Thursday, January 31, 2013

D9P and Facelift

It was time to retire the old burgandy template
so I had a lil fun updating my page and header.  
LOVE! the floral background on weathered wood.
(Find yours at VintageMadeForYou)

On arranging my Disappearing 9 Patch cuts, I couldn't get a color balance to suit me, so I added a couple more fabrics from my stash.

I played with it and still didn't like the back to the design wall.

Placing the dark prints on the outer edges is more pleasing to me.  I only wish I had used a darker purple for the original center square...but I think I can live with this.

Today I have rows ~ tomorrow a flimsy.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

FNSI and stuff

Hooray!  Heidi is once again hosting the Friday Night Sew In this yearAnyone can join in, so how about it, next month?  Her button link has a permanent place over to the right and down a bit.

But first, a word from our sponsors (heehee):  When I returned from my errands Friday afternoon, there was a surprise awaiting me.

Wow!  My sweetie remembered our (33rd) anniversary a day early, and he knows how this girl loves her some roses!   

Just look at these youngun's!  I wore Mama's wedding dress and mantilla, that her mother made for her wedding in 1950.

 Now ~ what say we review FNSI results... I'm still working on the D9P and at last I have a total of 20 blocks, ready for arranging

Planning to get to cutting over the weekend.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Silent Sunday: Just Peachy



Thursday, January 17, 2013

January Iris & D9P

I've made some progress on the D9P blocks but first:

This morning I looked out the picture window and saw what I thought was a piece of litter thrown in the yard.  Typical.

Still in my pj's, I got the binoculars ~ to my surprise a lonely yellow iris had managed to push through and bloom, despite the season and trampling of the deer.
(Yeh, I need to clean out the birdbath). 

 Now back to the QAL - 
here's my first block

 - sewn, cut, and arranged.

 I added another finished block

and then rearranged them. 

 Hmmm...I like both configurations and can't decide.  Which is your favorite?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Drool....I just love me some purple!
 And these are my choices for the 

 Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt-A-Long 

It's not too late to get in on the fun!  Freda has some helpful guidelines for quilt sizes and suggestions on block arrangement.

I had decided to make a lap size quilt using 2 of my large charm packs in a safari print, but the neutrals provided weren't enough.  With a plan to locate more, somehow today I did a 180, taking another direction.

I was fortunate enough to get in on some deals several months back, when an online quilt shop was liquidating.  Every week, the discounts were deeper. 

 It didn't take long to cut the 5x5 squares.
The fabric line is called "Good Fortune" by Kate Spain for Moda.
What a great way to begin a new year!
It was time to break it free from drawer jail. Yep!  I'll be using fabric only my stash.

You can see I haven't sewn the block together...that's why the disappearing magic didn't work yet.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Special Labels

In my last 2 posts, I failed to show a pic of the  adorable labels that Alice and I designed for the my 2 sons' quilts. 

 She was kind enough to create them with her embroidery machine, and I'm delighted with the results!