Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Design Wall

I arranged some projects on my design wall this weekend and so enjoy laying in bed and looking at them.

On the left are my ATW blocks received so far in my eagle fabric.  In the middle are the pink block lotto blocks that I won [a few more will be coming soon] and on the left are the finished blocks of the 'My Tweets' that I will be doing for my bed. I have seven of the twelve finished and am planning out the larger center block. I love all the lavender in them.

I also hung up the 11 of 12 Baltimore Christmas blocks finished.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

World Wide Quilting Day

Our friendship swap group celebrated WWQD with a one-on-one swap. My friend Pat sent to me and I opened her gift today.

Included were two mug rugs, a flowered cross, an egg one, a homemade card, a Sew pin, some sticky notes and an enamel book mark in a lovely box.  All wrapped up in a quilt designed wrapping paper. I love it all.

I made this neighborhood table topper for the friend I sent too, Cindy.

Hope you have had some time to sew today.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


My daughter-in-law, Donna, just finished this lovely baby quilt for a new great-grand niece who is expecting.  So she can make off another finish this year in our 12 in 2013.


Friday, March 1, 2013

MoJo Lost and Found

The last few weeks I lost my MoJo and wasn't sewing much. Of course, since I am the main dish washer in this home and I sliced my sewing finger with a serrated knife last week and couldn't do dishes or sewing, that's my excuse.

So this week I got back my MoJo and have learned to sew without my index finger and got some one else to do do dishes and I actually got some things finished.

One more UFO top to sandwich and bind for my daughter. It is called "Affairs of the Heart". All applique that I have been doing for two years.

So while I couldn't hand sew, I put together some more of the grandmother's garden flowers that I started last year while at my friend Pat's home. I now have 18 of them and will start to sew them down on my dark green fabric. I intend to make a large flower for the center of the quilt.  Another UFO! Alas!  This was supposed to be a year of finishes.

My granddaughter, Amber, helped me turn them and lay out the colors. Each flower has 20 different fabrics in them.  Not sure what color to do for the centers yet.

This is what they looked like on Pat's design wall last year when we had a sewing week.

Then I finished up a My Tweets block. [It's for the birds.]

Now I must really get back to washing those dishes. It is too bad the kids have to go to school.