I made my quilt a little smaller than the pattern, it is 68 x 68. You can find this quilt pattern in String Fling: Scrappy, Happy and Loving It!
I am knee deep in the middle of the school holidays, and my computer time is being curtailed by small children (who are better at the computer than I am!). Add to that a head cold which we always, always seem to get in the first week of the holidays – well, that’s why the posts have been thin on the ground.
But I’ve been sewing up a storm, what with an all day sewing day our guild held last week (sheer, pure bliss!), plus forgiving children who seem to want to play with each other all day long ...read more
With all of the renovations still going on this month, and a new puppy (more on that later this week), I still can't say that I got too much accomplished. I finally sat down tonight to work on my yellow on-point 4-patches for "4-Patch Revisited." And while I was at it, I made some gold ones, too. I don't think gold ever comes up in a rainbow challenge, lol, but if it does...this time I'll be ahead of the game!
I spent most of yesterday finishing up the border on my Roll, Roll Cotton Boll mystery quilt! I am so tickled to have this done, can you believe I started this quilt in November of 2010?
Fabric acquired in May: 96-7/8 yards. Of that, I only paid $49.68 for 27-1/4 yards. (2 yds at the craft show in Perth; 6-1/4 from Salvation Army; 19 yards ($5) at an estate sale.)
The remaining 69-5/8 yards were free! 52 yards were retirement gifts; 3/4 yard was a jelly roll that I won; 1-1/2 yards were gifts from the Magpies; 15-1/8 were from the woman who gave her stash to the guild.
I used only 7-1/4. But then I was out of the country for two weeks!
Quilt fabric is ...
Oh I’ve been finishing stuff.
My husband has been working long hours and is getting home late, and so I get to sit in the sewing room after the children have gone to bed and not feel guilty that he’s in the lounge by himself (watching football, quite happily – why do we guilt ourselves into feeling we have to sit with him every minute of the day? He doesn’t care, he’s happy)…
I’ve been finishing off some of the messy blocks that needed to be made up into lovely quilts, and so I ...read more
What a party! On Thursday the library hosted a public reception for my retirement. I wasn't allowed to go near the meeting room all day as the staff committee worked on decorations. I didn't take any pictures because I was busy talking to the many people who came: friends from AAUW, church, library colleagues, Rotary, Woman's Club, chamber of commerce among them. The color scheme was purple and lime.
The two beautiful bouquets are from librarian friends.
Here is a link to the Facebook photos on the library page. I hope you can open it.
|Scrappy on-point purple 4-patches|
RSC14 for me is just trudging through setting the 4-patches from 4-Patch revisited on point.
|RSC14 - Water Colors (March)|
|RSC14 - January (blue 4-patches on-point)|
|RSC14 - February (pink 4-patches on-point)|
SEW excited to get to Weight Watchers this morning and then to meet Becky and get on our sewing trip! However, I wanted to post and tell you if you are a Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville fan you should join our facebook group! Just started yesterday and well on our way to 4,000 quilters! It is like an online guild--how fun is that?
Also, I see that Bonnie has announced the next leaders and enders challenge! We will be making lozenges...so since I am up so early (for me) I am off to prep a few to bring with ...
Last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I chose to work on 3 different projects designed by Bonnie Hunter: Wild Child, Bowdacious!, and 4-Patch Revisited. Remember my Wild Child? It was the only project from RSC13 that got completed at the end of the year because once the blocks were done, all I had to do was sew them together and add a couple of borders. Actually, it got completed as my January UFO first thing this year!
Remember my Bowdacious!? I'm still working on it, but...it should be done next month (I hope)! At the end of ...
....Yeah, I know, I'm a terrible blogger. Lately I just don't seem to have any blogging mojo. Anyway, I thought I'd pop in and share a few of the latest projects I've been working on.
First up is Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery. I ended up enlarging mine to a 7x7 block setting to give me a larger quilt for our queen size bed. I still need to put the borders on this but I'm mulling over what I want to do. I'm not sure I want to go with Bonnie's design ...
Yesterday I chatted about the importance of labeling our quilts HERE. Let me be the first to say that I am not perfect at labeling my quilts. My labels are attached to many quilts but not all of them. Let me show you a few. I started out mostly self-taught on labeling and continue to progress in my knowledge.