Friday, June 3, 2011

Half Way There

Just a little update to show you where I am at with things....
This is the Chain of Faith Quilt by Moda that I am working on for my neice's wedding.  I am half done...woohoo!!  In the original pattern sample they ussed a red floral for the "chain".  I didn't think it stood out so well so I decided to use a solid red and I am glad I did!  Next post should be a completed top!

Coxcomb Medallion Update --A dozen 3.5" pinwheel blocks, a dozen 3.5" four patch blocks (they are kind of hiding under the pinwheels) and 2 Sampler Blocks.....month 3 done!!  Now to get going on month 4 and have it finished before the 15th of June!!

Little 3" Rail Blocks.

So I was cruising through blogs the other day and came across a post with a picture of the new American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine.  Have you seen it?  Are you lucky enough to already have it in your hands?  Not me :(  In Canada magazines seem to come out 2 weeks later than in the states.....whats with that?!  Anyhow the Quilt on the front caught my eye and I knew I had to make it.....a little tough without the magazine and instructions though!!  Soooo to calm my stitchy fingers until I get my hands on the magazine, I dug into my scraps from my Courthouse Steps Quilt.  Many, many 1" strips, and started sewing them together,  and these tiny little blocks are the end result. I am thinking they will make a nice little table topper with an applique vine/leaf border......another work in progress!!

The wind is blowing like crazy here so it was a good day to stay inside and stitch.  Tomorrow and Sunday are supposed to be sunny and warm, so outside I will be.  I have tons of annuals to plant and many weeds to pick! 

On another note, my oldest daughter is over in Europe travelling around and staying in Hostels.  She is having a great time by the sounds of it. She has a blog to keep everyone posted.   A little scary right now though with the E-coli scare in Europe.  I have asked her to PLEASE don't eat raw veggies.  From what I have heard they still aren't sure where it is the E-coli is coming from....scary for everyone in Europe I am sure.  Hopefully they find the source soon.


Happy Stitching everyone,

Cindy

7 comments:

  1. I totally love all of your blocks. I have my APQ magazine and can't wait to have enough scraps to make that quilt on the cover.

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  2. I was drawn to that pattern on the cover of APQ magazine the minute I saw it too! I also have plans to make the chain of faith...you know what they say about great minds. :)

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  3. love that quilt so far! great job. the red really makes it pop!

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  4. I'm a little behind here, but wow! You are working on some wonderful projects! The wedding gift is fabulous and I love the solid red.
    Love the tiny rail blocks too.

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  5. I love the solid red in your quilt. It really shows off the diagonal lines. I just found that magazine here, too, and I am cutting strips to make some of those rail fence blocks.

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  6. Love your projects! I finished piecing my "Rail Fence" quilt and have it waiting in line to be quilted. Yours is going to be great too! I am going to have to make the "Chain of Faith" quilt too, love yours!!

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  7. glad you like my quilt on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting
    always fun to make quilts using our scraps! I love little blocks so yours are adorable 3"
    Kathie

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