Friday, January 29, 2010

Party Week

Monday: three couples came over, brought soup and sandwiches, I made dessert. Two other friends crashed our party! Everyone stayed for about 6 hours. Awesome time.

Tuesday evening: Two girlfriends came by, brought a Starbuck's coffee and awesome desserts, stayed late and I hated to see them leave!

Wednesday: Dear Older Daughter and I went shopping, got a pedi and a mani, ate at Chipotle and had LOTS of fun hanging out.

Thursday: Left here at 7 a.m. and drove to Dallas for a day trip to see my son and his wife. They are now 30 weeks into the pregnancy!!! Got to feel little grandson move, DIL made two meals for us that were SOOOOO good. Got to see where my son works, enjoyed a LONG visit with them. Drove home in a Texas Thunderstorm....well, I wasn't driving...but you get the idea.

Friday: Woke up this morning with a man voice! Sore throat, congestion, cough and sneezing. Like Gomer Pyle says, "Sicker than a dog, but having the time of my life!"

I've planted it right here in the recliner, quilt over me, cup of coffee in hand, biscotti nearby and I'm chilling! I may try to put a few hand quilting stitches in Dear Grandson's quilt today, but that's as high as I'm aiming.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

True Confessions

This quilt top is tedious. Piece by piece by piece.....but I am determined. I love the way it looks, I'm just not enjoying the process.

I laid out about 1/2 the quilt top and I want to get it pieced before Monday at 3. We have friends coming by to visit and while I don't mind if it's out when they come (and they certainly don't either), it's kind of like a small challenge I've given myself.

I've been sewing a row and stopping, having a cup of coffee, browsing through my quilting blog list, etc. So, it's slow going....and now Dear Hubby is up and I have some caregiving things to get done. It will be a challenge to get the last seven rows that are laid out sewn together, but I just can't sit and do it all at once. I'm having to pace myself so I don't get burned out on it. Has this ever happened to you??

We have a couple of days of friends visiting this week on Monday and Tuesday and then, Thursday, I'm heading out for a day trip to see my son and his wife. They bought a house Thanksgiving weekend, and I haven't seen it yet. I've never been to see where they live and where Dear Son works. They are only about 3 1/2 hours from us. Dear Younger Son will be home with Dear Hubby so Dear Younger Daughter and I can make this trip. And, our friend who sits with Dear Hubby will be here for several hours too.

Fortunately, the house is clean and just needs a broom, mop and vacuum run through it. Once these last seven row are done, I can hang them on a hanger and straighten up the sewing room..... I also need to make a dessert for Monday and Tuesday and I just can't find one that gets me all thrilled about it.

Maybe I'm feeling a bit blah in general this week???

I'm looking forward to the visiting and the trip, but I don't suspect that much sewing will get done this week. And, that's just fine.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Night Sew In for February

Mark your calendars quilters!!!! I'm joining in on the fun for the February Friday Night Sew In. I enjoyed sewing with the masses in January and got lots done on my Everlasting Wreath Blocks.

Lord willing and the Creek don't rise, you'll find me at my sewing machine on February 19th with lots of other amazing quilters.

Want to join in??? Visit Heidi's blog, or Bobbi's blog to get the details.

So, want to see what I've been doing???

This week was my week to have fun with quilting/sewing. I made a little doll quilt, which I showed earlier this week.

And, I cut out a quilt and started sewing it together. I fell for this quilt the minute I saw it in the magazine. I wanted to cut it out the minute I got the mag and get started on it, but I didn't.

I was trying to make myself work on UFO's and other stuff I needed to get done. But then, I saw it on another blog (thanks for the inspiration to go for it Rhonda!) and decided that since this was the week I was supposed to have fun, I decided to at least cut it out....and of course, then I had to sew a few seams and try it out. It's going to take a while to get it together, but I will. The pattern is called Promenade....but I think it's actually a Boston Commons quilt. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I used fabrics from my stash, and some are a bit old. I need to get rid of some of these....and I'm loving it.

I also dug into the basket of UFO's and projects that haven't been started basket and looked around to see what I could see. I found this little embroidery pattern that was given to us for free on a quilt shop hop many moons ago. It was calling my name, and I thought it would be a fun, fast project to work on. I finished up the embroidery tonight.

It's been a long time since I've done much embroidery and I was a bit rusty. It got better as I went along though. I'm not sure what I'll do with it. I may save it to put into a quilt with other odd pieces of redwork I've done. Although, it does have a bit of a Valentine look to it, with those hearts around the basket handle....hmmmm....

And, finally, since I am finished with the Valentine looking embroidery pattern, I'm willing to pass it along. It's just a sheet of purple paper with the line drawing on it. It does have DMC color numbers if you'd like to make it with colored floss for a different look.

And, I also have an extra copy of the American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine from February 2009. I'd like to pass it along too since I certainly don't need an extra copy of it. I don't know how I ended up with an extra copy.

If no one asks for the copy of the redwork pattern or the magazine, they will go into the recycle bin. So speak up. First person to ask for it will get it. And, I'll mail it anywhere, but not until the middle of next week.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, have you had fun this week with quilting/sewing?????

Give Away Winner Announced!!!!!!

Thanks so much for participating in the Give Away at A Latte Quilts. I've enjoyed reading all the names you shared. I have some great ideas. I love the names that the international readers left in their comments.

As I told many of you in reply to your comments, I know that whatever name this sweet little boy chooses to call me, it will be precious! I'm going to see Dear Older Son and Dear Daughter in Law next week, and I'm sure this topic will come up.

So, are you ready to find out who the winner of the drawing is???

Are you thinking it might be YOU????

It could be.........

Remember what the prize is??????

Here we go..........

The winner is............

the quilter who left this comment.......

When my grandson was born last April I decided to be called Dema in honor of my grandmother. When my niece (who is now 26) was learning to talk Grandma came out as Dema and the name stuck. Dema was a special grandma and I can only hope to be as good as she was.

Yep, it's another Paula!!!!! It's Paula (aka Sweet P) at Coffee Time Stitches!!!!!!!

Congrats Paula!!!!! I'm going to send her an e-mail and let her know that she's the winner!!!!!

Thanks for playing along bloggy friends!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!

Final Reminder!!!

Today is the day........

Please sign up for the drawing right now, if you haven't already. I'll be drawing at some point today and I don't want anyone to miss it.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Give Away at A Latte Quilts!!!

Don't forget to comment on my the instructions in the post so you know what to do!!!!!

Click here to read the post!!! I'll be drawing on Friday, so hurry up and don't miss it.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Another Give Away!!! from Green Fairy Quilts

Green Fairy Quilts is having a great giveaway for a cute Quilted Bag and there is a bonus!!! Check it out!!!!! I love the fabric she chose for the bag. Wouldn't mind if I won this one!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Focus Project: FUN!!!!!

Ok, this week, I'm focusing on having fun with quilting. I mean, seriously, isn't that why I quilt?? Because I enjoy it???? (And it keeps me sane...ok, well, some semblance of sanity.)

I did get a lot done the past two weeks on two separate quilts, so I'm feeling pretty good about that. The problem is that I don't like to do things because I have to, and I wasn't excited about finding some project to pull out and focus on. So, I decided this week, I'm going to have fun with sewing and quilting, and do whatever my muse tells me to do. (No, I'm not into Greek Mythology....I'm just going with whatever inspires me.)

This morning, inspiration hit while looking through a bucket to see what in the world was in there. I found the ends of fabric in there. I saved them because they were too large to throw away, but really to narrow to do anything with, and the fabric itself was nothing to write home about.

But, as I looked at the shapes, it reminded me of Chinese coins. Not really, but it kinda reminded me of coins. So, anyway, in the name of fun, I started sewing. They were ends, so they weren't straight or exactly the same size. I just put them together. Then, chopped some off, moved them around and ended up with this little quilt.

I added 3 inch borders (finished at 2 1/2 inches). The quilt measures 21x25 inches. And, then I remembered, a special little girl I know is having a birthday very soon.....and she NEEDS a doll quilt.

Can you believe I have used every last piece of batting I owned? I don't even have any left over to piece together. So, looks like I'll need to make another run to JoAnn's or something, don't you think???

I'm going to machine quilt this one so that the sweet little girl can wag this one around, through the dirt, and every where without worrying. I hope mommy lets her use and abuse this one, wash it a million times and love it to death. It's such a mess of fabrics, she certainly won't be able to hurt it!

Oh, and in case your wondering.....I had FUN focusing on this project. I wonder what I will do next????

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ready for a Celebration Give Away????

***********This drawing is now CLOSED!!!!*************
**********Thanks for joining in on the fun!!!************

Ok everyone, remember I said I was going to do a celebration give away?? Well, here we go. The only thing is, don't tell anyone. I want this give away to be for my regular readers only. (Except you gals are way above're outstanding!!!!!!!) That way, there will be a better chance that YOU will win!!!

This give away is in celebration of my upcoming and highly anticipated role as "grandma" or some version of that word. Yes, I am going to be a grandmother and I'm tickled pink....or in this case, BLUE!!! He's a boy. Yay!

So here is what you could win......

A group of 10 Moda fat quarters and three different colors of ric rac, red, blue and pink to match the fabrics. And, some lovely foody items. Ghirardelli Chocolate Raspberry Coffee, Chocolate Chip Biscotti and Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate with Mint.

Here is a better look at the fabric, cause we know that's what this drawing is all about, right???

Dear Daughter in Law and I have discussed what the baby should call me. I have no idea. Part of me says wait and see what the baby wants to call me, but Dear DIL said I can't go for one year without a name until the baby learns to talk. Hmmmm....good point DIL!! LOL So, let's hear your ideas....and remember I'm a young grandmother, at least that's what I'm telling myself!!

All you have to do is leave a comment sharing a version of the word Grandmother that you have heard of or have used. Things like Granny, Oma, MeeMee, etc.

I will draw one name on Friday, the 22nd. I have no idea what time or anything, but you can comment up until the time I actually draw the name, but don't wait. I have no idea when I'll might be 1:00 a.m. Friday morning!!!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!
And, good luck!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday Nite Sew In Show and Tell

First of all, thank you so much Heidi for organizing the Friday Nite Sew In!!!! It was lots of fun to know I was sewing away last night with about 145 other quilters. I just know I heard those machines whirring!!!

It took me a while to finally get to the sewing room last night. But I did, and that's the main thing, right?? I worked on the Everlasting Wreath blocks. I got quite a few done last night, and then this morning I did another batch of blocks. So all totaled, I'm at 53 blocks.

Between last night and this morning, I got 23 blocks sewn!! Woot woot!!!

How did I know it was time to stop last night??? When I saw this mess up! LOL See where I mixed up the greens? The lazy part of my character really wanted to leave it, but I was a good girl and ripped it out. Just two little bitty seams, so no problem.

I'm loving seeing the pattern of the light circles appearing......

I will probably spend some more time in the sewing room today, but for now, my back and eyes are tired. I suppose I'll spend some time looking at the blogs that participated last night in the Friday Nite Sew In! That will give my back time to rest!!!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Nite Sew In

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am participating in the Friday Nite Sew In.....and it starts tonight!!! Heidi over at Handmade by Heidi has all the info that you need, if you'd like to join in on the fun. Hurry though, there isn't much time!!!

HERE is the link to the Friday Nite Sew In post on her blog....

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Explaining my brain

Jackie asked about the envelopes in my last post and I wanted to explain my brain.....hang on, because you could get lost going into these deep, dark recesses. I hope someone brought a flashlight.

When I decided to make this Everlasting Wreath quilt for my Dear Sister, I decided that I needed to be organized and this is what I came up with.

This quilt needs 110 blocks. You are to make 77 "light" blocks and 33 "dark" blocks. So I went to my local copy shop and made 110 copies. Each wedge of the hex uses three different length "logs". And three of the wedges are long and three are short.

In this example of the dark wedge, you'll notice that the blue wedge, the red wedge and the red with hearts wedge are shorter than the green, brown rose, and rust polka dot wedge.

Can you see this??? Look again at the "light" wedge. The three "light" wedges are shorter in length than the three "dark" wedges in this hex.

This could get confusing when trying to keep up with which fabric goes on which paper pieced wedge. So this is how I decided to keep up with it and have it all organized ahead of time, so that I could focus on sewing when I took the time to do it!

The circled numbers are the "light" blocks and are numbered up to 77.

The D-number blocks are the "dark" blocks and are numbered up to 33.

Then I placed the correct fabric logs onto the paper, a "light" block on the left and a "dark" block on the right. Then folded the paper with the fabric strips in them and placed them in a Rubbermaid container, like an envelope.

And, now, all I have to do is pull the paper up, open it and start sewing. The correct fabric is inside and waiting on me. And, I don't have to worry about making too many or too few of a certain block.

There are just a few blocks that I didn't put all the fabric in yet. I got tired of cutting fabric and so I have the strips ready and waiting to be added to the rest of the pattern pieces, but like Scarlett O'Hara says, "I'll think about that tomorrow."

I really think that I only need to finish cutting up about 10 or so dark blocks and I'll be done. Not too bad at all, right???

And yesterday I sat down and made up another seven blocks are so, and now I have 30. Rather quick.

And, now that you are all sufficiently confused............ LOL

We had a nice visit with a friend today. I made a yummy cake and we had a cup of coffee while we laughed and chatted. Lots of fun, and very sweet of her to make the time to come see us! And tomorrow a local Pastor is coming by for a visit. We are looking forward to meeting with him and having a cup of coffee and some good conversation.

Off to the sewing room to finish up a couple of more blocks before I hit the hay early tonight. I still have a few things I need to get finished up around the house.....but that may wait until the morning.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Think Spring and New Focus for the week

Last night, I started putting the little Think Spring quilt together and couldn't stop! Has that ever happened to you?? It helped that Dear Hubby was watching a football game and didn't miss me as much as he would have normally! Gotta love this time of year!!!

So, last night, I got the entire thing sewn, quilted and bound. Can you believe it? This morning, I washed it and tossed it in the dryer and now it's all quilty!!! Love that!!!!

And, I put away the Double Four quilt (aka Mountains and Valleys) and thought long and hard about what my focus project would be for the week. I chose this:

Dear Sister's Everlasting Wreath Quilt. It's been in the making for a long time now. I've shared pics before and talked about this quilt, but this week, I am really going to focus. I won't finish all the blocks (there are a lot of them to make), but I know I will make noticeable progress. I pre-cut most of the pieces quite a while back, and this week I'm going to work on sewing the blocks.

Looks like I'm going to need to cut more fabric for this one at some point. I don't think I have enough done to give the quilt the variety I like....

So, off to the sewing room!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Double Four and Think Spring

My focus project for this week is at the "sit and see" stage, and so I brought out those old lotto blocks that I am calling Double Four.

I now know why they were sitting in the UFO basket, unfinished. They are NOT one size. They are several different sizes. I know we all used the same pattern, but evidently, we did not all use the same seam size or the same ruler when we cut - or something. Ughh. This top is together, but it is not a nice quilt. I think it should be called mountains and valleys 'cause it's got them at each intersection of the blocks! The blocks are supposed to be 12 1/2 inches. Some are 12 1/2, and some are 12 1/4, or even 12. Oh well, this will be a quilt that I finish and put in the trunk for my daughter to use as a picnic quilt. Or one she can take when she goes camping. Whew. I'm glad to have that mess done!! LOL

I was still itching to sew, and I needed something I could be a bit more precise and happy with so I pulled out my "Little Quilts" book and started making another little quilt. I wasn't overly accurate, but these blocks went together MUCH better than the Double Four blocks.

I did rip out and re-sew a few seams. I've got all the pieces laid out and will probably get the quilt sewn together later tonight. I just needed a bit of fun.....I'm calling this one "Think Spring". It's very cold outside (for Texas people) and I'm looking forward to our regular winter temps which are more like most people's spring weather!

Now, I'm off to doing a bit of cleaning up in the sewing room and I'm going to dust a bit.....we are having friends over this week for coffee and while I'm not at all stressed about it, there are a few things I'd like to get done in preparation for that.

Happy Quilting and
may all your blocks be the correct size!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Great Advice

Thank you all so much for your wonderful advice on what I should do with the Easy Spider Web blocks. I think the best thing at this point is to set them aside for a week and see what happens. I'm thinking I just need a bit of a break. Maybe I will make 10 more blocks, maybe I won't, but the blocks and fabric will be there in one week, right?? I'll make my decision then.

This morning as I was putting away the blocks, I decided that I needed something to work on, and so I went to my UFO basket and saw these blocks sticking up. Hmmm....I wonder how many I have?? I had 26 blocks already sewn....and I was just four blocks short of a nice sized top!! (They are 12 inch blocks, so with this arrangement the quilt would be 60x72.) Imagine that. So, I pulled out some strips and found coordinating fabric and cut some squares. I got all four blocks sewn up and laid the quilt out on my design floor!!!

I won all but about seven of these blocks in a block lotto about 2 years ago. I really like these blocks because they are so random. The ladies used whatever fabrics whether they were matchy-matchy or not. I think this weekend, I'll work on them and see if I can get this top together. It's kind of nice picking up a project that is almost complete. About time to get them into a top!

Happy Quilting!!!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Focusing DOES work!

This week, my focus has been the Easy Spider Web blocks, and guess what? It does work. I've been going into the sewing room each day, determined to make at least one block. Last night I made lots of quarter squares and then went back into the sewing room this morning and finished up. All 20 blocks are done!!! Hooray!!

I really love this pattern and I like the way the blocks have turned out. I am not adding a border to this quilt. I think I like it just as it is. The only thing is that I like it so well, that I really want to put it on my bed. It's not big enough as it is, so I would have to make more blocks to do that. Mentally, I think I'm really done with this quilt, and I don't think I want to make another 10 blocks, but will I regret it, if I don't do it??? I can always fold it at the foot of my bed and enjoy it that way. (I have a double bed....Dear Hubby is in the hospital twin.)

So, what do you think??? Should I go ahead and make the 10 additional blocks?? Sigh.....I was really enjoying the idea of being done. Advice, please.

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Quilt Guild - Tom Russell guest speaker

(Warning: Lots of links!! Click on the bold wording for the links.)

Last night, I attended our local quilt guild meeting. I decided that I might enjoy meeting some people in the area who quilt and thought that maybe I could work up the nerve to go to the meeting alone.

As I walked out the door, I told my husband that I really hoped there were some nice people there. His answer was encouraging and so very true. He said, Aren't all quilters really nice people??? That put a smile on my face and bit more confidence in my step.

I signed in (it was a HUGE group) and searched for a seat. And, I ended up at the best table! I sat with a group of 7 or 8 of the nicest, friendliest people. We visited and discovered that over half the table lived near my mom's house at one point in their life. I felt like we were at a reunion!!! So very funny. We visited and laughed.

The special speaker for the night was Tom Russell. I didn't really recognize his name, but once he started showing his quilts, I recognized him. Here is a brief biography. He shared his Quilting Journey with us, how he got started, his progression through learning and he showed his quilts.

Here is one of the quilts he brought with him. Here is the pattern that he designed for HGTV. I remembered watching an episode on Simply Quilts several years ago where Alex Anderson issued a "Scrap Bag Challenge" and I really liked what one man had done with his scrap bag. And, guess who that was?? Yes, Tom Russell. Here is a link to his quilt. I saw it in person last night and it was wonderful!

I didn't realize it when I picked the table to sit at last night, that I had chosen the seat in the room closest to the speaker! How embarrassing. And, apparently, I was the only blogger there, because I was the only one snapping pics!!!! And, I was sitting so close that I really didn't get any great pics. He stood in front of the tables most of the time and was usually 3 feet away from me with his quilts. Hard to get good pics when you're that close!!

But, here is a pic of him showing how he saves every tiny piece of fabric and makes "new fabric" which he uses for applique. (That is what he did with his challenge quilt.) He was very funny and so expressive when he spoke.

He told the story of taking an applique class and adding LOTS and LOTS of yo-yo's and additional applique. Here is the pic of his Sunbonnet Sue and Sam quilt. Very cute!!

Overall, I had a very nice time, and was even invited to a bee on Monday. I don't know if I'll be able to go, but it was so very sweet of them to ask.

And, as a side note.....I did get another Spider Web block made!!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Coming right along......

May Britt over at Abyquilt has started using a Focus Project idea to keep her going this New Year. Each week, she is going to choose a project to focus on. I think it's an awesome idea.

And so, this week I am focusing on the Easy Spider Web blocks, at least during the daytime. I now have 16 blocks finished!!! I'm so excited. I am going to do one more row to add to the bottom. The quilt will be 56 x 70. Once all the blocks are done and the top is sewn together, I will decide if I want to add borders. I usually do, but I really like the look of border-less (or is it border free??) quilts. For some reason they look "quaint" and kind of old fashioned.

I'm on a sewing roll these past few weeks and I'm enjoying seeing the fruit of my labor. Dear Hubby keeps reminding me not to over do it in the sewing room....but I have a tendency to be an all or nothing kinda gal.

The evenings will find me focusing on quilting my little grandson's quilt. I got quite a bit done on it last night. I'd show pics, but it's so difficult to see progress in pictures with hand quilting.

How about you??? Do you slowly and methodically plug away at projects? Or are you a "run full speed ahead and then drop dead in your tracks" kinda quilter??? I'm afraid I'm more like the latter.
Happy Quilting!!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Sticking with it

I made another Easy Spider Web block this morning, so now I'm up to 15 blocks! Yes! I ran out of paper piecing templates and Dear Hubby was still sleeping, so I couldn't print more until he got up. Instead, I put together a backing for my red strings quilt.

Last year, I cut lots of "not so nice fabric" into 10 1/2 squares (as Bonnie Hunter does) and this morning, I dug through them and found the perfect fabrics ready to be assembled into a backing. I got it all put together this morning. I think these "not so nice fabrics" work together to make a "really great" backing. Now I have another quilt basted and in the hand quilting stack....just waiting it's turn.

And this evening I started quilting my sweet little grandson's quilt. (And, here is the close up, before I added the blue border.) He is due in April. I am hand quilting his quilt and I really needed to get started on it. Feels good to be hand quilting again.

I took another pic of the Log Cabin Mini because I think the blue carpet throws the color off in the other picture. I don't know when I'll get it quilted because I have so many waiting as it is. But I just can't help making new things. I doubt I'll ever get them all quilted unless I start saving my money and pay someone to machine quilt them for me!!!

I really have no idea what I actually did today, but I do know that I was busy all day!! Well, I did get a nice nap today, so maybe that's where some of the time went.

It seems like I take lots of naps...and I try to almost every day. Full time caregiving and full time quilting can really wear a girl out! LOL

Happy Quilting!!!!!!

New Year's Resolutions

It's a few days late, but visit my other blog to find out what my New Year's Resolutions are......

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's a FLIMSY!!!

The log cabin mini is now a flimsy. I actually stuck with it. I auditioned a couple of fabrics for the border but decided on this one.

I really like the way this turned out.....

And, here is my CW Reproduction drawer still stuffed. I think I could get another 3 or 4 mini quilts out of this drawer....what do you think.

And this is how I got through the evening sewing....after 5:00 p.m. coffee. I didn't make it as strong and added lots of cream and sugar. Almost as good as dessert!!!! Don't you just love my coffee cup??? My sweet Older Daughter bought it for me for Christmas. And, I did love the moment. *wink*

Happy Quilting!!!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Late nights......

make you do crazy things. Last night, I pulled out an old quilting book that I love, Little Quilts all Through the House. I provided a link, so you could see the little quilt on the cover that pushed me over the edge.

I was dreamily looking through the book in bed, because I was too tired to sew. Right. So I browse through the book, admiring the quilts, and think to myself, I would love a sweet little log cabin quilt on my kitchen table. Wouldn't that be precious?? And, then I thought, oh, it would be so pretty in Civil War Reproduction fabric. And, then the real trouble began. I got up and walked into the sewing room, I pulled out my drawer of CW scraps. And, I felt the crush coming on. I was thinking of the possibilities.

And, then I did the unthinkable. I printed (16) 5 inch log cabin paper pieced templates from off the internet. I thought, I'll just trim them up and set them inside the drawer for a future project. And, then I thought, well, I'm not that tired, I could cut up the 16 red pieces for the center on the log cabin and then 2 hours later, I looked up and there were 8 blocks sewn.

I don't know how it happened. Really. I was just looking, thinking and dreaming. I knew I couldn't start another project. I am right in the middle of the Easy Spider Web blocks, and I have a baby quilt that needs to be quilted and a secret project which is almost half way done. I KNEW I couldn't start another little quilt. But something possessed me and the woman who was too tired to sew, stayed up too late working on this little quilt!

No promises about finishing anything, not starting something new, not a word from me.....but man, I enjoyed that!!

Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year


Happy Quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!