Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pushing my quilty envelope...

 
One of the things I missed most when I took leave from quilting was the swaps!  When I saw Lori at Humble Quilts post her upcoming doll swap I joined up right away.  I came across this photo of a vintage quilt that is or at one time was for sale and decided that I wanted to replicate it. The only information I had about the original quilt was that it was about 19" square.  I started with a plan to make the 9 patch blocks finish at 3"  The other elements were guestimates...
 
 
 
And this is the quilt that I managed to piece... 
 
 
I'm excited about getting it basted and quilted before I leave on Friday.  If things go smoothly I may even be able to get the binding and label finished and make the post office before they close.  I hope my swap partner likes it!

Monday, March 17, 2014

three little words....

I am hooked!
 
 
On Saturday, I went to my favorite quilt shop to celebrate National Quilting Day.  I was in the door for mere seconds when I spotted this pattern and template set.  Star-A-Day.  One star every day for a year sounds easy-peasy, right?!  Meet my little star friends Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  Only 362 more stars to go. Oh, that I don't fall behind too often!  Join me?
I'm heading back to the quilt shop on Friday...should I get a set of templates for you too? I might want to mention here that the stars finish at a mere 3 inches! 
 
 
 
Ye Olde Schoolhouse Quilt Shop
Cedarburg, WI