This block is named Sarah’s Choice. On 3 Sister’s Cyber Quilting I am hosting the Block of the Month or BOM for 2008. The swappers voted and chose stars for the pattern and blues for the color. All the blocks are beginners blocks. Each month there will be a different star block that I have chosen. Here is a link to the pattern if you would like to play along. Pattern
I made this table runner as a Christmas gift for a friend. The pattern is from Quilter’s Cache. It is called Patience Corners. It uses 4 1/2 inches squares and 2 1/2 inch strips. This block is great for stash busting. It was so easy to make. The block size is 12 1/2 unfinished. I quilted it in the ditch with my machine. I think a scrappy quilt would look awesome using this block. I have tons of 2 1/2 inch strips from swaps and left overs. I am definitely making a quilt with this pattern.
I came across this pattern on the AllSorts Blog and thought that I would like to try that. I have tons of scrap squares that are left overs from other projects. My squares where only 4 inches though. The directions called for 4 1/2 inch squares. So I just down sized a little. It was a very easy and fast project. It took about 15 minutes. I ended up mailing these to my mother as part of her birthday present. My 4 year old son wants me to make some more. He thinks they are really cool. So do I.
I decided that I needed to make myself a tote bag for church. It seems like I always leave with more than I come with. So to make it easier on myself I made this.
I was at Hancock fabric and they were having a half off sale. They had this awesome batik material sewn into patches. I think I got a half of a yard for around $1.50. I lined it with a green batik and sewed a pink floral pocket onto the green material. I just love batik material. It is just so colorful and speaks to the child in me. This bag was very easy to make. I have gotten a few compliments at church too. Not too bad for a days work.
Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? This year has just flown by. Where did it go. It seems like sense we bought our house life has gone by in a blur. We didn’t even do any Christmas shopping until last Saturday. Usually by now I have been done. I normally start buying gifts in September and start putting them up. I think we got most of what we are going to buy. There are a few odds and ends to get and stocking stuffers.
For the last two days I have been sewing like a crazy woman. A friend of mine and her husband make drift wood lamps. They made me a beautiful one out of cedar. I told them I would make them a quilt in trade for it. I had my lamp with in a month of the deal. I have been so busy and haven’t had time to start sewing their quilt together. I have all the pieces cut. Thank goodness they know how busy I have been and can understand why I haven’t gotten it started. So I figured that I would go ahead and get it going. I am using the Goose Creek pattern from Quilter’s Cache. I am using civil war reproduction material for it. It is very scrappy. I will post pictures later. They have a queen sized bed. So once I did the figuring I came up with needing 128 scrappy 6 1/2 inch 9 patch blocks and 128 of the other block. So for the last two days I have been sewing 9 patches. My shoulder is bothering me. I have to sew the strips together for the last 37 of the blocks and then I will have all 128 9 patches. So I will be half way there. Not too bad for two days of work.
Well I guess I better get going….God Bless.
I have been toying with the idea of making FabricMom.com my regular blog site. I have been keeping up with two sites for some time. I was blogging at blogspot.com. My husband suggested that I turn FabricMom.com into my blog. Now I only have to maintain one site.
Here I will talk about my many craft, art, quilt projects, and of course my family life. I take pictures of almost everything I make to share with my family and friends who live all over the world. I will be posting those here.
I hope you like the new FabricMom.com. I will try to post regularly. I have a few articles in mind so stay tuned and God Bless.