Sunday, September 30, 2012

Rethinking CCCQ Block #2

Chester County Criswell Quilt block #2 is coming along. I have worked on it two times last month to get it to this stage. I like my fabric choice (red & green). I have washed my green fabric repeatedly, and did everything I could think of to get it to stop running. I think it is set, but that is the other concern about this block. I don't seem to find many green choices despite much searching. The other disturbing issue for me is the size of the emblem seems small compared the block #1. I wonder if I did something with printing to change it. Anyway, it does not size up so I am thinking about re-doing... after this one is complete. It is going very fast compared the block #1 - a lot fewer edges!

I'm excited to have received block #3 already in my inbox! Thanks to my mom for giving me this ongoing monthly birthday enjoyment!

Applique - It's addicting! I've stayed up until 3am on Friday an Saturday nights! It is so much fun - hard to stop. My favorite Law & Order ion TV reruns keep me company. Progress on the block I am working on these late nights will be reveled again soon. It is the one I posted picture of pieces recently.

Friday, September 28, 2012

CCCQ Block #1 is Done!! - Very Fun!!

(Disclaimer: This is the raw unpressed version straight out of my hands! The top photo is most true to color - it is pink.)

Monday, September 17, 2012

A couple nights of applique

Criswell County Block 2 begins (see right picture)! I also have begun tracing pieces for another Baltimore album block from DAR pattern that I like has a more interesting look! (left pic). I have extra time to play while DH is far away celebrating his mom's 70th! I'm still here with full throttle volleyball games twice a week plus weekend tourneys with dd consistently earning All-tournament team and looking great out there.

Lots of college interest and opportunities for her! DD has her pick of very fine DIIIs that she has narrowed to east coast, west coast, Colorado and a random southern site. LOL! She wants a new adventure outside the midwest and why not take this opportunity to get out there! She's all about the adventure! Each place suits her well in different and unique ways with different foci and opportunities. Her choice is challenging. Praying for guidance. This weekend in my heart is peace with one choice. We'll see if she picks the same. ANY of the current options would be fabulous!!!

DS also seems pretty happy these days with his M-F 5am job that does not interfere with classes (not so much fun) and all evening flag football reffing, playing, and coaching - oh and non-stop weekend college and NFL plus a fantasy team. He's enjoying this season!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A little more every few days!

It's fun for me to see the progress. Hope it doesn't bore anyone :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Modern Quilting Gift

Look at this fun fabric layer cake, 2 & 1/2" strips, and pattern book fresh from the mailbox for my birthday from dear quilter friend Dot! Very fun! THANKS!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lusciuos Lemons Finish!!

That makes 12 blocks the full set finished! Also progress on CCCQ block below. Very fun!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fun in the sun!

One village tournament, two colleges, three tours & four coaches! Fun 50 birthday surprise and weekend with SoCal family!

P.S. Lovely 4-layer pound cake with fresh flowers made by my amazing sis-in-law Aimee Anderson!!! Thanks!!!