That was my one and only BOM and I never did make it--just accumulated the whole set of patterns and fabric. Knowing I would never make the quilt, I used the fabric - which was so pretty but just in pieces many of which were quite small. There were, of course, bigger pieces for the blocks. I think I might still have some of that in my stash. Although I know many people enjoy making quilts from blocks of the month, I enjoy picking my own fabric for my quilts. So the little butterfly quilt really cost a goodly sum. I have no idea where the patterns went - probably I put them into our guild bazaar. I am also not a fan of mystery quilts having had a couple of disappointing results with those after a lot of work. Goodness, I didn't mean to sound like I'm complaining because actually I'm not. I figure things like that help you make better choices! Have a great rest of the weekend!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Last evening, I went to dinner with Hannah and Ian. Hannah is home from Denver and her nannying for Henry. Not for long, though. She and Ian will leave for Portland, via Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin. Hannah will nanny for Annie when Molly goes back to work this spring. Ian will look for a job there and eventually they both will be going back to school. Exciting times for these two great young people! I am very much taken with Ian - a great young man!
We went to Midland's new Olive Garden and most of Midland had the same idea, but it was a joy to be with them. Good dinner, too!