Friday, April 29, 2011

Let a little Sunshine In

I cleaned out my closet today where I keep my small quilts and I found this one on the bottom of the pile. I put it up right away because it is so sunny and after all of the rain we have had, we need a little sunshine. The blocks are from a desk calendar that features one block a day. I thought I could keep up making a quilt a week. That only lasted one week. LOL! When I start a new quilt, I try to learn a new technique each time. With this quilt, I made folded flowers for the center block.

I found a host of other stuff when I cleaned out the closet. I have no idea why I was holding on to some of it. So today I am taking a load to the Goodwill and some to our church preschool. I am moving some of my sewing stuff into the closet to clean up the mess that has grown like Topsy around my sewing area. Yikes!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A fun little project

I had some leftover HST's from my last Jo Morton project, so I decided to make another little quilt. My first was pink and brown and this one scrappy. It will make a nice gift for a friend.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I've Got The Blues

The Jo Morton Club met Wednesday night and 2 of us had our project done this time. A definite improvement. Our next project is a Courthouse Steps pattern. I am thinking I will do mine in Civil War colors. Blue & Butternut. I have some in my stash and I bought these blues because they are so pretty. Stay tuned.

Happy Easter to all. This is such a special holiday. I always love the beautiful music at church and the anticipation of the Easter message.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Goodbye Spring

10 more inches of snow and it's all wet, slushy, heavy stuff. I think it is going to sit in our driveway until summer finally shows up. A mother interviewed on the local news this morning said that when she pulled the winter coats out of storage this morning, her youngster threw himself on the floor and had a tantrum. I know exactly how he feels!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Bunny Time

I realized yesterday that I had not hung my little bunny quilt yet and Easter is almost here. I received this as a quilt kit when my daughter was born 22 years ago. I finally got around to making it as a quilt when she was about 12 or 13. It is one of my favorite quilts and I had so much fun drawing in the faces of the bunnies and deciding how to make their 3D ears flop. Every quilt should have a fun element like that.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


This was a pretty simple block and went together quickly. I like having the little arrows and stripes to work with.

I have been heading up a project at church and the first part was finished this week. Hopefully that will be the most time consuming for me and now I can do a little more sewing.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Another Jane block finished. That's 162, I believe. I'm really cookin'.

How did Jane ever come up with all these different blocks? Was she a math whiz? or could she possibly have been bored and needed some entertainment? Was she maybe trying to show off her skills? Or was she just terribly creative and able to just whip these blocks out?

Her work is not perfect, but she also didn't have the benefit of EQ or freezer paper or silk thread or the many other great products that we use. What a woman!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I 13

When I wrote that number in the title it made me think of Bingo. I've been spending too much time playing games with pre-schoolers, I guess.

Another Jane block done. I believe I have 161 squares completed and a handful of triangles. I have a short list of do-overs, but I may not be as picky once I finish the remaining ones.

We are having some beautiful weather finally - into the 50's and maybe 70 by Sunday. Can't wait to see the snow go away and maybe a crocus somewhere.

Monday, April 4, 2011


It has been awhile since I worked on a Dear Jane block. This one is H-5. I love this red fabric. I bought it some time ago and it is the first time I used it in this quilt. I like it so much I bought it in blue too.