Monday, December 31, 2012

A weekend of working on A Day in Giverny & Swoon

                                   HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

                               I had a fun weekend of sewing ! I worked on all 6 of my alternating blocks
   And..................... Cut all the rest of my fabric I need for the sashings , borders and triangle blocks
                       I just need to cut my 5 .5 " strips for my border which is the red floral fabric on the left. The fabric on the right is my backing fabric
            The alternating blocking have these little applique teardrops , 8 on each block making a total of  48 teardrops in  the fabric you see on the right.  I plan on invisible machine appliqueing those
  I also finished sewing on my binding on my SWOON  and plan on sewing that at night.  Just perfect time of year to sew on binding on COLD nights !

Friday, December 28, 2012

Swoon Back from the quilter .......


                              Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas !

                                          A box was waiting on the front porch for me when we got home Wednesday night . It was My Swoon & Vintage Rouge back from  my friend Mary  at Quilt Hollow !
                Mary at Quilt Hollow   did a amazing job as always quilting this for me. She sent me this picture after she was done.  She helped me find the perfect quilting design.  I wanted something with a simple but romantic feel to it and NOUVEAU  FEATHERS  was just what I had in mind.
                                  I have it all trimmed and  now I just need to prepare my  binding

                         This is what I chose for my quilt backing.

I will try to post my Vintage Rouge this weekend for all of you to see.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Progress On A day In Giverny quilt & San Francisco

             I finished Blocks # 5 and Blocks #6  so  all 12 blocks are done as you can see they barely fit on my design wall .

Blocks #5

Blocks # 6  This one is my favorite of all of them

Next is making the 6 setting blocks with a little applique
                       Thought I would share these pictures with you from  our Day trip to San Francisco last week .  We drove down and took the ferry from Larkspur  to the Ferry building. Walked around Union square . Just love the ice rink there and the windows decorated so beautifully

Just look at this big buck is just staring at me !
Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Day In Giverny Blocks #4


                                              Finished Blocks #4 Sunday
               Have all of my pieces cut out for blocks #5 and Blocks #6
Just love the fabric in this one

Border fabric on the left and backing fabric on right that I have chosen

This is what A Day in Giverny will look like when I am done
Blocks that I have finished also

Blocks #1
Blocks # 2
Blocks #3

I just love French General fabric !

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hi ! Been awhile since I have posted on my blog !  Like many of you I have been trying to finish making my Christmas gifts and I am happy to report that I finished last night !!!!!
                              I made this set of Flannel pillowcase cases for my daughter
                                            Made this ipad sleeve for my niece
                                       AND my last 2 sets of Zippy bags !
                           What a relief to have all of these done AND NOW.....
  I get to work on  " A Day in Giverny "  Yeahhhhh !!   This morning I started working on block #4
                                    Smoky wishes you a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY !

Friday, December 7, 2012

December Redwork Calendar girl

December Calendar girl

                    The last block for my Calendar girl quilt I am making with my good friend Doreen
              I can not wait to finish the piecing of the border for this adorable block .      
             This quilt has been a wonderful journey , Each month was like a Mystery not  knowing what border Doreen would design for us to finish our block.   My goal is to finish the border next week and then after Christmas sew this quilt together. 


After the holidays my first project I plan to finish in 2013  is my  " A Day In Giverny  "  quilt
I already have 6 of the 12 pieced blocks done and have block #4 all cut out.  There is 6 Sets of  pieced blocks in this kit and  I even have my backing fabric purchased already.


                                                             HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Zippy Bags for my Daughter.....

                   Finished these 4 sets of bags for my daughter and I have another 4 sets I made but can not show because they are Christmas gifts.  My daughter had asked if I would make these for her so she could give them to co workers for Christmas gifts.

I really want to work on my  A day in Giverny quilt  , I have 6 of the 12 blocks done so far & I just love the fabric  but must finish making more Christmas gifts

                          This little guy greets my guest by the front door

Sunday, December 2, 2012

November Redwork Calendar Girl " Tail Feathers "

                    Just finished my November  Redwork Calendar girl and could not wait to show you

  The border design is Doreen's own version of " Tail Feathers ".  How perfect for the month of November and Turkey !

I can not wait to see what design Doreen will have for our December Calendar Girl !  Each month is so exciting to see what she has created for us .  If you would like to see my other Calendar girls I have made so far this year I have a link on the upper right side of my blog " Calendar Girls "

I am VERY excited !  I more block and we can sew this quilt together :-D

                                            This is the pattern we are using :