Thursday, October 14, 2010

I Couldn't Help Myself!!

After staring at the Jo Morton quilt on the front of the American Patchwork and Quilting magazine, I gave in!!  I started cutting 1" strips of any Jo or repro fabric I could find in my stash.....the pile is growing!  Then I cut the red center squares, and next came the blocks!  I think I am up to 20 completed blocks now and loving it! I have to make 174 blocks I believe if I want the size in the magazine, but my plan is to make it big enough for my bed.....big plans!!  I am going a little lighter with my lights...better definition I think.

Blocks aren't layed out properly so there is no real pattern yet!!  Many more to go!

This is a Jan Patek applique I started many moons ago.  Time to finish it I think...I am almost done the applique then need to add the border!  It will be nice on the wall next spring!

Another little project that needs completed.  Its quite small, great for a little Mug Rug!

Just a quick look at a few of the things I have been working away on over the past couple of weeks!

 This morning I was out in the garden digging up potatoes.  I guess we may have a little moisture in the form of the "white stuff" on Friday.  Lots of combining to go yet so hopefully the weather man is wrong on this one!!  I guess I better get back to the gardening, still more cleaning to do so its ready for the winter.

One more thing.....A big thanks to Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts. Check out Vickie's blog at   I am one of 6 lucky winners from her 600th blog post.  Not sure what I won, but its coming in the mail and its quilty!! Thanks again Vickie and congrats on 600 posts!!

Have a Great Day,



  1. Congratulations on your win! It is tough out there to win any of these blog giveaways, much less with someone who has over 600 followers! And your JM courthouse steps is yummy! Ok, so I have nothing better to do than get started! I agree with your lighter fabric choice.

  2. Ooo! Look at all your lovely work! As usual you inspire to keep creating! Can't wait to see everything!