Thursday, November 11, 2010

McCalls Design Star

Is anyone else as hooked on McCalls' Design Star as I am? I kept checking and checking on the McCalls Quilting website so that I could see what the designers did for round two. Finally, the quilts were up, and it was my opportunity to vote. Wow, it was really hard to decide! Finally, after scrolling through the twelve quilts at least a gazillion times, I made my choice and clicked on the "vote" button. And guess what?! I can vote again tomorrow, and the next day. This is great because there were a few other quilts that I really liked, too.

If you want to learn about McCalls Design Star and see the quilts, here is the link:

Have fun!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Great Day with GREAT Friends

Today was a great day because I got to sew with my quilting group. Lynn made a yummy lunch of homemade Fiesta soup and Eve brought an apple pie down from Kohnen's bakery in Tehachapi,so we were all set in the food department. We had a great day sewing and catching up on what's been going on with everyone. Next time I have to remember to bring my camera so I can snap some pictures of show and tell. Lynn and Nancy M. had each made a table runner from an Eleanor Burns pattern that features a maple leaf. Eve was working on some holiday tea towels from one of Nancy Halvorsen's books. I managed to finish two blocks for my new BOM, Ode to The Blue and Grey, which if all goes as planned, will be ready to go in January 2011.

Here's the first block.

I'm not really sure I like this second block. The large paisley half-square triangles in the four corners seem to get lost. I may go back and re-work this block, but I'll wait until I get a few more blocks done. That way I can see how the blocks work together.