Saturday, December 29, 2007

A three hour tour

OH my GOSH!! The owner of the boarding barn did a guided tour today. There were 11 horses total, I was the only boarder, and it took us almost 3 hours. WOW I saw some lovely country side today. I'm kicking myself for not taking my camera it was so pretty. Bear was a perfect gentleman, and even faced the new obstacles like a trooper. He went down a steep bank, crossed a stream and climbed the other bank, then crossed a bridge, went under a fallen tree. I am so thrilled to have a horse that is this trustworthy.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Update on my Cathedral Window

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Mine was wonderful; Santa was very good to me.

I’ve been enjoying some time off from work so I’ve been working on my Cathedral Window. I want to enter it in our local county fair that’s held in July. I learned that the rules state, it must measure at least 76 inches by 86 inches. So, I have a ton of stitching to do.

The method I’m using for this Cathedral Window is a modern twist on a traditional pattern. I will post a tutorial in a few days and share the steps.
This quilt has been a wonderful project. Each time I pull a different window pane square I remember the project it came from. It has also been a great way to use up all those small pieces of muslin that I have had sitting around here.

To date the quilt measures 36 inches by 76 inches. I am working on smaller sections and then attach them to the larger panel. Right now I am working on another 36x76 inch panel. I have three rows done, and just started the 4th.

Have a great day, and keep checking back to watch my progress on this project.

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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Cathedral Window

When I'm not hand quilting my Feathered Star I'm also working on my Cathedral Window. My goal is to make this at least full size. Our local county fair has a category just for Cathedral Window quilts and they must be at least full size. I'm not sure I'll be able to get it full size by next July. But, there is always the year after and the year after that. LOL .

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Calico Sweet Tooth

I named this quilt Calico Sweet Tooth. I used over 300, 6 inch sugar bowl quilt blocks. My goal was not to use the same fabric twice. It took me over a year just to collect the fabrics and almost 5 months to sew the blocks. When the top was done, my daughter notice that I repeated one of the purple fabrics. I have the options of removing the block and replacing it or leaving it as it sewn. I have decided to leave the top as it is, and smile each time I see the repeated block.