Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Some sewing!

I haven't posted in over a week and have missed it, but I have been nursing bronchitis and have been coughing my head off (I wish) since last Friday. I got the meds. from the Doctor to help this, but it is going very sloooow! They always say it takes longer to feel better when you are older and I am definitely proving that fact! But last evening I started to feel like I wanted to do something besides lying around and I sewed! I had block #2 for Jelly Roll Sampler cut out, but had procrastinated in sewing it. I did that and then looked at block #3 and I thought that I could probably crank that one out also, so I did!! So, now I am ahead! Yeah! Btw, I really love Verna!

Block #3........

And just for a chuckle, doesn't this little guy just make you want to have a slice??? ;o)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good Cause

One of the gals in our quilt guild owns a quilt shop. She asked us to purchase a kit with the fabrics she provided and make a 12 1/2 inch block that we thought best depicted hope. She would make these blocks into a quilt to be used for fundraising for ALS/Lou Gehrig's disease. I went simple, but to me friendship would be something that would definitely give me hope in good times and bad.

And I was ecstatic that it came out to a perfect 12 1/2 inches. Oh joy!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Vickie at Spun Sugar Quilts is having a giveaway for this lovely layer cake, Botany. I have seen this line and it is gorgeous.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I got started a little later then I planned on for Friday Night know how life gets in the way of your plans sometimes?? But I still played with my sewing machine and fabrics as I had NBA (Cavaliers) basketball on as my background "music". I chain pieced.....


And wound up with these when I decided to call it a night. Everything is all cut for the whole quilt, so will work some more on this tomorrow. Today is hubby's birthday and grandsons Spring concert. Then back home for pizza and cupcakes.

It is National Quilting Day....maybe I will try and do at least another block later....and think about my fellow sewers from all over doing the same!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Goodies

Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, so wooly bunny is now hanging instead of wooly snowman. Our weather lately certainly has been like Spring it.

When I saw this line of fabric, Rainy Days and Mondays, I knew I wanted it real bad. I have seen it on several blogs and think I might like to use it to make Spring Showers, a really cute pattern over at Freda's Hive.

Tonight is Friday Night Sew-In (sidebar button) and I plan on seeing how many blocks of this Kansas Troubles fabric I can sew into blocks.

Over at Moda, they have this free word search for National Quilting Day....I really love word seach puzzles!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

In NE Ohio we are noted for our unpredictable weather. There have been jokes saying that Ohio can have all 4 seasons in one day and I believe it. We have had lots of snow on St. Patrick's Day, but today is gorgeous.....sun, blue skies and mild temps! Spring starts officially this Saturday and I hope these buds will just keep getting bigger!

With the smidge of Irish I have in me, I offer you a toast with some of my favorites!

I love these eggs....can't remember which blog they were from last year and can't find my pattern either....oh, the joys of being unorganized in my sewing room!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler

I got my first block finished for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. I absolutely love these fabrics, Verna by Kate Spain.....I can't wait to start cutting into the rest of that jelly roll....yummy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Guild Meeting

We had quilt guild meeting tonight and this was our block to make for this month. There were a lot of beauties and again......I did not win them!

We also revealed the Round Robins that had been going around for the past year. These were so fantastic...everyone different. The "owner" of the quilt is on the left in these pictures and the gal on the right is the one that had that quilt last. The center block or panel was put in a pizza box with any other fabrics they wanted used and then the boxes were passed around. This center applique was gorgeous!

This center panel was a girl feeding chickens....I didn't zoom in on this one!

They didn't keep the quilt open long enough was so cool. The owner made a vase on a "table" background. There were then flowers added by someone broderie perse.

Round robins are fun.....definitely!!

Monday, March 1, 2010


The blogging community has again grouped together to help one of us with problems in their life. We all love sending our best to someone that is suffering. She will be getting a lovely red and white quilt...yummy!

I wanted to get the above blocks in the mail so I could commence to working on the new Jelly Roll Sampler that started today. Can't wait to start cutting into Verna!