Winter is my favorite time to quilt. Mainly because I can lay the quilt across me and admire while I am quilting and not get too hot. This is the Smokey Mountain Stretched Stars from Bonnie's Quiltville that I finished during the summer. I finally got it quilted and it is going to my Sister-in-law, Chante'. I hope she likes it.
Even though I always use recycled shirts and jeans for these projects I have to use the white cotton backing, it's my favorite, it just looks so crisp next to all the plaid!!!
Star cornerstones are my favorite!
Folded, ready to roll and another finish YAY!!!!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Yes, they are very similar to the first set of blocks but there is no brown and no orange in this set at all. I think I like these best. I will set these together for the original pattern that Bonnie gave and the first set I will set separately on point to make two quilts. I already have 3 sets of borders cut out. I may have to make the ones that I set on point a little larger. When I get them done I will post.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
These are my blocks for the new mystery that Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.com has on her site. I changed the colors slightly so that I could call it Carolina Autumn since I don't celebrate Christmas but I love the layout and the pattern sooooo much. Bonnie is great to share with us even though she is going to publish this in her next book (can't wait). But once I got to this point I stopped because I wanted to do another set with more color control. Once I get them done I will post. I have them all cut out even down to the border so it shouldn't take me long. I have added a lot of blue and will probably call the next one Carolina Winter. Thanks again for your generosity Bonnie!!!!
And totally off topic it is 1 degree in Fredericktown, Missouri this morning. COOOOOOLLD!