Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The latest Monthly Mini kit from Temecula Quilt Company arrived yesterday. I think they sent the kits out a while back. (In fact, I just checked the envelope and it was mailed on September 29th.) So it takes some time for them to arrive here in Israel. But I am so, so happy when they get here! As soon as the mailman brought the envelope to my door, I ripped it open and pieced the whole little quilt. (it really is pretty tiny!) Will take a picture later on today and show you what they sent this month. They're calling it Autumn 1863. We really don't have autumn in this country, so it was nice to have a reminder of my very favorite season from when I lived in the States.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Got 7 blocks made, and then it got stuffed in a basket and forgotten. When I was going through some unruly piles of scraps the other day, guess what I found? It was only a matter of minutes, and the last two blocks were finished. Added sashing and 6 inch white borders, and voila.
A special thank you goes out to Christine, without whose gifted scraps this quilt could not have happened. Mostly because I do not buy orange fabric!
I also finished my quilt top for Lori's Country Roads quilt along.
If you haven't yet visited Lori's blog at Humble Quilts, you are in for a treat! Not only will you love her quilts and her quilt alongs, but she is a beautiful person who truly does good for others.
Wishing you all a good, safe day. And I hope things here in Israel will be quiet and without incident.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Friday, September 18, 2015
Yes, I've been a bad blogger. AWOL since May! I guess sometimes Life just takes over...we had illness in the family, marriages in the family (two granddaughters), lots of travel, and some needed changes in lifestyle (exercise, diet, meditation). But all in all, things have been good!
It's been such a busy year, I've only been able to work on small projects, and I've really come to enjoy them. No room left in the house for any more bed quilts anyways. And it's so nice to actually finish things! Next time I'll post some pics of the adorable little quilts I've made.
Thanks for your patience while I've been away.
Have a restful weekend!
Friday, May 15, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Not long ago, I signed up for the Monthly Mini program at Temecula Quilt Company. The kit for my first little quilt arrived a week later, which I thought was really fast, as it had to get here by mail and then pass through the Israeli Customs inspection. So a week was great!
The first mini is called Brown Baskets, and that's exactly what it is. I've been having a good time making these little baskets, and especially the handles. I like sewing the handles with needle-turn applique; it's slow and relaxing. I have just one more handle to applique, and as we need to go to a government office today (lots of sitting and waiting) I think I'll just take it along. And maybe I'll take along something else to work on as well...you never know how long these things will take.
Have a great Sunday! Enjoy the Spring weather, if that's what's happening in your area, and sew something slow!