Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tuesday Quilt block May 29

Hello after a long weekend (Memorial Day) in the USA.
Today's quilt block is:

This is Farm Fields, from the Jane Stickle quilt.  After Papa's star (see another post)  I am doing a few easier blocks!  This one is is in a Victorian-looking pink fabric for my daughter's quilt.

I am linking up with Connie at Quilting by the River and with Quilt Story.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday Quilt block

Today's block is:

K-3 Seven Sisters.  Part of my quilt in the manner of Jane Stickle, all in pink, that I am making for my daughter.  I am following the patterns in Brenda's book - check it out.

I am joining up with Quilting by the River and Quilt Story.


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Fragments May 11

It's Friday again, a perfectly beautiful sunny day in May.
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Mommy's Idea

This was supposed to be my week of vacation - relaxation before summer work and teaching an on-line course begins.  In reality it was only two days, as various errands, meetings, and obligations crept up on me.

#1 Son was confirmed on Sunday, and that was a special day.

My contribution to our culture:  I discovered a better way to shave my armpits.  Instead of dragging the razor in an upwards motion, or in a downwards motion, I slid the razor sideways, resulting in a much closer shave and smooth armpits.  Oh yes, a new razor helps too.  Have I discovered something new or did you all know about this already???

I'm on the road next week - heading to New England for work-related stuff.  I'll be able to visit my parents also.  However I will not be able to fragment on Friday.  See you in two weeks.

this week's stamp from a Postcrosser:

Isn't this incredible?  It is from Thailand.  I think I am going to feature it this week in Sunday Stamps on my other blog, Viridianpostcard.blogspot.com.
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tuesday Quilt block May 8

A famous block in the quilt by Jane Stickle:

This is G-6: Papa's Star.  It's famous as being notoriously difficult to sew.  I used paper piecing and yes that star in the middle is tiny!  And, keep that pentagon in the center in the correct orientation.  I found out in doing my first one that all sides of the pentagon are NOT the same.  Remember the whole block finishes at 4.5 inches square.

I am linking up with Connie at Quilting by the River and with Quilt Story today.


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Fragments May 4

Friday Fragments for this week:*****
I don't have to count down how many more days of school there are - it's over!  My last final to give was yesterday and I just have some more correcting to do.  Yippee!

I don't have to post marks until Tuesday morning.  In the interim comes the parade of college students, begging for a few extra points, saying they will lose their scholarship, whining that the final was too hard, etc.  I don't post my marks until the last minute to cut down on that parade.  I hate this part of the semester.

#1 Son is back in school today because his suspension is over.  Let's hope he is having a good day.  With some careful and gentle questioning, my husband found out why he was collecting cigarette butts.  Son was pretending he was in NCIS and he was collecting "evidence."  Poor guy!  But state law says the school must take action.


A pretty card I received from Postcrossing.  What is Postcrossing? "The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world."  This card came from the Netherlands.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Tuesday Quilt block May 1

Today's quilt block: I hope I haven't shared this before.

This is a Jane Stickle block called Tinker Toy.  It is part of my pink and white quilt I am making for my daughter.  Instead of setting in the corner blocks, I pieced them, then appliqued them on.  A bit of reverse applique in the center, following Anina's instructions, and I was done.


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