Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jean was right!

Saturday my friend Jean commented that I hadn't updated my blog in a while.  Oh my goodness!  She was right.  It's been over 3 weeks.   Glad there's no a bad blogger award because I'm afraid the trophy would be mine to keep for a while.

It's been a very busy 3 weeks.  My friends who own Sew Graceful Quilting took a much deserved vacation and left me to mind the store for a week.  It was fun to play with fabric and wool all day and visit with people who stopped by for a fix. 

Monday I gave the program at Calico Cutups in Bella Vista.  That was a lot of fun---the only bad part was putting away all the quilts I took out of cupboards. 

We are vending at the Cassville Quilt show this Saturday and Sunday so have been busy making samples for that.  I have one more block to finish for Sweet and Simple and it'll be done.  I'll post a photo next time. 

I also finished this cute little rabbit wall hanging.  The rabbits now have eyes and it's quilted.

This candle mat works up quickly and who doesn't love sheep??!

This isn't a real good photo but this is a wool heart with a pocket.  You could put anything in the pocket.

I also finished this pillow.  Again, it works up quickly.....are you sensing a "quickly" theme here?

I will try to be a better blogger  :-)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sweet and Simple

I've been busy working on Sweet and Simple.  It's being offered as a block of the month at Sew Graceful Quilting in both cotton and wool.  I am making the cotton version.  All but one block is created and ready to be blanket stitched on the machine.  The last block is the one with the most personalization and since I have no children (the pattern block has 3 kids) I need to decide what to use instead. 

Here's the quilt as it "supposed" to look

And here's some of my blocks

The barnyard animals are kind of quirky - the little pig looks more like a mutant rhino, but I thought I'd make it just like the pattern.  He'd be darling with a curly tail. 

I can't sit and sew all day long like I used to so plan to sew a little and work on the Friends of Baltimore border as a sewing reward.  Now I'm off to pull a variety of threads so I have no sewing excuse!