Friday, September 30, 2011


My FRIENDS swap package arrived from Grace, citymousequilter. Look at those lovely packages. How exciting! Almost (I said almost!) too pretty too unwrap.
This is all from 6 packages. WOW!
The seventh package.

The blueberry fabric is to die for and please do not drool on my lovely purple fabrics and I have been eying paisley fabrics at the quilt shop - now I own a piece! Oh the dancing whales will delight a favorite little nephew this Christmas. Do you see all of those books, magazines, patterns .... I had foundation piecing on my list of things to learn in 2012. Looks like my start will be the Feathered Star.

How sweet is the potholder! The colors are so wonderful!

My gifts are absolutely amazing! Check out those tiny little squares forming the NOEL letters.I LOVE this wall hanging!

Thanks Grace. I consider myself one lucky FRIEND.
She won't let me play with anything! Mean Mama!

My Santa Swap 2 second set of packages arrived from Robbie, rooee's Confetti in the same mail. These beautifully wrapped packages seem to have suffered no damage - no little torn pieces of paper, untied ribbon or loose tape - during the mailing process. Bummer! Because I canNOT open these until Christmas. Who came up with these rules? I'm driving myself crazy trying to figure out how to get a sneak preview!
Here is the picture of all four lovely presents from Robbie - Still Wrapped!
And I have had two of them for a whole month!
This is Pure Agony!
Thanks, Robbie!

My return gifts to Grace and Robbie will be on their way this coming Monday. My work schedule has been hectic and I got behind. 


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Autographed Quilt Book!

Look what Quilt Sue sent me - all the way from the UK! I am the proud owner of an autographed quilt book compliments of the lovely book plate Sue sent to grace the front cover of my "Pick Four." The fabric holding the book came in the same mail and is the "to be" flimsy from the Antique Nine Patch pattern in Sue's book. I am ever so excited! The fabric was ordered from the fab Fat Quarter Shop where you will find amazing savings in their sale section.
How is this for Way Cool! Thanks Sue!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blogger' Block of the Month

Sherri of A Quilting Life posted the first block for the Blogger's Block of the Month being hosted by Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works. The above is my block. I am using fabrics I have on hand. I surprised myself with how easily this block came together and the fact the points line up! Sherri's instructions are outstanding.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Approval Process

What!! Potential Danger Alert!
This is My Bed! I am prepared to FIGHT or RUN! How could mom let this happen?
Maybe - Just Maybe, I can be comfortable here. I think I am liking this!
Finally a Real Flimsy!
Miles from a finish but I do have a quilt top. Now I'm off to my next project.


"For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalms 84:11

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Row by Row

My First Two Rows!

10 Hours Later - Five Rows - Two to Go!
I have had a productive day. Tomorrow, if the creek don't rise, I will have a flimsy. This one goes to my long arm quilter. My quilting ability is masking tape and a walking foot - okay for baby quilts but definitely not for this one. I cannot even imagine wrestling this very large quilt through my Kenmore.

Here is hoping everyone had a wonderful day!


Scripture reference: "And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it." Psalms 90:17

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Almost Flimsy

A wee bit of squaring up and these 15.5 x 15.5 blocks will be ready to transform into a 90 x 105 flimsy. Yeah! The rows are numbered. I spent hours on my design floor getting the "controlled" scrappy.


Scripture Reference "For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly." Psalms 84:11

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dare to Be Square

I finally took a deep breath and started squaring up the 42 stars for My Lucky Stars queen quilt. I will admit I was petrified. Thankfully, all went well. And I can really believe this is going to be a quilt!

See! I got the 6 blocks for the first row and 2 for the second row ready to be stitched together. This quilt is supposed to be scrappy - then why is it taking me so long to decide which fabric to place where on each block? Perhaps I'm not a scrappy gal - just a plain old square! I am super pleased with how well the squaring up went today. 

I also spent time today working on my gifties for my two swap partners. I can't show these just wanted to let my partners know I was working hard!

My scripture for today: "Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever." Psalms 119:160

Cha Cha says Enough Already - Go to Bed!