Friday, May 22, 2015

Farmer's Wife

I used 110 of my 111 blocks to assemble my Farmer's Wife quilt.

I left block #68 - Postage Stamp - off of the quilt. For a block that is a simple postage stamp block, it came out quite bad.  Either my pressing or my paper piecing really distorted this block.  

This is what it looked like:

I decided to remake the block for the back and use scraps from all the fabric used on the front of the quilt.

It will sit in the middle of my pieced back!!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Snapshot Quilt Along: - Kindred Kitchen

I'd love to have an apron made from this fabric!  Block 5 from FQS Snapshot's quit along!

This one was really fun to put together!

I need to gather them for a group shot.  Until then, here are the other blocks.

Block 4 - Puppy Love 

Block 3 - Tea for Two 

Block 2 - Sew on and Sew on:

Block 1 - Let them Eat Cake:

You can find the pattern for this month's block here and more information on the Fat Quarter Shop page.  Besides the fun of building the quilt, this is all about donating to St Jude.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Graduation Weekend!

My oldest graduated from college on Saturday.    

I went early to get a seat in the first row behind the graduates.  

In the photo above, the ceremony is over and the processional for the graduates to exit is about to start.

If you look carefully in that photo - just to the left of the tree in the distance, you'll see him.

Let me help by zooming in....

Waving to his mom and dad.   (Standing on the chair!)

So proud!

Love my boy!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - New Hampshire

New Hampshire is my entry into the Original Design Quilts category of the virtual quilt show hosted by Amy from Amy's Creative Side

I gifted this quilt to my Aunt - she is married to my mom's brother.  She lives in New Hampshire (hence my original name!) and is a wonderful person.  A few years ago my daughter and I were stranded in an airport near their home and my aunt and uncle rescued us late at night only to return us very, very early the next day to catch our rescheduled flight home.  My daughter still calls her "the aunt who saved us!!"

This quilt is my own design using a Fig Tree fabric layer cake.  It finished 60" x 70".   Cathy Kirk did the edge to edge quilt design called JS Panto 27.

I just love this quilt and need to make it again!!

Visit the  Blogger's Quilt Festival to view lots of amazing quilts across multiple categories.

Happy Stitching!