Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Dear Jane blocks progress ......

I don't know if you noticed it or not but there is 6 more Dear Jane blocks added to my " My Sister's Mirror " Dear Jane wall on my side bar and here they are ! If you do not follow my blog you may not know that Doreen is making these blocks as samples for her Dear Jane classes she is teaching and giving me the samples so that I can have my own Dear Jane quilt. Each DJ block is just so special to me and I just had to share. I just the love the fabrics and these are my first red & green blocks ! The top left block J7 was made with 40 tiny little pieces!

Monday, January 30, 2012

January Calendar Girl block finish

Finished my January Calendar Girl Block ! Doreen and I are making this adorable Calendar girls quilt together and each month we will be posting a picture of the stitchery block and then a picture of the block after we have sewn on our sashing for each one. Doreen is designing a different sashing for each block. We are using a layer cake of Rouenneries Deux by Moda .
Here is my project basket with my fabric and Calendar girl blocks
These are my projects for 2012 ! The basket on the left is JUST TAKES 2 BOM , the next basket is my Dear Jane and then our Calendar girls quilt project.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Autumn Blossom... my second paper pieced quilt

I got this quilt back from the quilter and thought I would share with you my second paper pieced quilt AUTUMN BLOSSOM ..... Thanks to my dear friend Doreen who guided me over the internet with picture tutorials on how to paper piece these amazing quilt blocks. I could have not have made this quilt without her THANK YOU DOREEN ! This quilt was quite a challenge for me but I did it !
Just look at the machine quilting the quilter did on my quilt ! She did this ALL free hand too ! We used black batting and black fabric for the backing.
The fabric I used for this quilt is Jo Morton's CAROLINA! Isn't it just gorgeous fabric ! So fun to work with !

I do not know if you remember my 1st Paper pieced quilt;

I am hooked on paper piecing now ;-)

Have a Great weekend everyone !

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Starry Eyed Quilt ......Another finish for 2012

Just finished my Starry Eyed Quilt made of all Countdown to Christmas fabric and just had to share it with all of you . As you can see it barely fits on my design wall. I am so glad I made this quilt it was fun fabric and a easy pattern.

This is the fabric I have chosen for my backing and the black with red stripe will be my binding.
Now I will have it ready for Christmas 2012.

Friday, January 13, 2012

January Calendar Girl

It is 65 degrees today and no signs of rain or snow here in California . BUT meet January Calendar Girl ! Isn't she just the cutest with her sled !

My dear friend Doreen is making the Redwork blocks for all 12 Calendar Girls for both of us . Our goal is finish this UFO from 2011 together in 2012. We have picked out our fabrics for a special sashing in mind for each block .

Each month we plan on sharing a redwork block and then a picture of the block with the sashing

Hope you enjoy following our progress...............

Monday, January 9, 2012

Starry Eyed Quilt ......

Started my next project " STARRY EYED " over the weekend ...... I layer cake , 2 charms and the black / red stripe fabric is for my binding.
First thing I did was cut the layer cake into 2 1/2" strips............
Then..... I picked 2 contrasting strips and sew them together making 70 pairs
Then ..... I cut those sewn strips into 2 1/2" strips . Now have 280 strips !
Now the fun begins... sewing my blocks together . This is a fun fabric & fun pattern.

Monday, January 2, 2012

First Finish for 2012 2 Pepperment Pinwheels quilts & Mug Rug....

After posting my progress on my Pinwheel Quilts last night I continued sewing and finished the borders on the mini quilt & mug rug . These will be ready for Christmas 2012 . The table topper will go on my kitchen table , the mini quilt will go in the sleigh and of course the mug mug by my computer to use for my morning coffee :-D

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Starting off the New Year Sewing of course....


I have been in the sewing room all day & having fun!!

I made 21 pinwheel quilt blocks and made a table topper , 17" mini quilt ( still need to sew a small pinwheel in each corner and add my borders and a mug rug . As you can see I still need to finish the mini quilt and mug rug.

I first saw this pattern when visiting Merumo's blog. I had the same fabric here already so I contacted Merumo to see if she minded me making my quilt tops similar to hers. She did not mind at all .

What a perfect way to start 2012 !