QUILT INFO

This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

UP, UP AND AWAY

Just to let you know, I will be out of pocket for a week. It is vacation time. I will answer your comments and e-mails when I return.



To update you a bit, I switched from project one to the repro quilt project I showed in my last post. The general consensus was that everyone who left a comment seemed to prefer the reproduction quilt. In checking the project storage box that all the pieces are in, I found that I had quite a few more blocks already made up. I spent a lot of time yesterday sewing additional blocks. I think I need to make less than 40 more. I found that the medallion center is all made & ready to go into the quilt. Hopefully, I can get that done in short time when we are back home. Also, I finished making the eighteeen blocks I needed for the two identical quilts that are now set aside. A woman is allowed to change her mind!





I spent a little time today preparing more of the "Nice People, Nice Things" blocks for embroidery. Those will go on vacation with me along with three other hand stitching projects. I can switch back and forth between them if I get bored.





My Bernina was dropped off today for servicing while we are on vacation. She will be ready & able to work when we get back. I give her quite a workout!



Thought you might be interested in another project that I started about 10 days ago. I purchased a set of "recipe cards" from Laundry Basket Quilts. The set is called "Sugar Baskets". There are 12 block recipe cards. All the cards do is give you cutting measurements. I would not recommend the cards for a beginning quilter as they do not give you piecing directions. An advanced quilter would not need the cards. I thought that the set might give you layout suggestions. There are a couple quilts pictured on the website as samples of what you can do. The set is nothing but the cutting directions. Anyhow, I had a layer cake of Moda's Hemming House fabrics and a few 1/2 yard pieces extra. I ended up making 28 blocks and could still make more. The picture is a sampling of some of the blocks. My intentions are to set them in probably four rows with a strip of one of the black background prints from that line between in row and for the borders. In other words, a strippy quilt. Laundry Basket quilts has some beautiful applique patterns which I purchased a while back but I have not done anything with them.

I had better get busy doing some packing. Thanks for stopping by.

Karen