Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Amy's BOM and Dee's Star

I came home and fixed dinner then headed upstairs to sew. I was able to make two of the blocks for Amy's BOM. The third block was Pennsylvania Parade and it just didn't look right to me. I checked some of my books to see if I could find it, but couldn't so I came back downstairs and looked on the internet. Lo and behold, I found the same block. I should have known Amy wasn't wrong! I wasn't really doubting Amy but I just thought the block could have gone together differently. After doing this, I didn't have time to make it, so I'll try to get it together tomorrow night. Here's the first two blocks...

54-40 or Fight:

This is Housewife:

I also decided on the block I would make for Dee. She's one of the girls in my small group and she let us decide what 12 1/2" star block we wanted to make. I don't know if this has a name or not. I just decided to put a pinwheel in the middle square and then do flying geese on the outside to make the star points. I'll try to look it up and see if there is a name for it somewhere. I just know I didn't want the middle block to be plain, as it was 6 1/2" and it was too big to be just a solid piece of fabric. We had to use the black fabric and only one batik fabric with it so...this is what I came up with. I hope she likes it. If not, I'll keep it for myself cause I like it alot....The batik is purple even though it looks more blue in the photo.

This is Dee's star but I found a name for this star off of Quilter's Cache, it's called Diamond Star.

Oh, did I tell you I'm going to a quilt retreat this weekend? I'm going somewhere new and I'm very excited about it. After the last two weekends, I decided I needed some R & R so what better than a quilt retreat. Somewhere peaceful with my fabric, friends and food. (I don't have to cook either!!!) Oh my, I can't wait. I'm still trying to decide what I want to take. I have several things in the works and my UFO's I need to work on but I want to take something that's a no-brainer. I don't want to have to think about or make any decisions. I just want to sew like crazy...Hmm, I'll have to ponder this and decide. I should have started getting it together tonight but I just had to sew some...Oh well, more to come later. Til next time...


Miss 376 said...

looks like you enjoyed getting back to the sewing machine. Enjoy your weekend retreat

swooze said...

Where ya goin'?

Linda said...

I'm going to a retreat called Greenbriar Retreat in Eaustace,'s down toward Canton, Tx. I've heard nothing but good things about it so I'm looking forward to this.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

LOL....Yes, I will agree that Pennsylvania Parade looks a bit "weird." I'm glad you were able to find it elsewhere as a check :0)

Great lookin blocks!!!!!!

amy butler fabric said...

Good luck to your retreat! I hope you'll enjoy your stay there. Wish you all the best!

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