Friday, July 31, 2009

A Step Forward

I started working on my “Nearly Insane” quilt and I have completed three more blocks. Five of my friends and I started this quilt in 2007. We were going to do four blocks per month with 2 side setting blocks per month, and it would have ended in March of this year. Needless to say I am a little behind schedule. But the good thing is I am not too far from the others.

Block 54

Block 86

Block 87

The Nearly Insane quilt was pieced by Salinda Rupp, from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania c. 1870. Salinda’s used very bright colors and I have tried to duplicate the colors.

Today I finished up a huge basket of ironing that has been building up. I feel so good that it is done. I tend to procrastinate on chores like that. Do you?

Until Later.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stepping Outside The Box

I have stepped outside the box with my last couple of quilts. I usually stick to 19th Century fabrics and quilts.

I made this Paper Doll Quilt for my granddaughter, who is four years old, I can’t wait to give it to her.

Paper Doll Quilt 001

here is the back with some of the clothes. I have even had fun playing with it.

Paper Doll Quilt

I have now stepped back into a more comfortable space. I am working on my Nearly Insane quilt. Lynne from Treadles and Treasures inspired me to get back to work on it. Lynne and her husband also collect antique sewing machines. So do stop by their blog and take a look.

Until later.