Thursday, July 30, 2009

Round 2?

Is everyone ready? Or almost ready?

I am sending out the fabric this weekend and have made a mosaic on Flikr to give you some ideas but I am open to your creativity too.

I am sending a small square of this fabulous fabric that I would like for you to use in the center of each block (or sorta center) and how do 12" x 12" blocks sound?

You can feel free to add in any other fabrics you want and if you need more of any of the fabrics I send just let me know.

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

For Lisa

Hard to believe we've made it to the final block of round one!

This one's for Lisa:

I had the monkey in my fabric so tried to keep him front and center and then just do a log cabin block around that. Hope it's ok!

Can't wait for round 2!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the story of a quilt...continued...

I dropped in on my boys today...Jon and I had some college things to do together. While I waited for him to get ready I, being the 'good mom,' decided to fold laundry to kill time. When I opened the dryer I found Jon's quilt all clean and fluffy. As I was folding I spotted this.

I almost fell over. I can't believe it happened again. It's my fault really. Bless the boy for doing his laundry and more points for washing his bedding. I neglected to tell him not to put this quilt in that compact washer.

It looks like I'll be ripping this quilt apart again. Maybe, hopefully, with any luck, the third time will be the charm.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Is it possible? Can I really be the first one to get this block done? It only took me 12 rounds to be this timely.
Lisa said she'd liked log cabins, symmetry and wanted the print featured in each block.
I settled on the courthouse steps version of a log cabin block with the floral motif as the center. The placement of the colors was determined by the scrap sizes. There were animals in the print fabric, so I decided to add the squirrel that was on my piece with some machine applique. Lisa, I hope he doesn't throw the symmetry off too much.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Last Block

Hello, Ladies. Well, I finally managed to cut up my material and now just have to package it up and get it in the mail. It will go out to all of you by Saturday at the latest. I know this to be true because I am taking the summer off and subletting my apartment and I have to be out by Saturday. :). I can't say that I have a favorite pattern and I encourage everyone to be creative. Most of the print pieces have a monkey, bird, butterfly or squirrel in them, so I envision those characters being the main attraction for the block. I like the log-cabin pattern a lot and I also like blocks that are symmetrical. But, again, just have fun and if you have a favorite style, feel free to use that style for the block. I will use the quilt to cover my (red) couch, and the blocks should be 12x12. Thanks and I look forward to seeing all of your creations!

A Very late Block For Melody

This is the very last block and for some reason I had the hardest time deciding how to finish this off. However, this morning I was inspired...and I am happy to have finished it. I will get it in the mail today. I hope she likes it.