Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Stonefields & Special Deliveries in February

February was a month filled with surprises here in northern VA.
Usually the coldest time of winter, this year it's been warm with rain showers. Spring like weather has even fooled mother nature.
Cherry trees in my neighborhood are blooming 6 weeks early.

The mailman also brought me a couple surprise deliveries...
Wendy Reed, The Constant Quilter gifted me with a package of 200 different fabric charms in 1930's reproduction. Many of these will be used in my Stonefields quilt. Thank you Wendy, I can't wait to use these fabulous fabrics!

And I won a WIPS be Gone drawing at Angie's - A Quilting Readers Garden. Angie sent me this Beautiful book and I already found a quilt that I would love to make. Thank you Angie!

Here are my final 6" Stonefields blocks for February....

Bordered Hexagons, block 1

Bordered Hexagons, block 2 (the hexie flowers are 2" finished)

Square Peg in a Round Hole, block 1

Square Peg in a Round Hole, block 2

Star in a Star

I managed to complete 8 of the 11 block assignments.

every quilt tells a story...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February Treats & Stonefield starts



Here are my first 3 blocks of Stonefields for Month 3.
The designer named this block "O is for Oscar".
I have nicknames of my own for each of these blocks. (grin)




This is really all I have to show for last week.
I've been working on my Botanical blocks and a couple samples for a fun class I will be teaching this Thursday. (I'll share more about this on Friday)

every quilt tells a story...

Friday, February 3, 2017

Final Stonefield blocks for Month 1

I was able to eek out the last 5 blocks of my Stonefields before the month ended.
A head cold this week has delayed me from posting them here until now.
You can click on any pictures to enlarge them if you wish.



The last block I created is perhaps the most endearing block I will make for this quilt. It is dedicated to my precious grandson Alex. He recently turned 6 years old.

He was very excited to turn 6 and kept telling me he's waited a very long time for this birthday. When I asked him what made turning 6 so special his reply was simple... "I can finally join the Boy Scouts".
This is for my sweet Alex...soon to be a Cub/Boy Scout.


On a different note - I'm going to be teaching a class soon on Reverse Applique'.
Below is a Shop sample I created of the project that Students will be working on.
This is the same needle turn method I use to create my Dutch Treat blocks.
(I think this will become a Spring Pillow for my favorite sofa)

every quilt tells a story.....

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 1st - Already?



These are the final Dutch Treat blocks I completed for the month of January, bringing my total to 7.

And as one month ends so shall another begin....
Today the February block for the SVBAQ Sew Along blog was revealed HERE.
Below is my interpretation of Esther's Red Tulip block.

I am looking forward to seeing how other quilter's make this block in February.
There are many wonderful blocks from this sew along shared on our Facebook page found HERE.

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