Friday, November 20, 2009

Calling all Flea Market Fancy Freaks!

Go here for a FMF giveaway extrordinaire!


With wishes, true and kind, and good luck to all -- Joan

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sneak peeks....

Working too hard + playing too hard = little time for sewing.  I did manage to quickly put together this stacked coins baby quilt top (Heather Bailey Fresh Cut fabrics) on my day off on Veteran's Day last Wednesday.

Unfortunately, I ran out of the white fabric to put one strip across the top and one across the bottom.  I made a special trip after work on Friday to get more, but managed to buy the wrong white, so it still sits and waits.  And I keep hiding it from the cats.

I need to make several small handmade gifts, so I started experimenting.  How cute is this little block?

Or this one?

Or, what about this one?  I never knew partial seams could be so fun!

And what could possibly be cute enough to go with them?  Maybe this?

Or something like this?

Add them all together + a few more and....

16" square mini quilt top!

Sis Boom Bell Bottoms!  A gift I don't want to give away!

Library Update:
I can't believe how interested everyone has been in my library books!  I finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, A Homemade Life, and The Help.  They were all good and VERY different.  I am now about halfway through The Time Traveler's Wife.  What else do I currently have checked out?:

I heart the Hillsboro Public Libary!

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mosaic Columns


Kaffe Fassett's Mosaic Columns quilt.
It's finished, and it's ginormous!

The long arm quilting is by my friend, Karen Walker.
One of these days I'm going to get her to start a blog.

I usually wash them before photographing -- for that delightful crinkly look and feel, but
I'm not sure this monster will fit in my washing machine.

But it's done!
Huge sigh of relief!
Whoops --  I have at least 4 quilt backs to get ready for Karen, so off I go....

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Starts and finishes

The Block Party gals are starting a new virtual quilting bee with an accompanying Flickr group, and if you participate, YOUR quilt could end up in a book!  Intrigued?  All the information is here at the new blog site, so go over and check it out.  Oh -- and the whole thing is starting off with a giveaway!  Which prize would you choose?
Give Away Fat Quarters


And before I jump into the shower to get ready for work, this is what I hope to accomplish before the end of the week:  I need to sew over 400 inches of this

onto this UFO.  Recognize it?  Scroll up to the blog banner.  I'ts the quilt top on the right.

With wishes, true and kind -- Joan