Sunday, January 31, 2010

Working away...........

I have been working as time will allow on three quilt tops.
Two tops are finished except the binding, the Pinwheel and the Ohio Star

I also have most of the block finished for an American Flag quilt.
Thanks to friend, Alexis, here is how I think the Flag top will look when
restitched together

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Was doing some research on the Arts & Crafts movement this morning for DH. I came across the following quote I think will be enjoyed by all my "handy" friends. The Stickley brothers and Roycroft are major names in the A & C movement in the USA. This quotation from John Ruskin formed the Roycroft "creed":

"A belief in working with the head, hand and heart and mixing enough play with the work so that every task is pleasurable and makes for health and happiness".

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Cold Nights, Warm Quilt

What better project for the cold winter than a nice warm quilt? I've long admired a quilt that is frequently seen on my favorite TV sit com, As Time Goes By. So here is the beginning of my version of that lovely PinWheel pattern quilt.

The blocks are not pieced together yet -- just laying there -- more blocks to finish before deciding the final layout.

The top is moving along nicely -- I'm amazed since so far all of it is hand pieced.

Here's how it looks as of Monday, Jan. 11, 2010

Just two more blocks to finish -- they will be the same as the one in the lower left corner -- yellow batik -- they go in the two empty spaces near the top.