Lots of sewing got done this week! I enjoyed several sit-n-sew days with friends, and I always get a lot done on those days. This week, I finished the April Calendar top and it’s all ready for the big reveal….
|Kim Schaeffer - Calendar Quilts|
Don’t you just love this spring calendar quilt? I think it is my favorite of all of the quilts in this series! I tweaked it a little from the original pattern, adding Hello Kitty ribbon to the tops of the galoshes as well as little boot straps, and I’ll add little red heart buttons to hold them down once I’m finished quilting it. My granddaughter Emma picked out the ribbon when she was here last summer, and my friend Mary gave me the buttons, so I'll think of them every time I see it :*) Isn't that the best kind of quilt? The ones that have lovely memories attached to them?
I just LOVE all the color in this quilt!!! It’s going to make my heart smile every time I walk down my stairway and see it on the wall! =^..^= This quilt is my March NewFO for the 2012 NewFO Challenge over at Cat Patches.
I’ve been working a little on Moonglow too, not as much as I would have liked, but progress nonetheless. I’ve begun work on the alternate Irish Chain blocks… and hit a snag!
Can you see where I made my mistake? The blocks on the right are incorrect. The colors should flow, but I've got green following blue on the bottom and blue following green on the top - yikes!!! SO glad I caught it early! The blocks on the left are the corrected ones.
Here is the next couple of logs added once I got the blocks corrected.
Hopefully these will come together for me nicely from now on and I can get them all finished this weekend. I have retreat next week, so I have some chance of finishing this quilt up before March is over!!!
And speaking of retreat – guess what I got yesterday? A new iPAD!!!!
Yep!!! One with a camera - oh my!!! And it is a lovely fresh white with the lime green cover… YUM!!! Don thinks I'm crazy for wanting the lime green, but it's my color of the moment right now, along with anything aqua, so naturally that's what I chose. It's bright and cheerful, so I'm happy :*)
Isn’t my husband the greatest? I kept whining that I couldn’t blog when away at retreats or traveling because my iPad was the first one out that didn’t have a camera. So he took pity sake on me and said if I sold my old one he’d buy me a new one – yippee!!!! I’m also getting a keyboard so blogging will be a little easier, but that will have to be ordered so I won’t have it for this retreat. I’m looking forward to blogging from
(yep, that’s a name!) next week, so look for the posts via the new toy! Camp Widjiwagan
Gotta run now – Joanne is letting me come over and quilt another quilt on her longarm – Yoohoo! Another fun day in store!!!! And hopefully a new finish to show you soon :*)
Hugs & Blessings!