Monday, February 28, 2011

Midnight Stars, Quilted

I finished quilting Midnight Stars and sewed the binding on last night while watching the Academy Awards. I used the hanging diamonds quilt design suggested by Lori and I think it was a good choice for this small quilt. I was going to use red for the binding but didn't have enough fabric so I went with the cheddar. There's a gorgeous red fabric on the back which I - oops - forgot to take a picture of!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Birds in the Air & What I Have So Far

Here is Block #9 of Civil War 150 - Birds in the Air, an easy block. Pictured below are the first nine blocks of the quilt. I have no idea what I will do for sashing. That is a decision for a much later date! In the meantime, I've enjoyed making a block every Saturday afternoon.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cotton Boll

Most people used a stripe with this week's easy block and I did too, with less than perfect results. Will I redo it? Not right now but maybe later. Not sure how I feel about this fabric either.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Log Cabin

Block #7 - I was delighted to see that Barbara Brackman recognized Abraham Lincoln on his birthday, February 12, with this Log Cabin block. No struggles with this one!
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Cookie Party

Kate's annual cookie-baking party was held on Sunday. Heart-shaped cookies were mailed to my two oldest in NYC. Yum!
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Monday, February 7, 2011


Block #6 of Civil War 150. This is a very pretty block, not hard to make. I decided to add green to my color palette and I like the result. Not sure about the blue star but I'll leave it as is. It was interesting reading about Mrs. Jefferson Davis.

Our snow is slowly melting. Are you allowed to knit while watching the Super Bowl at your own party? Because I did.
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snoopy the Cat

When I stepped out on my front porch the other day to get the snow shovel, there was my neighbor's cat, Snoopy, relaxing on one of the wicker chairs. Snoopy is always a welcome visitor, sometimes preferring the porch swing. He does not seem at all concerned about our dog, Nellie.

No quilt pictures today. I've been busy quilting, alternating between Midnight Stars and Rainbow Surprise. Will post a picture soon!
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