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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Civil War update & Special Delivery


Little Blue Baskets, block #13 of the Civil War BOW
(I decided I liked it better with a handle sewn on)
Also here is Louisiana, block #12 from last week.


I received a special package in the mail from Faye.

Faye is working on a Wedding quilt for her daughter using Pink, Brown & Green fabrics. You can see her progress on this gorgeous quilt here on her blog Mimi's Passions.
She has graciously shared some of these wedding quilt fabrics with me to use in my Dear Jane quilt!
These fabrics are gorgeous & the perfect colors for my project! LUCKY,LUCKY Me!
Thank you SO much Faye! I am very appreciative of your generous gift!

every Quilt tells a story...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pink & Brown Janes



I really enjoyed working on these little blocks!
The pink & brown prints are some of my very favorite fabrics.

G3 Four Leaf Clover - 3 pieces, hand applique'
M13 Lynette's Diamond - 12 pieces, machine & hand sewn
K7 Rose of Sharing - 2 pieces, hand applique'
K2 Grandpa's Chickens - 40 pieces, machine sewn

More blocks to post in a couple of days - including my 100th Jane block!

every Quilt tells a story...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A new project on the Horizon



I celebrated my 50th Birthday last Saturday.
My sisters gave me a gift certificate for Quilter's Corner (our local quilt shop) I love this store! They carry such beautiful fabrics and Susan, the store owner and her cohort Christine are madly talented! (they have a book coming out in April with the most Awesome bed size quilt projects) Anyway... this is the fabulous FQ bundle I purchased with my birthday certificate! It is called Penelope by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse.

Because I have black & white toile draperies in my bedroom - I thought this French inspired fabric collection would make a fabulous matching quilt.
I decided to go with the pattern Hot Cross after falling in love with my best friend Sue's quilt found HERE on her blog. (it's GORGEOUS)

With all the BOM projects I am working on - it will be nice to complete a simple yet elegant full size quilt in a fairly short period of time.

every Quilt tells a story...

Friday, March 4, 2011

Jane blocks by the Dozen


It's been a busy 2 weeks of sewing for me.
I am so happy that I completed 12 more Jane blocks.
My virtual quilt is really starting to fill up nicely!

Only one applique' block this time around, the rest were all machine sewn. I used 209 fabric pieces to complete the blocks.

every quilt tells a story....

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Updating my Civil War block progress

I created a virtual quilt grid to track my Barbara Brackman Civil War quilt. I'm still undecided about how I will sash the finished quilt. For now - I'm just going with a neutral tan "pretend" sashing.
Here are the last few blocks that didn't make it into my blog posts.
I've been pretty good about completing each block on time. Posting them to my blog has been another story. (sigh)
From now on - if I don't create an individual post of each block, I will still update my virtual quilt for all to see.

every Quilt tells a story...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I Received my Doll Exchange Quilt


My package from the Doll Quit Exchange arrived.
My swap partner is Carolyn of Lee Prairie Designs.
I really LOVE the little quilt she made for me!
My favorite doll Emma agrees....look how perfectly it fits on her bed! I've been totally spoiled. Carolyn also made the most darling pillow & case to match Emma's Quilt!
If these weren't wonderful enough (which they are) Carolyn also made a beautiful needlepoint pillow and a fabric covered journal that matches my beautiful doll quilt.
This exchange has been such a fun and rewarding experience!
Carolyn's package is on the way...I hope she is equally pleased with her little quilt!

every Quilt tells a story...