Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Beginnings


Happy New Year.  I hope you all have gotten off to a good start.  For me it was nice to get back into the sewing room.

Before Christmas I was busy finishing up a quilt for my Daughter In Law.  I made this top back in 2008 as a block of the month, but never did get it quilted.  When my DIL saw it she loved it so I told her I would quilt it and give it to her.  She was pleased with it.







Last year I was part of a swap for Lost Ship Blocks.  I put a portion of the blocks together and sent it off to the long-arm quilter.  I am calling this Formation as the way it is set it reminds me of a formation of ships.  I had it quilted in a simple Baptist Fan design which is one of my favorites.  I really like how a secondary design showed up with this setting.


On of my goals this year is to work on small quilts that I have had on my list for a long time.  So this week I put this green quilt together.  It is inspired by an 1885 Crib Quilt from New York State.  I think that Jo Morton did a great job with her small quilt version.

The little brown top with the stars was a fun sew from a SAL from Temecula Quilt Company.  They always have such cute little quilts.


I looked in the quilt closet yesterday and found several small tops waiting to be finished.  So I am going to get busy and get them basted and ready to quilt. 

I have also been stitching on this sampler.  It was designed by Brenda Gervais.  She has another new design Frances Pool a reproduction sampler from 1832, which I want to stitch also.


With all of these projects on going I think I will be staying out of trouble – will you?

Thanks for stopping by. 

Until next time.