Sunday, August 28, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 8/29/2011

August is almost over and I will be spending the fall adjusting to two fewer children in my house. Tough but I will just have to look forward to Thanksgiving in November when everyone will be home. I think I will work on a special family meal and look forward to some great time together. I have finally got Florabunda Block 12 done! Yippee. Time to move onto Applique Quilt Project #3 this week.

I also put together my first applique quilt top, taking a couple of weeks to finish the borders and I think it turned out pretty well. I have been thinking about the quilting pattern and I think I will handquilt it in a cross hatch or diagonal line. Simple but elegant! I love to handquilt so I can work on in during the cold winter months. I think this applique thing has become a full blown addiction and I will be seeking a 12 step progam....(step one - find pattern, step two - buy fabric......)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Applique Thursday 8/25/2011

Here is the completed quilt top for my first applique quilt!! Turned out rather well if I do say so myself! It was a blast to do and I am looking forward to finishing my second top, hopefully in the next week or two and starting my much fun!! So much little time.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 8/22/2011

Summer is almost over and high school starts tomorrow. One child has left, moving into his dorm for Freshman year and the second child leaves on Saturday and will be moving into her college apartment. I am 50% lighter on children and not really thrilled about it. The younger two are enjoying thier last day to sleep in as getting up tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. will be quite a shock! I did get Florabunda Block #11 done and am in the process of finishingup Block #12. Time to move onto the next project! Having a blast with applique and just love how the blocks are turning out.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 8/15/2011

Sutter Cancer Quilt Auction Quilt!!!

Another killer week but we had our Spring Chicks Reveal of the quilts donated to Sutter Hospital Cancer Quilt Auction and here is my quilt. The rest of the group can be seen at

We also had a great time revealing our Three Little Words Challenge Quilts, my words were Red, Mosaic and Balloons. So here is my challenge quilt. The rest of our group's designs can be seen here

I also manged to get Block 10 of Florabunda almost completed so I am very excited. I have chosen my next two applique and quilt projects and am looking forward to digging into the next project.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Morning Design Wall 8/8/2011

Nothing to show this week as I spent the entire week working on my son's Eagle Court of Honor. I will have to enjoy everyone's design wall as I spend some time this week getting ready for our Spring Chicks Reveal of our Breast Cancer Quilts we are donating to the Sutter Cancer Center on Tuesday. I cannot wait to see the groups quilt designs and finished projects!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Applique Thursday 8/4/2011

Another week, another square!! Here are a couple more squares from my Applique Challenge Quilt. I am still working on the borders, which seem to take more time than I thought. Had a great time camping but lost time on my quilts after taking several days off. Nice to be outside, on a beach, with friends and enjoying the great outdoors. I saw some beautiful flowers and took a ton of pictures. Can't wait to see if I can design my own applique blocks based on the flowers!!