A Month of Grandmothers

With lots of travel and visiting family, I got way behind on the Grandmother’s Choice Block of the Week blocks.  But over the last few days I’ve snuck up to the sewing room for a bit of stitching.  Here is a month of Grandmother’s Choice blocks:

Week 45 – Aunt Mary’s Favorite. 

45-Aunt-Mary's-FavoriteAunt Mary’s Favorite is one of my favorites – a fun and easy block made more dynamic with cool chevrons.

Week 46 – Barrister’s Block

46-Barrister's-BlockI loved making the mirror image in this block with the same fabric in different colorways.

47 – Heroine’s Crown

47-Heroine's-CrownUgh!  My hand applique stinks on this one.  It may be a ‘do-over’.

48 – Fair Play

48-Fair-PlayI hand pieced the curves on this.  Reminds me of all the Inklingo stitching I still have to go on the Case of the Secret Garden quilt.  Inklingo would have made this a LOT easier!

I’ve also completed the Civil War Dixie Diaries block of the month for July.  Dixie Diary Month 7 – Living off Cornbread:

DD7---Living-Off-CornbreadSo now my BOW’s and BOM’s are all caught up.  What should I work on next?

  • Binding, sleeves and labels for quilt show quilts.
  • Case of the Secret Garden – only 15 more hand stitching block before I can put this puppy together.
  • Quilt the Kimono Quilt wall hanging.
  • Fabric basket – looks floppy, I might start over.
  • Exchange blocks for my bee – one done, seven to go – eeek!
  • Just Takes 2 – purple and white quilt.
  • Dr. Seuss quilt for Mikey – not even started, need to research pattern ideas.
  • And so on and so on and so on…..

Have a great week y’all!

 

Retreat Day 3 – Sleep, Eat, Sew, Laugh – Repeat

After Day 3 of our quilt retreat at Compass Centre, we have all grown used to funny hair, no make up, pj’s all day, tons of delicious food and so many laughs our sides hurt!

When I got up this morning the Sewing Fairies had left presents on my sewing machine – cute Texas earrings, hair clips and a cupcake calendar.

I tried to take some more photos of the design walls today. Here is the progress that Lynda made on her quilt before she had to leave early (we miss you Lynda!!!):

Another Linda (with an ‘i”) is working on her first real quilt with this Christmas cutie:

She’s excited!

Here’s is progress on Peggy’s Kaffe quilt.  I believe it has been arranged and rearranged about 60 million times since this photo was taken!

Karen's pretty quilt is getting bigger and more beautiful every time I turn around:

And Dorothy's Block Exchange quilt has grown borders with fabulous flying geese since this picture was taken: