Monday, April 30, 2012

Free At Last!

Yes! I truly have finished the last of the second set of Sister's Choice blocks! So I'm free to start something new!
The two quilts will each be set as 6 blocks by 7 blocks for 42 blocks per each, a total of 84. I've had fun doing them off and on for two years. Now I'm glad to show the last three done.

Over the weekend, I celebrated having these last blocks finished by engaging in a fun but fast diversion. I had been cleaning up around my trusty ole' White and discovered a handful of perfectly nice flying geese leftover from the Windmills of My Mind quilt's border.
What to do? I played and made some lovely Evening Star blocks out of random scraps. But I desperately wanted to finish something right away! With scraps of high loft polyester batting and an old fat quarter or two as backings and a dip into the basket of binding's leftovers and soon I had four potholders. I love them! I still do not know how I made the loop from the binding. I did it 4 times and it was slightly different each time. LOL!

The flying geese were finished at 2"X4" so the potholders are about 8 1/2" square with the binding. I'm planning on selling them for $6 for one, or, two for $10, at my yard sale. If no one will pay me that much, then I'll give them out at Christmas for presents to all my worthless relatives. LOL! Let me know if you want to buy one, I have paypal.

I also stopped in at Keepsake Quilting on Saturday and found lovely Civil War selections in the outlet store. I am horrified by this picture's coloration, the red has photographed as magenta when it is actually rich turkey red with stripes of pin dots of cheddar.
 The floral is a Faye Burgos that looks lovely with the turkey red, so I just had to have it! So now my allowance for April is all gone, but so is April, too!


Auntie Em said...

Those Sister's Choice blocks will make such a pretty quilt. I am totally jealous that you can just "stop in" at Keepsake Quilting. What a treat!

Beth Probasco said...

What wonderful blocks!!! It is going to be a great quilt.

Debra said...

I too am jealous that you can just visit Keepsake Quilting on a whim!!Your sister's blocks are Lovely vic. I'm currently quilting & binding my DS's Triple Irish chain quilt. 95 x 103". On my Pfaff6. God Bless the Rain!

Glady said...

I had the pleasure of visiting Keepsake Quilting on a tour once. You are lucky to have a quilt shop so close. I enjoy reading your quilting blog! Recently I was awarded the Liebster Blog Award for my blog, Glady's Gab, and I have passed it on to you because I admire your blog. Please check out the award on my blog at
I hope you will accept it, pin it to your blog and pass on the award.

Michelle said...

Ohhh...I love the Sister's Choice Blocks! I finished that quilt earlier this year and just love it. It's one of my all time favorites.

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