Monday, November 24, 2008

Baby Quilt Received!

I'm a member of the Round Robin Bloggers, a project we started about a year ago that was inspired by MayBritt's projects last year.

This year, a member of our Round Robins, Amy The Calico Cat, started another project--her first baby--and that baby is due in just a couple of days. The bloggers did what we quilters do and started a quilt for Amy's baby. Sharon (Quiltgranny's Shoe) assembled it, Beth (Beth's Quilty Blog) quilted it and I did the binding and label. I do owe Julie (Floribunda) an apology for omitting her name from the label. I'm so sorry Julie!!

Now to sit back and wait to see whether the baby is a girl or a boy!

Cool Give-Away!

Little Blue Cottage is having a giveaway of Denyse Schmidt fabrics.

Check it out here!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

In a Bind

I'm working like crazy trying to get the binding sewed down on a couple of quilts I need to finish before our guild meeting on Thursday, so nothing exciting to show yet.

I did get another DMBOM from The Fat Quarter Shop and completed it. I think this is my favorite block so far.

Note: This block is messed up! The side pieces are reversed! New kit is here and repairs will be made. Oy--when the ADD types sew and watch TV at the same time!

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Little Engagement Gift

Last weekend I whipped up a kit given to my by my dear friend Nancy, NP. I selfishly wanted to keep it, but since Scott and Erin announced their engagement on Halloween and as of this writing, intend to marry next Halloween, I felt a little seasonal gift was in order.

Nancy sent me this darling kit from The Fat Quarter Shop that included a pattern, some backing and binding, rick-rack and a charm pack for the line "Pumpkins Gone Wild." Sandy Gervais designed this line, and I just love her funky, happy fabrics.

The kit worked up quickly and I liked that, so I may order another charm pack and make one for me!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

YES WE DID!!!!!!

Feeling relieved and at peace this election day Presidentially speaking.

I'm sorry about the expected passage of Proposition 8. Marriage is marriage, regardless of gender. I've been married three times, twice to men who didn't seem to grasp the concept. In my not-so-humble opinion, if a same-sex couple can find the happiness that I finally found this time around, well, more power to 'em.

I Did, Did You?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Sew-A-Row Season

Well, it's that time of year again, and the Sew-A-Rows are rolling in. Here are a few that I just photographed that were late (and two of them were mine!), along with the starter rows.

This project was started by Pat and finished by me (top row). Pat donated some lovely Hmong reverse applique bands to go with her squares and though I was able to use a long piece, there is still one more for the other end if desired.

Pat also contributed these lovely pieces of Southeast Asian cross stitch and Veline, Marguerite, Diana and I all added other bits of imported textiles from Guatemala and South America.

Finally, Joyce started this Christmas fabric Log Cabin and was joined by Earlene, Elizabeth, Genie and Meri Kay to make this darling Christmas wallhanging. The embroidery on the lower set of birds is done by hand and this picture does not do justice to this piece.

As always, my fellow guild members continue to amaze me with their creativity. The Sew-A-Rows will be starting a bit later this year so I can hopefully get some really creative starter rows without the pressure of getting them turned in before the holidays. They better look out because I'm going to start bugging them this week.

Stay tuned for more pictures!