Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunday morning cuddle!

His toes were cold and he asked to cuddle (insert *heart melt*). Grandpa got out his truck and tractor blanket and the camera. The rest is history!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I love a good star.

And this friendship star rocks! I was limited to the fabrics I received, and wanted the star just how it is, so chose to make the corners darker rather than the background to the stars. In a perfect world, I would have had something that would have played well with these, but alas I did not. I have seen her other offerings and she is going to have a beautiful quilt!

Now, go make some of those stars!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Pinwheel First

Isn't that orange fabulous? And don't you just love that white on white windowpane?


12-white squares and 4-orange blocks...everything needed to make a cute little 8" pinwheel from quilters cache. I have never made one of these little blocks before, but it was so simple.


You sew four 4" squares together...


Then line up the template with the seams...


...and cut.


Works really well when you don't try to take shortcuts.... *sigh* I would have made another, but I used a charm pack and I didn't have anymore orange polka dots. And I had to have those orange polka dots.


Four blocks...


...and one cute pinwheel. Don't ya love it when a plan comes together?

E-block for Maria

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Winner and a Finish


I wish you all could have won!! But alas...

Congratulations, Teje! Citrine will be coming your way!!

I have sent you an email and can't wait to hear from you!! :)


I recently completed Terrie's block for the Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee over on Flickr. And today I got the pictures taken. Finally.

Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee Blocks - Terrie

She wanted a star block based on a memory from our childhood. One of my grandmothers loved owls. She had a macrame owl hanging under her clock in her kitchen. And thinking of that brings back a flood of other wonderful memories from my childhood. Thank you, Terrie!

Here are all her blocks together.

Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee Blocks - Terrie

Next up - two more bee blocks and my sweet bird quilt. What are you working on??

Spring Birds in Traditional Quilt Blocks


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Giveaway till Thursday and an Epic Fail!

Please post here to be a part of the fabric giveaway. There are 2.5 yards of gorgeous fabric on the line, folks! :) Now for the Epic Fail.

Earlier, I showed you this fun fabric.

My fabric choice - Quilting Book Club assignment

My Project Choice - Quilting Book Club assignment

But I didn't show you what happened next. 

Quilting Book Club trial

It is a cute triangle of fabric except for the epic fail with the last row.

Quilting Book Club trial

Come to find out, there is an error in the pattern (and with the operator - ha!). I have been in touch with Sarah, and she helped me out, but I put the fabric on hold until I can get some 'in person' help. It is too cute to forsake or mess up. :)

Have you had any 'epic fails'???