Archive for July, 2010

For Those of You Who Are Sick of my Quilting Pictures…

July 14, 2010

There is not a whole lot new here.  I suppose the biggest news is that John is away at camp in Pennsylvania for  another 10 days or so.  We all really miss him.  Even James does!  I know he must be having a wonderful time and am so happy that this worked out for him.

I haven’t taken many pictures lately, except for quilt blocks.  I’ll have to try to be better about that.  Veronica’s vocabulary seems to increase by the minute.  She is so cute and when she talks she is even more cute.  One night she was really tired, but when she heard a video being put on the TV she just had to watch.  Within a few minutes she was asleep.  We just had to grab the camera for that one!

Amy’s Quilt Along Week 4

July 14, 2010

Once again, Amy has done a fabulous job of instructing people on quiltmaking.   This week’s blocks are the log cabin and a mosaic variation that she calls “Mosaic Number 5.”  They were fun to make.  This morning I went and laid all the block out the best I could and tried to take a picture.  I’ll post it here, even though it is not the greatest. 

Without further delay…

 I didn’t realize how much of a primary color block this was until it was already cut out.  I figured I would go with it and if all else fails, it could be kept out of the quilt.  However, when all the blocks were laid out this morning, it really didn’t look bad, so it’s a keeper.

I love this log cabin block.  It makes me want to do an entire quilt like this, but unfortunately, that is the last of my pink on white, red center, almost all of my purple, and my only pieces of that blue from my scrap bin.  Another note is that I read once that red is the traditional center of a log cabin block.  I have done a few log cabin quilts, and always try to have a red center.

 This mosaic block is a bit busy for me.  Usually, I like things to pop out of the blocks.  In order for that to happen, the green needs to be darker.  None the less, I am pleased with it.  It meets my bright and cheery requirement for this quilt.

 Amy had her mosaic block with blue and green, so I decided to go with her suggestion here. 

And, last, but not least, the picture of all the blocks so far.  Be forewarned, the picture is not the greatest, but the best I could do at the time.

I want to take a minute to thank Amy for this quilt along.  It is so much fun!

Look Out…More Quilt Blocks!

July 5, 2010

These quilt blocks were completed today.  They were made for Week 3 of Amy’s Quilt Along.  I am having a lot of fun looking through my fabric stash and selecting suitable fabrics for the blocks.  The quilt will go on Charlotte and Veronica’s bed.    Here they are…

Holy Family Institute Monthly Intention, July 2010

July 1, 2010

The Holy Family Institute Intention for July
For serene and responsible relations between women and consecrated men, according to the words of the Apostle to Timothy: “Treat the elderly women like mothers and the younger ones like sister in all purity.”