Saturday, May 30, 2015

Churches Spared

 The block I'm showing you today is called 'Churches Spared'. In this passage Emma writes in her diary about how three of the churches in her community were spared. Which is pretty miraculous since everything was burnt around them. She writes about how it's Sunday but there are no church bells ringing. I remember on 9-11 the quiet that evening. I am used to the constant hum of traffic and planes flying over heard. I will never forget the eerie silence that evening. I'm guessing that I felt about the same as Emma did when she experience the absence of church bells that  February Sunday morning.
My fabric choices from my fabric stash.
It is so helpful to write the colors on your foundation
paper as you work on the block. Especially since this
block is so detailed.
Churches Spared
February 20, 1864
Have a wonderful week! Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr.

I will be working on 'Sadness and Silence' out of Rosemary's book next. Hope that you have a great weekend! It might be a nice weekend to do some gardening. I'm sure I have a few weeds to pull! They always seem to grow better then my flowers at times.

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!
Check out Rosemary's website.  Her books and Cd's can be ordered there too!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday! In celebration I am offering 50% off in my Etsy Store, but you will need the coupon code ~birthday~ 

I am planning a quiet day since it's raining outside, there will be no planting the garden for me this weekend. Oh well, I'll putz with it during the week as soon as the weather gets better. I do plan on relaxing and watching the all day marathon of Blue Bloods on TV. I love Tom Selleck... It's awesome that they planned an all day marathon just for me! lol.... I will also be working on a few follow up emails and thank you notes from my visit to quilt market. (I have finally caught up on my sleep!) 

Since I will be planted in my comfy chair and glued to the tv... I will work on a needlepunch project that I started a while ago... hope to get it done for my sister's birthday. This is funny because I started this project years ago. I mean Y-E-A-R-S ago.... I'm determined to get them done this year.

I'm making a set of these.... they're adorable when done....
little mitten ornaments for the Christmas Tree,
Have a wonderful Memorial Day and I hope that you find some time to do something just for you!
If you're a Tom Selleck fan, you can join me and watch the 'Blue Bloods' marathon on the ION station...

Happy quilting,

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Poor Columbia

 The block I'm showing you today is called 'Poor Columbia'. This block uses dark fabrics except for the white fabric that sets off the 'arrows'. Again I am choosing fabric that is similar to what the author used in her book. This is another of my favorite blocks.
Here are the pictures I choose to use for this block. But I
also threw in a third dark fabric and used it so that the square in
a square block stood out a little more.
Poor Columbia
February 19, 1864
Have a wonderful week! Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr.

I will be working on 'Churches Spared' out of Rosemary's book next. Hope that you have a great weekend! Shhhh it's my birthday weekend, I hoping to get around to spending some time quilting, and eating some cake...

Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!
Check out Rosemary's website.  Her books and Cd's can be ordered there too!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

May's Giveaway!

It has been so busy here....
I'm back from market and had planned to do the posting for this month's prize last Friday night and when I got home I collapsed in my comfy chair. I barely stayed awake long enough to have dinner each night. I knew that market would be busy but I had no idea I would be exhausted each night. My sincere apologies for being late with this posting.

 Quilt Market was an awesome experience and I enjoyed meeting so many people! Everyone there was wonderful, and the quilts, oh my, so much inspiration. The quilts were amazing! I am looking forward to sharing my pictures from Market with you. I have so many pictures.... stay tuned for those in a day or two.... I'm still sorting thru my information.  May must be a busy, busy month for many of you too! To inspire you all to get your blocks done I have an awesome prize... So this month's prize is an awesome gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop! Love them! Thank you Kimberly and Danier!

I am still looking for last month's winner!  These 'Hexie Talk' hexies for paper piecing are from the Amateur Quilter. 
sh2_rmh please email me your address
so I can send you your awesome prize!

 To enter to win the gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop, you need to post this month's finished blocks to the Quilt Doodle BOM flickr group.  You can post the current May blocks, or pictures of past blocks if you are playing catch up. You can also post pictures if you are working on the square in a square blocks that surround each month's blocks. The directions can be found on Craftsy and also my website for free. (Links are below)


This month's pattern is available for FREE HERE! and also HERE
If you missed any of the blocks they can be found in my Etsy store for a small fee.
A printable supply list can be found HERE!

Cutting instructions and quilt construction for the quilt can be found HERE!

If you want to be added to the email reminder list... send me your email.

The next block pattern will be posted on June 1st!  The winner for the May block will be announced on June 1st also. I am loving the birthday cakes and garden blocks so far!  Here's just a few...

Let's have some quilty fun!
Happy quilting,

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Hmmmmph, Where's My Momma......

Oh where, Oh where has my Momma gone?
Oh where, Oh where could she be?

I thought I heard something about Quilt Market.. 

This has got to be the right place.... flowers, quilts.... she
would love it here...

Is she hiding back here??

Have you seen my Momma?

Is THAT my Momma?

If you see my mama, let her know I would
like a new quilty dog bed and to pick up some of
those yummy peanut butter dog treats. (Daddy's been
giving me extra doggie treats...) 


Every so often, I have to run to the quilt shop in search of fabric that will work with my block. This was one of those times. I ran to a local shop and picked out the red fabric that I have pictured below. If you saw how much Civil War repo fabric I have you would laugh and think, ' you must have something that will work'! Nope not this time.....

 The block I'm showing you today is called 'Degradation'. In this passage Emma writes in her diary...

"One o'clock p.m. - Well, they are here. I was sitting in the back paror when I heard the shouting of the troops. I was at the front door in a moment. Jane came running and crying..."

Emma Florence LeConte Furman

I like the florals I have picked out for this block.
I cut my fabric down into smaller manageable pieces
to work with for paper piecing.
February 17,1864
Have a wonderful week! Remember to post your progress on the Civil War Diary Quilt Group on Flickr.

I will be working on 'Poor Columbia' out of Rosemary's book next.
Hope that you have a great weekend! 
Happy quilting and perfect stitches to you!
Check out Rosemary's website.  Her books and Cd's can be ordered there too!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Quilt Market~ and Other Craziness....

Opps, I did it again..
I snuck onto Cindy's blog..
As she is getting ready for another exciting day at the 
International Quilt Market Minneapolis!!

We rolled into Market yesterday to start setting up the Quilt Doodles Booth

 This is a view of that same aisle..  
Looking a bit different.. 
But, just wait.. 
Cindy and I

Cindy, Lynn & I for a selfie.. 

Wilson is photo bombing....
 Even Wilson was in on the fun..
He & I wandered around Market.

Cindy's Quilt Doodle booth is DONE!!!
What do you think??
Don't you just love the tea towels hanging as you walk into the booth?
(that was my idea..)
 After we finished the Quilt Doodles booth we decided to wander around.
It's sew exciting to see the new products & notions
Plus, all the inspiration..

We stopped by the Riley Blake Designs booth to check out Bee In My Bonnet's
Farm Girl Vintage Quilt.
I LOVE this quilt!! 

It's pretty impressive to go from this..
To this..
 Let there be blue carpet.. 

Next we hi-ho'ed it to Sample Spree.. 
 Shop owners & market peeps waiting to get into Sample Spree.
 They started lining up 3 hours or so before Sample Spree opened at 8pm.
This is a panoramic of the aisle next to us at Sample Spree.. 
It's amazing..
The big fabric companies bring pallets of fabric & have many tables..
Plus, there is deals on EVERYTHING!

 Getting ready..
Didn't really know what to expect..
Cindy & her booth.
We had a blast.
Quite possibly we are all running on a couple hours of sleep..
But, it was worth it.

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