Thursday, November 7, 2013

Catching Up

I've been away from blogland the past few weeks due to a virus that swept thru my household. Despite feeling crummy most of the time - these hands were certainly NOT idle. Here is just a peek at some of the things I've been working on since mid-October:

As you can see from the picture above, I'm starting another Dear Jane quilt - Lady in Red. My new "Club" year began last month here in VA and I'm happy and quite astonished to announce that I have 80 new students for my 2013-2014 classroom program.

Here are a couple of Christmas project peeks - they are finished and will be on display from now thru QUEST at Kelly Ann's as kit samples. I'll take better pictures of them at the shop this weekend. The first is my Zip or Zag pattern made in holiday prints and the 2nd is a peek at a scrappy Christmas Tumbler quilt.

I also made a quick & easy Quilt throw to use thru Thanksgiving. It was a 2 hour project. I backed the quilt top with soft brushed flannel homespun rather than batting and backing and it drapes lovely. Now it just needs binding.

And for bearing with all my above blabberings.... a special treat just for my friends and followers...

Do you like these darling little pinecone ornaments? I think they'd look lovely in both Fall and Holiday/winter fabrics.

On Monday, November 18th, I will provide a FREE tutorial and pattern with you to make your own pinecone ornaments. They are fast to make and you could display them on your table this Thanksgiving or hang them from your Tree. So start gathering your supplies. Here's what you will need: tiny applique' or straight pins. Strips and scraps of fabric (at least 2.5" wide), ribbon and a small/medium styro-foam egg approximately 2-1/2" x 3-1/4".

every quilt tells a story....

25 comments:

  1. I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were! So very sorry to hear about the bug in your house - we had it too - hit Mike the hardest. We're finally get out and about now, so all is well!!

    I love all your quilt projects!! So inspiring!

    I've seen those pine cones somewhere else - so yes I'll be in on the tutorial!! Thanks loads!!

    Blessings

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  2. Glad to see you are all better. You sure put that time to good use! Love the tumbler. Wow, 80 students! If I were in VA you would have 81 :0) That pine cone looks like fun!

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  3. Do you have to be in VA to join the club? Is it on line or FtF? I have close to 40 blocks done and would love to keep going.

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  4. WOW! You have been busy for being so sick . What great quilt projects you have made.

    Just love the LADY IN RED name for your new DJ quilt. WOW 80 students ! They are very lucky to have you for their teacher :-D

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  5. Those pine cones are adorable... I think I might even have some egg forms somewhere!

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  6. Glad you are feeling better. I'll be back for tbe tutorial. Thanks!

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  7. I'm excited about those darling pine ones. Looking forward to the tutorial.

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  8. Sorry to hear that you have not been feeling good. Will look forward to the 18th!

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  9. I'm happy to see you again and love your new DJ!! Hope you are well now and I'm surprised how you managed all this beauties while you were sick:) Looking forward to your new DJ progress.

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  10. I'm ready to make some pinecone ornaments! Thank you!

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  11. I`m very happy to meet you again and glad you are better.
    All your quilt projects are just stunning but your new DJ caught my eye.
    I`m looking forward to make the pinecones.Thanks!!

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  12. glad to see you back, hate those "change of season bugs" . Love your "Lady Jane" . The 2 colour ones always look stunning. AND just to let you know all of my blocks are finally done. I had a mild panic attack when i couldn't access your 13 months of Jane page" but i managed to get the last blocks done. All the blocks are joined in three strips and i plan to add the top and bottom borders before tackling the whole piece for the side borders. Need to scrounge through the stash and gather the fabrics for the solid border triangles first. I have managed to do each block in a different fabric , but hadn't factored in 62 extra ones for the borders. PS A batik rainbow Jane placed first in its category in our show this week, it was very pretty.

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  13. Glad you are all better--nasty bugs around lately. Love those little pinecones--will definitely be looking forward to that tute...hugs, Julierose

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  14. Hope everyone at our house is feeling much better. Yes, you were very busy, even under the weather!

    Lovely quilts and the pinecone ornaments are too cute! Looking forward to your tutorial...sounds like fun.

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  15. Sorry you haven't felt well. All your sewing is wonderful! I finally got my flu shot today.....ouch and ouch.

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  16. I hope you feel better.
    Your new Jane Project looks fantastic.
    I'm looking forward to your tutorial.

    Have a nice weekend, Manuela

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  17. Wow, another DJ! I love the idea of red and white. Most quilters are lucky to complete just one!

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  18. Glad to see you are able to post again. I've been missing you.

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  19. Ugh! It is no fun to be sick, especially when it sweeps through the house. :( Sure hope you're feeling back up to par now. I was wondering where you went. I really love the idea of your "Lady in Red". Very cool! I have two more Janes to make sometime - one will be romantic rosy fabrics, and I'll call it "You're Such a Romantic, Jane", and the other will be animal prints, and it'll be "Jane's Gone Wild!" That way, there will be one [[[eventually]]] for each of the girls and they can stop vying for dibs on my Rainbow Jane that I'm getting ready to quilt! lol

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  20. Good to know you are getting better. You would have 81 in your class if I lived in your area LOL. It will be nice to see your "Lady in Red" grow, it already looks beautiful. I love your Scrappy Christmas quilt, I've always loved Thimble, but never done one. Maybe one day.
    I'm really looking forward to your tutorial. Have a nice weekend.

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  21. Glad you are feeling better! I am so far behind with reading blogs and updating my blog and feel like I have missed so much. My little "grand" has kept me busy :)
    Love the pinecone ornaments!

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  22. Good to see you here again and glad you are feeling better! Wow, you are doing another Jane! I'm so impressed! I have not done any since we last spoke of it months ago, but I did find the basket last night! Maybe I will do another 5 while you make another whole quilt! Haha! Love that little pine cone! Can't wait!

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  23. Hi, found another one of your blogs! Glad to be here! What to the 13 months of Jane one? Is the block info anywhere else for us to find? I sure miss that site, but glad to have found you here! Hugs!

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  24. Hi Doreen...
    I was so sorry to hear you were under the weather. I tried calling, but you were away. I sure hope you are feeling better now!
    Love all of the projects you have been working on of late. Busy girl, you are!! Love the pinecone ornie. Looking forward to the tutorial...
    Wishing you well. Will update soon.
    Big hugs, Nancy W

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  25. glad you are feeling better. so many pretty things you have been working on. I might just have to get me some egg shapes so I can try those pinecones.

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