Monday, November 26, 2012

Design Wall Monday November 26, 2012

It was a lovely Thanksgiving weekend--since I wasn't cooking much or hosting, I had lots of time to sew and there are almost no leftovers in the refrigerator.

I made these 2 little doll-size quilts as gifts:

These 4 patches are my "leader-ender" projects so I have many of those.
12 Days of Christmas, pattern from Temecula Quilt Company
Then I got to working on the Just Takes 2 Red and White blocks--I'm a bit behind.  I did the easy ones and now have to get to those more difficult ones:

Also made a Grandmother's Choice block--one more of those and I'll be caught up on that project too.

We went to see "Lincoln" on Friday--excellent movie!  The acting was terrific and the politics was interesting--it's the story of how the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery, was passed by the House of Representatives.  As I watched it, I was reminded how young our country was in 1864--less than 100 years old, democracy still considered a "test", perhaps.  It's worth the time to see this one.

Be sure to check out Judy L's design wall blog to see what other's are doing. 

Have a good week and let's quilt!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Design Wall Monday November 19, 2012

Finally over the head congestion I picked up in Houston and back to getting things done.  Here are samples for an upcoming class.  These tumbling blocks are made the easy way--sewn together in rows--the light diamonds have a seam.
The repro one is about 49" and the batik is 21" x 26".  From the book Antique to Heirloom Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. 

Also got caught up, almost, on the Grandmother's Choice blocks from Barbara Brackmans' block of the week.
Now to finish all the Just Takes 2 red and white blocks I have to do!  And check out Judy L's blog to see what others are up to.
Let's Quilt!  And celebrate a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Doll Quilt for Cheddar Fabric

Here is a cute little doll quilt I received from Sharon V from the Doll Quilt Swap I am in:
It came with it's own little doll and uses the Ghastlie Fabrics--it was for October, after all.

By showing this to you, I am in the running to receive a half yard of cheddar fabric from Taryn--her blog is Reproduction and Antique Quilt Lover.

I'll have more info about Houston later--once I've recovered.

Let's quilt!