Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I.S.T.H Finished

I've finished the piecing of my February Schnibbles, I.S.T.H. Hopefully I will have it quilted before I receive the March pattern in the mail. I haven't ordered March's pattern yet, so maybe, just maybe!

I didn't intend to copy Miss Carrie's quilt on the cover of the pattern. But I'm making a series of patriotic quilts to go along with the decor in my home. It was just a coincidence, honest! My new home, when I eventually move, is going to be red, white and blue. You see, I'm a very patriotic person. My dad served in Vietnam and I have the flag that draped his coffin. It is in a flag box that will sit in my living room. I also have a velvet scroll that shows the country of Vietnam, that he sent to my mother when he was over there. My Father-in-law served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force. Red, white and blue in various shades also reminds me of the ocean (lighthouses, sand and sea). So, that is why I've chosen those colors. Anyway, I digress.

Miss Carrie used American Banner by Minick and Simpson and I've used Prairie Paisley II by Minick and Simpson. So, its not a complete copy!!

I can't wait to see March's quilt!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Full House

I did it! I finished my first Schnibbles quilt, Full House. I've joined Another Year of Schnibbles hosted by Sherri and Sinta. My Full House was made with 2 charm packs of Bar Harbour by Minick & Simpson and some a couple of pieces that I had in my stash (the red polka dot border and the black binding). It is quilted and bound. But I might add some tiny buttons on the doors for door knobs.

I'm sorry that the picture isn't great but I'm just not a photographer!

I can't wait to see what we are doing next!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Finish of 2012!!!!

Spencer's quilt is DONE!!!! It now resides with him and Alyssa at his apartment. This quilt only took me 2 years to complete, LOL!! I bought the fabric for it on Black Friday, 2009 and actually started it in January 2010. It is 110" x 110" and is mostly flannel. The mariner's compass is made of black on whites and white on blacks. You can't see it but there is a piano key border all the way around the outside edge. I quilted this one on my Bernina and used 2200 yards of thread in the quilting. Boy, I'm glad this one is done. And after he got home and saw the quilt, he said "Now you've got 7 months to finish my wedding quilt!!"

Spencer, Alyssa and Shaw went to watch the Gator game in Jacksonville yesterday. And on the way back to Shaw's apartment, they were involved in a 6 car accident on I-95. No one was hurt, but Shaw's truck clipped the back end of a Honda Civic when the woman tried to pull over into his lane to avoid an accident that happened in front of her. Thank God that all the kids were uninjured!

Today, I'm working on Orca Bay and I'm going to piece a test block of Midnight Flight by Bonnie Hunter to see if I want to use that block for the wedding quilt. It was in the vol. 4 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
I'm off to quilt! Catch you on the flip side!!!