Monday, May 30, 2011
I'm nearly finished with Boomerang 5.0. There are still a couple of ladies who failed to send me their fabric on time (the deadline was April 15!) so if they send me fabric while I'm gone, they're just going to have to wait until October to receive their completed block.
In the pink and white pieced star, there's a little fairy in the top left square. Donna included that with her fabric and requested that it be a part of the block.
|"July Fourth Star" for Brenda|
|"Rolling Gears" for Patti S|
|"Fox & Geese" for Mary C|
|"Castles in Spain" for Suzanne|
|"Pieced Star" for Donna|
Friday, May 27, 2011
|"Whirlwind" for Brenda S|
|"Picture Frame" for Mary D|
|"Broken Dishes" for Sandy|
|"Old Windmill" for Laura B|
|"Old Maid's Puzzle" for KaSandra|
|"Red Cross Variation" for Robin S|
|"Antique Tiles" for Bonnie J|
Monday, May 23, 2011
When I visited my mother this past Thanksgiving, I promised her a quilt by summer. I knew I had a stash of basket blocks from a swap in my quilt class, and was thinking (at that time) that I'd make a bunch of blocks to go with it. Then I joined a swap on the Quilters' Message Board, and acquired a bunch of blocks using some dusky rose and beige fabric I'd bought.
I had to turn the sampler blocks on end since that's how the baskets go, and therefore the quilt was quite large. Mom's bed is a King, and this quilt measures approximately 108 x 98. The only way I could get a decent picture of it was to have Don hold it and hang it over the edge of our deck.
The quilting was done by January Shaffer, who works out of her home a block away from my office. She did a different pattern for each block! I'm very proud of this--sure wish I could keep it. But Mom will love it.
Below are some pics of some of the blocks to show the different quilting designs.
January pit this pattern in all of the border triangles.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
For this round of Boomerang I decided to send out a "funky" fabric. The light brown and dusky rose were nice for last round, but this time I wanted something bright. This one did the trick. Here are the first 6 received.
|"Aunt Dinah" from Poker Diva (Florence)|
|from Judy B|
|from Kathy N|
|"Mississippi" from moonrise (Lisa T)|
|from janecat (Linda M)|
Saturday, May 14, 2011
|"Old Windmill" for Karen P|
|"July Fourth" for Lisa T|
|"Mosaic Star" for Judith I|
|"Water Wheel" for Janet T|
|"Ranger's Pride" for Patsy F|
|"Arkansas Crossroad" for Patti S.|
|"Millwheel Variation" for Sue G|
|"July Fourth Star" for Karla R|
|"Ruins of Jericho" for Florence M|
|"Nelson's Victory" for Judy B|