Mar 24, 2015

Meeting day and so on

Today was Belle's meeting day.  Off I went and on time today even though I still didn't get to sleep till after 1 a.m. but woke without benefit of alarm or nagging cat.  Though it was a little cool early this morning, we were headed to the low 70's and a sunny day.  Oscar could stay outside while I was away.

The others were mostly involved with pinning.  Bev had two adorable baby panels in colors for each sex that she had picked up for a song at a garage sale.  Lois had two tops done from sections they had worked on sew day last month.  She said it is called "Rolling Fields".  I told her she will probably have to remind me when she had them quilted.    I found an image on google search and there is a pattern for sale.  It is jelly roll friendly using two of them- but the girls did them scrappy.  I saw a bunch of my Popsicle Stix leftovers in it.    The third top was an Arrowhead quilt from Quiltmaker Magazine using Anita Grossman Solomon's techniques and layer cake friendly.  The link will take you to a free pdf pattern for this.

I didn't get any pictures today and Shawnee had a pretty one to turn in.  Purples and yellow but we did not recognize the patternm maybe Turning Twenty but there seemed to be at least two different blocks, Shawnee thought there was 4 different blocks.  Linda C had sent the tops some time back and this was one Shawnee promised to finish up. She emailed a copy of picture she took of it but so far it seems to be lost in cyberspace.  I'll get one taken to share if it doesn't show up but the space on the bedroom wall is currently occupied.

I had started piecing the 100 Good Wishes quilt yesterday afternoon, putting the top three rows on the "design wall".  I got 4 blocks done before I packed up the car so I could work on it at the meeting.  I joined the blocks in row one and started piecing row two, joining it.  The others left for lunch though Julie kept me company while she waited for her son to pick her up (he had borrowed her car).  I sewed the two rows together once I got home.

Anyway, you can see where I am sort of headed with this.   I have placed the Oriental fabric squares and blocks around the little girl's hand print at age 3.  Row 3 will carry that out a bit more.  I have to use what I was given and it will be what it is and try to bring some order to all the disparate elements.  I've got 10 more large Patience Corners blocks to make.  Grandmother's embroidered piece goes in row 4.    I should be done by the end of the week.

Other than that, there is not a lot going on.  The days go whizzing by in spite of it.


  1. Thanks for sharing the link to Anita's Arrowhead. I made sure to download it now, while it is free.

  2. Your "100 Good Wishes" quilt is coming along nicely! I'm like Gene - I downloaded Anita's Arrowhead while it's free - I think I may have it in a book somewhere - but who knows where the book is. And I like that "Rolling Fields" pattern - I have a couple of jelly rolls that might work - thanks for the link - ;))

  3. I love the idea of the 100 wishes quilt...cute! I need to checkout Anita's arrowhead quilt (based on the other comments). Thank you for sharing.


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