Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rednesday quilt block

I was able to get into my quilting room this weekend, and ignore the children.  And here is the red quilt block of the week.
(A bit over-exposed)  This block from the Jane Stickle quilt is called Harvest Moon.  This is block 155 out of 169 so I am making progress.  And a few more triangles too.... and 3 of the 4 corner blocks....

I am joining Sue at It's a very Cherry World for Rednesday.


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Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Pink Saturday

A sweet little quilt block for you all. This is part of of my quilt in the style of Jane Stickle. Enjoy.

I am joining up with Beverly at Pink Saturday.

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Friday fragments - first time joining in

Mommy's Idea

Please check out the blog Half Past Kissin' Time for more Friday Fragments. You can click on the button above too.

Please be kind to this FF virgin. Is there a special term for that? A ffirgin?

This blog is about my quilting adventures, and to share my quilt blocks. I am approaching my 4th blog anniversary, and I will have a fabric giveaway in a week or two. My husband and I agreed not to share pictures or stories of the kids on the internet, for privacy reasons. Plus, maybe one of the three may run for political office one day. Wouldn't it be awful to have someone pull up old potty training photos?  So sorry, no kid stories here.

Sign you need more TLC at home: When the nurses prepping you for your colonoscopy are so attentive and gentle you feel you are at a day spa. So unlike work and home. Something is wrong with this picture.

I'm perfectly fine, and I don't have to go back for 10 years. I may look into a pedicure at a real spa however.

I just started a Facebook page to accompany this blog.  Who knew many people connect to blogs via Facebook? I am having trouble creating a FB button for this page.  FB says it doesn't recognize this web address.  I hope to fix this soon, but any advice is appreciated.
Cheers,  Viridian

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Just takes 2 - Yellow block

What is the name of this pattern? [scratches head]. I'll have to check with my Barbara Brackman book, which is downstairs in the quilt studio.


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Block I-10

Jane quilt progress:  This block is known as Iris' Medallion. I've avoided it for so long because of the inset seams.

It doesn't lie exactly flat but I think with some aggressive ironing, and then during quilting (in the far distant future) it will flatten out.

I am joining Sue at It's a very Cherry world for Rednesday.
I am also joining the Sew Darn Crafty party, for the first time!

sew many ways


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Block M-13, but not the last.

Lynette's diamond, in the lower right corner, as the Quilt is usually shown.  I'm happy I found a fabric very close to that used by Jane in the Mother Quilt.

I followed Anina's instructions for this block and it wasn't that bad.
I am a little annoyed that the seams don't line up on the center square, but, "Finished is better than perfect."


Friday, January 20, 2012

Jane block: M-7

This is Junko's Rose Garden.  I printed out Anina's guide for this one!

Melons, melons, too many melons.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Post #300, and Rednesday

Goodness, post #300!  I'll have to think about a giveaway.  And, I am approaching my 4-year anniversary of blogging!  So stay tuned.

Today:  a scan of most of a 9 inch block that I am doing for the Just Takes 2 project. This red is more of a tomato color.   I think you can see that this is the Jacob's Ladder block (it goes by other names too).  Red and white blocks look so wonderful don't they?  I see why this project is so popular, and why red and white quilts were popular in the past.

Quick note:  Instead of throwing this red fabric in the washer with other dark fabrics, I soaked it in the sink in hot water and soap - and the dye ran!  I soaked and rinsed until the water was clear.  But, it makes me wonder about other red fabrics I have purchased...

I am joining up with Rednesday at It's a very Cherry World!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Dear Jane block M-8

M-8 is called Enchanted Square. It's a long weekend here and I was inspired to do a "Jane" block.

My first Jane block since Sept. 2011.  I am getting closer - this is block 151.  Unfortunately, most of the blocks left are harder blocks, with fiddly applique.  And melons, lots of melons.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Vintage red....something!

This is a delightful crocheted ... something.  I found it at a thrift store for 90 cents!  It might be a hotpad or pot holder.  When I saw it I thought of Rednesday right away.  It's been a long time since I've joined Rednesday so I had to search for Sue's blog!

Hooking up with Vintage Thingy Thursday and Rednesday at It's a very Cherry World.  It's Sue's 3rd anniversary and she is having a give-away.


Just takes 2 hearts block

But... mine will be different than everyone else's.  They are arranged the wrong way on the background fabric!  Imagine them rotated 90 degrees to right (or left) - that is how they are supposed to be.
Now to wait for the next installment.


Monday, January 9, 2012

Just takes 2 - Ohio Star

The only yellow I had - very pale, I know.
The new golden yellow I ordered has arrived in the mail.  The last block of this set will be posted tomorrow - and then it's wait for the next set to be posted at the middle of January.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Just takes 2 - more blocks

Block number 3.

Block number 4. This is a big block and not all can get in my scanner.  I need to upgrade my digital camera driver, or get a new camera!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year, New Project?

Of course!  When there is so much still to do on my Dear Jane project and Nearly Insane project!    I'll start the Just takes Two project (Click on button at top of my sidebar). It's inspired by the Red and White quilt exhibit that was in New York, which did look amazing!

 Near the first of the month and near the middle of the month new block patterns will be made available, for a short period of time.  I mulled over what to do, and decided on blocks made with 30's reproduction solids: nile green, bubblegum pink, clear blue, lilac, buttercup yellow, peach, aqua, and so on.

Here is the first block, done in a rose color.  I pulled out my stash, but of course I was low in some colors!  Off to ReproductionFabrics to buy more!

Second block:

This is aqua, not green.
I have done two others, which I will share tomorrow.  So far this has been easy and fun.


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