Tuesday, August 31, 2010



Above are the blocks that I made for Karie. Super quick and fun, fun, fun. Eventually this quilt will be put together for her child. I'm honored to be able to do this for her. She wanted us to use the fish fabric she sent and told us the colors were orange/blue/white. I just love the color combo. I had plenty of orange to choose from! Surprised? I had this great bubble fabric from a little fish quilt I made last year and it was just perfect.

Below are the blocks that have been made as of today. I love,love,love the appliqued blocks. They are so fun.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

 here is my latest installment in the our round robin journey. lisa requested that we make a block that represented where we are from.
although i was not raised on a farm, i do have ties to one.....my grandparents were farmers here in iowa.  we would visit them almost every weekend and during the summers us kids would each get to spend a week or two with them down on the farm.
the farm also is where i get most of my quilting heritage.....grandma was a quilter and she is the one that first got me interested in quilting......
 here is lisa's starter block......the skyscrappers of downtown chicago.......and a bit of the iowa country side.....
here are all of the other blocks in lisa quilting journey so far........it is going to be an awesome quilt and each block will have a special story to tell.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Blocks for SARA

i am so late in getting this post added to the blog! 

i actually did this block over a month ago!

this i my block i made for sara!  i'm very happy with the final results and even happier that i FINALLY tried paper piecing!!

this is a shot of all the blocks together so far......

the package was sent on to jane for her to add her block....i've seen a picture of it and it is an awesome block!  it will go so nice with the others!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Melissa's Journey

This block is for Melissa. She requested any type of pinwheel block as long as it was 12" finished. She also sent along some Heather Bailey, Nicey Jane fabric and the owl fabric in the center which is Alice Kennedy. This block is my version of the pattern found here.

This is my block (right) with Melissa's starter block (left).

Below are all the blocks made so far for Melissa's journey.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

For Caliquilter - Joan

I loved making this colorful, geometric block for Joan.  She asked for brights and I love brights. I thought about making my fussy cut flowers actual appliques, but decided I liked them fussy cut for the size of the place they were in.

I love how our blocks look together. And then when you get the whole crew together...

This will be a stunning quilt!! :)