Friday, April 22, 2011

cute projects

I found some really cute fabrics and have them set aside for a quilt one day.  Future projects ....  We all have them!  The first one is a safari panel that I saw and some coordinating fabrics.  Perfect for a baby / kid gift.

 I found this cowboy fabric at a quilt store over a year ago.  I am thinking of using it for the border, so you don't lose the scene.  Or maybe fussy cut blocks.

 College pillow cases.  Once I looked up the how to, it was easy and I finished it.  Part of a graduation gift. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Civil War Quilt Exhibit

Yorkville Public Library (Illinois) had an exhibit of Civil War quilts.  Always full of scrap quilts.  Here are some pictures...

The quilting makes this simple 9-patch special. 

I've always liked this block.  But this is a small quilt!  Lots of little HST's.

Look at all these little 8-pointed stars!  One wall had a display of small quilts.  

 I believe the block above is a signature block. 

 These were sample sewing kits made for and used by the solders.  Pretty niffty!  Simple to make.

 A slave mailed himself to the northern states to escape slavery.  He survived in this size box!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Birthday

Where do the years go?  It seems like I just had my 30th birthday!  I had a wonderful day and scrumptious dinner with DH.  Looks like it will be an extended celebration --  I have received several free birthday dinners to area restaurants and I wouldn't want to be ungrateful!