Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oh what a day here in PA

Well, I was able to get another block done on my applique quilt.

here is a photo of block 5

I have the pieces of block 6 cut out and ready to turn. There are 72 pieces on this block alone.

I also have cut out block 7's pattern pieces and have them glued onto the freezer paper. I will

soon cut them out and they iron them onto the back of the fabric.

Time for coffee and a snack.

Take care


Monday, September 29, 2008

Block 4 is also done

Well, here is block 4 and yes, it is done. This has been a great project so far. There are only 5 blocks left. I will keep you up to date on the progress. Check back often you never know when I will be posting new photos.


Block 3 is done

As I said, "Check back soon" lol yes it's done. Block 3 was really neat. I think I was able to keep all the points. You be the judge.

Block 4 is up next. It too is almost done.


Block 2 is now done

WOW that was fast. LOL Block #2 is now done

I was a bit harder but all in all not to bad.
Check back soon, :)
Block #3 is almost done.

Block 1 is done

Block one of the, "Baltimore Blues" quilt by Sindy Rodenmayer is done! That wasn't so bad, step two is ready to go.
Check back soon.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Here I Go Again :)

Make sure you are sitting down, I didn't think I would ever say this, I LOVE APPLIQUE!! So much so that I have started another applique quilt top

LOL Take a deep breath before you pass out. LOL
One day while in #Quiltchat we were talking about Block's of the Month found on the Internet. A website called, "Fat Cat Patterns" was mentioned and the following URL was flashed, http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/

Oh am I in trouble deep! LOL I fell in love with the, "Baltimore Blues" block of the month. I even had the perfect fabric. I had a lot of the same fabric that I am using for my, "Taylor's Tulips" bom.

The "Baltimore Blues" is started, block one is done and block 2 is cut out. I just might start appliqueing it tonight.

I will post a photo of block 1 tomorrow and if I don't go to bed to early block 2 might be there too. LOL
Peaceful Piecing.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day September 21st.

Help us honor and remember our loved ones who have/had Alzheimer's disease on World Alzheimer's Day (September 21) by creating a personalized Virtual Quilt Patch in their memory. Display it on your web page, blog, social networking site, or send it around in an email to help increase awareness. If you would like to create your own patch click on the following link.

My patch is for my father who lost his battle with Alzheimer's on July 18th 2005.

We miss you daddy.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Can you find the mistake?

GRRR this months installment of the Burning the Midnight Oil BOM is making me grey!

There were only 4 blocks to piece but, I have had a hard time with them. First there was a small mistake in the pattern, Heather fixed that. Then, as I was finishing the 4 blocks up Jessica came into the sewing room and pointed out to me that I had a HST unit in upside down!! So, more seams to rip out and resew.

I am making a date with Ms Clairol to cover these new grey hairs.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Applique in a Day?

No way in a day, but it sure was a nice take along project. I did a hand blanket stitch around each of the applique pieces. There are a total of 12 blocks in this quilt. I will be hand quilting this one also

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Pinwheel and Posies BOM is done

I just finished my Pinwheel and Posies BOM by Beth Ferrier I am so excited that it is done!!!
This was a lot of fun. This project helped me get over my fear of applique. Thanks to Beth, I would recommend doing any of her BOM's .

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Windmill's is DONE

After being put away in a shoe box for the past 11 years this poor UFO (un-finished object) is now a quilt top. :)
One more quilt that I can add to the "To Be Quilted" pile. That pile is getting taller and taller.
I will dig again into the chest and pull out yet another UFO and work on getting it done also.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pinwheel Sampler is DONE!

These are photos of my finished Pinwheel Sampler.

It was a blast to figure out and it even had the Corgie's approval.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

My Pinwheel sampler

This great on line friend of mine has twisted my arm to do this Pinwheel sampler with her. LOL

The blocks are 12.5 inches unfinished. The photo is of my fabric choices.

The large floral print will be my border the print on the right will be my sashing fabric. The red print on the left will be the corner stones. The light, med, and dark prints will be my pinwheel blocks.

If you would like to join us here is the link where you too can find the pattern http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/pinwheel_sampler.htm

Check back often for updates and photos of my blocks.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Update on my Pinwheel's and Posies

I have my Center done!! This project has been so much fun, and yes even the applique flowers.

Taylor's Tulips update

I have the next installment of "Taylor's Tulips" a BOM from Burning the Midnight Oil quilts, done.

My Applique in a Day quilt

WOW, it's been three years in the making. But, it is finally DONE, well the blocks are done at least. I hope to have it into a top over the next few days. Here are photos of the 12 blocks.