Sunday, February 24, 2008

Four Patches and Visitors

I didn't seem to get as far today on my little quilt for the doll quilt swap as I had planned, but I am pleased with the results. I made many (25+) little 2" four-patches out of Civil War Repros (my favorite!). There is an alternate block to be made, but even though I searched through the boxes many times, I could not find a ruler I needed. Of course, this is pure laziness, because there is an alternate way to make the blocks, but I kept searching for the ruler anyway! I made more than enough four-patches because I want to make myself a quilt also. The last time I participated in a doll quilt swap I regretted not making one to keep.

We had four deer come and visit us this afternoon in the backyard. A couple were grazing, but one was lazily lying down and enjoying the temps in the 50's. The photos include the deer, four-patches and my little corner of the den.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mennonite Mosaic

Several quilters have posted about the quilt by the name of "Mennonite Mosaic" on their blogs. A group of quilters were making the quilt at the same time and several have finished theirs. I happened to have the magazine the quilt is published in and gave a copy to a good friend of mine in Florida at Christmas. So, I started teasing her about two weeks ago that we should make the quilt also. Well, she took me up on it and has pulled the fabric from her stash and is working on strip piecing it this weekend. So, I had to go out and buy fabric for one of my own (likely excuse!). I plan on making my strips bigger than those in the picture because I would like the finished product to cover my king sized bed. So, my strips will be 2- 1/2" cut and 2" finished. My fabric has been washed and needs ironing, but first... I need to make the top for the Doll Quilt Swap II on quilting forum. I've cut my strips and am ready to sew - but first, since it's dusk here, I think I'll dig around in the boxes in the garage and look for my sewing lamp!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Well, we are officially in our new home! The movers came last Wednesday and moved the big items and we are steadily working on the boxes. It amazes me how much "stuff" we can collect. When we left Florida in August I thought I had gotten rid of most of the unwanted items but it seems some of them have followed us here to Colorado!

I'm supposed to be sharing the den with my DH for my sewing room and putting "Bessie" my Pfaff Grand Quilter and New Generation frame in the basement, but the more I look at the boxes of fabric and "PIGS" (projects in grocery sacks) the more I think I may need to negotiate more basement space from my girls - hehe!

Anyway, no pictures today - I'll post some when things get more organized and look a bit better!