Friday, August 27, 2010

Tropical Kansas Album Quilt

Ten or Fifteen years ago I started this Kansas Album Quilt. I finally finished all the blocks. Some I changed from the original blocks in the pattern. And yes, those are purple and pink flowers on a lavender background. It really gives it a tropical look. I don't know what I was thinking at the time. I made a lot of really traditional Album quilts and I think I was needing a break from those colors and decided to go really wild. The quilt is suposed to be put together with just the blocks but I'm trying to decide if it needs sashing or borders. Let's just hope it doesn't take me ten or fifteen years to make up my mind. Hmmm..........

Everyday Best Quilt

I cut out all these little rectangles in July to use when I went on a quilt retreat. I just love it when you take these little pieces of fabric and turn them into..,.... These lovely curved pieces. Of course you then have to sew the curves together. I don't know if I've ever said this before but I'm not fond of sewing curves. It is a real pain! But I did it.....

And then they turned into these wonderful blocks! Very colorful. Now I just hope I can make it into..............

The quilt in this book. I've always loved this quilt, and knew that some day I would have to make it. Well that day is finally here! I will post the picture when the borders are finally finished.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Garden

This is what is keeping me too busy to quilt these days. I really love the color we have in June. Soon it will be Hot Hot summer and the flowers will fade until fall when it cools off.

But for now we have Beautiful Color. Thank you Mother Nature!

More Blocks!

I finished 3 more blocks for my Civil War Bride Quilt. I have a few more finished that I need to get pictures of. I've had to slow down to do yard work and guilt has made me dig out a few UFO's that I need to work on too. I think that I just need to finish 3 more blocks and then I will be ready for the borders. I'm not sure if I will follow the pattern for the borders or do my own thing. I really love how it is turning out.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Blocks Finished

I have had a shoulder problem this winter so I have not been able to quilt or cut out or sit at the sewing machine. It is very frustrating, but I have done a lot of hand applique. I finished my blocks for the Cottage Garden Quilt. I just need to decide on the sashing and borders. And I finished 6 more blocks on my Civil War Bride quilt. I love this quilt, I'm tried to make it with more tradional fabrics.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Civil War Bride Quilt

I came across a blog that had this wonderful quilt and all the ladies were working on it and showing photos of their progress. The pattern is made from an antique quilt called "The Bird of Paradise Quilt". When I saw the blocks I just knew I just had to make it, along with the 30 other quilts I'm working on. So I order the pattern and could hardly wait to start. I finished my first 6 blocks and have 3 more nearly finished. Only 11 more and 4 borders and I'll be done. Maybe some time in 2012?

Signs of Spring

After a really long cold, icy, wet, snowy winter, Spring is finally here! Well we thought is was until it snowed again last weekend. I love daffodils. They are a little bit of color in a very dull brown landscape. Soon the roses will be blooming and we will all be whining about the heat.