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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Very Late QBSA blocks!

I finally finished the QBSA Blocks for my July partner tonight...yes, you read correctly, JULY.

Envision me hanging my head in shame, I have never been this late....WOW....I don't like it..

My partner requested a Japanese themed block, this really 
threw me, she wanted a parasol, I couldnt find one.  Then I found an Origami Crane, couldnt figure out the pattern, so I finally broke down and bought a pattern...this cute little Kimono Girl...she was a snap to do!

I did them both in in Pinks and Purples...
I sure hope she likes them!

They are in the mail to Australia!


Monday, October 5, 2015

A Finish!

Occasionally I get the opportunity to work a very quilty encouraging shift at work where I am able to sit there and watch movies and work on my cross stitch or in this case, hand stitch a binding! I love it....sitting there alone, answering the phone and making progress on a quilt!   
My choice of viewing was quilt cam with Bonnie Hunter...

I completed this whole binding on this twin size
 Scrappy Trip Quilt, which is of
course a free pattern offered on Bonnie Hunters Website at

My plan was to use up this black autumn fabric that
I had languishing in my stash for a long time.  I used it as
my center strips on my blocks...adding in coordinating colors, scraps wherever possible, and a couple of solids.....

Heres a photo of the completed quilt.  Yay!
I hope it sells at the annual craft fair this year!  I got alot
of interest in it from co-workers so I think it will go!


Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

QBSA September

My partner this month for my swap in
Quilting Block Swaps Australias Paper piecing group was Marilyn in Utah.  She requested the 
Block Rock'n Marley 3 little birds block 
and we decided to swap 2 blocks instead of one!

Here are the blocks I made for Marilyn...

Sorry they are sideways...I don't know how to turn them!

They are in the mail!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Aunt Georgia #2

A few posts back I told you about my coworker Lauries
Great Aunt Georgia that recently passed away....this post shows the second quilt that I made using Aunt Georgias blocks, this one is for her son Johnny.

Here is the beautiful Hand Pieced Hexi block that she 
made, we once again used it in the center of the quilt.  
I then used fusible web to attach it and I did a little hand stitching around it.  Laurie wanted Johnnys initials in the center of the block. Johnny is a landscaper so she picked out these wonderful botanical type prints for the quilt.  Once again, she has great taste and is wonderful with color!

I then bordered it with this beautiful butterfly botanical 
print and used more of Aunt Georgias hand pieced blocks 
for cornerstones...

Please excuse my ugly foot!

Behold!  The finished quilt top! Beautiful!!

This is my assistant Buck 

Sweetest boy ever!

Another finish!  Whew!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

RSC Saturday

Better late than never, I always say!  
Rainbow Scrap Challenge Saturday is almost over
but I made it just under the wire with my 5th and 6th blocks 
for this month!

2 Breaking out Geese in Orange!!

More scraps put to use! 

Linking up with Angela over at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Idaho Square Dance!

When Bonnie Hunter was in town last spring, I attended 
her workshop for Cathedral Stars.  Next to my machine I had a pile of 1 1/2" square blocks as leader/enders 
to make 4 patches...I had no idea what I would use them for but I wanted to use up the fabric, well Bonnie piped up and said....
"Oh! You could make a Idaho Square Dance blocks!"

So thats how this quilt came to be!!  So far, I have 35 blocks...
not near big enough!

I sashed them with a pretty light green/white pin dot fabric and added 2" squares as there are 
only 4 more rows to go to make it nice and big!

Yippee! Another Bonnie Quilt for ME!!

See? There she is with those little squares at my machine!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fine things...Aunt Georgia #1

A coworker and friend of mine recently lost her 
Great Aunt.  Her name was Aunt Georgia, she was a wonderful woman and she liked to sew!

Sounds like someone who I would have just loved also!

When my friend went down for her funeral she came home with some fine things that belonged to her Aunt Georgia
which included some hand pieced quilt blocks! 
She asked if I would make them into quilts for a couple of her loved ones, of course!  So, this is the first quilt I got completed
for her..its for Aunt Georgias newest Great Grandson Jax.  
He was born in August.

The center block was hand stitched by Georgia...I used fusible web to attach it to some coordinating fabric and then did some hand stitching on it with DMC floss..including
the babys name and birth date.  

Koi kept me company while I hand sewed it down.  
Shes such a sweet kitty!

The completed center of the quilt....

And the finished product!  
My coworker Laurie picked out all of the 
fabrics, she has a great eye for color...I just love it and so did she....I was just so happy to do something and preserve these
beautiful blocks made by a beautiful lady!

The best part of all is that when Jaxs mom received the quilt she was so surprised and cried, she thought that her Aunt Georgia had made it for her! We explained that the center WAS made by her and thats why we finished it in a 
quilt for her new sweet baby!!

Such a fun project!  Smiles all around!!