Friday, January 23, 2015

Flags of American Revolution

If you are in your sewing room and want to do a bit of piecing on the blocks we have completed, you should!
Your center eagle needs to measure 30 1/2". This was the only one I hadn't trimmed. 

Add your sawtooth stars to the left of these blocks.  (seriously terrible photo!, sorry!)
You can add these to the sides of these blocks. The bottom left doesn't look right this way, but it will be on the left of the eagle center, so it will be right.

Kim and I were ON IT when we ordered the Flags of American Revolution buttons from Jan Patek.

But neither of us know how to sew on buttons that have no holes!! My options are: have my hubby drill two little holes in them or sew them on by wrapping the thread across the stars, which I do not think will look that good. Any ideas? They are pretty small so am not sure we could get 2 holes in them....... hmmmmmm. Kim wrote to Jan and as far as I know she has not gotten a response.

I will be having a magazine giveaway on Monday. Stay tuned and have a fantastic weekend!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Can You Help a Fellow Quilter?

I got an urgent text this morning with my friend, Laurie looking for 3 yards of this fabric. Any chance someone recognizes this as something in their stash and would like to sell/trade? If you don't have 3 yards but only a half, maybe that would help too.

Thanks for checking!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

One more project

A friend, who I met through blogging, Sharon @ Grassroots Quilting, has asked me to do a trunk show and workshop at her guild in Washington! I'm excited and need more small pieces for the workshop. Can you believe 1 1/2" squares? That is what I just sent away to the Cascadia quiltalong winner. 

Good reason to meander through my scraps. 

Here's my small pile of 1 1/2" squares. I thought it would be fun to have extras to share at class, so I'll keep cutting.

Here is the other project I mailed ahead. 

 The amount of blue I have from Jill's stash and two other quilt pals who sent me what they had, will determine the size of the quilt.
That little square is all I have uncut.

Three more sleeps until my trip to Quiltvilla in North Carolina! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wool Applique

 I've got all the pieces cut for this wonderful wool applique piece. I'll take several of the pieces traveling with me. (btw, I don't leave until next weekend) It is called "It's a Crock" by Primitive Pieces by Lynda. My background is matka silk and am thrilled with it.
Here is another super portable hand work piece designed by Maggie Bonanomi.

I'm on a wool applique group on Facebook and this year we are doing an OOM- Ornament of the Month. This is January's.

Have a terrific Monday!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Joyful Friday

Being able to help this family so far away brings me so much joy! Thank you to those who have sent money so I can continue to bless them throughout the year.  Francisco mentioned he thought they would need warmer clothing for the winter so that is what he brought them this week. 

There is no toilet paper, so I guess it is too much to ask for a kleenex. LOL

Sweat pants and jackets for all nine children!

PS, look at those melons!



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