Monday, June 29, 2009

DJ Block Parade

Well, here's what I've been up to the last several weeks. These are the blocks that I did the piecing on and then took them with me on vacation to finish them up by doing the applique. I'm not fond of flying so it helps me to have something I love doing like these little babies to really help take my mind off of things! So here we go!

G13, Molly's Muffins was regular pieced and appliqued. It has only 13 pieces and was fun to do!
H2, Jacob Anthony was paper pieced and appliqued. Doesn't it sound like this block was named after someone's baby boy? Well, I just had to do it in a baby boy blue. It has 24 pieces

This is H6 Pie Sale and was appliqued and pieced, in that order. It might be a bit deceptive in how many pieces it has. This one only has 14 pieces and was fun and easy! Like most of them, it's not perfect but I'm happy with it.
This one is I7, Mac and Muff. Those itsy bitsy triangles were buggars! This was also pieced and appliqued and has 19 pieces.

This last one is a pretty one, don't you think? It is H9, Snowflake Melt. It was paper pieced and appliqued and has 20 pieces. Only 2 blocks left for row H and neither has a stitch of applique!

See now, I haven't been COMPLETELY useless! Soon I will show you the triangles I've worked on in the same time period. I think there are 4. Oh, I also need to share my Buggy Barn photos!

I have to leave you with this picture. My dog just loves my husband to pieces. They were both VERY tired last Saturday and crept off for an afternoon nap. I had to take this picture! Don't tell my hubby I showed you...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Whew, I think I'm making a comeback!

It's been tough to blog the last month or so, but perhaps I will get back into it now as my schedule and life are settling back into a regular routine! I've not been ignoring my quilting during this time however, so I do have some things to show you!I realize that I forgot to take a photo of a cute 4th of July table topper I made for my niece as a hostess gift when we stayed at her place in Spokane. It was the same as this one, only in red white and blue. The star points were red, the background was a red on white toile and the binding, narrow inner border and center of the star were a navy with white stars. I just love making this cute little project. It goes together fast and easy and is a breeze to quilt because of its size.

DH is calling me to the living room to watch a movie, so will have to continue this tomorrow!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wow, It's been a while!!

I've really been away from blogging for a long time! I made it up to Spokane and my DH and I are having a wonderful time here with my niece and her family and my sister and another niece! This is a beautiful part of the world. My niece lives in a neat older neighborhood with lots of Craftsman homes built in the 30s and 40s. Also lots of stately homes from earlier than that so taking walks around here is great. A couple of days ago we had a late afternoon thunderstorm that dropped at least an inch in only about an hour. It was really beautiful. Oh, how we could use some of this water in California. My yard would just love to have some of that water, rich in nutrients washing off the leaves! Yesterday we headed out to the middle of no where to the Buggy Barn and had a blast. It is a good 30-40 minute drive from Spokane, but a very pretty one out through forested and farmed land. I don't have the opportunity to download pictures here so they will have to follow. I bought a kit and my sister spent $375!!! Can't wait to share it all with you.....

More to follow!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Last Weekend's Progress

Making it back to the world of the living...finally! Okay, here is the triangle I did this weekend. It's LS5, called Olympic Torch, has 26 pieces and was regular/paper pieced and appliqued just like most of the triangles!

The block is H5, called Michael's Motorcycle, has 22 pieces and was rotary cut and pieced. This block was a nice easy one for a change!

I think I'm going to try to head back to work tomorrow. Life is about to get very hectic! I have a week and a half back at work and then we head out for vacation. Not much time to pull things together!! Wish me luck!