Saturday, February 8, 2014

You Guys Are Awesome!!

I am just overwhelmed and excited with all the visitors and new followers.
I did not expect to GROW like this.
Thank you so much Amy Vicki, sorry about that Vicki) for
Grow Your Blog.
Mine certainly grew by leaps and bounds.
Thank you to everyone for your sweet and encouraging comments.
I am still answering all of the comments, so if I haven't gotten to you yet, I will.
Now let's see what's been happening.
I have had some medical issues arise, so I have had a lot on my mind and a lot of stress.
I will be out of commission for a week or so, so I am trying to get a lot done at home and at work.
I have jumped from one thing to another, not finishing anything.
It has been cold here, just like everywhere. 
But we are in the south our lows are suppose to be in the 30,s - 40's, not 3,s and 4's. 
I have not spent a lot of time in my sewing room studio because it is very cold in there.
I am still working on Diane's quilt.  Progress is slow, mostly because of the cold.
I have 1 more row of flowers to fill in with background and some on the border,
 but I am not motivated for some reason.
When I didn't feel like quilting I pieced some on the Dresden Plate
quilt for my late boss's (is that right?) wife made from his shirts.
I decided after I had a few rows sewed together
that it needed to be bigger so rip rip.
The centers will be black.  I tried different fabrics but always came back to the black.
What do you think? Black centers? 
Each of the blocks have one of two red shirts. 
          Would you use one of the red shirt as the middle?    
This big star will be a quilt for one of his sons. This is about 24" square.
I made this wall hanging this morning. 
See what I mean about hopping around.
I should have worked on one of the above quilts
but oh no let's start something new.
At least I finished it. It's about 43X43,
I want to hang it in my office at work.
  I used Fig Tree's Jelly Star pattern but just made one block.
The fabric is by Sweetwater.
This was a test block to see if I wanted to make a quilt.
The answer is yes, I want to make a quilt using this pattern.
When I don't know.
Now I want to quilt it, but Diane's quilt is still on the frame.

I'm linking up with Sarah
this week.
Thank you for visiting.
Stay warm.
Think Spring.
I'm ready to complain about it being too hot!!
Leave a comment on the Grow Your Blog 
post for a chance to win this
drawing will be Feb 15th.
See what I mean about hopping around.


  1. Diane;s quilt is stunning!! I wish I could machine quilt like this...I hand quilt so much I get no machine that;s my story and I;m sticking to Seriously; your quilting is stunning!! Now no more comments for that giveaway....or I won;t win...haha

  2. Beautiful quilting, as always, Diane! And your piecing is pretty nice too! I don't blame you for skipping around - it seems harder to concentrate on one thing when it's this cold! So whoop whoop for lots of pretty eye candy!!

  3. Diane's quilt is gorgeous!!! Makes me want to do applique right now!!

  4. I like the black centers Diane, though it would be hard to say for sure without seeing a picture of it with some other fabric in the center just to compare. You do lovely work, so I'm sure whatever you choose will be perfect!

    There must be a thing going around--I've found it hard to concentrate too, though for me it's been going on a while! Hope the medical issues are nothing terribly serious, and things will settle soon after. :-)

  5. Sorry to read you are unwell, hope all goes well for you this week.
    Re the centres I like the black it makes it pop if you know what I mean.
    Wonderful quilting and I am sure these pieces will all be well loved

  6. You may be hopping around but you are getting loads done!! The quilting on Diane's quilt is gorgeous!! I really like the black centers, with the black sashing, it really makes the quilt pop!!

    Sending healing vibes your way!

  7. Gosh your quilting is ace. You may be jumping about but all looks so gorgeous, what the hell, its working for you!

  8. I think it is normal for creative people to "hop" around!! I absolutely LOVE looking at your quilting! What an inspiration! I like the black centers on your Dresden also! It is a good choice! Hope you get to feeling better soon! Blessings!

  9. Your quilting is absolutely beautiful, as a beginner I am in awe of the fabulous blogs that I have been finding on the net. There are so many talented people out there - I can only hope one day I might be one of them

  10. Your quilting is gorgeous! So pretty! And I love the black centers on the Dresden. I hope you feel better soon!
    xo jan sewandsowfarm