Wednesday, September 30, 2009

One Down 41 To Go!

Here is block one done on my "Sherman's March" quilt. I just had to put one together to see how it would look. It is one thing to see it on paper but to see it in front of you is totally different. I am loving it and am anxious to get this one done!
Harvest is in full swing and yesterday we worked 7 to 7. They are calling for rain today but we shall see. It has been hit and miss all summer.
Off to work on another block before I leave for work. Have a great day!

Monday, September 28, 2009


It's Monday again and am ready for work. I would rather stay home and sew, naturally, but darn I can't. It rained last night so no farmers will be hauling in grain today. Probably will be pretty quiet at the elevator.
I am still working on "Sherman's March". There are alot of pieces but it will be worth all this work in the end. When I do the half square triangles I mark each block. That takes alot of time but it is the only way I can get an accurate seam.
Just when I think I have them almost done more seem to appear behind my machine. I guess they were just hiding. :D

I received my Quiltmaker magazine this weekend and found another quilt I just Have to make! I absolutely love this quilt and what a great scrap user!

Off to work! Happy Monday to all!!!!!! :D

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Fun Projects for Winter

Harvest has started in my part of the world so I will be working long hours and won't get much quilting done for the next few months. I have been doing some sewing before work but not as much as I would like, so I am looking ahead to winter and getting my projects lined up. Below is "Golden Memories" by Lori Smith. I have loved this pattern for quite a while now and so I decided it would be fun to do when the snow is flying. These warm colors really appealed to me.

These are some of the main fabrics I will be using for this quilt. A few pieces I already had but the ones on the left I picked up this last weekend. I just love the colors.

Next is the Web Samplet quilt. I picked the finishing kit from Common Threads because of the applique. I think it looks wonderful with the blocks surrounding it.

And finally, this is what I am working on now before work. It is "Sherman's March" from Bonnie Blue Quilts. There are tons of small pieces to this quilt but it will be stunning when it is done. It really goes fast once you get all the pieces cut. :D
Last but not least, I want to thank all you wonderful ladies that comment on my blog. I haven't had much time to get back and thank you all for stopping by, and for that I apologize. Don't have time at work to get this task done and the evenings I have to fight hubby for the computer. LOL He is in the other room this evening and so I took advantage of this opportunity to get a post in. Again thank you!
That is all for now. So many blogs to check out, so little time!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sunny Saturday!

What a beautiful sunny Saturday in NW Indiana! Temperature is perfect, the sun is shining and there is a wonderful breeze! Fall is definately in the air today and the leaves in this area have started to get that golden, rusty red color. My favorite time of the year! I quilted today, canned 6 pints and 2 quarts of tomato juice, did the laundry and cleaned house. I am beat so I am going to have some fun the rest of the day. :D

The fun stuff---
The quilt below is the quilt my quilty friend pieced for me. She was in town this last week and we had dinner together on Thursday evening and she brought this beauty to me. It is a Carol Hopkins pattern, "Baskets for Betsy" and I love how it turned out! Below is the quilt I am quilting for her in exchange for her piecing my quilt. We have had this arrangement for quite a while now and it suits us both. We even have the same first name, how weird is that?? I am so glad we connected all those years ago and I look forward to many more to come in the future! Her quilt is made up of all different bears and they are all adorable. Her piecing is exquisite so it is a true joy to quilt them.

I had a wonderful surprise from the mailman at noon. One of my PIF gals sent me a darling table topper that matches my colors in my studio perfectly. Isn't it wonderful? Thank you so much again Angela, it was so sweet of you!

You couldn't have picked anything more perfect!

Have a wonderful quilty weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2009

TGIF and Holiday Weekend

It is TGIF and also a wonderful holiday weekend! I finished piecing my "Fringe Benefit" quilt as soon as I got home from work and I am loving it! What a nice little accent quilt to go along with my "Old Time Treasures" quilt! These will go next in line to quilt when I finish my "quilty friends" quilt! As an added bonus, my "Quilt Sampler" magazine arrived today. Wow, it just doesn't get much better than this!

Have a safe and quilty holiday weekend!!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Finally a Post!

It has been a long time since I have posted and I feel bad, but I haven't gotten back into a routine since I got back from vacation. I started small and worked on these little pin cushions to try and get my groove back. I guess I have been just too darn lazy. I like how they turned out but they are alot smaller than I thought they would be. I love them cause I used up some more scraps. Yeah!

I have really been into the reds lately and when I saw the new Inkwell Reds, well I just had to have them. Don't you just love em!!

This next pix is a little sneak peek of a scrap quilt I have been working on between work and quilting a quilt for my "quilty friend". You know who you are. Hopefully I will get alot of it done this weekend! That is my goal! :D Anyway the scrap quilt below is mainly leftover half square triangles from the quilt I pieced on vacation, "Old-Time Treasures". I guess you could call it my "Fringe Benefit" quilt.

Last but not least is a pix of my son and my 2 grandaughters. My DIL took the pix, they were at Cincinatti, Ohio watching the Cubs play the Reds. They had a ball and as you can see they are all decked out in their Cubs shirts! Thanks so much Angie for getting this to me!

It is over the hump day and a holiday weekend is coming up. YIPPEE!!! Hope you all have a safe and fantabulous weekend!