Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Two Blog Projects

In an effort to get back into the swing of blogging, I've found 2 projects being featured on other blogs that have piqued my interest - and consequently, I'm participating.

One, I've already mentioned: the Civil War Quilt hosted by noted quilt historian, author and designer Barbara Brackman. The first block was called Catch Me If You Can. I made 2 of this block; here is my second version of this block - the one I hand-pieced.

The other one, pictured a few days ago, was machine-pieced.

The second block in the Civil War Quilt project is North Star. I might make a second one of this block, too, as the featured block on Brackman's blog uses 3 fabrics, instead of the 2 that I've used. Here is my finished block:



The second project is from Lori's blog, Humble Quilts. I've followed her blog for a long time. In fact, last year she hosted a doll quilt quilt-along called Cheddar Cheese and Crackers, which was lots of fun to make.

This year, she's doing another doll quilt called Midnight Stars. It's quite stunning, with it's colorful red and cheddar pieces sprinkled through the blue background. I'm happy to report that I am caught up and ready for the 2nd installment of instructions with my tiny half-square triangles all pressed and trimmed.


Take a look at the fabrics I've pulled for this doll quilt project. I hope I will be pleased with how they come together; the blues are very similar, so that concerns me a bit.



Now, there is a 3rd blog event that seems like it's going to be fun, and also there are giveaways for lucky followers. It's called the Be Mine Blog Tour, in honor of Valentine's Day. The bloggers involved are featuring a simple project - or a couple of them! - and also sponsoring a giveaway. So, if the wintery weather and c-c-cold temps are keeping you indoors, you might check out these little diversions.

3 comments:

Lori said...

I love the fabric you have chosen!!

Chris said...

Goodness, I keep seeing these wonderful blocks and I am trying soooo hard not to start on them. It is increasingly more difficult :) Yours turned out great.

Thelma said...

That Barbara Brackman sew along is popping up on a lot of blogs, I'm tempted, but a block a week.....I'll watch your progress for a month or two, then decide....but then I"ll be a month behind....

I've got to get a red, blue and cheddar quilt on my To Do list, I love that color combination and love your fabrics. Enjoy!