Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fall Colors

Fall Colors, I am a bit crazy for all things fall at the moment and have been working on two projects this week.
The Scarecrows are from the "Topsy-Turvy Scarecrows" pattern and they are in the process of getting their mahine buttonhole stitch and then they will get their hay/yarn and quilting.
The Nine patch quilt is in the process of being appliqued. I am adding some flowers to the center star and th outside border and then it will be ready to move to the "To Be Quilted" list...
I added those lists to my Blog today. To see them written down inspires me to get moving on them nd I hope will help me keep track of my "TO DO's".
I also quilted a few blocks on the Jack's Chain last night. Just a few more blocks to go and it will come off the frame.
I'm still waiting for the Bulls Eye Blocks Swap to be returned. I am getting impatient LOL! If you haven't seen the tutorial yet it is really well done and you can see it at Busy Mama's Webshots Page (just click on the name to go there)
I am feeling like I am catching a cold today. The weather has turned really, really cold here and we all were wishing for long unds at the football game on Friday night...I am trying to fight it off so I probably will play hookey from church today. This week's study on Praying the Name of Jesus was wonderful! I hope that you will join us when we start a new study towards December. Have a great day,

Friday, September 21, 2007

SBS chart update

What a difference now! I have seventy two blocks for my quilt so far. I decided to use a couple more of the bocks that I received in the Blue and white swap for this quilt. I will update my list as soon as I can as I want to have a label on the back to remember everyone by!
I also stitched about eight more blocks, I had so much fun stitching yesterday!
Today is house cleaning day and we are going to a football game tonight and invited some friends over for pie after the game... so I need to get baking and cleaning! have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


After much contemplation, I thought I could try and create a word document and paste in my photos and be able to see my Sylvia's Bridal Quilt as it progresses. I scanned all the swap blocks that I want to use for my "Sylvia's colors Bridal Quilt" with the blocks that I have made on my own and put them on the chart, so now I actually can get an idea where I am in the process and what blocks I have left to make! Cool huh????
Here are the names of the ladies and the blocks that they contributed to the quilt through the first SBS swap:

A-3 Shannon Shaw

A-5 May Irene Bjornemyr

A-9 Sandra McLay

B-1 May-Irene Bjornemyr

B-2 May-Irene Bjornemyr

B-5 Dot Colna

B-9 Trisha Lee Chubbs

C-1 Contrary Husband

C-8 Valerie Langue

C-9 Dot Colna

C-10 Donna Farley

D-2 Karen Hallman

D-10 Donna Farley

E-7 Sandra McLay

E-8 Donna Farley

F-7 Sandi Harrah

F-8 Donna Farley

F-10 Donna Farley

G-7 Debbie Frey

G-10 Yvonne Bagnell

H-9 Debbie Frey

J-1 Wendy Jones

J-4 Katherine Hannan

J-5 Yvonne Bagnell

J-6 Trisha Lee Chubbs

J-8 Yvonne Bagnell

J-9 lost the tag ! Please let me know if you recognize your block

K-2 Melissa Maloof

K-7 Bridgette Hardy]

K-8 Shelley Stevens

K-9 May Irene Bjornemyr

L-6 Yvonne Bagnell

L-10 Katherine Hannan

M-4 Pamela Bruner

M-5Bridgette Hardy

N-1 Wendy Jones

N-2 Yvonne Bagnell

N-5 Jennifer Chiaverini

N-10 Katherine Hannan

Here are the names of the ladies whose blocks I will use in my Blue/Cream quilt:

Katherine Hallman C-6 Crossed Canoes

Simone de Haan M-10 Key West Beauty

Joey Brede E-10 Hunter’s Star

Joan Sheridan E-8 Lincoln’s Platform

Susy Parrott I-1 True Lovers Knot

Florine Miller A-7 Cats and Mice

Carol Huddy L-9 Rolling Stone

Dorien Schaap B-7 Swamp Patch

Francisca Reit K-1 Road to Oklahoma

Yvonne Bagnell L-8 Kansas Troubles

Fran Threewit K-7 Sickle

Carolyn Bierworth L-6 Steps to the Altar

Shannon Shaw M-8 Dogtooth Violet

Tanya Anderson G-3 Bear’s Paw

Anne Ida Rokeness N-7 Duck and Ducklings

Bridgette Hardy I-4 Anvil

Linda Egge M-5 Ohio Star

Asa Holmer H-2 Wedding Ring

Caroline VanMaele D-10 Boy’s Nonsense

Nicki Bauer D-4 Rambler

Valerie Langue F-10 Aunt Sukey’s Choice

Sandi Harrah H-4 Dove in the Window

Anneliies Van den Bergh F-2 Ladies’ Aid Album/D-9 Orange Peel

Janet Elia H-5 Sylvia’s Shooting Star

Rebecca Abney B-7 Swamp Patch

Kathy Oppelt A-3 Bright Hopes

Linda Diaz A-9 Chinese Coin

Mary Ayres C-4 Sisters Choice

Sandra McLay G-3 Bear’s Paw

Trisha Lee Chubbs H-3 Sarah’s Favorite

Kathy Hardy F-3 Bow Tie

Beth Arenburg I-4 Anvil

Katherine Hannan C-5 Lady of the Lake

Gladys Thompson G-7 Sarah’s Favorite

Donna Farley I-3 Dutchman’s Puzzle

Shelley Stevens K-2 The Friendship Quilt

Lou Jane Gatford L-10 Contrary Wife

Anne K. Moore I-8 Birds in the Air

Elise Fare L-4 Brides Bouquet

Karen Hallman G-1 Love in a Mist

Dorthy Colna M-4 Jack in the Box

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, so much for all the beautiful blocks. They are treasures to me! I can hardly wait to stitch the quilts!



Diamond Jane and SBS Swap Blocks

Here is the picture of my Diamond Jane and the SBS blocks that I received in the Blue and White swap. I am working on cinderalla'ing today: challenge #18 is organizing stray quilt blocks. I have almost uploaded all my SBS blocks and then I will post a photo of my chart progress. Have a lovely day,

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Pumpkin Swap Blocks

The blocks for the Pumpkin Swap are all finished. I made seven blocks. I will send in six to be swapped and pick one to keep. They are all a little bit different. I like them all!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

SBS Swap Blocks

SBS Swap Blocks are here! The photo is a little dark...I'll try to take another one tomorrow....


I finished the quilt for my grandfather for his Birthday. I stitched an Idaho Beauty quilt for him from the "More Nickel Quilts" book by Pat Speth.

I also finished my Calendar Quilt. This was such a fun project... and I stitched two more DJ blocks. My new numbers are 70,21.3.1886. I'm eager to get to the next benchmark which is 75 blocks. I went through all my blocks the other day and found two that absolutely must be restitched. I have learned so much with this project it is still an appropriate name that I gave my baby Jane..."In Leornian Tide" (In Learning Time)

I am making Apple Butter today~! The recipe is at if you want to make some with me!

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Quilty stuff

I finished a few more DJ blocks and took a photo. I love these little blocks! My new numbers are 68,21,3,1846 (blocks,triangles, corners, pieces)

I also took a photo of my "Farmers Market" quilt blocks that I am stitching along with Pat Sloan at her website. She offers the patterns for free on her website at:

I just finished the pie block. I love these they are so quick and fun to sew! I am getting a little better at the buttonhole stitch, adding buttons and ribbon and making "donut fusible s"!