Friday, July 17, 2009

New Beginnings

Well, we're plunging into the unknown waters of blogland. We're tag-teaming to increase our chances of timely posts.

We always have a block exchange going. The current one is 25 patches. This is a small sampling of blocks to date - finished size 5".

I have lots of UFO's. One of the ongoing leftover projects is Log Cabin using 1 1/4" scrap strips.

I've been searching for a project to use those tiny 1" crumbs that are the end-of-the-line strips. I recently was in Atlanta and visited Sweet Home Quilt Co in Conyers, GA. They had a sample quilt that was the spark I needed. This is the unassuming alternate block (shaded 9 patch). Doesn't look like much, but I have confidence that things will work out. I've been cutting and ironing on the back porch - it's like sewing in a treehouse!
Well, that's it for my first post. Glad you stopped by for a quick chat!

1 comment:

Dolly said...

I love the idea of your sewing on the back porch and it feeling like a treehouse. I remember one Mother's Day when I took my featherweight machine and set it up on a cardtable on my back patio to sew because it was so beautiful a day I couldn't stand not to be outside. Turned out that later that same day, my daughter told me that she was pregnant with my first grandbaby........what a day to remember in so many ways ! (2003)