Sunday, October 31, 2010

September Quilt WIP

Hello Everyone!! I'm just checking in and sharing my progress. Here are all of the blocks so far! I think this quilt is going to be great.

I've received blocks from Balinda, Kellie, Margaret, Anita, Shelly, Ruth & Liz. If you've sent blocks and I haven't mentioned you please let me know. I tried to organize my sewing room, now I don't know where anything is! I may have put your blocks in a different spot. Anyone who still has blocks to send, I'm in no rush, take your time.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Spiderweb blocks for Anita

Same blocks, rotated differently.

Hope you like them!

Monday, October 25, 2010

November-a little early

Hello Fresh Comfort 2!

I am excited to finally be getting to my month! I would like the blocks to be a string block. Here is a link to a great online tutorial. One thing that I have discovered as I have started making these blocks is to do a quick backstitch at the beginning and ending of each strip-this helps to keep it from pulling apart when you take of the backing paper. I used an old phone book for the foundation, but any light weight paper will work.

The width of each strip can be varied and feel free to put as many or as few strips on each side of the center as you like. I just want the center strip to be the kona snow and to start out as 1 inch. I would like the size of the blocks sent back to me to be 8.5 inches square. Please feel free to add any additional fabrics to these blocks that you would like. I am not worried about having modern fabrics/vintage linens or brighter/softer fabrics mixed together.

I sent the packages in the mail today, I am a little early so I thought I would go ahead and get them off. I am in no hurry, this quilt is kind of a long-term project for me :)

If you feel the desire, I have sent enough fabric to do 2-3 blocks. This is going to be a bed quilt for my king sized bed so I can use all the help I can get!

Thanks so much!!!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Hello! it is the deliquent

Hey everyone. I am alive.

I believe that all should have received their blocks..and mine for October is in the mail. Don't worry about a timing on this one, I don't have one. I apologize for the delay in getting this out. It took me a few days to get some measurements worked out.

I want to apologize for not being present. I'm not sure I could have anticipated this year, father's death, followed by annoying months of my step mother's issues, then my mom started having strokes and stroke like symptoms. So then I was in Phoenix far more than I had ever imagined. And then I would come back and try to catch up with work..just to have it all go to pieces in an instant. And then we were lucky enough to have our basement flood in August. Just like all the other Central Iowa folks. What a mess! And since life was so unstressful, my migraines were completely unmanageable. Some weeks I was having one/day. Luckily I was referred to Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago..and wow, what a difference in my life, just since August. Who knew that after 15 yrs someone could make that big of a difference? I'm hopeful that this winter is better. I certainly never imagined that this would be my midlife crisis.

I've named my quilt Chocolate Cherry Mint. I'm asking you to do spider web quilt blocks for me. My inspiration for this block is here. Please follow the basic directions here--with my modification explanations here.

I've included a letter with details in the packages. please let me know if you have any Q's. I can be reached at anita (dot) maherlewis (at) gmail (dot) com.