Monday, September 24, 2012
Well, my hour of handsewing a day is more like 15 minutes a day, but I'll take it!! I hand stitched the binding down on my Path to Cobbled Court quilt and have been working on the next round of petals in my Giant New York Sunflower. I have 7 petals down and 9 to go in this round!! Bonnie's blog to check out the progress of others who are trying to hand stitch an hour a day. Also, don't forget to check out the complete blog of these quilters..not just the linking blogpost. These are some amazingly talented ladies and you are sure to be inspired!!!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
In 3 and 1/2 weeks I am going to Litchfield, Ct with my fellow Cobbled Court Quilt Circle sisters for our annual retreat. We all met through the website of author, Marie Bostwick. We have become such a sisterhood during our past 3 years together!!! I really can't wait to see these ladies!!! So, I have been prepping for my retreat. I have made 2 pillowcases so far (we donate these to the Susan B Anthony home for abused women there) Cafe Sewciety, Judy, the owner, generously donated enough fabric to make 2 of these when she heard what it was going for!! We also have a block raffle and I have made 2 so far, but they work up so fast, I think I am going to make more to increase my odds of winning these lovelies!!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
That's the name of this quilt. It was designed by author Marie Bostwick and was in the last Quiltmaker magazine. I made the crib sized and will be donating it to the Susan B Anthony house for abused women, which is a charity that is dear to Marie.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Bonnie Hunter over at Quiltville, has decided to do some type of hand work for an hour each day she is home. I swear she and I are on the same wavelength! I have had my Giant New York Sunflower (really a Giant Dahlia, but hey..I made mine to look like a sunflower!lol) waiting for more hand quilting FOREVER. I usually only hand quilt when I travel, and I don't travel often, so not much has gotten done. The full pic of the sunflower is in my header. I quilted in the ditch around each of the brown sections in the middle and have completed this little design in one round of yellow petals:
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Well, I finished the top for Cafe Sewciety. I just LOVE this quilt!!! It made me go outside my normal limits and I love that! I have never done mitred corners before or fussy cut a fabric for a border. Both were fun and a whole lot easier than I thought!! It's a big quilt, too....98" x 98". If you are interested in this BOM, just contact Judy at the link above. She will be more than happy to help you out!!!