Sunday, September 19, 2010

BOM blocks 9 to 11

Yes, I did get a little more sewing done on my Block of the Month. My goal is two a day but that hardly ever happens. Now you must remember, you will be picking the colors for your blocks. Or, I suppose, you can use the colors that I have used but my guess is you will enjoy picking your own colors. Have a good day!

Block 9

Block 10

Block 11

Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Mural

Barb (owner of the Cellar Urchin) was able to work on the mural for a little bit on Wednesday morning before she opened her shop.  And again, last night (Thursday) after she closed her shop.

End of day three.

Close up of quilt back and stitching.
See, even my painted quilts get "big stictched".

End of day four.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My mural

Last year I had out of town people telling me they had a hard time finding my shop. I guess my hanging sign wasn't noticeable enough! So, what to do?

Some have told me to paint quilt blocks on my pillars. Well, when I found out I had textured limestone pillars under all that stucco, I made the decision that I was not going to paint the pillars but I would start picking off the stucco as it became loose. That's why my pillars look so weird, but someday the old pillars will be exposed again. You have to remember that this building was build sometime in the mid 1850's.

So, back to the problem of how to make the shop more noticeable. In the spring, Barb at the Cellar Urchin, the shop on the corner, was telling how she was going to the Sioux City area to paint a mural for a friend. Light bulb time! My funny entry would be a perfect spot for a mural! After much chatter it was decided to make it a go. Following is the work as it progresses.

End of day one.

End of day two. How fun is this!
Keep watching for the final product!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Fabrics

I received two new fabrics last week that I am excited about.

This is Isadora from Blank Quilting #5924 Wine.

This is Paloma from Blank Quilting #5954 Multi

Go to Blank Quilting's website at and check out the free patterns that go with these fabrics.

Monday, September 6, 2010

BOM blocks 3 to 8

Why is it that you think you should be able to whip up 6 blocks in an afternoon, only to find that it takes you over a week? I guess I should quit complaining, at least I got 6 more done, that's better than nothing "they" say.   So, here are the pictures. Quite eclectic if I do say so myself. It's so much more fun to work on that way! And remember you get to pick the colors for your blocks. Especially if you decide you don't like the colors I have used.

Block Three

Block Four

Block Five

Block Six

Block Seven

Block Eight