Sunday, August 29, 2010

BOM blocks 1 & 2

It seems like it has taken me forever but I have finally gotten to my new block of the month quilt. It is based on Pat Speth's (of Nickel Quilts fame) new Color Me Happy, Block of the Month. The fabric willl be the Fossil Fern Charm Squares from Benartex. See what you think of blocks 1 & 2. But first, you must remember that I am NO photographer, but you get the idea.

I have a lot of Pat Speth's books but have never tried her method until now.  I must say she has it figured out very well. Especially when I use my new Bloc-Loc ruler (yes, you can buy them here in the shop) for trimming down the half-square triangles. What a breeze!

Come back soon and see the next block(s).  Have a fun day!  Jo

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day Dreams Collection

Yeah! I finally got to do some sewing again. This time I was making a very simple block using (36) 3" squares. Since the fabric is directional I did have to pay some attention to the way I sewed the squares together.

16 Blocks

 Now that I have the center done, I need to set it aside and get back to my quilting. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 15, 2010

Here are the new fabrics that will be coming from Benartex this week. The collection name is Abbey Road. I'm wondering how the print fabrics will work made up as a Four Patch Posey block.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I love it when my customers bring there finished hexagon quilts in for me to see. This is using the 1" hexagons in patriot colors.
This next hexagon quilt is still "in progress". Can you believe it is using the 1/4" hexagons. No, she hasn't decided yet how big it will get, we shall have to wait and see on that.