Thursday, August 18, 2005

Actual Blocks

Here are pics of the real blocks...

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Friendship Star
I also worked on my log cabins a bit and started on another block for my sampler. It has been too hot to really get much accomplished. My son's bday is this weekend and we'll see how well he likes his quilt. :)

Sunday, August 14, 2005

So very hot....

I think this heat just might do me in!!! I did manage to get two blocks made today for the sampler, but that was all. Here are the cgi versions. The first is the Friendship Star and the next is Swamp Patch. I'm skipping around again, as I'm waiting for more fabric.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Real Block Pictures.

I have pictures of some of the real blocks now....

Stamp Baskets

Gulf Star

Cross and Crown

Children's Delight

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Grandmother's Flower Garden

Not a fun block, but I did finish it. Here is the cgi. I'm going to wait to do the next block until more fabric arrives. :)

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Children's Delight

This block couldn't have been any easier! Here is a cgi pic. I'm ready for class tomorrow. Now, should I work on the tedious log cabin blocks or tackle the grandmother's flower garden block with is hand pieced and appliqued... neither of which is appealing to me.

Crown and Cross

I just finished block 13 for my sampler. Cross and Crown. Here is the cgi pic. I really like how this one turned out!!! It was easy to make as soon as I figured out what size pieces to cut... the squares were actually 1 11/16".

Gulf Star

I made two blocks for a dear friend today and then tonight I made my 12th block for the samper, Gulf Star. Here is a cgi pic of the block. It is still miserably hot, but I dare say I'm getting used to it. My hubby was home tonight, so I'm surprised I got any quilting done. He works tomorrow night though, so I would like to get at least one more block done and maybe some more pieces added to my log cabins.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Sampler of Psalms

Here is a picture of my Sampler of Psalms Mystery (the first 6 months). And the block for the 7th month, Cedars of Lebanon.

I have pictures of my actual blocks...

Tennessee Star

Star of the Orient

Bachelor's Puzzle

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Stamp Baskets

A bit of a boring night so far. It is a tad cooler and I've tried to be productive. My back is hurting so I'm taking a break now. I did manage to add another piece to my log cabins and sew another block for my sampler, Stamp Baskets. Here is the cgi version...

Bachelor's Puzzle

I finished the Bachelor's Puzzle last night but was too tired to post the cgi pic. Here it is. It is finally raining and I'm hoping it will cool things down a bit. I got packages today in the mail, charms, so I'm off to go sort them. :)

Friday, August 05, 2005

Star of the Orient

I just finished the Star of the Orient block. Here is a cgi picture. I'll hopefully get a real picture of this one and the Tennessee Star tomorrow. I didn't realize I would finish this one so quickly, and the night is still young. I guess I can start working on the Bachelor's Puzzle now... at least cut the fabric for it.

Tennessee Star.

It is miserably hot, my back is killing me, but I managed to finish that Tennessee Star block. I really like it! Here is the cgi version. I'll post a pic of the real thing probably this weekend. I don't have a camera, but my dear sweet friend takes pics for me. :) I'm going to work on the Star of the Orient next.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Actual Blocks

Here are pictures of the actual blocks....


Chinese Coin

Posies Round the Square


One-Day Mystery Quilt

Here is the finished top for the One Day Mystery.... still "untitled".

Twisted Sisters Picture

Here is a picture of my twisted sisters quilt top. "Drunk & Twisted Sisters". :)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Pure Frustration!!!!

I have worked for hours and hours and have so little to show for it. This block gave me all sorts of grief. I couldn't get the points lined up and when I finally did the fabric was so distorted, like a fun house mirror! I finally decided to change the pattern, by disecting into 4 parts and paper piecing them. That worked perfectly!!!! A few more seams, but I'm still very, very pleased!

Monday, August 01, 2005

The Heat is BACK!!!!

Back to being miserable again! It is way too hot in the house again. I did quite a bit of cutting tonight, mainly charm squares, and some strips for my log cabin. I also was able to make a very quick block, this is the second block of the sampler, Shoo-Fly.

Borders and Posies

I finished the borders on the mystery today and I really like it a lot more. It needed the borders to bring it all together. And I finished another block for the sampler "Posies Round the Square" which is the 4th block. But now that I have more fabric I'm going to back track and do them in order. I'm very excited and have most of the fabric decided on for the blocks in the first row. :)