Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Comfort and Joy

Block 1


A couple of months ago, Karen and I were talking about working on a quilt together and treating it like a block of the month.   We chose “Comfort and Joy” by Pat Wys and BJ Laird of Silver Thimble Quilt Co.  


Sandy (no blog) and Sharon said they wanted to join us.   Our goal is to be finished with it by October in order to get it quilted by Christmas. 


Being accountable to other people always helps get things done.   (one of the reasons I joined Weight Watchers and attend the meetings….but I digress!)  Anyway, we are going to do a section each month. 


This is Sandy’s block.


And here’s mine.



We’d love to have you join us with this one.  The more the merrier!  Let one of us know if you too would like to be held accountable. You can post on your blog or send a picture to one of us to post for you!  Just think, you’ll have a completed quilt in no time at all.

Hugs, Anne

Friday, April 13, 2012

More embroidery

While we were stitching away last week, one of Linda’s former students came in with her quilt top to look for border fabric.  When I saw her colors for the “Susan’s Dresden Plate” pattern, I instantly fell in love with it.  




I love the colors she used.   She picked out a pretty green floral fabric for the outer border.  It’s amazing how projects can look so different just by changing the colors and fabrics.  

Linda was working on more little floral blocks.


And I finished up 2 little stitcheries.   Not sure what I’m going to do with them yet.


Pattern is “Snow Much Fun” by This and That patterns.


Hmm, looks like I’m getting ready for Christmas or something! 

This pattern is “Marlene” by Primitive Stitches.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Country Homecomings

Anna, Sandy (no blog – but should have one) and I saw this quilt and we all liked it and decided to challenge ourselves to get one block done every month.  If we have each other to be accountable to, then maybe we will complete it and not have another UFO laying around.  
It’s from this book (which I think is now out of print).  
But, if you have the book or can find it on eBay,Amazon or etsy, we’d love to have you join us.  
We think we were all drawn to the quilt because of the homespun fabrics, so all of ours will resemble the original.   Our plan is to have a new block completed by the 2nd Tuesday of the month and I will blog on Wednesday.  So, let me know if you’d like to play along with us and we can do some “linkys”.
When you’re piecing with homespuns, you’ll find that the plaids often don’t match.   My Mom taught me how to sew and that was always a “no no”.   The plaids on the upper part of the front of the house were screaming at me because they didn’t match up at all, so my house has an added round window.    Hehe.
Hugs, Anne