Thursday, July 15, 2010

I just found a new BOM...

it's at Homestead Station Designs owned by Nancy Lindblom. It's a needlework BOM for all of us who love hand embroidery. It's a 9 block wallhanging designed by Grace Jewell of Twinkle Woods Fairy Fame. Block 2 is up now and Block 1 is still available. I love how they've given you a large drawing in color, plus the regular instructions. Check out Nancy's blog while you're at it-she collects and "Shabby Chic's" old furniture and then resells it. Really neat! Her main site also has other free tutorials.

The girls are coming shortly for a Stitch 'n Bitch session, so that's all for today.

Until next time...
Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie

Monday, July 12, 2010

Here are the pics....

of the quilts I wrote about last time. This is Bre's Scooby Doo quilt that we made so long ago. She was happy to finally have it--even though it's flannel and was in the 90's when she got it!

And this is the quilt Mary pieced and gave to me, then I finished it and gave it to Bre for her birthday. Everyone loved the colors and Bre said it's going right on her bed. Then Grampa had to hold it up for a picture. Then Bre and Gramma had to be wrapped up in it. This is a closeup of the front. And this is the wonky, sparkly back. I'd say we all (Mary, Jane (who quilted it) and me) did a great job!

I finally got my Easter Egg Swap blocks done and mailed. Here is how I did mine. At least I'm not the last one to get them done, lol. There's still one more set I haven't received yet. But none of us were planning on having this for this year anyway--we knew that would be impossible. So I hope to have the quilt done for next Easter.

Here are pics of the blocks I did for the Q&N group charity quilts this month.

And these are the blocks that came to me to piece the top for this month. We take turns piecing the blocks, piecing the tops together, and quilting and binding them. Since I don't have a longarm, I only make blocks and piece the tops together. The Quilt and Needle Forum has a great group of ladies in it. You should check us out some day.

That's all for now, because I'm trying to get all caught up because we leave for our Quilt Club quilting retreat next Wed. in Canton, Ohio. So until next time........

Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


two old UFO's done! I trimmed and bound 2 quilts that have been sitting around for quite a while. One was actually quilted about 5 years ago. It was a project my DGD and I did one day when I was babysitting her--about 6 years ago, when she was 8 years old. Tomorrow she turns 14, so I guess it's time it was finally completed, lol. It's a flannel Scooby-Doo quilt that we laid out on the living room floor together, then she handed me the pieces, and I sewed them. Some of the pieces got turned around we found out after the top was together, but that's okay--it was her first quilt project. Now, of course, she's way too old for it --and since she's almost taller than me now, it's way too short also, but at least she'll have a memento of our first quilting project together. Now if I could re-interest her in sewing, that would be great.

The second quilt is a Flying Geese top that my friend, Mary, made about 6 years ago in wild colors. When she finished it she didn't like it, so she gave it to me. It's been hanging in my sewing room on the back of the door ever since. This winter I found it again, and thought it would be a perfect lap quilt for DGD for her birthday. (She complained last fall when her mom, my DD, received a Halloween lap quilt for her birthday.) Since there was no chance of matching any fabric for the back, I went with 4 wild, sparkly prints I had in my stash. My friend, Jane quilted it in varigated thread with dragonflies and bees and flowers to match some of the backing fabrics. It turned out really cute.

So tomorrow that's what DGD is getting for her 14th birthday--her Scooby-Doo quilt and a wild FG quilt and I get to cross 2 UFO's off my list. WooHoo! Pictures to follow.

Tomorrow is quilt club with the girls and Katie is determined not to be left out! She thinks she should be able to go with me, 'cause she knows there is another cat there! She's seen pictures and smells strange kitty on me every time I come back home! So now she thinks she should be able to go too, lol. Do you think I'll be able to get out the door without her? I don't know, I don't like to cross her--she can get mean when she doesn't get her way!

Until next time,
Happy Quilting from Sharon and Katie

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th.....

Have a safe and happy holiday from Sharon and Katie