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!

June 15, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 11 Friendship Square

This week's Jane Austen BOW is called Friendship Square.
My seams must be pretty good, the points are good, the block is just about 12 1/2". 
I love it when that happens :)

June 11, 2014

Loyal Union Sampler BOW 32 Twin Star

Just  a quick moment to post a picture of this week's BOW.
It took about an hour to sew, and came out rather straight, etc.

June 8, 2014

June 7, 2014

LUS BOW 31- Ohio H-5

So many Y-seams! I think this turned out fairly well, only 2 spots that are a little ruffly. I finished this one close to the wire-finally posting a picture at 9pm.

June 4, 2014

Jane Austen BOW 9, London Roads

This week's block for the Jane Austen BOW is called London Roads.
I added a new fabric to the mix as I know I will run out of my main 7 fabrics. This block went together easily this week as well. So much easier than the Threads of Memory block!

June 1, 2014

Threads of Memory, Block 5

This month's Threads of Memory  block is called Madison Star and it is for Delia Webster. Delia is described as  "a very bold and defiant kind of woman" and I found the block to be very bold and particularly defiant. All those Y-seams really fought back. But it is done, again in the wrong fabric, but done!