Sunday, November 29, 2009

Carolina Christmas Part 2.

get started. then Part 1. then Part 2.
i do need to sew these together. but i'm calling it quits for tonight.not having the suggested Easy Angle Ruler used in Part 1. i made my HST with 3 in. squares and trimmed down. but Part 2. included those triangles you sew off to the side. they work better when cut the right size. and when someone (in this case Bonnie) says make 100-something-of-anything it seems logical that you would take their (her) advice. so off i went this morning to the was a miracle i got in & out only buying the Ruler and some Hemp. well i did get some Extra Thin Hemp and this Paper String to tie on tags this year. other than laying out a Clue i can't say much about the Hemp. right now just an old idea that might get pushed aside when time runs out.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Carolina Christmas Part 1.

get started. then Part 1.

Monday, November 23, 2009

it's coming....

take a peek at this advent i am making with Jessica. 2 of them have to be ready done and filled with goodies for Dec. 1st. we're making more than 2. the fabric is called Have a Sheri Berry Holiday. and in lieu of applique. we are stitching the outline of #'s with Perle Coton No. 5.the paper bag advent i am making for Mom. there's no link. i just made it up. my coffee shop kindly let me have bags early. so i could decorate. i could probably put 1 biscotti in each bag. but i will mix it up with some other stuff. the local pharmacy has that section where they sell small samples. of course i'll only get the things that Mom would like.would you believe that even the local scrapbooking store doesn't have stickers just for advents calendars. but for $2./hr. you can use their cutter and make whatever you want. so i quickly grabbed pretty paper and went to it. i needed 2 pages. since it was not sticky paper i had to glue them on.and i am excited about the fabrics i gathered for Carolina Christmas. in lieu of gold i am using a brown Jo Morton just picked up at the annual sale. the rest are stash favorites.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


4 more. 24 stars done. 56 more to go.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

green all over

the moment i saw this pattern i knew i would use this fabric.i tweek'd the pattern smaller to make good use of my precuts.waiting on fabric for inner and outer border. until then. it's making nice-nice-with-others in the almost-done-pile.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Choose Me

while you could go crazy and use some precious fabric you have been saving. my Block Friend is made from one of those stash fabrics i liked but never got picked to be next. here are some offered-up-choices. fabric that will get the job done and not complain too much about not being your favorite.the winner is Gari of Quilting in the South. contact me and let me know which fabric you choose. in middle are old decorator ones. bikes on left are Henry Glass. and stripes are Anna Griffin.

accidently i could find something else that would work. because i am rummaging in my stash looking for small red and green scraps. i think i am going to make Carolina Christmas.

there's no denying that Bonnie's mystery quilts require extreme homework. and there's no denying that starting one during the holidays is just insane. well maybe i will come to my senses and change my mind. it starts in 9 days. with or without me. with or without you.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


free BOM from Gail Pan Designs.finished blocks: love. merry. joy. hope. peace. believe. delight. noel.

making one block a week with Melanie, Simone and Lynn.

this is the last block. so it's time to assemble. yeah!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Block Friend

just awful. teetering on the end of my couch. and whatever is stacked underneath. and the awfulness around it is just the messy area with bad lighting that i work in. that's my current bee block. soon to be a 16-1/2 in. square.i made this block friend rather quickly. perfect for a 12-1/2 in. square. mine is 18 in. x 24 in. not quite big enough to assemble this block. i really need to edit a bit and make 2 more rows.scrap of batting. sorta trimmed nicely. leave a comment and i'll make you one. winner folds into a nice 7 in. x 8 in. bundle. and if you're not liking the stripes. i'll let ya pick something else. check back Wednesday morning. i also made some little ones. which i will tell you about in my next Got Vintage post.

Monday, November 9, 2009


free BOM from Gail Pan Designs.finished blocks: love. merry. joy. hope. peace. believe. delight.

making one block a week with Melanie, Simone, and Lynn.

next week is our last block. yeah!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


2 more. 20 stars done. 60 more to go.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Unsuspecting Friends

Jelly Roll and i have concocted a plan. we convinced Layer Cake and Charm Pack to visit us. a few unsuspecting friends that have no idea we plan to cut them up this weekend. shhhh! don't call them up and tell them. today beautiful pre-cuts. tomorrow a simply gorgeous patchwork project.and Jelly Roll gets to live another day.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Half-Pint Quilt Along

i'm a doublechecker. and sometimes a triplechecker. but not tonight.
i needed to complete 132+ of these these teenie tinie blocks.Week 5: Piecing the saw-tooth border blocks.

Week 6: Adding borders and sewing scrappy binding.

Kelly of Charming Chatter wants us to comment on each of the weekly posts when we've done it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Brave World

Monday, November 2, 2009


free BOM from Gail Pan Designs.finished blocks: love. merry. joy. hope. peace. believe.

making one block a week with Melanie, Simone, and Lynn.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cindy Lou Who

it's the wee hours of the morning and i haven't finished quilting my Schnibbles.on the back is another of my AH flannels which i have been saving.i should have the binding on today. but times up! the parade has already started.