Thursday, October 27, 2011


 This is  a  block of the month that I am working on.  It really is a block a week because there are 50 blocks. I have completed 32 blocks and have 5 months to go.

These are the fabrics I am using for the background (white) and setting blocks.  I plan to set like the Irish Chain example.

These are examples of the setting blocks.  I have completed all of these for the quilt. Below are the blocks.

The quilt shop offered this in two color ways.  I chose Blue and Brown.  The first 4 blocks cost $7.00 and all the others were free if I brought my finished blocks beak the next month.

My friend Chose the Red and brown color way.  She had trouble keeping up, so I have been making her blocks for her.   Here are the last 8. 

This is Angel trying to get me to stop sewing and cuddle with her.  As close as her tail was to the needle, I complied! 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

  My Granddaughter entered her Bluebonnet quilt in the local quilt show August.  She was entered in the under 18 category for the last time. She named it about Mama Molly's Bluebonnets because it remimded her of my Mom's from yard in the spring!

Here is her Third place ribbon!

Kirby is trying to talk me into hanging it behind the Quilt box that he is so easy on.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Comfort and Joy

Comfort and Joy is a Block of the Month  from Silver Thimble Quilt Company designed by Pat Wys and BJ Laird that I have been working on for eight months.  I still lack the two borders and the applique on the outer border. 

Block 1

Block 2

 Block 3 - still need to do a face!  

 Block 4  - Another face to do!

Block 5 - Stocking and Star   and Block 6

 Block 7 - basket and Block 8  - tree 

 Kirby  giving his seal of approval

All the blocks together

It has:
3 log cabin blocks
9 nine patch blocks
38 half square triangles
4 Churn Dash block
31 Flying Geese
1 Square in a Square
6 Paper Pieced stars - 3 8" and 3 6"
Lots of round berries
13 rectangular filler strips
8 2.5 squares
And lots of applique!  I used a rinse away product and washable glue to create a needle turned look and put them down with a 1X1 zig-zag

The inner border is 2" wide finished and I do not have the fabric for it
The outer border is 5" finished and is white with tiny red dots that I used for the applique backgrounds.

I accidently modified the pattern in a couple of places.  I made 4 6" stars so I added extra filler strips to make it fit.  The two halves of block 8 were not the same length, co added another strip.   Then when I sewed the first half (blocks 1 -3) to the second half (blocks 4-8), I reversed them!  It just makes it my own quilt and will not be exactly like all the others purchased at the same quilt store!