Quilts in Common

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Galileo- Ben’s latest drawing

January 21, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Christmas present to myself

 

 

January 21, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Going to a birthday party

Tomorrow we are going to a birthday party! Our friends from church have invited us to night of games, dancing, and laughter as we celebrate 3 birthdays.  I made 2 little bags for the 2 daughters:

We are looking forward to the party!

January 21, 2012 Posted by | Bags | Leave a comment

Orca Bay Fun

I was doing well keeping up for the first 6 steps, but then the holidays hit and I fell behind. Now that several people have finished their quilts and published photos of them online, many discussions have broken out about different layout options for Orca Bay.  I decided that I would like to play with the options too, before I sew my final layout. Since I am already behind, I might as well take my time, right?

This option is the red strings surrounding the light ohio star with all red centers.

This option is the red strings surrounding the light ohio stars but changing the centers of the dark stars to purple to match the smaller purple strings.

I think I like the purple centers better… hard to say because my purples don’t really match the strings….

This is when I would love to have one of those snazzy EQ programs that draws up different layout options– crawling around on the floor and moving wiggly bias-edged pieces around is a bit exhausting!

I can’t believe all I have learned from Orca Bay Mystery!!!!!

January 13, 2012 Posted by | Quilting | Leave a comment

Time for some more wood

Winter is still here and we have been burning a lot of wood. Time for the boys to get busy outside….

January 13, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Next up….. San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

Ben tried his hand on the Golden Gate Bridge now….

We’ll see what he does next….

 

January 13, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Coit Tower

Ben did some drawing tonight. He asked me what to draw and I suggested Coit Tower.

Pretty good, huh?

January 6, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My progress on Orca Bay Mystery Quilt

All of the steps of the Orca Bay Mystery Quilt have been revealed…. it is a thrill to see the finished product, but also a bit sad to be done with the suspense.

I really love the pattern and I think Bonnie did a splendid job of presenting the pattern and of keeping it a mystery for as long as she did. I am definitely looking forward to signing up for another mystery- I hope she does one next year…..

January 6, 2012 Posted by | Quilting | 1 Comment