Well here she is.... February Calendar Girl Redwork Stitchery quilt block. Isn't she just the cutest ! Putting her Valentine's Day Card in the Mailbox ! I was planning on posting my calendar girls the 1st of each month but I wanted to wait for Doreen to post her's . I will be posting a picture of this block finished near the end of the month with a pieced sashing. We are using the new line Rouenneries Deux French General by Moda . This fabric is giving the vintage look we wanted.
This is our January Calendar girl finished block that I posted last month.
Just learned of a great product that cleans rust called " WHINK Rust Stain Remover ". Just look how lemon oil and Whink made my little sewing machines just shine. We went to visit my parents last weekend and went to the Flea Market on Sunday. Look what I bought there! This adorable Poppy flower sewing machine. We took it back to my parents house and my mom pulled out this bottle of Whink. With a little q-tip we were able to remove the little bit of rust that was on it and then we used lemon oil to clean it up. Monday morning I cleaned up the rest of my collection of Sewing machines that I have displayed in my sewing room / office.
It has been a very busy couple of weeks here and no sewing. I hope to start a new quilt project next week when things calm down here.
Just a couple of my quilts I have hanging in my home for Valentine's Day. The picture above is a quilt I have in my sewing room and the quilt pictured below is in my living room. Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentines Weekend !
Yes I know.. This is the first set of 6 blocks in the JT2 Sew- along..... I'm getting there slowly but surely. I have printed out the other set of block patterns so that I can make them at my own pace. These blocks are quite a challenge for me. I do not Applique and I have a difficult time with small blocks . I did figure out the applique with the help of my dear friend Doreen , they may not be perfect but I did it !
I am making most of my blocks with Jo Morton prints . Jo's variety and a few medium and dark solid fabrics. Here is my project basket with all of my fabrics I will be using. It has been alot of fun seeing what fabrics all of the other quilters in this sew along are using.
I live in the small town of Grass Valley located in the foothills of California. I am married to my best friend and I have 2 grown daughters.I am retired and enjoy quilting and gardening. I started making quilts 20 years ago and love creating and piecing each and everyone of them. I hope to share my quilts and my garden with you