Monday, August 25, 2008

Monday musings

This weekend I got the name of a friend that I have for my second secret santa I'm doing. She loves 30's prints and heaven knows I have enough left over from my Cathedral Windows. I was looking for something totally different and found my templates I used for my Grandmother's Flower Garden and decided to make a nice table runner for her. I have a bunch of 2 1/2" squares all cut and ready to frame 8" blocks with these appliqued in how long do you think it should be??? 50"???

I got the patterns I ordered from Nanette in the mail today with a bonus pattern of tumblers and some very cute fabric...You ladies need to make some of delightful patterns...very easy and I love they're small enough that I hand quilt them.

Today I made this after my patterns came in the mail :)

This is the block I was playing with last week :) I"m keeping the yellow parts to make an impact on the design so my star POP!. Of course talking to Leah, she used hsts there instead of the arrow head thingy I make. Which Leah THANKS! It made more sense for the person I was helping that way and yes the wonder cut will work great for this block 3 swipes of a fq gives you more than enough for 3 blocks worth ;)

When you put four blocks together- you really can see the Hunter's Star pattern :)

Hubby's home for vacation this week with the big family party on Sunday. The Honey Do list is pretty long but he's taking 2 or 3 small items per day. This morning I finally finished quilting my black and white quilt and took it off the frame. Was getting ready to load the mystery I just did and the backing was too small by 6". I would have been so pissed if I started quilting it and that happened AGAIN!!! SO I put it away to cut small orange squares - then I took a nap because benadryl makes me so tired and that itchy rash I get is back on 5 different fingers and this time my wrist -grrrrr. Hubby called and got me an appointment for the reg dr this week. I'm so tired of this.


Leah S said...

Dang! The Hunter's Star looks even better in fabric than EQ. Lalalalalalalalala! What do you think about black background, with white where your gold is, and of course hand dyed where the color is?

No! No, no, nonononono. I'm gonna get back to the quilt I'm free-motioning. :)

Joansie said...

I think my favorite is Hunter's Star.

Sorry about the rash. Gee Benadryl is suppose to stop the itchiness.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love that Hunter's Star. I don't think I've ever seen that before Kim. ITs lovely. Thank you for the sweet words. You are too kind to me. I loved loved your pumpkin. It is soo cute.