Saturday, September 27, 2008

And the winner is.....

Twenty -two of you sweet bloggers let me know which one of the log cabin block settings you liked for my black and white baby quilt. I made my mind up almost immediately after looking at the pictures, but it seems like you all agreed with me! Here were the results:
- one vote each for the zig-zag layout and the diagonal stripe setting
- four votes for the four diamonds setting (choice #2)
- five votes for the pinwheels
- and ELEVEN votes for the barn raising setting.

So here it is!

The baby shower is tomorrow. I am also in charge of the punch. We are trying a new recipe tomorrow - pineapple juice, raspberry sherbet, and 7-up. Doesn't that sound yummy?

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Hubby is supposed to be on his way home from a conference in Amherst Massachusetts is Tropical Storm Kyle doesn't mess up his flights. Keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

An American twist

I was so enamored with Bonnie's strip twist that I made last week, that I decided to drag out more blue scraps and all of the reds that I had. So far I have made 4 blocks. Cute, no?

What are you all up to?

Coming this weekend - pictures of the black and white log cabin. The baby shower is Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"That looks like a Sarah qult"

I sent my mom an email showing her this quilt and the first words out of her mouth were "that looks like a typical Sarah quilt." I am sure Nina will agree. Why, you might ask. Because it is blue and yellow - one of my all time favorite color combinations. I needed something quick and Bonnie's Strip Twist pattern fit the bill. I started piecing it yesterday around 1 pm and today at 2 pm the blocks are completed - with a LOT of non-sewing time thrown in there. This top is a very generous baby quilt - more like a toddler size. It is three blocks by three blocks.

Thanks to Bonnie for another great stash-busting pattern. This top was pieced entirely from the stash. The backing will be stash too. Doesn't that feel great? Oh, by the way - I get to meet Bonnie next month when she comes to Auburn to give a lecture and do a workshop! Even though I am not a member of the local guild, they had extra spots so I will be able to attend! Yay!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Yes, another baby quilt! I go to church with a very prolific group of women! I know you are probably thinking "A black and white baby quilt?". You have to know the mama to understand. The nursery walls are a pale pink and the other bedding is black and white with red accents. She has very sophisticated tastes. Anyway - I have got the blocks done but now I have to decide on a setting. Which one do you like?

Come on - I really want to know your opinion! Please? Help!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Seeing double!

This is what has been occupying me for the past month or so. A friend from church is expecting twins in October and her shower is tomorrow. Took me a little by surprise that they were having it that early. Anyway - I wanted to make the quilts from the same patterns and using the same focus fabric. Why did I pick a pattern that would require 175 half square triangles each? 350 half square triangles? UGH! But they are done now and hopefully MaryAnn will like them.

This is to try and show you the pink paisley fabric that is in both quilts.
Now to start on the baby quilt for another shower at the end of the month. I need to find less reproductive friends!