Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Mystery Continues....

I was able to catch up on all the steps (so far) for the mystery quilt. I made lots of little four patches (step 1)... then some cute little HSTs (step 2 - part 1)... then I put the 2 together to create some really cute blocks (step 2 - part 2). I like the look of these blocks! They would be a cute quilt all by themselves! I also cut some squares of my dark pink fabric and my heart fabric (step 3).. and then I made some more 4 patches (step 4). So I am caught up... or WAS! Then Jody sent out the next step! Oh well, that is fine. I am ready for it! Now let's just hope I don't run out of any of my fabrics along the way! "Belle"

Sunday, February 10, 2008

I got the Blues.....

.....but in a good way! I do a charm swap each month with some quilty friends and this month we are swapping blues. The past year I have been using what was in my stash, but this month I decided it was time for some new fabric to share! There is a new quilt shop in my area ( ) that I have fallen madly in love with! I would go there daily if it were closer!

I was there on Saturday and found the 5 blue beauties above. The photo doesn't do justice to the colors and the center one is the creamiest, softest fabric! I really want to go back and buy more! It is from Japan... which I thought was cool!

Can't wait to see the charming blues that I receive from my friends. I love swapping fabric! "Belle"

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Braids, Mystery and a Wedding....

I am done with all the Round Robins... YEAH! I enjoyed working on every single one, but one of my absolute faves was the last one. I could add anything I wanted! I have been wanting to try my hand at a braided border and this top seemed the perfect candidate for one. I used Bonnie's technique at I love anything that is fairly simple, but looks complicated.... and a braided border definitely fits the bill! Very easy...the main thing is the time to cut and sew!

So now I am on to another project with my online quilting buds... a mystery quilt..... another first for me. I am not good at following rules! LOL! But I was caught up in all the neat fabric combos I was seeing the others post and had to join them. It is no surprise that I am using pink, but honestly I didn't set out to do so. I bought very little fabric this past year! I have been making myself work with what I had in my stash and while I still have a lot, I don't have a lot of yardage.

But I finally found 3 fabrics.. a light, a dark and a contrast that went well together and I had enough for the requirements.

I have even started on step one.. some cute little four-patches... one down.. a "few" more to go! LOL!

And I continue to work on the wedding quilt. I decided it needs to be bigger, so I am making more blocks! 9 more. I will lay it out 5 blocks by 5 blocks.. add sashing and borders. I like square quilts, not sure why.

Hoping I have LOTS of quilty time this weekend! "Belle"