Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Yankee Diary

Today Barbara Brackman shared the introduction and fabric requirements for Yankee Diary, her upcoming 2017 block of the month series, set to begin the last Wednesday in January.

It will be a sampler quilt inspired by the diary of a young girl who lived in New York in the mid-1800s.  Both piecing and applique will be included, and the blocks will be variable in size and placement.  In general, it will feature a somewhat 'patriotic' theme.  I'm looking forward to it!

Meanwhile, I pulled out my partial set of blocks from Brackman's Morris Hexathon series.  Because wouldn't it be great to finish the quilt from that series before I start the new one?!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

En Provence Step 2

Moving right along with

Again I made 2/3 of the called-for number of units, because I'm planning on a smaller quilt.  These triangle sections were made using a Tri-Recs ruler set I already had, although Bonnie offers several options for cutting and piecing.  The instructions use magenta as the constant fabric color, but I'm going my own way here with aqua.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Donation quilts

A couple of I-Spy quilts completed this weekend, and ready to be delivered-- my last donation quilts of the year.  These will be going to our local domestic violence safe-house.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

A December lap quilt

I worked on a quick little seasonal gift yesterday. 
I started with charms from a swap.

Chain piecing makes fast work of it!

 I used the charms 'as-is' at 5"
so these blocks are a bit larger than 12"

 Hoping to get through block assembly
and borders today.


Thursday, December 1, 2016



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Westering Women

It's Month #11 for
-- the year is almost over!

This month we're making the Bear's Paw block, and learning about landmarks and trail markers that the pioneers ecountered along the way. 

I'm happy that I've been assembling my top as we've gone along, so when we get the final block next month, I'll add borders and my quilt will be DONE!  

Since I live in the community of Big Bear Lake, both bear's paw blocks and bears are a pretty big deal here.  This is a queen-size bear's paw quilt I made recently.