Monday, March 21, 2011

Joining "Just One Star"

When I learned about "Just One Star", I knew I wanted to participate. Soooooooooooo, I printed the instructions from modafabric. and got busy.  What a worthy project!!

Here's my start:
I'd like to encourage my fellow quilters to take part in this wonderful project.  I found it just as quick to cut fabric for 2 blocks as for one, plus with chain piecing they went together in a snap.  While you are sewing your blocks, you can say a prayer for the soldier that will be the recipeint of the quilt with your blocks.

Let me know if you decide to join in.  I'd love to see your blocks.
Buzz for now,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Abbey Bags

As a beautiful Sunday comes to an end, thought I would share some pictures of some Abbey Bags I made for some special quilting friends of mine, a group of ladies that meet on Tuesday afternoons to stitch and share. 

These bags are sooooo much fun to make.  I have probably made over 20 now as of last count, for perfect little gifts. 

This week I will be teaching The Abbey Bag pattern at my guild's workshop.  Everyone has bought their own pattern and was given a little "homework" to give them a headstart in preparation for Thursday's workshop.  I plan to have move Abbey Bags pictures to post after class.

Hope you've had a great weekend.
Buzz for now,

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Back to the Buzz

It's so good to be "Back to the Buzz"!!  I have missed blogging about what's going on in my world of quilting.  I have some UFO's to show and some stories to share.  The pictures to follow are of a quilt I made for some special friends of mine.  It's called "Gone Fishin'".  The front is made from all batiks.  It was my first time to work with batiks, but it won't be the last.  What nice fabrics to work with!!
I enjoyed the combination of pieced blocks and raw edge applique blocks.  A dear friend, Kathi Campbell, quilted it. 

Thought I'd show you a few close-ups.

This quilt was featured in Fons and Porter Magazine.  June Jaeger is the designer.  "Cattle Country Quilts" put the kit together for me.  They chose beautiful colors.

That's the all for now.