how awesome is this!

The letter carrier dropped off the mail just as we were headed out the door last night.  What a surprise I had when I opened the package! A couple of weeks ago I had a notification that I was the lucky recipient of Christmas ornaments from a blog that I follow.  She asked me to…

En Provence Semaine Cinq et Six

In all the merriment of the holiday season, I forgot to post pictures of week 5 for Bonnie Hunter’s En Provence mystery quilt.  They’re easy enough to combine with this week though – 64 half square triangles; neutrals with dark purples. This week’s sets are quarter square triangles.  I saw that at 6 this morning…

Kitty quilt started and finished 

My sister bought me a quilt kit for a Christmas gift. I realized yesterday I’ve never made a quilt from a kit. It can be intimidating – one wrong cut and I would have been in a world of hurt.  That fortunately didn’t happen! I changed it one of the blocks that called for using…

More BSQ blocks

Crikey.  I’ll never keep these organized at this rate.  I had this great idea that I would have one blog post per block like I’ve done with the Splendid Sampler but I didn’t keep them straight in what order I did them.  To add to that, I’m not sewing them in numerical order, alphabetical order,…

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! We’re spending a few days surrounded by family and a few friends so I’m unplugging for the most part (once at least one other person wakes up – haha!) Here’s another block from the Bible sampler quilt but I don’t know which number or…

Splendid Sampler layout

The designer blocks aren’t in their final places but the setting blocks are pretty much finalized at this point.  I’m still trying to figure out where to put the final 13 blocks but now at least that I know the adjacent blocks’ colors it will actually make it easier to finish out the last dozen. …

BSQ 7 – Beggar’s block

I’ve gone back and forth a few times about how to title these blocks.  I think I’ve finally decided on BSQ (short for Bible sampler quilt) then the number it is in the book and then the name of the actual block. I’ve actually made more than what I’ve posted here so far – surprise,…

January pillow

When I was at the Quilt Festival, I happened to see a booth with a monthly pillow kit and best of all the teeny tiny pieces were precut so all I had to do was trim the backing fabric, put the pieces into place and move around as needed, sew and that was about it….

Christmas stocking

I bought a panel the other day that included the front and back of a Christmas stock as well as several gift card rectangles.  I’m not sure I’ll end up quilting the gift cards and use them.  However, as we are working through a different Christmas get-together than we’ve ever had I asked my sister…

Quatrième semaine de En Provence

One of the offspring had day surgery this morning bright and early – we left the house at 6am and didn’t get home until almost 1pm and then I played the part of nurse off and on the rest of the day.  I really had no expectations of making any headway with week 4 of…

6 – Beggar’s block

I’m taking a few days of vacation before the end of the year so I thought I would see if I can knock out of few blocks since one of the kids is still in school.  I probably won’t get much free time next week since I haven’t even begun to think about wrapping presents…

Block 87 – Shining Star

I’m bound and determined to use up as many of my small scraps as possible as we are nearing the end of the Splendid Sampler.  I thought when I laid the fabrics out for this block that I had enough contrast between the navy and dark green as well as the white vs. light blue. …