Saturday, January 23, 2010

More blocks for Katie

I started Katie's blocks nearly a month ago and then had not been able to work on them since. All this week, I wanted to work on them but had to spend the time doing homework for my online class and my stats homework :-( Last night I got caught up to where I need to be for my online class and then just started sewing my heart out. I tried a variation on the wonky star and tweaked the sawtooth star but just kept sewing. That's right Katie, I kept going and made 4 blocks instead of 2! It was fun to try some new blocks but not have to worry about making the rest of the quilt. Katie, I hope your daughter enjoys her quilt. These are going in today or Monday's mail!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Something old, something new....

No bride here just a quilter.   I enjoyed Katie's request as it allowed me to sew something familiar but allowed me the chance to try something new.   I was easily able to construct 4 blocks from the fabrics sent so I created a nine patch (old), wonky star (old), a friendship star (new) and a pale star (new).   I adore the wonky star but found it more challenging in this size than in the 12.5 inch block size executed for Quilts of Valor block donation so I have to say my favorite was the pale star.   I'm thinking I might use this pattern for another bee in which I'm participating where we're challenging ourselves to take traditional blocks modern.

The pink and purple make me smile.  My son Erik, with a horrified look on his face asked, "You're not sewing that quilt for our house, are you?".   Two boys at this house will most likely help me package these for the post so as to rid our house of the pink!   You can safely bet that my month will mean no pink.

Can't wait to see these all together!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Blocks for Katie!

Katie, I was on a roll, so I did 3! Hope you like them!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

2 Blocks for Katie

I hope you like them Katie. They were fun to make. They are going in the mail today.
( I realized after I posted this that Ellen and I made the same blocks.)