Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Civil War Love Letters Quilt

By now I am sure everyone is getting ready for their Thanksgiving holiday meal.  I am no exception.  I have a couple of things to make for the family dinner tomorrow.  I am lucky that I don’t have to clean house because we are all going to my wonderful Mother In Laws for dinner.  So here is hoping you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
The title of this post is not about Thanksgiving though.  It is about a Civil War Love Letters quilt that I started probably 3 years ago.  It has been a UFO for quite some time.  But not anymore!  I started this quilt with the intentions of doing all 121 (6 1/2”) blocks from the Civil War Love Letters book.  If you haven’t heard of the book, check it out on Amazon or your local quilt shop may have it.  After 3 years in the UFO pile, I just couldn’t bring myself to do ALL those blocks.  I had around 40 already completed when I started working on the project again recently.  At 50 blocks, I decided this quilt needed to be done!  So using just 49 of the finished blocks, I completed this 75” x 75” quilt.  Lets just say that sashing can be a UFO’s best friend!  lol
I used an 80/20 batting, Isafil thread and a meander design from Quilters Niche.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!  And be sure to stay safe on the highways while traveling!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show 2010

Sewcalgal is hosting the Christmas Quilt Show 2010

SewCalGal Christmas Quilt Show copy

So here is my entry in the show!

SDC10976 I made this wall quilt a couple of years ago.  It is an original design created by myself with the help of EQ5. 

Hope you like it!



I was so excited yesterday to actually download and use the Windows Live Writer that I didn’t add any photos!  lol

So here are some photos of my recent purchases!






This is a pattern I purchased on my last shopping trip to Shiisa Quilts in Bloomington. 




Some fabric I also purchased from Shiisa

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And of course some Accuquilt dies were also purchased.  Hope Mom likes them!


Hope you had a great Monday!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Windows Live Writer

This is a test!  lol  A fellow blogger suggested Windows Live Write to deal with photo issues on blogger.  So I just have to try it out!!


Another Finish!

I did get my Log Cabin quilt finished Friday night.  Yeah!! 

I used Hobbs 80/20 batting, a golden brown Isafil thread and the Just Curls design from Quilter's Niche.

The photos are NOT great!  Have you ever tried to get a quilt to lay on the back of a leather couch?  It isn't easy at all.  My language got a little rough before I finally just took the photo.

Is it just me or is blogger?  I had to upload my photos in my Picasa Web Album to get them uploaded to my blog.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you are having a great weekend!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Purchasing Fabric Online

My feet and back hurt so I think it is time to sit down!

Two loads of laundry.  Cleaned the floors.  Quilted most of my Log Cabin Quilt.  Bet you are ready to see some pictures of that!  Almost have my Civil War Love Letters quilt pieced (yes, I have been busy on that one)!  Cut out a quilt so it is now ready to piece.  Made a trip to Madison to Lowes for some necessary items (which included a new iron).  Picked up lunch at Rally's so I did sit down long enough to eat.  And finally fixed dinner and got the dishes in the dishwasher.  I go back to work tomorrow to get some needed rest!  lol 

I have to take a 1/2 hour lunch tomorrow so I think it would be a good time to call my friend Joanne.  Hope you are reading this Joanne!  lol

Now to the title of this post!  I purchase a lot of fabric.  I purchase a lot of fabric online.  I purchase fabric from stores that have great customer service.  I purchase fabric online and expect to receive it quickly.  So a couple of weeks ago I purchased some fabric I desparately wanted online.  I won't mention the name of the store (you know it must have been bad or I would have mentioned the name).  After waiting 2 weeks, I emailed them asking about my order and if I needed to take my business elsewhere.  What I had ordered was 4 pieces of fabric (each 2 yards), and 3 pieces of fabric (each 3 yards) from their clearance page.  After my email I received a call the next day from them.  I was expecting an apology for it taking so long.  That is not what I got!  The girl told me they hadn't cut my order yet because they were waiting to see if one of their customers wanted that fabric.  WHAT!!!  I purchased this fabric!  What am I?  Chopped Liver!  Why are they waiting to see if someone else wants it! 
I didn't get the clearance fabric I ordered!  The rest of the order came 2 days later.  I WON'T be ordering from this store again.  They definitely lost a customer!

Hope you are having a great weekend!