Sunday, August 28, 2011

Breast Cancer quilt

I love the block Patty (the MA one) has done! Here is a picture of mine.

Please don't forget to sign your block. And yes, girls they need to finish at 12'', so send them at 12 1/2 inches.  I even had enough fabric left to make a comfort pillow for a friend. But I forgot to take a picture of it, again.

Caught Up, Finally!

My apologies to everyone. I don't know what happened and I won't even make excuses. But here are the last few months projects. They are all on the way, Promise.

May and June projects

July's project, these are going to work with my sister-in-law, she works in a nursing home.
...and last but not least September's Block...
This is pretty fabric but I made a poor cut and tried to fix it by adding to the rest of the pieces,which ended up with a thirteen inch block. So I took it apart and now its a twelve inch block. I hope it's what you were looking for Patty.  
Summer is winding down for me, my first day back to work is tomorrow and the kids will be back on Tuesday. Right now we are riding out Irene,  lots of rain and some wind. So far it doesn't appear to be as bad as predicted. We've had quite a summer her as far as mother nature is concerned, a tornado( pretty much unheard of here), an earthquake and now an hurricane!
Enjoy what's left of your weekend!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

July's project

I'm super sorry I am so late with July's project Melissa!  I didn't have fray check, so I knotted the edges of the ribbon...which happens to be Christmas ribbon that says "Believe".  I plan to gift this to my best friends mother who has just had a major surgery and will most likely have a walker for a very long time.

Although you can't see it in the picture, I did 4 very narrow one for a pencil and then 3 more that are 4 to 6 inches wide.  I used this same home dec fabric for the front and the back.  I think the needle on my machine would have preferred cotton weight for the back!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

September's Project

I know how busy you all are, what with end of summer canning, yard work, back to school, sewing projects, school sports, etc.  So I thought I'd get the fabric out to you a little early, giving you a little extra time to work on it.  I'm sending the five fabrics shown, although no one gets all five :) 
Every year I do a quilt for Breast Cancer Awareness, so I thought it would be great to do one with blocks from around the country. Only two requirements: that the blocks will finish out at 12'' square, and that each one of you sign your block. And please sign it large enough and far enough from the edge that it doesn't get 'lost'. Thanks so much. I look forward to seeing your creations.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Everybody really busy?! Seems like it's hard to make sewing time with all the Summer Activity going on. Don't know about anyone else, but I'm sure hoping to slow down a little pretty soon!
Meanwhile - here are the dresses we've been making for HOPE 4Women. Julie, our super sewist, got five more done yesterday and brought them in. That makes 19! If I can get one more done, I will send 10 each to Leisel and Marie... Wish me luck!