Saturday, January 17, 2015

weekend mission

the blocks from last year's lady of the lake swap were sooo gorgeous, decided to jump in for part 2 this year.  so this weekend will be making 24 more from different blue batiks and send off tuesday.  getting them done in 3 days should be easy.  it's another very cold day today so the old viking will be smokin!  have avoided most swaps due to postage costs but every now and then one is too tempting to miss.  cannot resist blue and white quilts!  *** not much else doing in lobsterville.  quilty events are hard to find this time of year.  more daylight is starting to be noticeable so everyone is more hopeful that spring is getting closer.....including me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

an early finish

barbara brackman has started a star sew-along using a different type of civil war fabric/color each week.  today's first is using turkey red.  rather than making an entire quilt--big or small--each week, have chosen to make 3 blocks per week that will give me a twin size quilt at the end of 49 weeks.  and here they are!  another reason for only 3 blocks is that most of my stash is FQs or half yards only, which should make shopping the stash for all the blocks pretty easy.  this is gonna be fun!  *** with frigid weather here it's ideal for quilting on the hawaiian, not that the apartment isn't warm, but a snuggly quilt is sooo, well...comforting!  amazed at how quickly it is coming along, so hoping for a finish before spring arrives.  so what are you sewing today?

Monday, January 12, 2015

design "wall" monday

not wanting to neglect the old viking while hand quilting the hawaiian, these little blocks got paper pieced this weekend.  though not all done, they do work up fairly quickly and are so darn cute!  bonnie made an entire quilt of these 5" blocks but me, i'm not up to THAT task.... another monday is here and january is almost half over.  in maine january and february are hibernation months, unless one enjoys skiing, hiking, snowmobiling, hunting, ice fishing and boating or any other frigid weather pursuit.  my most strenuous outdoor winter activity is clearing off the car after a storm.  it's nice to have quilting as an all-weather pastime.....