Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The May BOM is done.  This went together very easy!  I really liked the red in this block.  The material has a cute tonal design.  Besides this I helped my daughter one evening make a tablet cover she found on pinterest for her new tablet, and I have been cutting squares.  Lots of 3 1/2 inch squares for a future project. Hopefully I will finish cutting them out soon.  Cutting out is boring.  Cutting lots of squares is really boring.  Oh, well the only way to get a wonderful quilt is to do the boring stuff too! (wink)
Sew Long for Now

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Trying to take pictures on a rainy day is so hard.
When we went to orientation for our daughter we also stopped by an arts and craft show afterwards.  There I met a blogger that I have read for many years, Deb from Mountain Musings.  She lives near where I grew up and I always love to read and see happenings she post about things familiar to me.  Her daughters both have cottage businesses and we bought some of their wares from their booth.  The coconut pie didn't last long enough for me to take a picture of, but the boys assure me it was delicious!  We also bought some of their homemade soap.  The two bars in the picture are ones we haven't used yet.  I just love to smell them.  The two we are trying are a lavender one and one called grass that my husband loves the smell of.  I highly recommend you checking them out at Pleasant View Soap!
This is the latest quilt I finished.  It's made from the dogwood fabric and I got the kit on our area shop hop last summer.  I like it and when I quilt and bind it maybe the weather will cooperate for a better picture.
I have some more of the dogwood fabric and I want to make a quilt using all the colors next.  I just have to decide which quilt to make.
Sew Long for Now!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

May all of your ups and downs in life be with a needle and thread.
Life here has been full.  One of the things I participated in this past weekend was orientation for new students at Bridgewater College.  Our daughter will be transferring there this fall.  The last two years of her homeschooling journey have been spent going full time to our local community college where she graduates next Friday with her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.  Instead of a high school graduation she will be participating in the community college graduation.  Then in the fall we will be moving her into the dorms at Bridgewater, where she will major in English.  She still has to narrow down what her emphasis will be in because she is interested in library sciences and restoring old documents, or editing, or teaching.  The exciting thing is that just a couple of miles down the road from where she is going to school is one of my favorite quilt shops!  Below you will see that while we were gone I stopped by there and picked up a few things.  The grey material to use in the background of my youngest son's quilt.  I also bought several packs of those red clover binding clips that I have wanted.  I picked up a pack of straw needles after reading on another blog about how nice they are to sew binding on.
I put the black material I bought with the new grey.  This is not a black and white picture!  I am searching for just the right green and brown to add to these two and then I will start his cross quilt.

These two blocks are the quilt I am working on now.  I love the colors.  Now that I have all the blocks done I look forward to putting the top together.
What are you working on?
Sew Long for Now!