Monday, February 28, 2011

Eventide Luna Notte progress week 2


Eventide Luna Notte is coming long quite nicely! It is SO large that I had to pin another piece of batting to the bottom of my design wall just too fit these last 2 large blocks. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone else's progress this morning :-D

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Snow and No power in California........



Exciting couple of days here in California ! We had a large cold front storm come thru here the last couple of days. They were expecting snow even in San FRancisco but that did not happen . As you can see by the picture only about 7" of snow but we lost power here for 16 hrs :-( Luckily we have a generator so when hubby wasn't using it for the refrigerators he would let me plug in my iron and sewing machine :-D What a guy !!!
Working on my Eventide today for our group sew - along Tuesday progress report ;-)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Seaside Rose quilt back from the quilter .....




Remember this fabric? Yes it is Seaside Rose by Moda.

I was SO excited tuesday morning when the UPS driver knocked on our door ( we do not have a door bell ). There was a box from the quilter with 4 quilt tops I had sent her ALL machine quilted so beautifully ! I just love how she quilted this !
3 of these quilts are going to be gifts so guess what I will be doing every night ? Yes binding quilts . SO during the day I will try to work on Eventide and the hand sew binding on quilts at night while watching TV.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Eventide Luna Notte progress week 1



Well it is tuesday and week 1 of the Eventide sew a-long that Thelma at Cupcakes n Daisies started last week. These blocks have been alot of fun ! Choosing what fabric to use next . Head over to Thelma's to see what progress the other 31 ladies are making !

Friday, February 18, 2011

Eventide quilt sew a-long start using Luna Notte.....




This is going to be SO much fun. I have joined Thelma of Cupcakes 'n' Daisies Eventide Quilt sew a-long. I was going to start this quilt next anyway and how perfect is it that Thelma stared this sew a-long ! Here is just a peek of one of the Ohio Star blocks I have made. The quilt consists of 42 of these gorgeous blocks. I am making my quilt out of ALL Luna Notte quilt fabric.
Every tueday all of us will post our progress. I am really looking forward to seeing what fabric everyone has chosen and seeing there progress every week. Thanks Thelma !

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another finish for 2011.. Bennington Pure



Finished Bennington using "Pure" by Moda. This went together VERY quickly ! Measures 65 1/2 X 65 1/2". I am really looking forward to seeing what the quilter does with this. Those big empty spaces in the middle of the blocks is just crying out for a special design don't you think ?

Time to clean up the sewing room for my next project ! I will share my new project with you in a couple of days.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Making good progress with Bennington " PURE"...



In less then 2 days I was able to sew all 36 blocks ! I am hoping to sew all the blocks together Friday and get my borders sewn on this weekend. This quilt is BENNINGTON From Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles times two book. The blocks were super easy and alot of fun to make. Till next time !

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My First 2 DJ blocks............



These are my first 2 DJ blocks. Yes I am going to have my very own DJ quilt thanks to my good friend Doreen. Doreen emailed me last month and asked if I would like a DJ Quilt. Of course I said YES! What she is doing is helping her sister make her DJ quilt blocks by making each one with her and the samples she is making are going to be for me. Am I not the luckiest girl in the world !!!! I just love these Jo Morton fabrics she is using. LOVE THEM ! Doreen also made me a DJ quilt wall on the sidebar of my blog so everyone can see her progress. The name for my DJ quilt is " MY SISTER'S MIRROR " . I still can not believe that I am going to have my very own DJ quilt . THANK YOU DOREEN !

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winter Wonderalnd blocks # 2



I am SO enjoying making these star blocks for the Winter Wonderland quilt by Crabapple Hill. This Lumiere de Noel by French general is so gorgeous and gives the blocks that nice vintage look. I made these 5 blocks over the weekend. This is a quilt I will be working on during the year in between projects with my good friend Doreen. We are making this quilt together and hope to have them complete by xmas.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Quilt project for February..... Pure

Well the weather has been just gorgeous here that last few weeks. We have been in the high 60's. We have been busy power washing the deck , shampoo the carpets and doing alot of spring cleaning inside the house and outside. This is just crazy weather for us in January ! Some of my bulbs are already blooming .
I have decided that my project for February will be the Bennington quilt from Carrie Nelson's Schnibbles times two book. I am using the PURE fabric line from Moda. The blue with circles fabric will be the outside border and the brown polka dot fabric will be for the inside border. In the second picture the off white fabric I have layed out will be my background fabric for the blocks. I think this fabric will give a nice contrast with the fabrics. I am waiting for the off white fabric that I ordered so I think I will start cutting these beautiful browns, latte and blue fabrics. I should be able to get this one done by the end of the month.




Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy February 1st !



It is hard to believe it is FEBRUARY 1ST already ! I made this quilt last year and I am using it for my dining room table with my oil candles. Since I have finished HOT CROSS quilt I am trying to decide which quilt I would like to start for this month. I will let you know tomorrow which quilt I would like to complete for the month of FEBRUARY.