Thursday, April 29, 2010

Give a way

Go over to Busy As Can Bee to see her giveaway that includes a Quilter's Cookbook. She has an interesting blog. it is very cheerful.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

10 Minutes Block Quilt

The hardest part of the quilt, so far, has been selecting fabrics I wanted to use...mostly from my stash.I would have liked to had one more of the dark and another of the whites.

The red section is attached by the 2 seams but not at its outer edges. It took me a few minutes the first block to see what the technique was...then it was easy. The pattern suggested to either sew along the outer edges of the square or to fold in (as a cathedral quilt block does) and stitch
. I like the curved edge.

I'll soon be ready to to the borders!
Today , I learned I have several PhDs. That is not saying that I am REAL smart... it says I have several Project Half Done!! I have started cutting out blocks for a quilt that is called '10 Minute' Blocks Quilt. It will be mostly black and white with some red for accent. I hope to add a picture of a block later and let you know if it really is 10 Minute!!
     I have been busy planning the Guild's Fall Retreat. I contacted several motels in the area where we want to be located. There are many questions you have to ask; size of meeting room, meals available, costs of rooms, food, meeting room,etc. I got 3 proposal back. One was definitely too expensive but it would have been a very nice place to be. Meeting with the committee soon and we will choose between the two others.
    I hope to get two more of the Farmer's Wife Sampler completed also.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Go over to Sunflower Quilts for a chance to win some terrific products...a book Handmade Home and 3 Moda charm packs...Frolic, Blush and Make Life. Check it out.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I have sewed this section 3 times. It does not want to turn out correctly. The pieces match the templates. Time to do a little rethinking here.... I'll show the results when I get it done correctly. I did spend some enjoyable minutes looking at the patterns I bought Wednesday...and picking out some fabric for one. It says it is very easy. Let's hope so.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Checking Out Quilt Shops

Today I went to Raleigh area to check out motels and quilt fabric shops for my local quilt guild's  fall retreat.
I visited 3 very nice shops. The workers were so helpful and friendly. All the shops had plenty of beautiful fabric, patterns, notions and completed samples. I was inspired...I bought several patterns and rulers...and even a newly released Christmas panel!! Gotta get busy sewing!!! The shops were the Carolin Sew-N-Vac Plus, Bernina World of Sewing and Wish Upon A Quilt. They all have websites. I know I'll be visiting all 3 again.

Monday, April 19, 2010

More Signs of Spring

We have more flowers opening for our viewing pleasure. Spring is the most beautiful time in NC.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Quilts for Kids

I finished the second Quilts for Kids. I wanted to send them both at the same time. I had the volkswagen fabric quite sometime and decided it was perfect to use on this project. The quilt is really colorful!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Go over to  for a chance to win a Soul Mates Quilt Kit from The Fat Quarter Shop.
The blog is very informative.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Finally had time to complete 2 more of the Farmer's Wife sampler blocks. Pictured is Basket and Basketweave..

This is some of the fabrics I will be using from my
 Stash for the blocks.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

30 days of giveaways

Go over to I Have A Notion and try your luck. blog link http/ and store link http/
Today's prize is osnaburg muslin or Roc-lon multipurpose Cloth.
Grand prize is an Accuquilt machine.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

I printed the templates. I do not understand why only one template per page. I have completed the first two blocks.

The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Today, I am beginning a new project....The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. It consists of 110 (6 inch) blocks. In 1922,The Farmer's Wife magazine held a contest asking, "Do You Want Your Daughter To Marry A Farmer?" This book contains 68 winning letters. It is enjoyable reading.

I have not set a deadline for myself. I will be using my stash to make the blocks.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Well...I was out of the quilting mode for a short spell. This is what I created. Some will be given to friends. They are a great way to ID tools at workshops.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quilts for Kids

I completed the quilt for Quilts for Kids. Downey Fabric softener sponsors it. They sent the kit...all fabric precut. It included everything but the batting and I added the binding.

New Addition to Blog

I finally learned how to make a slideshow and add it to my blog. I went through several trial and error attempts. I could make the was the adding it on the blog that I had trouble with. Now it seems easy...It that the way it is when you "learn" something!! Now if I could only learn to type!!

Monday, April 5, 2010


The weather is so beautiful outside...weeding are calling!! Why do weeds grow faster and more lush than flowers?? I have one flower bed I hope to weed this morning while it is shaded...then I hope to quilt on the Quilt For Kids quilt.

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Project

After being on the go for 2 days ( to Greenville) to go to my Favorite places...The Olive Garden I love the lasanga & breadsticks!!, Hancock Fabrics, AC I don't have enough crafting items!! and Kohl's and (to Wilson) Parkers ..for BBQ, Three Sisters Quiltworks and Wal-Mart still has fabric; I finally got to work on the kit I received from Downy for the Quilts for Kids. It was precut and included everything but the batting. It was a very simple pattern (included) and is so cute. A pic will be added when it is quilted.