Sunday, March 20, 2011

National Quilting Day Weekend

...and a very good weekend it was. When I told Andy that Saturday was National Quilting Day, he got kind of a puzzled look on his face...when I asked him about it, his response was "Isn't everyday quilting day for you?" Well I guess he has a point, I do get to sew most days, but this was a National holiday...so I celebrated. My machine was running all day yesterday and a good bit today...as I said, a very good weekend it was.

I started with my Fat Quarter Shop Designer BOM block......once again this was a fun, fun block to do and went together perfectly...gotta love when that happens.

Then I did my Civil War Row for this month from the Temecula Quilt Company...this was the second month so I did the star row this weekend and attached it to the top row. This one also went together perfectly and they are doing a great job with this BOM. It's done with the Civil War Chronicles fabric by Judie Rothermel...they include a picture of the row they did so we can see exactly where the fabric goes...and there's plenty of fabric...makes me very happy.

This project has a fun story...when I was at the retreat at the beach with my friends back in February Beth was sitting across the table from me working on the blocks of this quilt...I told her how very much I loved these blocks. We all went to bed that night and in the morning Beth came upstairs and said that that project just wasn't making her happy and it was all mine...OMG, I almost danced on the table, now that would have been a sight first thing in the morning. She's always been a very traditional quilter and was ready to try something new...stop over at her new blog...see what she's up to...she's having a blast...and so am I...I started getting some rows together on Thursday last week and then today did a bunch more...this is just a bit over half of the quilt......I LOVE it! The pattern is Second Hand Clothes by Bonnie Blue Quilts...fun and easy!

The last thing I did came about after I did my morning blog reading...you know how you go to your regulars and then click and click and click again and end up at a brand new blog...well I ended up at Beth's (another Beth) blog...she's putting quilts together for Japan from donated blocks. The pattern is quick and easy, just a double 4 patch. I did 2 in less than half an hour...I forgot to take a picture and I already have my envelope sealed...but if you go over to Minnick & Simpson's blog you'll see the blocks that Laurie did today. Great project! Thank you Beth for allowing us to help.

I think that does it for my weekend...it was a good one! Happy Spring!

26 comments:

Rocknquilts said...

These are both very pretty! I really like the second one especially, as I love Civil War reproductions. Thank you for sharing!

Kate said...

Looks like youve been very productive!

Sue said...

Carol, I LOVE everything you are working on. You were so good to spend National Quilting Day quilting! My daughter took me clothes shopping!! She's trying to spruce me up :D

Anyway, I LOVE the bottom one..the one your friend gave you and I couldn't help but notice and love your fabrics stash :D :D

Thank you also for the link to the quilts for Japan. I know of so many getting on board for this wonderful cause. Thank you, thank you!!

Hugs!

Quilt Hollow said...

LOVE 2nd Hand Clothes Quilt that your putting together. Beth gave up a beauty! OMGoodness you were so fortunate to inherit this one! Love it, Love it! I went to her blog and quickly could see that her taste and "ours" is way different. No wonder she had a hard time with it.

Michele said...

It sounds like you had a happy National Quilting Day :-) I love the project that Beth gave you! Can't wait to see it finished :-)

Rita said...

I made Second Hand Clothes a few years ago.It's a really fun quilt to put together. I used red for my setting triangles. It's one of my favorite quilts.

Allie said...

Looks like you had a great weekend - gorgeous quilts!

Perry said...

As usual, your quilts are stunning! I think your stash looks super organized if that is what I am seeing from the top of the stairs I assume? Just lovely! Thank you for links also.

Sonia said...

It looks like you had a productive Saturday. :) I can see beautiful quilts on the way.

Have a great week!
Sonia

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Carol -- you're just amazing with all of your projects! That big quilt looks like it's going to be very cool. You better rest on Monday -- you know, due to all of your National Quilt Day partying!!!

Linda said...

Wow, your friend Beth is a wonderful, generous friend!! It's going to be a beautiful quilt!! How's March Madness going for ya?? My bracket is in the circular file!! LOL!

Darlene said...

A very productive week end - woohoo!!!!

I made Second Hand Clothes a couple of years ago - it's a great pattern.

Thelma said...

I missed that Temecula Quilt Company BOM, but went and checked out the finished quilt, I love it. This one is super easy compared to your last Civil War project.

I've got two more blocks, the present and house, then I'll be all caught up on my FQS DMBOM, only two more months to go, hasn't it gone fast!

Second Hand Clothes by Bonnie Blue has caught my eye before, Beth could not have found a better home for that project, it will be a wonderful addition to the civil war quilts you've made. I would have danced on the table!!

Have a great week Carol!

Stephanie said...

Lots of pretty projects. How nice to have a friend give you a project that doesn't speak to her. I have my fabric and pattern printed for the stars...thanks for the other link. So many ways we can help that will mean so much.

Cheryl said...

My husband would agree with yours...everyday is quilting day at my house! I love Second Hand Clothes. You accomplished a lot in just one day!

Angie said...

Wow, Carol, you got a BUNCH done!! I can just seen the smoke streaming from your machine... LOL AWESOME! Isn't it all just so much fun!

Cindy said...

Oh my word, Carol - I love what you've been up to. Can I come over to just sit and watch? LOL

And that one that you were given by Beth - give it up girl - it's FANTASTIC !!! Totally my cup of tea......SOLD !!!

BIG hugs !!

Sherri said...

Looks like a great National Quilting Day weekend for you! That Bonnie Blue quilt is wonderful. I have a couple of those patterns but haven't sewn one yet.

Nedra said...

You really did have a good weekend. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get near my sewing machine on National Quilting Day. Maybe next year because I think every quilter should have a day!

Diane said...

I love them all. The Civil War one is especially pretty, but I think I may have to make the second hand clothes.

MARCIE said...

I love that Civil War Chronicles line! I made a quilt from it also. Yours is great! And your Bonnie Blue quilt is so awesome!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Such a pretty block - and lovin your civil war blocks, too. How wonderful that your friend gave you that project - that just want's doing it for her. I have a few projects I need to do that with LOL! So sweet of you to donate blocks, too! Busy, busy girl you are - and getting so many pretty projects done!! Go Carol!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, how did I miss National Quilting Day? Guess I was to busy buying fabric for next year - LOL. Great projects.

Cheryl said...

I always love everything you do, but that 2nd Hand Clothes is just calling to me!!!!!! You got so much done....a very good National Quilting Day for you :-)!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Love that quilt! It looks lovely!

beth anderson said...

Hi Carol, Thanks to you I am having fun quilting again. thank you thank you thank you