Wednesday, May 26, 2010

XXII thru XXIV or.... VIII thru X

please visit other participants listed here.Heathcliff came to Cathy and encouraged her to visit Linton please please. Nelly tried to protest but Cathy insisted on going to explain about not writing. and when Nelly forbid her to go again. both Nelly and her Father were not well. so Cathy attended to them but slipped away see Linton on her own. when Nelly got better Cathy pretended to be tired. but slipped away to see you-know-who. foolish love. "one time we were near quarrelling...." then they agree that they don't agree about anything "and then we kissed each other and were friends."

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

next 8 rows knit by Jessica.

all of my knitters can knit. they just don't. but Jess was more than qualified to crank out her 5 squares. when little her family moved back to Norway for a few years. and while her brothers were in school she used to knit with her Mom.although when she saw the hanging dp's. she gave me the look. and i said you can do it. thanks for doing it Jessica. it's looks fantastic!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Country Gatherings

work has begun on this year's sampler class at my LQS. 2008 was Lessons From Mama. 2009 was Victory Quilts. and although i have known since Thanksgiving what we were going to make. drumroll. 2010 brings Country Gatherings.Civil War Homefront was recommended and that is what i am using. the cover quilt is gorgeous. but if you are familiar with the book i will be making the Polly version. except without it's border. it's set on point with 20 alternating pieced blocks. so i'll also have to make one or two of those each month.but i was also taken with the Kelly version. and since i was already smitten with a Windham line called 19th Century Reds. using that and mixing with some fancy-schmancy-utility-fabrics like Ecology Cloth. there are 16 blocks. so i will have to squeeze in 4 additional blocks.not sure if i like this aged muslin. i ordered the Ecology Cloth to use as sashing. so when it arrives i will be hunting down some other fabrics to use as backgrounds. any recommendations will be appreciated.not sure if this pretty block will be a quilt. it's just fun to see your blocks made in different colors. the cover quilt has a focus print as the center square. but the Polly version uses the background which gives it a see-thru-lace-y look. a small difference. making the blocks just a bit different.

Friday, May 21, 2010

XIX thru XXI or.... V thru VII

please visit other participants listed here. it's not surprising that little Cathy would fall in love with her cousin. who else does she know. no friends to text. no friends on facebook. i got a kick out of the passing of notes back and forth and how excruciating that would be for us now that we have instant messaging and email.

Monday, May 17, 2010

first 8 rows knit by Linda.

extra project has begun and i am making my knitters work on the dp's. finding a 16 in. circular in size 7 proved impossible. so ya think i would give proper instructions. no. after i did the cast-on and two-rib-rows. my sister turned it (inside out) and started knitting. when i said she turned it inside out. what i mean is that i just gave it to her and said it's only 8 rows. she patiently undid that one round and then completed her assignment of 8 rows going the right way.i always always forget that my sister is left handed. never think about it ever. i wish i could blame that. i just need to keep an eye out when i make people do stuff they have never done before. we were both very young when she learned to crochet. we lived in England. and she sat for hours with a neighbor working on her hooks and needles. and used to cast on for me so that i could knit. thank you Linda. it's looks fantastic!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wild Geese Quilt Along

Anita of Bloomin' Workshop saw this. and then EQ'd love love this black and grey sorta-polka-dot from Riley Blake. background an Island Batik. our schedule is to do 1 block plus about 20 extra geese a week.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM

if you look really close you can see all the stitches i had to take out because i first sewed them with my regular pressure foot. here's Block 3.this is the Jelly Roll Classic Sampler BOM from The Quilt Room. the pdf files are no longer available from the website. but the pattern has been published in their new book. Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along

these are blocks 3 and 6.peviously i said these blocks are quick to assemble. and that's true. but all are new-to-me-patterns. so choosing fabric-combinations is a challenge. all of the details can be found on Moose on the Porch Quilts. each block is made by a different designer. every two weeks. check the Flickr pool. or my Flickr set.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

XVI thru XVIII or.... II thru IV

please visit other participants listed here.was Wednesday yesterday. honestly i read my assignment. but can't think of anything book-review-y to say. a very lot happened. and i enjoyed reading it. if i think of anything i'll share next week. man, i coulda just said this yesterday!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wild Geese Quilt Along

Anita of Bloomin' Workshop saw this. and then EQ'd this.i am trying to match the feel of the inspiration quilt without using solids. and this one was perfect. i have already used it to bind a baby quilt. a sweet Henry Glass fabric that came in many colors but may be hard to find now.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

pinwheel sampler quilt along : done.

voila! Voila! voila!everything changes when the binding is put on. no more worries about anything.the flannel. the tie-ing. the zig-zagging. the close-enough-seaming.because without these things i might not. no wouldn't have. finished so soon.i don't have a favorite block.and i gave up trying to find the perfect's just a nice feeling to have finished something.thanks Rachel for hosting a very fun quilt along.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Wild Geese Quilt Along

Anita of Bloomin' Workshop saw this. and then EQ'd this.and now is exploring several ways to make geese. i like my Quilt In A Day ruler. but it's nice to see other ways because they save fabric. this is an Art Gallery fabric.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

XIII thru XV or.... XIII thru I

please visit other participants listed the deluxe papercover this is where Vol. I ends with 14 chapters and Vol. II begins with 20 chapters. my hardcover has 34 chapters. so mystery solved. not very believable that little Isabella would have written such a long letter to Nelly about her issues. but the narration must continue by any means possible. Heathcliff wants desparately to see Catherine. so i'm not sure how he is going to use Isabella to get back at Catherine for marrying Edgar. Lockwood speaks. letting us know that he is still the one who is hearing the story. but now he decides to tell the story using what Nelly has told him. what comes next is some pretty good drama written by Emily. although we've heard it all before. crazy in love. or just crazy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

pinwheel sampler quilt along : almost done.

almost done. flannel backing. no batting. just peachy Perle Coton. pale pink thread. striped binding. here are Rachel's sashing/finishing instructions. did ya see my fussy-cut-squares. i thought mine needed it.