Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday Rambling

How happy am I? VERY! Civil War Tribute is done
...need to get the back put together so I can get it to the quilter for her to work her magic. I really am thrilled beyond words to have this finished.

I decided to join in and do the blocks that Barbara Brackman is posting on her blog every Saturday...I've decided to do mine in red, cream, gold and blue and they'll become quilts for soldiers. I'm having lots of fun with them...great blocks. These are the first two and then last Saturday the block was an applique block...couldn't bring myself to do the applique so after chatting with my friend Jeanne, she came up with this great block. Barbara's block was Seven Sisters...we only have four...but I really like it.

These are my newest chocolate addiction...OMG, these are incredible. I used to love those chocolate covered cherries in the Whitman's Sampler box...these have the same flavor just don't have the gooey syrupy stuff inside and they don't have the cherry but they sure have the cherry flavor. They jumped right into my cart in Target...I may have to go back for another bag.

I just have to share these 2 pictures from our trip to Birmingham...they truly are my favorites...Hampton and Grandy watching the Cars DVD on my laptop......they were so intent. And my mom reading to Camden...Camden loves her Nana!

Here's one of the things I worked on today...I love these blocks for the Designer BOM...this is going to be the cutest quilt.

36 comments:

Linda said...

CWT is beautiful! Doesn't feel good to have that done?? I wish mine was even close to that. I think I feel good when I stay away from it, actually! LOL! The photos are darling. I can see why they are some of your favorites!

Gretchen said...

CW quilt is fabulous! Love your blocks too. I am working on the applique tonight. Have a great weekend!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What sweet pictures of your family...must just warm your heart, right? Love your quilt. Wonderful, wonderful job. What a treasure.

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is wonderful! It did turn out lovely even if it was trying at times!

Barb said...

oH...SAY IT AIN'T SOOOOOO .... I MUST STAY AWAY FROM THOSE CHOCOLATES...

lOVE YOUR QUILT!!

Anne said...

The grandkiddos are getting so big and just gorgeous! Bet you're a proud gramma....The Civil War is spectacular. Great finish!

Darlene said...

Yahoo - woohoo - yahoo - woohoo - it's done!!!!! :-)

Sweet pictures of the little people in your life.

Love the little house - need to get mine together.

Kathy said...

You know that song that has a line that goes "wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then"? Wish I didn't know about those Dove chocolates! Good thing it's way too cold here to drive to Target!

Your CWT is beautiful, and your grandchildren are darling.

Michele said...

That quilt is amazing :) I love it! I'll have to check out those Dove Chocolates the next time I'm at Target, which I'm sure will be soon :)

Thimbleanna said...

Looks like you've been busy Carol. I just saw that civil war site for the first time yesterday -- it looks like a wonderful project. Love the B'ham pics!

Jo said...

Congrats on a GREAT finish in your CW quilt. It's a beauty. I am working on mine...SLOW and but not so steady.

Allie said...

Carol you should be happy, that quilt is just gorgeous!! I can't wait to see it quilted and bound.

Love your blocks, and the colors. I'm sure whoever receives them will love them. And oh Carol how could you show that candy, lol - I have no chocolate in the house - maybe I can find some chocolate frosting. Looks like I'll have to go out tomorrow and get some!

Love the pics of the grands, they are so adorable and don't they just love you guys!

Cheryl said...

YIPEEEEEE, looks great with the borders. It's so wonderful to see those pictures of your sweet family. I can't believe how big your grandkids are.

Nedra said...

Congratulations on the finish of your Civil War Tribute! It's beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Fabulous quilt. A big pat on the back to you. My son is going in the Army in March. I have a special place for all military men and women because I come from a family of military men. I'm very interested in the quilts for soldiers project as I'd love to be involved in something like that. I do know there are organizations throughout the different services but I haven't fully investigated them yet. Oh and that house is as cute as can be.

Quilt Hollow said...

Well I must tell you along with all else...your CW quilt is STUNNING! Absolutely STUNNING and so well worth all the work and hours you had to of put into it.

Did you replace your iron?

Diane said...

the quilt is stunning-your grandkids are so cute! I like your alternate to the applique CW blocks too

Sherri said...

I LOVE your Civil War Tribute quilt...and the FQS BOM too--every block is just so cute!

Rita said...

Your CWT looks wonderful! I have my blocks spread out on the floor waiting to be put together. I like the idea of leaving off that last hst border...I don't think it really needs it. My husband walked in while I was laying the quit out and he couldn't believe how big this quilt is.

Kim said...

A fun photo collage of life. :)

joan said...

Carol your quilt is absolutly beautiful.....
And the picture of your mom is so precious! Grand-dad too....
I am really enjoying the mystery BOM from Fat Quarters. I decided I do not need anothee Christmas quilt so I am goign to make my blocks into placemats.

Diane said...

Your Civil War quilt is beautiful. What a lot of work, but a fabulous result.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh Carol - it's gorgeous. Just gorgeous! You should be one proud girl for finishing that quilt! Love your blocks! And, what sweet pictures of Hampton and Camden with Grandpa and Great Grandma! Oh, and your 12 Days blocks is adorable - you're on a roll over there! You go girl!!!

Maureen said...

Love your CW tribute - can't wait to see it quilted. I'm kind of stuck on Brackman's 7 sister block - like your alternative.

MARCIE said...

Wow, your CW Tribute quilt is so much better than the pictures i have seen. I love it! Also, great solution to the 7 sisters block. I haven't done mine yet. I may substitute also. Such a cute picture with Nana reading!

Karen said...

I bet you are really, really glad to have the Civil War quilt together!

I hope to work on Barbara Brackman blocks when I can get back to work in the sewing room. Will be a while. I will just admire yours for the time being.

Cindy said...

Ah yes, Carol, those blocks are wonderful!!!!

And your Civil War Tribute - YES!!!!!

Vicky said...

Oh, my, that's beautiful! I'm stuck on mine, but hope to get back to it soon. Congrats on a fabulous finish on a very testy quilt! The baby is gorgeous. Love the one with your Mom! xo

Sandra said...

Your Civil War quilt is wonderful! Love the details!

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm working on B.B.'s Civil War BOW too. Lots of great stories along with the blocks.

Sharon said...

OMG! Your CWT quilt is amazing!!! Somuch work...you must be proud. Love the pics of Camden...aren't grandkids the best? Next time I go to the store I will have to look for the Dove cherry chocolates, thanks for the heads up on that one.

Sharon said...

Precious little Camden...aren't grandkids the best? And your CWT quilt is amazing...LOVE it! I like what you did for your 7 Sisters block...great idea. Dove chocolate is my favorite, must go find the cherry ones soon!!!!

Cornfield Quilter said...

I just love your Civil War Quilt! They always look so much prettier in person than they do in a magazine!

Sue said...

I don't know how I've missed your posts, but your CW quilt is truly beautiful. Haven't had the courage to finish mine yet:)

Thelma said...

Congratulations on finishing your Civil War Tribute Quilt, it's lovely and that's an amazing accomplishment. I'm sure there are hoards of quilters out there who started this project and are wondering if they'll every finish it, you're a wonderful inspiration.

I love your Barbara Brackman replacement block, very clever!

I thought the last FQS Mystery BOM was the cutest one so far, and I say that every month! My daughter wants this quilt so I don't have to work around the blue anymore, she likes blue, woo hoo!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I love love this little quilt we are working on. Adorable