Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
first thing this morning after the usual stuff, sat down at the old viking and got my double pink stars done to add to the growing pile. this time tried to be less matchy matchy and think they turned our ok....loving this sew along, so do-able and lets me play in my gorgeous stash of civil war fabrics....and if you see this pinup gal, be sure and wish her happy birthday....my dear mom...can easily see why my dad was attracted to her...and she has grown in beauty that radiates even to this day....happy birthday mom!
Posted by cityquilter grace at 11:12 AM
Saturday, February 21, 2015
thanks to our winter, the quilting on the hawaiian is over half done. the orange part is all quilted and now starting on the white background. thinking this will definitely be finished by end of march or maybe sooner (snow again this weekend....LOL). unashamedly bragging about how gorgeous this is...not worth 10k maybe like one in a hawaiian shop, but priceless to me. as for machine work, still working on scrappy solid project but this weekend must make my double pink stars for the brackman sew along....otherwise we are enjoying hint of coming spring with longer days of more sunshine and a definite change in the air. i even changed the desktop photo on my computer to lovely narcissus!
Posted by cityquilter grace at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
remember this? it's a block made some time ago from an issue of quiltmaker's 100 favorite blocks...thought it would be a fun project to use up some small solid pieces...worked on it some at retreat last year and decided to try and get this flimsy done. have no illusions about using all my scraps....that would be pure folly....but hoping to at least make a dent. purposely didn't pack the solids hoping there would be less to pack after it's done. it's a good way to celebrate being over the february hump, cruising toward march and spring. st. patty's day is just around the corner! and look what arrived on valentine's day....a surprise kaffe charm pack!
now that is what i call spring!
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Monday, February 16, 2015
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Sunday, February 15, 2015
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
first thing this morning with no other demands got these little blocks all done. start to finish they take about 1.5 hours so work up quickly. had a darker poison green in my stash but not enough to make all 3 so went with this one instead. so nice to have gorgeous fabrics to work with, most of which so far have been from my jo morton tote. no longer just fondling and refolding, have pulled out several to use. they are all very nice and soon will have a few more. squirreled a bit of cash from my tax refund to get some from her new "hollyhocks" line. otherwise, i am on a strict no-buy fabric diet....not a big hardship as plenty on hand for loads of quilty and sewing fun. *** enjoying the sun on an otherwise frigid day. the piles of white snow reflect the sun making it very bright and cheerful....stay warm and sew on!
Posted by cityquilter grace at 10:40 AM
Monday, February 9, 2015
brought to you from the whiteout metropolis in southern maine, first igloo on the left. while sitting around waiting for mother earth to tilt just a bit, sewed up these chrome and cheddar blocks for the sew along. they are stacking up quickly and so quick to make as well. while cutting out pieces for these blocks, have also been cutting tumblers for another UFO in progress. as for the red/cheddar hourglass repro, i'm over the midpoint hump now, with only 8 rows left to do to get this to the flimsy stage. as for the hawaiian, just about to start the last quarter of the orange applique and once that is done, can start quilting the background. my estimate is there is less white area than orange design, so an early spring finish is probable. *** and spring? only about 6 weeks away, so the end of snowmageddon is a reality. but this being another stormy and cold day, it's clam chowder for lunch again....delish!
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Friday, February 6, 2015
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Thursday, February 5, 2015
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