Sunday, January 23, 2011

The week ends on a high

I travelled to Jacksonville Florida last Monday, My flight was at 7am from Newburgh airport so  early start. My flight went via Atlanta and it was strange to see the snow on the ground there. The weather in Jacksonville was a lot warmer but overcast and drizzly.

I was working there till Friday and I had taken some triangles to stitch together by hand, I managed to get quite a few of them done. Got home by about 9 Friday night the temperature had already dropped to 12degrees and that was without the wind chill. Saturday morning we drove over to White Barn Sheep and Wool , They have asked for people to knit squares to make a blanket for a local man who was in a very serious car accident here is the first one. Knitted Sq

We also called in at Quilters Attic so that I could collect my kit for next week. I am doing the Patriots in Petticoats BOM and have now got the fabric and instructions for the first 2 blocks. I will be going to Quilters next Saturday morning to assemble them as the teacher will be talking to us about the history relating to each block. They are all named after a famous American female hero.

Sunday morning I completed the wonky house block for my quilting B It was really difficult as I am not used to freeform. Can’t say i am thrilled with the result but I hope it is suitable for the person who wants them.


Lunchtime I made some dark chocolate chili truffle cookies – Yum ! they are very rich, but even so I will be lucky if there are any left by the time I get back from Florida next week.


I was then able to focus on my January UFO – I spent the rest of the day sewing and was finally able to finish my blocks for the blue and white quilt. All I have left to do now is assemble, quilt and bind. blue and white quilt

So lets talk about my stash update

Week 4 stash report
1 yards used year to Date:
0 yards added this Week:
Added Year to Date: 20
Net Used for 2011: 19 yards


  1. I love that blue and white quilt!

  2. I really like your stash tracker; but remember she who dies with the biggest stash wins .. ha!! Just had to comment on your Cotton Theory work in your header image. Great display of quilting!! I was recently certified to teach Cotton Theory and love to see other people's work where you can get so many great ideas. Have you done anyother cotton theory projects?