Monday, December 24, 2012

Easy Street


This weeks blocks were really easy.  Not at all like past Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts.


I  was also able to find the time to complete one of the side borders on my Feathered Tulip in Vases quilt.  You can read more about this quilt here.
I hope your Christmas is blessed and you find a little time to stitch.
Nancy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa’s Helper


Lillian asked Santa for a Caterpillar skirt for Christmas.  Where she saw one we can’t figure out but her Mom found the material and Santa’s helper made the skirt.  I made an owl skirt first to be sure of the size because I didn’t want to waste that caterpillar material.


Happy stitching and Merry Christmas.
Nancy

Monday, December 17, 2012

Easy Street Part 4


Now it’s starting to live up to it’s name.  This week was quick and easy.  Thanks Bonnie.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Chester County Criswell Quilt

I have completed blocks 1, 2 and 3 on this directional background fabric and decided it just isn’t going to work.  It would be fine if there was a sashing between the blocks but with them all being sewn together it just looks confusing.

I like the color of this fabric with the different shades of cream so I am looking for something similar that is not directional.


  
Blocks 4 and 5 are ready to stitch.  I tried them on this background but think it might be a little lighter than I want.  I could do the whole quilt scrappy and use several different fabrics.  I believe this is the way the original quilt was done.
Oh happy day more fabric to search for.  Anyone know of a good one?

On another note “MARY LOU " has some good thoughts in her posts today you can check them out here and here.

Friday, December 14, 2012

One More Stocking


I made Lillian’s Christmas stocking last year when she was the only one. This year we have a new member of the family Evelyn


 so I had to dig around in my scraps and see if I could find enough  Figgy Pudding fabric to make a stocking for little Evelyn. Finding the fabric was the easy part---remembering how to use the embroidery attachment on my machine took most of the day.
Happy Stitching,
Nancy

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Easy Street

My thoughts about Bonnie Hunters new mystery quilt Easy Street .  I won’t do it this year..OK maybe I will.   NO, not enough time too much else to do.  Oh, what the heck everyone else in my little group is doing it might as well join in.
I started a little late and I must say not my best work but I am all caught up.  I had everything except the grey and a couple of white & blacks in my stash.  I am still trying to figure out why it is called Easy Street.  I find flying geese to be one of the hardest blocks and those shaded four patch good grief but Bonnies quilts are always worth the effort.
Happy stitching,
Nancy

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monthly Mini and Log Cabin ebook

Temecula Quilt Company has a monthly mini program and I have been working on their little quilts since July.  Each month I receive a little brown package in the mail with a new quilt.

 July’s quilt was called "Freedom Rings" and is 12”x 16".  Each little bow tie block finishes at 2 inches.

August had two little quilts to make "Little Stars" 9”x 12” and "So Small Shoofly" 10”x 13”.  I love the cheddar in Shoofly.

September’s little quilt "Red Cross" 17”x21" is one of my favorites with all the little red crosses.

The quilt for October "Four Patch" is a little larger 16”x16” with 4 1/4” blocks.  I like the grey in this one.  I think grey has become the new cream in quilts lately.

and finally for November my all time favorite "Courthouse Step" finishes 15”x15” with 5” blocks.

If you like log cabin quilts as much as I do you should check out the new ebook here it’s free.  I especially like the block charts that tell you what length to cut your strips for different size blocks.
Hope you are finding a few moments to stitch.
Nancy