Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Coming Attractions

our sampler class at my LQS ends soon. starting February 2009 we will be working from Victory Quilts by Eleanor Burns. i'm planning to use solids on a white background. our first block is called Hope of Hartford.i have also signed up for the Thimbleberries Club which starts in January 2009. at sign-up you get a charm pack. i picked the light version. i can picture a famous bear having a quilt made up in these fabrics. i took out the background square and cut the others into 2-1/2 in. squares and sewed them up into a table runner. when they start putting the fabric on the shelves i will choose one to back & bind it.always wanted to participate in a blog BOM. Red Delicious is the one i have chosen. i already have some red fabrics to choose from. if you want to join you should grab Block 1 before Esther replaces it with Block 2. there are 11 blocks. but she may release some small blocks together.and when i saw this pattern i just fell madly in love. Pockets of Posies from Hatched and Patched. it was being offered as a BOM by a quilt shop in England. The Quilt Room. store and blog. Pam & Nicky have a book called Jelly Roll Quilts. and currently have a jelly roll contest. if you're up to a challenge you should read the rules and submit a quilt photo. i just received my first package. and have already completed the little square in square assignment. i will be getting a new package for 10 months. plan to attempt hand applique and hexagons. so i have my work cut out for me.i'm quite disappointed with the quality of my pics. i will attempt to figure out what i am doing wrong and fix it. my camera just must be missing the summer sunlight that comes in from the windows. or perhaps it's that bulb on the other side of the room that i need to replace. will add links later. i have to go now.

10 comments:

Des said...

We know what you'll be doing all winter. Hope you have some good DVD's stored up! Pretty stuff!

Smithfamilyquirks said...

I just bought this book myself this weekend, a gift for me!
I want to make a quilt for my husbands Viet Nam friend.
Do you do this via your site or for your quilting buddies that live near you ? I am new to all of this blogging etc.
Mary

Smithfamilyquirks said...

I see this posts as my family blog, my quilting blog is quiltretreat.blogspot.com

Shari said...

Have Fun Karen! I'm doing Red Delicious as well. The table runner looks good. Thimbleberries is such a classic look.
Cheers
Shari

Eileen said...

You have a lot of really wonderful things lined up for the new year. I am very much looking forward to the solids on white!

Tine said...

I love that BOM!! That first block is so so cute :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Of course I love the apple red. I've got to get that book. Our group is focusing on sampler quilts for 2009. And I love Eleanor.

Simone de Klerk said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog! You make wonderful things and I loved the pictures of the puppies (O:

Dionne said...

What a busy winter you will have. I'm sure it will be loads of fun, I can't wait to read all about it on your blog.

Melanie said...

Hia Karen, I have a little something on my blog for you.