Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day to all of you! It is unseasonably warm here, more like April rather than February and my dog-cats enjoyed a stroll together. They are such good friends!

It might be a new millennium when I finish all the courses of my 1½" strip log cabin blocks, LOL! But like eating an elephant, you should just take one bite at a time. This is my second stack of 16.

I feared that they might be wonky, but the tale of the tape showed that they are just fine. Yippee!

Due to my own surname, I really fell in love with the Karen Styles line called, "Victoria Park."

Nothing would do but to buy some of it and make myself a pair of special pillowcases.

At the top of my blog, there is a link to my page for pillowcase directions, if you need them.

You can betcha that I saved that selvage but I didn't use it in the pillowcases.

Not sure yet what I'll do with it.

On another front, Matthew's quilt, the Midnight Blues, from Kim Brackett's book, "Scrap Basket Surprises," continues to elude completion.

My version of her excellent design was expanded to make the quilt larger.

Unfortunately, I seriously underestimated just how many strip-panels I would need to get the piano key borders finished. It's a process, right? Now I have enough to sew together.

But I did get a nice small quilt done for that dolly bed!

The Free Motion Quilting was done on my old trusty vintage White Sewing Machine in tiny garlands of mini feathers. You may click on any picture to enlarge it.

The sachets are an ongoing joy to make from my crumbs of fabric. These two are filled with French Lavender mixed with Dried Rose Petals, or Balsam Fir Needles. The gals at the bank love them.

Hope that you take full advantage of your "extra" day this leap year and enjoy it to the fullest.

Happy Sewing!


gayle said...

I got an extra added bonus day today, since I had been called for jury duty for today, but found out last night that all jurors were released! Woohoo!
I love all your quilts - completed and in progress. And you're making log cabins look awfully tempting...

Janet O. said...

Love the fur kids walking together. So sweet.
What a perfect line of fabric for you. Of course you needed some! Grace made me a beautiful little needle book from selvages one year. Maybe you could do something like that, but use the fabric and just put that selvage across the middle.
When I have trouble with a border it can stall a project for a LONG time!
What a cute little doll quilt.
I love my sachets, too. : )

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Love the log cabin blocks. And, yes it seems like spring today. Won't be long before we begin seeing those daffodils in your header photo!

cityquilter grace said...

cute sachets but i spy that cranberry it! not yet spring but not far away....

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