Friday, March 26, 2010

Quilting blocks - it's like Tetris!

As most of you know, with dh out of work, we have had to cut back on things and one of the first to go was my BOM. However, God is good and I am blessed to be able to participate in 2 free BOM's. One is at Quilt In A Day, using Eleanor Burns' free patterns. The other is the one using scrappy blocks featured in Quiltmaker Magazine, in Bonnie Hunter's column.
Here's the QIAD site...

If you want to join in the fun, click on community at the top, become a member, and go to Swaps, Round Robins, and BOM.
At the QIAD BOM, I am using the Aunt Grace Christmas Line for the blocks - here are three that have been completed...

This block is called Crossroads

This one called Merry Go Round

And finally this one is called Rocky Mountain

This has been a lot of fun - if you join us QIAD, you will find lots of ladies with the same blocks but it's amazing what colors will do to change the "flavor" of the blocks!

I'll post the BOM from Quiltmaker later!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My helper - my grandson!

Everyone needs a helper now and then - and I'm no exception. Everyone will tell you that! 8-)
This is my grandson Aiden, who was helping me re-arrange the fabric in my sewing room. Which we all know is not a sewing room but the spare room! Anyway, while I was working on a quilt for a friend's expected baby, he was busy pulling out fabric and then putting it away and then pulling it out again when he wasn't happy with how he had rearranged it. LOL! The things we let them get away with!

The following pic is of Aiden with one of the pvc pieces of a quilting frame. He looks like he's fending off would-be fabric thieves! Ah - my knight in shining armor!

This kids have gone home but not without sharing one of their greatest joys - their wedding and so I share it with you...

With this ring.....

With this ring redux!

Husband and wife!

I'm obviously not the best photographer but I was free! 8-) LOL!

Thanks for sharing my little corner of the world!