Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Another Blackbird Quilt

This is one of Marlyne's quilts.

A few days ago I showed you Maylyne's other quilt, "Love Letters," also a Blackbird Design.

I do not know the name of this pattern. 

I don't know about you, but I really like this pattern!

The Sky Before the Storm

A few days ago we had a storm blow in. 

I happened to let the dog out just before the storm hit and the clouds were amazing.

I just had to grab my camera and get a few shots. 

The clouds were rolling along quickly and it looked like the whole sky was moving.

Of course the pictures really do not do it any justice.

Within a minute it was pouring.

Monday, January 30, 2012

January UFO is Complete

It was a beautiful cold windy day to be outside.

I got the binding put on with a couple days to spare.

I got this table last summer. I have not yet put extra polyurethane on it, so I always put a quilt or tablecloth on when we eat. It is 60 inch round without any leaves. When I made this quilt I made it the right size to use it as a tablecloth.

So, 2012 is off to a good start.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stash Report - Week 5, 2012

This week for I used a total of 2 yards of fabric. 
1 1/2 yards were used for the ten blocks I made for the 7-Sisters Storm at Sea.
1/2 yard was used for my January UFO, "It's All About the Green."
Hopefully I will get her outside today for her photo shoot.

Used this Week: 2.0 yards
Used year to Date: 16.0 yards
Added this Week: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 8.5 yards

Net Used for 2012: 7.5 yards

I am participating in the stash report at Patchwork Times.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Today I spent the entire day at the Trappe Fire House quilting. Each year the 7-Sisters make a quilt and raffle it off for the Trappe Fire Company. Today we started the quilt for 2012. This year we are making a Storm at Sea. 

Cheryl was our fearless leader instructing us on the construction of the blocks.

Patti is very happy with her blocks so far.

Lou is busy trimming a block.

Margaret shows her blocks.

Polly is diligently sewing.

Cheryl's blocks.

My blocks.

Of course as with any quilting gathering we had to eat.

For breakfast we had ambrosia and monkey bread.
There sure wasn't much monkey bread left.

For lunch we had the best ever white chicken chili. Lou made it using a Pampered Chef Recipe. As you can see we really did a number on the chili. Here is Lou cleaning the crock pot.

For dessert we had Apple Crisp that Patti's husband made in a crock pot. Not much of that good stuff left either.

It was a great day spent with great friends and we got a lot accomplished.

Friday, January 27, 2012

"Love Letters"

I love this quilt.

It is a pattern by Blackbird Designs called "Love Letters"

Marlyne did a fantastic job on it. 

Her hand applique is exquisite!

Seeing quilts like this make me wish I would take the time to do more hand applique.

You know I said I love this quilt. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever saw a Blackbird Design that I didn't like.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Customer's Quilt

I do not usually post pictures of quilts that I just quilt with a pantogram but this quilt is really unique. Heather made this for her new granddaughter Stella. Heather is going to hand quilt some of the important information in the border.

Here is another one of Colette's wedding quilts. She has made so many of these I have lost count.

I think she makes on for everyone she knows that gets married.

To help keep the cost down she has me do a pantogram in the center and I only custom quilt the borders.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January UFO

I quilted my UFO for January.

It is almost like the one I made for my son's girlfriend for Christmas.

I love green and had to have one for myself. 
Now I need to get it bound before the end of the month.

Stash Report - Week 4, 2012

The fabric that I used and purchased this week was for these 2 quilts. Well, most of the fabric I purchased was for these quilts. I have been trying to stay away from buying fabric without a specific purpose in mind. I went to JoAnn's because I needed White Kona. I bought 6 1/2 yards of white but I also bought 2 yards of Gray Kona. Don't ask me what I am going to use that for yet. I had to buy so much white because I could not find what I had at home. Of course after I bought it I did find mine. It was in with another one of my WIPs. I still did need to get more because I would not have had enough. Now I do have some extra white on hand

 This week I used 4 yards of white for my Joseph's Coat. For my Mod Medallions I used 3 1/4 yards of white and 3 1/4 yards of prints.

Used this Week: 10.5 yards
Used year to Date: 14.0 yards
Added this Week: 8.5 yards
Added Year to Date: 8.5 yards

Net Used for 2011: 5.5 yards

I am participating in the stash report at Patchwork Times.