Well for our second quilt swap I was paired up with the other co-leader of the group....no pressure right!!! Yikes!! She is one of my dearest friends too. This round was called "Anything Goes". Well I look through all of her favorites and came up with the pattern from Patchworkpottery and made the "Crane Star" pattern. http://patchworkpottery.blogspot.com/2012/03/crane-star-pattern.html
I also made her a paper pieced Hummer Named Zippy. This was so much fun to make! All the embroidery was sewn onto this quilt while we were up in the mountains...just lovely!!
This is the quilt Pattiann made for me....it is titled "Garden Memories" in honor of our last 2 Irish Setters....Kelsey and Darby. We had to put Kelsey down in April of 2013 and Darby down this past April. My poor husband when I opened this package....I was sobbing at the beauty and love that was all wrapped up in this beauty! Isn't it something else? I love it so much!!!
I was invited to join a group of mostly ladies to be in a mini quilt swap. My partner ended being one of the two leaders. Yooza!!! She quickly became a dear friend of mine and I truly cherish her friendship!!! Here is what she made for me....I love Charley Harper...so this just made me cry when I opened it!!!
Here is what I made for her....she loves Kaffe Fassett just like me and we were to make a traditional block...So I made a wonky log cabin. So much fun and squealing!!! (O:
Well it's almost the end of October and in my last post I was supposed to complete some blocks for my City Sampler quilt....well that didn't happen. I have had a lot of things happening in my family and life just got in the way. We all said goodbye to my Father in September. It was bittersweet. He was almost 95 and had lived an amzing life. He shared so much on his last day about his service in the Army. It was beautiful. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on January 30th at 11:00am.
My sister Barbara and her husband have had so much on their plate being the Power of Attorney....You think Trusts make things easier and they do but there is really so much more to do....especially for our mother and making sure everything is set up properly for her. My sister is amazing!!! I love her to pieces!!!
What I really want to have for my goal in June is to make 30 more blocks for my City Sampler quilt by Tula Pink. I am using 3 different collections by Lida Enche. I have the first 25 blocks done. So now I want to get 30 more done this month.....which will bring me up to 55. That is what I think I can accomplish with what all is going on in my life right now.
Marta gave us a really sweet light grey dot fabric and some 5 inch squares to work with this month. It is an anything goes month based on the quilt"Green Tea and Sweet Beans". Here are the two blocks that I made for her...so much fun to make.
I need to put all of these blocks and make one more block and all the setting triangles together into a finished quilt top...whew....Hope I can get it done!! This is Jaybird Quilts "Park Bench" pattern with Carolyn Friedlander's fabris..."Botanics".
All done and given to my dear friend and teacher Bridget. My inspiration came from Carol aka Mamacjt. All the fabrics are Lakehouse Drygoods except for the background which was from my Nutty Sister at Christmas.
I want to get this mini Vase quilt done as soon as possible for my ceramics teacher. She is battling cancer and always loved the large vase of flowers that I made for my Sisters birthday. So I am pushing myself to get this little guy gone as soon as I can. The fabrics are Lakehouse and Blank Quilting for the background. I think it was one of my Christmas presents!! All from my stash!!
I had fun making this quilt top. I used the Fig Tree pattern "Clovers and Jam" and one of my all time favorite fabric designers fabric...."Mimi" by Chez Moi for Moda. I think it turned out so soft and sweet.....and it was from my stash....all except the stop and border fabric I had to get on line. Pretty great way to start the year off with sewing!!!
I am so in love with Tula Pink's book and blocks for "City Sampler" and Lida Enche's collection of fabrics to play with and make this quilt. I know my name is "Can't stop quilting" but I really have the fever for these blocks and these fabrics!!!