Sunday, June 26, 2011

Weekend

Hi everyone, this weekend I participated in a Virtual Retreat on one of the Yahoo Groups that I am on.  I worked on a top that has been sitting around for way too long.  It is Nebraska Waves by Jo Morton.  I have reduced the size by one row.  I will use a black fabric for the setting blocks and border.

Nebraska Waves

I am going to leave that on the design wall for a couple of days in case I want to tweak the placement of the blocks.  So in the meantime I am working on this hand piecing project. 

Hexagon Stars I ordinarily machine piece but chose not to for this project with the small pieces.  it will be 30 x 30 when it is complete.

I saw this on Ann Hermes' blog and just had to copy the idea.  Thanks Ann!

Yardstick Hanger

The yardstick is an antique - I have no idea where it come from.  Most like from my Dad's business when Mr. Quilts closed it up after his passing.  But I found another one at Home Depot in the paint department.  It is very sturdy and after it was stained and waxed it looks old.

It is just another way I can display my quilts in my home.

Until next time...

Pat

7 comments:

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Pat! Each picture gets better than the last! First off your hand project is going to be wonderful. Hand piecing is the one thing I cannot do! And the Jo quilt is wonderful. But I really, really love that Eagle quilt. How wonderful is that!

Dawn said...

What great projects!
The hand piecing is amazing - so tiny. What pattern is this?
Your eagle quilt is quite spectacular.
Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Love the Nebraska Waves...have wanted to make it since I saw it in Jo's book!

Kathie said...

I love that eagle quilt , wow!
just beautiful I need to make that too, is that from a book? Jo Morton? your fabric choices are just perfect for this quilt would love to see a close up of it please!!!!!
OH and those stars are to die for I think I need to make those too, oh no you just added two projects to my list!
how do you like working with the stamps?
I have never tried them
kathie

EileenKNY said...

Pat,
I love the quilt! Can you share what pattern it is?
The yardstick is a great idea! Don't have to hide it.

QBG said...

Wow, you have some great projects going. Can't wait to see the finished quilts someday. Love your eagle quilt and the yardstick idea. After I read Ann Hermes' blog the other day, I started looking at the antique malls for some interesting yardsticks but no luck so far.

Donna K. from N. TX aka Quilting Bear Gal

Behind My Picket Fence said...

Pat, the Nebraska Waves quilt is awesome! It's exactly the kind of fabrics that would look great in my home! Do I have to make my own?