Friday, October 05, 2018
I loosely followed her patterns, adding more of my own. A few are scaled down from the current Moda Blockheads sew-a-long. I have several blocks yet to make to get the quilt to the size I want.
I am using a Patience Corner set. Four little blocks come together to make one 12 inch finished block.
The setting pieces are cut 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Friday, September 07, 2018
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
I took a day this week to take in the John Singer Sargent exhibit that will close the end of the month at The Art Institute. It is amazing how he paints fabrics.
Thursday, August 16, 2018
She recently published a book, Quirky Little Quilts, with Martingale.
I've been loosely following along on her blog's current 4 inch finished block Friday sew-a-long and look forward to using my limited school year sewing time to make more blocks.
Her book is a delight in how she puts together fabrics.
A happy book!
Monday, August 13, 2018
We walked in the footsteps of Andy's grandfather who emigrated from Caserta.
We spent most of our time in the Bologna area, staying in the countryside, visiting the Modena vinegar making and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese making, then ended with a trip to Rome.
|my Cervasio men|
|Castel De Britti|
|balsamic vinegar of Modena|
|Sam and Eve in the porticos of Bologna|
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
It pictures the young people who helped set it up--my three great-aunts, Hattie and Jo on the left and Beth on the right, and my grandfather Jan is somewhere in the back row. Note the flag of the Netherlands along side the American flag.
I took along a stack of quilts to give to my cousins.
|Vern loved the turkeys|
|Lorelei chose a sampler|
|Neil came on his Harley Davidson so this Dragon Teeth was just the right size to fit into his pack|
|Mary gets two!|
|Erica and Rachel chose some nice ones|
|I like this one that Helen selected|