Friday, July 30, 2010

Just a little peek-a-boo

Well, we can't have the reveal until my swap partner receives them now can we?

I have made the pincushions for the Pincushion Swap and will be posting some goodies to my swap partner this week. I do hope she likes everything!

I stopped by the quilt fabric shop last weekend and this little bundle of lovelies needed a new home.

Our fat quarters are a little bigger here - 20 x 22 inches - so these beauties are equivalent to a layer cake and for $2 each a good buy.

I'm just doing my bit for the economy.

Hope you enjoy some sewing time this weekend.

Happy Stitching...Ann

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Waste Not...Want Not

I just couldn't bear to throw away these little half square triangles leftover from making the basket blocks. I think there is a miniature Ann Hermes quilt in there somewhere....

Here is a basket block with its borders. I'm finding it difficult to be random with the fabric selection. I have an overwhelming desire to be too fussy. Must resist temptation...must be strong...

Last, but by no means least, here is my last set of swap blocks. Beth, I have posted yours. Theri and Kathleen - I shall be posting yours this week.

I have joined the Slow Poke Quilters and not just because some folks say I'm slow. They are a group of delightful girls who hand piece all their quilts and I feel the need to start a hand piecing project. Stay tuned for details.

On a technical note: ever since the new PC came into our lives we have been struggling to figure out how it all works. For some reason, it doesn't always like talking to blogs. If I take a few days to comment on your post please be patient. I get there eventually.

I hope you found some time to sew this weekend


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sweet Surrender

On display at Cabbage Rose Quilts & Fabrics, Fort Worth, Texas

This charming image is from American Patchwork and Quilting's Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2010.

See that quilt on the far right? That's Papillion by Figtree Quilts. I know, everyone else has had their Figtree moment and moved on but for some reason I have become captivated with Joanna's designs and fabrics.

Especially these....

...and these...

I think I deserve a little treat, don't you?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Show and Tell No# 2

I am so happy with this quilt. Not only did I enjoying piecing it but I decided to have it professionally quilted because of its size - 68 inches square.

The pattern is called Irish Swirls and was stitched in pale blue thread.

The quilter has done such a good job. As I sewed down the binding I kept getting cravings for chocolate.

I can't imagine why...

Happy Stitching...Ann