I'm real pleased with these two quilt blocks I made for Kathi in quilt group. She just happens to be our leader. She outlined for us what she would like, we brought our blocks that we made for her to our meeting this week. I think these are very cute. If you'd like to see the show and tell at our meeting click here: Material Girls Idaho
This red white and blue flimsy is FINALLY done! I purchased this pattern about 5 years ago. As I was sewing away on it, getting ready to put the strips onto the stars, things weren't matching up. I pondered and pondered, coming to the conclusion that what I was trying to do was impossible and that the pattern must be wrong! ugh! I called the girl that designed and wrote the pattern, she didn't know it was wrong, so very very off.... the cutting measurements~ way way off. I asked her, "Am I the first person to notice this? and call you???" Yes. She sent me some money to compensate for the fabric, but there went all that TIME! I'm glad the thing is done. I do still like it. Anyone wanna borrow a pattern???:) j.k.
This quilt is Bloom by Thimbleblossoms. I purchased it as a kit in the Quilt Shoppe in Rigby, Idaho! (It was on sale!) Nancy and I worked on the top together, she did the embroidery and applique, I did the piecing. It is all quilted now ~ I should be binding it RIGHT NOW, but I'm typing! The fabric for this quilt is the Allspice Tapestry line by Moda.This is Nancy's birthday gift(she already knows) for her 25th coming up in May!
Sure feels good getting several 'works in progress' completed these last few months! BUT that doesn't mean I haven't started anything new, or haven't bought any new fabric...ahem. I've been going crazy on the Spiderweb star blocks with scraps, mmmm fun AND I've been playing with Paintbox Quilt blocks. I'm finding it a little challenging to track down solids and a monochromatic that MATCH!!! It will be a very gradual project.
I traveled across Idaho to see all of my siblings and parents a couple of weeks ago. That's what I have to do everytime I want to see loved ones, drive across the width of Idaho, the big width, not the narrow width. However, it was worth it! Here are a couple of pictures of us 5 kids, I guess we're still kids. I thoroughly love being with my siblings, there is a definite connection felt everytime. I wish we could hang out with each other once a month. They are so great.
My sister Karen, me, my eldest brother Doug who lives in Colorado and Kurt who lives in Utah.
Younger brother Mike who lives in Rigby Idaho! Brettster and Doug.