Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mill Girls Week Two

I am surprised to report that I have actually finished week two for Mill Girl Quilts.... And it looks promising that I will finish week three on time. What you see is 80 hour glass blocks...


A few weeks ago we went to Richmond to get some things I had ordered for the house......

Bill, Lem and Jason are checking to make sure all is secured for the trip back to NC.

Jean fixed us a delightful lunch and we had some time to enjoy being together before we had to come home.


The following week we went to visit Rebekah. She and I stopped at Loving Stitches in Fayetteville and I saw some placemats I really liked. I did purchase some fabric and when I got home I actually drafted the pattern, cut them out and assembled four placemats.




I need to pick up some backing and batting to finish this project but it is the first time I have ever brought something home and actually made it right away........ I rather like that feeling and hope that I can do that more often............



I also got my two blocks done for the Block of the Quarter swap at the guild. They have been turned in already so that is one less thing I will need to remember.



This afternoon Lem and I are going out to the house to see how it is progressing. We had so many things to do this week that we never got out there but once..............

Maybe I can get some good pictures to share later.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

All Cut Out

Here it is............. Mill Girls.............. It has taken most of the day but it is all cut and ready to stitch.............

Now if I can sew for a bit before cooking supper I can get a bit ahead.........

I am using Lucinda's gift as a Leader/Ender so I will be working on both of them at the same time............

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Anne Ida is hosting a Quilt Along to make Mill Hill Girls from Jennifer Chiaverini's pattern book More Elm Creek Quilts.

I have not yet completed the last quilt I began in her Quilt Along for Lucinda's Gift but I am half way finished with the blocks.......

Yes, I am going to do better with this one.........


We are planning to move before the 11th of November so I am rather busy these days but I am finding more time to sew by using the odd 10 to 15 minutes I can carve in each day.

The first week we are supposed to choose our fabric and cut the pieces for the blocks.......



Remember, I have those large bags of scrap fabric I purchased several years ago when I was getting the BOM's from Homestead Hearth.............



The first thing I need to cut is 80 four inch squares. I spent the last several hours sorting out fabric large enough and pressing it for cutting............

The original is done in brighter colors but I like CW Repro and since I have lots of it I plan to use it up. You can see the edge of the cream I am using for the background........ I will confess that I did purchase that from Thousands of Bolts. I never seem to have enough background fabric....



Now off to clear the kitchen and get dressed......... Yes, I am running a bit late but I wanted to get my fabric ready to cut........

Today Kim is having a birthday party for Andrew...... He is one year old...... Lem and I went shopping for a gift yesterday...... I do hope we selected the right thing....... A talking dump truck...

We can also take our laundry to wash at their house during the party. It will be WONDERFUL to have my own washer and dryer in three weeks........... Oh Happy Day...........


The Thread and I

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, Do it with thy might.

Ecclesiastes 9:10