April 29, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 4-Thrifty

This week's block for the Jane Austen BOW is called Thrifty. It is another fast and easy block. The cutting and sewing took 1/2 hour total. I have not been able to find these fabrics locally yet....
And I know my 7 yards will not be enough!

April 27, 2014

Threads of Memory Block 4 Canada Star

Ah, I got my fabrics mixed up this week. These are the Ladies' Album fabrics I am using for the Jane Austen BOW. But at least I am using scrappy 1800's reproductions for this ToM BOM and this block will fit in.

April 26, 2014

Birthday Sampler-Block 8

This block is called Texas Rose. There is only one birthday in April for our group, so it is easy to stay caught up. I was pretty much out of yellow fabrics. And they aren't easy to find! This yellow is the only one from my closest local quilt shop that I thought would fit in well. All the others were too gold or too orange.  I did make it to another shop a bit further away and had more luck. I found 5 yellows that I think will go well in the quilt. 
I hoped that that shop would also carry some of the Ladies Album and Mill Book 1850 lines, but they aren't carrying either. I am not sure my 7 yards will be enough for the Jane Austen BOW that I am sewing along with.

April 22, 2014


This week's BOW. A very quick block this week. That will give me a little extra time to catch up on my other sewing. I am almost finished with my Around the World swap blocks from one of my Yahoo groups. I can also work a little more on the first Benjamin Biggs block. LUS

April 20, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 3-Cross Within Cross

Another quick and fun block. Side by side, my blocks look rather similar in color. Must be because I am using the same 7 fabrics. I may add more, but I think only if I can find the Ladies Album or Mill Book 1852 locally. I like both lines very much.

April 19, 2014

A Spinning UFO Finished!

Wow! I finally finished spinning this wool! V has claimed it for her own. She has decided it would look great as a scarf. I showed her a pretty twisty pattern that is pretty simple and got the OK. It should crochet up quickly.
 Only a couple of hours, and it is finished!

April 18, 2014

LUS BOW 24 Chambersburg

This week's block is the same piecing as last week. But-put lights and darks in different places and it looks like a different block!
This week the individual square in a square blocks went together even better than last week. I guess the more I sew-the better I get!  :)
I am getting quicker too. This took me about 2 1/2 hours. As I often sew while watching the kids at activities,  it really is an estimate.

April 15, 2014

Jane Austen BOW #2

Jane Austen BOW #2 
Sister's Choice
I used 3 fabrics in this block and I am pleased with how it turned out. The pink is from the Ladies Album line (used in block 1 also). The 2  floral fabrics  are from Moda, Mill Book 1852. 

April 14, 2014

LUS BOW 23 Kansas Star

The block went together better this week. The square in a square sections turn out fine. But I am still having trouble putting them into rows, and then putting the rows together. But yes, it was better, and I hope next week will be even better!

April 8, 2014

New Jane Austen BOW by Barbara Brackman-Block 1 Bright Star

I have started the new Barbara Brackman Jane Austen BOW!
My fabric-from Ladies Album by B Brackman-came in the mail on Saturday. Just in time!
This first block is called Bright Star.

April 2, 2014

LUS Bow 22-Indiana

A little bit of `fussy cutting' for this week's block. The blues are the same fabrics! Each of the 9 patches went together well, but I had a little trouble when it came to putting the 3 rows together. In the end the measurements were fine, but the seam allowances on the back show the mistakes.

April 1, 2014

3 More Birthday Blocks

These are the next 3 Birthday Sampler Blocks. I am all caught up! So far the blocks have all been 12 inches. I might start thinking of a layout sometime this month, as it is a slow month with only one Birthday.