I finished the second wool wallhanging from the Block of the Month I did a few years ago. The pattern called for pennies around the outside but I thought it would look sloppy hanging on the wall. I think it's better without them. Edit: The pattern is from Waltzing with Bears and my version pictured here is 18 x 36.
I'm so happy to see the flowers blooming around the garden after a wonderful few days of sun. The bleeding hearts are looking pretty and the pansies are easy to grow. But now Easter weekend is going to be a wet one for us.
I've quilted my queen size red and white quilt. These fabrics were from the 5" red and white swap from a while ago. I love this quilt, it's got such a variety of reds. I put wool batting inside, can't wait to try it out.
My cousin had a baby girl a couple weeks ago. I've made a couple little blankets to use in the stroller or car seat, they are about 20" x 30" with cotton and soft minky fabric. These don't have batting, a nice and light cover. The little purse to for her big sister. What girl wouldn't love purple horses.
The retreat was a blast! We had fun with the games and a few people went home with some awesome prizes such as the Kim Diehl blocks, two jelly roll race quilts and someone donated the cutest little quilt. Maybe next year I'd be so lucky. We all had fun regardless of what we came home with.
I made a little progress on my scrappy sewalong blocks. I'm so slow making these but will keep at it until I'm done.
I put together these blocks that will become a tabletopper for the spring and summer.
Sashing has been added to my HST's blocks from Pam Buda's sewalong. Mine will be larger as the blocks are 8" finished. I think the final size will be 48" square. I'm waiting for a border fabric to arrive. I ordered 2 different fabrics in hopes that one will be right.
We had a fun night of curling and pizza with friends last night. Our first time, might give it a go again sometime.
I had some HST's from a swap a while ago. I came across Pam Buda's sewing along recently and had enough HST's for all the blocks. Mine are 8" finished and Pam's blocks are 6" finished, my quilt will be bigger. Not sure what size yet but I think a nice table topper. I'll be putting this together at my retreat which starts tomorrow. I've still got so much to do before I go.
The cats like to sleep on the bathroom floor because the tiles are heated. It's nice and warm for them.
I better get ready. I'll have more to show when I get back.
Here is the scrappy 4 patch laying out. I didn't have a pattern for the finished quilt. These are double 4 patch blocks with added sashing. I had fun coming up with this layout. The original inspiration was similar to this little quilt I made. I hope this answers some questions.
Getting ready for my retreat in a couple of weeks, these churn dash blocks will go in a draw. Some lucky person will have a good size quilt with about 40 blocks in the draw. This quilt is in one of Kim Diehl's books.
Happy mail this week, this was a left over Christmas gift and partly thanks to a wonderful friend. Thanks Darlene, something a little different for me. I'm going to have some fun!
This is block seven finished, two more blocks to go. I really like the French General fabrics in this quilt. Some of the details are done with hand embroidery, like the details of the bunny weathervane on the house.
A birthday gift from a secret sister in my stitching group. It's all hand stitched, someone knows how much I love red.
Another gift from a secret sister. Look at the ruffle along the zipper, I love it. It's been the best birthday, Thank You Secret Sister!