July 27, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 16 and 17

   BOW 16 
Lucky Pieces. I really like my fabric choices for this block. I made the flying geese with a rectangle and 2 squares. I prefer that to all triangles-they usually come out wonky!

BOW 17 
Waterwheel. Hmm, I am not as crazy about these fabric choices. But they are good enough!

July 13, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 15, King's Crown

This week's Jane Austen BOW is called King's Crown. It took a little longer as I made sure my fabric was facing the same direction. This block has a couple of new fabrics that I added to the mix. I hope I have enough for all of the blocks now. The pink is from Ladies Album and the small brown stripe is a reproduction that I have had in my stash for a while.

July 12, 2014

LUS BOW 36 Prosperity

This week's block went together very well. It did take some time as there are 41 pieces with some Y-seams. This was a block that the Y-seams turned out very well and lay very flat. One triangle is off in the middle snowball square. Not the place I expected! All in all a pretty block and well sewn. 
Finished it just in time too. Posted at 10:30 pm!

LUS BOW 35-Gettysburg

This block was due last Friday, but I finished it a little late. I was able to finish it Tuesday while I was at Jury Duty. It was a most interesting trial. The defendant represented himself and we really couldn't tell what his defense was. But it was a short, 2 day trial, and an interesting experience.

July 6, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 14

Wow, a busy day for me. I pulled out 1000 weeds and mowed the back lawn. Did a couple loads of laundry. Sewed an hour on Stacy's Red, White and Blue quilt. Cleaned my craft room at least an hour. I prepped the next LUS BOW. And I made this block! It is called Home Comfort for Jane's brother George. It turned out the right size, and I am pretty happy with the fabric choices. 
Next up-fried rice with leftover steak.

June 29, 2014

Birthday Sampler for June-blocks 10 and 11

There were 2 birthdays in June for my Birthday Sampler.
This is going to be such a pretty sunny quilt.

Jane Austen BOW 13 Crosses and Losses

This week's bow for the Austen Family Album. A little out of focus :)
I noticed that I have 3 blocks with the same 3 fabrics. I better mix it up next week!

Threads of Memory BOM 6-Salem Star

A very pretty block this month. I am pleased with how it turned out. I did remember not to use the fabric I have saved for the Jane Austen BOW. This block is for Charlotte Forten Grimke. As I was reading the blog post I recognized her last name. Yep, she married the nephew of Sarah and Charlotte Grimke. I just read the Invention of Wings a historic novel about the 2 abolitionist sisters.

Loyal Union Sampler BOW 34-Honeybee

Loyal Union Sampler BOW 34. A nice easy block, until I got to the applique.
I really thought I was better than that!  Those bee's wings are crooked, pointy (in the wrong spots) and just plain messy. to borrow a saying....`finished is better than perfect'.

June 28, 2014

Scrappy Sawtooth top finished!

The Red, Cream and Blue Scrappy Sawtooth Top is Finished! Woo Hoo.
The back needs to be pieced, but shouldn't take too long-it is only 5 or 6 pieces.
Then off to the LongArmer it goes!

June 26, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 12-Waves of the Sea

This week's Austen Family Album block is called Waves of the Sea. The blocks come out on Sunday, and here it is Thursday already. But it is finished before the next one comes out! A fairly easy block again this week. Except for the squiggly pink triangles-I kept turning them the wrong way. I triple checked each one thus avoiding sewing them on incorrectly.

June 21, 2014

Gift Bag? Gift Box?

So a neighbor is having her annual Summer Solstice Party tonight. I usually bring a bottle of wine, but when I was picking it out I thought I remembered something about a Facebook post and Gin. 
So I hope it was her post, and that she likes Gin. Can't stand the stuff myself. So I have no idea if it is good Gin or bad Gin. 
I hadn't yet made a gift bag so I thought I would give it a try. Is it really a bag with no handles? Is it a lidless box? And while it is a perfect size for Gin, I didn't leave room for little Pumpkin. So little Pumpkin has it's own little box/bag on the front. It is cardstock, but I wasn't sure if it would be sturdy enough for that hefty bottle.  So it is maybe a lidless box/bag that must be supported from the bottom and placed on a table as soon as received. Try marketing that!


It was a lovely day today! Warm, with a little clouds. Just right to go Strawberry Picking!
There were a ton of people with the same idea already there, and I thought for sure all the strawberries would be gone. But I still got over 5 pounds! Yum!

June 20, 2014

June 18, 2014

Oldest UFO?

So over on Esther's Blog she has a post about her oldest UFO. I think this one may be mine. I started it for my now 10 year old daughter when she was a baby. I took it out a few months ago and did a little work on it. But, gee, I have a long way to go!