Saturday, November 27, 2010

And now the feathers

The stems are all appliqued and the feathers are all basted and ready to go.  I think I am really going to like this quilt.  No telling how long this is going to take me...I figure the slowest step will be the 80
little berries that will go around the bottom stems!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...I  know I did!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Time to do the center medalion

I would have left this for last...but figure I would never make it!  I started this this see the first set of bias stems...the circle is the accual center of the block. at this point I have all 4 bias sections pinned on.  the next step is to baste them down so they don't shift,then I can start appliqueing them down. (i also dont get stuck by about 100 pins as I do the hand work if I baste)  It's a good thing that there is no deadline on this pressure.
it will be quite a while before you will see it again... this first step has to be accurate or the whole quilt will be whopper jawed so I will be taking my time.
  Thankyou to all of my friends that are encouraging
as I work on this.  It is basically evening work as I watch T.V. or listen to a book on CD.  If I bog down on the medalion I still have 11 of the 12" blocks to work on.
   now to get started on my day.

Monday, November 15, 2010

its monday and I managed to reach 2 out of my 5 goals

from last week...and here it is, the Apple glory block from Robert Callaham's Album of Memories. This block is the first one of 12 that I have's accually not the first one in the pattern.
I will be doing it next...The center medalion.  Right
now I am laying out the first step  of the telling when I will get it done! 

Next weeks goals will be simple:

1. work on center medalion
2. work on grace frame quilting
3. sew about 15 min a day
4. Thank God for all my blessings

Have a great week!  Ann

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Its thursday

Sometimes I wonder why I make often I never get them started let alone done.  On  Mondays
I try to set about 5 simple goals for the week...then I really mess up, ie life gets in the way.  this week has been no different...but instead of giving up and beating myself over the head with a fat quarter, I returned to
my list to work on my goals...they may not get done this week but, at some time they will get done...and I am making progress.  nothing I can show, but progress!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

If I ever get all the leaves on the apple block
this is the center medalion in the album of memories
quilt that I have started.  there are even 3 out of 4 feathers prepped and ready to go...the and scads of bias stems(already made) are the first peices to go on the medalion.  once I get the leaves mad on the
apple block I am ready to get started on the center!

Opps time to go get brandy

Have a great day!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

i am back

well, I may not have done much but at least I have gotten this block well started...I only have about half the leaves to tack down.  while doing this i have also
gotten the center background on this quilt ready to go. It's not a race and thats a good thing.  I am so glad that I have had this quilt to work on as I  delt with other issues.  I am truely enjoying the process!