Saturday, March 26, 2011

Good morning my friends, one more block for the block of the month I'm working on. I just love this fabric with the birds & roses. It is so vintage looking.
Now below are the alternate blocks for the on point setting. If you see the blue fabric at the top of the photo, that is the fabric sent to me for the BOM, however I decided to make my nine patch blocks PINK. I know you are not really surprised, because this is a for me quilt & pink is my signature color.

Now here is a small viewing of how the layout will look, of course remember my patches will be pink. I think it is going to be so beautiful. The hardest part is having to wait for the blocks to come. Still have a ways to go because I am only on block 5, but I will keep you posted on how it's going.

Thanks for stopping by, happy weekend to you all.

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm here

I'm here but have been reading what all my fellow bloggers have been doing. I have had some obligations to folks who have ordered items from me so haven't had a chance to bog myself. Also, our storms here have been quite an issue, when snow falls where Mr. G & I live we loose power. So that means, no heat. now Internet, now hot water. My goodness it is a bother.

So, I do believe the snow storms are over just rain in the forecast. If all goes well blue sky's are in our future.
Here is a photo of our back deck during the last snow storm when I couldn't get out of our yard to go to a quilt show. Now that is a disaster.

So today we only had rain, so I spent the day working on blocks from the "Block of the Month" I signed up with at my favorite quilt shopQuilters Paradise
I used to go to their shop when I went to visit my Mother, fond memories. Hope I can get back there sometime, but now that Mom has passed away, don't know when I would head that way. Thank goodness for Internet though.

Anywhooooo-- the blocks are so fun to make & the fabrics are simply wonderful, my simple photos just don't do the fabrics justice. The BOM is called Pieces of the Past. I saw it when I visited the shop & fell in love with it. Gregg told me I should make it for out bed, well, if he liked it, then it was a done deal.
So here are a few of the blocks to show you, don't you just love the fabric? I can hardly contain myself. to wait each month for the next one to arrive.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What a giveaway!

I wanted to share with you the wonderful giveaway at Pigtales and Quilts
This is just one of the beautiful boxes Dave makes. I would love to win one, but perhaps it could be you.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where are you Spring?

I have been waiting for Spring, but look what blew in last week. I think it does look beautiful, but the bad thing is we tend to loose power. Now the first day it isn't too bad sitting around reading a book by the fire, cooking on the camp stove, just being together. However by the third day things get old because everything takes longer. Heating the water for coffee, heating the water to bathe or wash dishes. My arm got tired holding the flashlight to read my book.

So I say again, where is spring?

On to other things, let me show you what came in my mail box. It is my quilt from when I joined a Round Robin from The Quilt & Needle

I chose to do a New York Beauty for the center using some reproduction fabrics I had been saving. I think the ladies did such a beautiful job on each of the borders. I'm thinking I might add another border to make it a little bigger. Get your thinking cap on Mary on how to quilt this. You always do such beautiful quilting.
Well my friends, have a lovely week, I'm off to my sewing room.