I finished my Oak Leaf and Reel block. This was pretty cool to make and I learned a lot. If you’re interested in some of the process there was a post here. Inspiration from Antique Quilts, Volume One, 2010. I’m working on my next Oak Leaf and Reel. Its similar, same size but the leaves are different.
Last month I took a quick trip home to be with my Dad & Stepmom and had a great trip. It took me quite a bit of time to recover but when I did, I got hooked on HST’s. Look what happened…
Red Crinoline Quilts (formerly known as Bonnie Blue Quilts) does the best patterns, I tell ya. There are 72 HST’s in there and the whole piece finishes at 24 x 24. This was so much fun to make that I had to do another one because of Christmas and all. You can see some of the other Christmas Through the Year participants if you click this post although the Mr. Linky isn’t up so you’ll need to peruse comments to find the links this month.
I busted open the bundle from a previous post [click here]. They’re old and I never could use that bundle because it was so pretty. Well I got over that. I saved the yellows though. They’re really unique repro yellows and I thought I better save those for something special. Of course, I think everything’s special so that’s not useful to say. Anyway, I was having such fun I moved onto some red.
I changed up the 5″ center block here. That’s when you know you’re having fun!!! I dig it. I couldn’t figure out what to do with the border though. I took this to stitching and the gals voted for using the green (in the block) for the border. I’ve got to knock that out. I forgot that’s on the list.
The only one in this series that’s missing was cheddar. I mean how could I do that? I couldn’t. So here it is being prepped with Inklingo.
Speaking of missing, are you wondering where I’ve been? Aww, no where. After recovering from my quick trip, which took an inordinate amount of time, I got back to my life chores. Then I started sewing again and, well, I just never could manage getting back into blogging. I’m getting a lot more accomplished I guess. You know the deal. You know my situation. Enough said?
I finished reading this
and now I’m rereading this
I’m absolutely enjoying my visit with Tolstoy again. This is the only one of his novels I’ve read. Have you read anything by Tolstoy? It’s every bit as wonderful as I recall and really nothing like the movie because, well, it can’t be. He has so much to say about the culture and the people. His writing is wonderful.
I want to say a lot of things. About where I’ve been, what I’ve been doing and where I’m at today. I want to share a whole lot of things that have nothing to do with quilting. The thing is, quilting is the thing. Hopefully I’ll have a cheddar doll quilt and a baby quilt to share with you so until next time around…