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Spinning blocks and numbering system………

Isn’t this the most wonderful block?  I must say it is my favorite one so far.  I still haven’t decided on the center circle fabric.

I put all of the blocks up on the design wall in no particular order.

I know I want to make at least one 9 block wallhanging and wondered what it would look like if it was all the lightest blocks.

Here are all of the dark blocks so far.

 Several people asked what I meant yesterday when I said I had all of the Philip Jacobs fabrics in number order.  Maybe this will explain it better.  Westminster designers number all of their fabrics and add a few new prints to the line twice a year.

That is how I know that I have every Kaffe Fassett fabric except one.  He is up above 100 now with his numbering.

Another quilt almost done……

One more flannel quilt quilted this winter….yes it is still winter here, snow predicted tomorrow night.  Now we are into the damp cold time period which feels colder than it did earlier this winter.

If you remember when I was making this last year, it is a Karen Stone paper piecing pattern named Rattlesnake.  I have renamed mine Bear Trap.  It was a bear to quilt too.  I knew those intersections were bulky when I made it.  I got it trimmed and will choose the binding today and hopefully get it completed.

While I was in the basement I cut 2 more pairs of fabric for the wedges in Vintage Spin.   Below is one last photo of the Philip Jacobs fabrics before I put them away.  They are in order by number now but that won’t last long.

The baby quilt………..

When I asked the parents to be what color quilt they wanted for the baby the dad said blue and gray.  Then he said cowboys.  So this was my idea of cowboys.

But this was his idea of cowboys – Dallas version…….blue and gray.  I alternated H blocks for Baby H with Cowboys fabrics.

Yesterday I met the baby for the first time – my great-grandson.  He is a little over 2 months old now.  I had forgotten how hard it was to hold a natural smile while the photographer waits for the baby to look pleasant, or hopefully smile.

He’s a little cutie and a good baby too.  I’ll have to wait awhile for him to tell me if he likes his quilt.

Keeping busy…….

I started thread basting this quilt yesterday.  About 80% of it is on the table with 20% hanging over the left side.  I will baste half, then pull it over and baste the other half.  I will quilt this on my Babylock Professional Quilter straight stitch machine.

Last night I got the other three blocks for Vintage Spin sewn but not pressed yet.

Several of my blog readers  visited the gallery in North Carolina while my show hung there in June 2012 and met my daughter. Read all about her new venture.  You should be able to click on the  photo of the newspaper to enlarge it.


I cut 6 more pairs of fabric for Vintage Spin.  They are all Westminster fabrics and 4 designers are represented here.  There are some vintage Philip Jacobs prints from his first line.

Three rings are sewn and pairs of wedges sewn for one.

We’re almost ready for spring to start today.  I took this photo yesterday morning and there was a little more melting during the day.  I went out to lunch with friends and the air was damp, windy and cold.  Friday is supposed to be above 60 so all of the snow should melt then.

Sorting fabrics…………

I needed to pull some more pairs of fabrics for Vintage Spin blocks and it had been bugging me that I had my Philip Jacobs fabrics in three different locations.  I sorted through all of it while I watched NCIS last night.

I did pull some fabrics to use and they are on a third table not pictured here.  I have enough for backings in a few prints.

A winner……..

I don’t enter every giveaway I see on blogs; I just enter the ones that have an item I would really like to own.  Karen at the Selvage blog gives away pincushions quite often and I fell in love with this one.  Go here to read how she made it.  I thought it was so appropriate to get a green pincushion in the mail on St. Patrick’s Day.  Thanks Karen!!

She is having another giveaway on her blog today.


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