Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Naming a quilt has never been my modus operandi but this one is getting a name.  She shall be known as Sunshine on A Cloudy Day.  This is a wedding present for a wonderful friend.  I am going to type up the thought behind the title and include it with the gift.  If you are married, you know that marriage is not always sunshine.  Sometimes it's gray, stormy drizzle.  Sometimes it's a downright hurricane.  On those days you have to look really hard for the sunshine and if you can't find it you have to make your own.  Here's hoping that, for my friend, the sunshiney days always outnumber the cloudy ones and on those really gray days that she can find the light even if she has to use her imagination!

 Quilt front
 Quilt back
 All rolled up and ready for gifting!
Oh, this one isn't like those!  A new quilt top!  Using the herringbone blocks.  It'll be finished soon and I'll be back with another post!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Few Works-In-Progress and a Finish!

Not much time to post today but this is the recently finished quilt top for my dear friend who's FINALLY getting married in March!  So excited for her!  She is loving yellow and gray right now.  Do you ever make something and wonder if it will stand the test of time and fashion?  Don't get me wrong, I like the yellow and gray.  I just wonder if someday it will remind me of rust and avocado green from the 70s!
 Below is a Final Finish.  I've made six quilts for my friend at school out of her great grandmother's box of quilt squares.  This is by far the largest and most involved but also the most lovely.  I think it's interesting that during the course of making this quilt top, my friend's great grandmother got a sewing machine.  Much of it is hand stitched but then it changes to machine stitched.  I felt like I was working on a piece of the history of the industrial revolution and how it eventually trickled down to the homemaker!  Finally done with the vintage quilt sewing!  Check that huge project off the list!
 And this is my Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt at 47 blocks.  I'm almost half way done!  Forgive the yuck photo! I can't seem to find time for photos until it's already dark outside and the absence of natural light doesn't make for the best picture!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Obsession

I LOVE this new block!  I guess it's not really new but it's new to me!

I found the tutorial for this block at
That's as far as I've gotten so far! (Too much OTHER sewing!) but at least it's a start!  Maybe I'll get some time on Monday.  We're out of school for President's Day.