Monday, January 31, 2011

TA DA ! Hot Cross Maison de Garance Done !

This weekend I finished my HOT CROSS Maison de Garance quilt ! The finished size will be 78" x 78" when I finish trimming it. This quilt went together VERY quickly. The pattern is from the Schnibbles Times Two book by Carrie Nelson. The pattern asked for 2 layer cakes but I use 1 layer cake and 1 honey bun. This will be a xmas gift.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


My Dear Friend Doreen of Aunt Reen's Place has honored me with the Liebster Blog Award ! What a nice surprise ! I have already posted this award tag on my sidebar with PRIDE !

The aim of the Liebster Award is to bring recognition and exposure to small blogs who have less than 300 followers. If you accept the award , you then agree to tag three other small blogs that would like to recommend to others.

I have chosen to honor:

Lee Prairie Designs You will surely enjoy Carolyn's quilts & quilt designs. She will truly inspire you with her patterns and quilting projects. She is a real pleasure to visit everyday in her blog

Cupcakes 'n Daisies Thelma's quilts are gorgeous and it always amazes me how quickly she makes each one. Each quilt is a true work of art. She is a true inspiration .

Sister's Choice Quilts Nicole's blog is for everyone. She makes everything from quilts , tabletoppers and even the most adorable makeup bags. She always has new to share & everyday she brings a smile to my face .

Monday, January 24, 2011

Finished the blocks for Maison de Garance Now what ??

Yeahh! I finished all 36 quilt blocks for the Maison de Garnace Hot Cross quilt. I have spent alot of time arranging these blocks but I get more confused the more I play with them. Just nothing is helping me figure out the best way to lay these blocks out . Help! I would appreciate any suggestions anyone would have as far as how to arrange these. I have never made a scrappy quilt before. Usually the quilts I make are simple and uniform patterns. I feel out of control with this one :-(
The second picture is the fabrics I have chosen to finish the quilt with. The first fabric in the lighter coffee color is for the inside border, the second fabric in the dark chocolate fabric is for the outside border and large print with birds is for the backing.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Progress on Hot Cross Maison de Garance blocks....

Making GREAT progress on my HOT CROSS quilt ! I have 1/2 of the blocks done. Hubby was gone ALL day saturday and I took the opportunity to work on my quilt. What fun these are to make . The fabrics are just GORGEOUS !! You see hubby is retired and home 24/7 so I never have a full day to myself like this. What a perfect day of playing music , drinking tea and sewing ALL day. If I can finish 3 or 4 blocks a day I should be able to sew this quilt together by the end of the week.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Another start of a new quilt for 2011 ! The pattern is from the wonderful " Schnibbles times two book ! The pattern is called " Hot Cross " . I will be making this out of all " MAISON de GARANCE " by Moda. The finished size will be 69 1/2" x 69 1/2" and each finished block is a good size of 9 1/2" x 9 1/2". I am making this for my daughters boyfriend for xmas. I have been dying to make something out of the fabric line ! I know ! Xmas is not for another 11 months but what better time to work on this quilt when it is SO cold outside. These blocks go together very quickly and I think they really this quilt will be perfect for a man. I will also be working on my Winter WOnderful with Doreen this year little by little .

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Wonderland quilt 2011..

All the christmas decorations & tree are put away and now I am ready to make some quilts. First quilt I will be working on from time to time this year is " WINTER WONDERLAND by Crabapple Hill". My good friend Doreen and I will be working on this quilt together . There are 24 snowflake blocks to make for this amazing quilt and we are both using " Lumiere de Noel by French general for Moda " . This fabric is just gorgeous and just perfect for our snowflake blocks. Doreen has generously offered to make all of the redwork Snowmen blocks for both of our quilts . As you can see I have completed 3 of the snowflake blocks and have only 21 more blocks to go.... Doreen and I are going to really enjoy making these together.