Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Friday

It has been a hectic week and I can honestly say that I am happy that Friday is here.  Not much sewing going on this week, but I did take a field trip to Jinny Beyer's Studio in Great Falls, VA.  The area has a lot of artists and there was a studio hop going on.  Jinny's shop was busy and she was cutting fabric and trying to greet visitors.  I did buy some fabric, mostly jewel tones, (sorry no picture) caught up a little with Jinny while she cut my fabric.  It was a pretty day.

I made 2 more blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler.  And I am enjoying this exercise.  It is requiring me to think before I cut, and to think before I sew.  I am getting a little better in trying to be more precise in the piecing of these blocks.  The fabrics that I am using are so wonderful, that I want to do them justice by making good blocks. Not perfect, cause I am not, but nice. Fall has finally arrived and I am enjoying the change.

Here are pictures of blocks #9 and #12.  I hope to get some sewing in this weekend, so I may have more to share later.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Progress on African Snowball and Farmer's Wife Sampler

After surviving one of the rainiest and soggiest couple of weeks that I can recall in a long time, I had no choice but to stay in and work on quilt projects.  Good thing too...I completed the African snowball quilt top.  I opted to put on 2 borders with the outside border only on the sides.  I really like that border fabric but I thought it would overwhelm the other fabrics if I were to put it on the sides and the top and bottom   I have a backing picked out and hope to get this quilted over the next couple of weeks.    I also completed 4 blocks for the Farmers' Wife sampler.  I now have 10 completed and I only have 101 more to make.  This is my side project and I am enjoying it.  I am making the blocks with various shades of the Daiwabo taupes.  I think fall is on the way and I am looking forward to it.  Happy quilting.  Sorry for the quality of the pics -- lighting was not the best.