Friday, February 29, 2008

Dear Jane Quilt

I have just joined a blog of people working on another Civil War Quilt called Dear Jane or Baby Jane. I started mine in the summer of '06, but because of family concerns, I put it away for awhile. This new blog is just the incentive to work on it, and I got the box with pattern & fabrics out yesterday. I am really excited to be a part of this group, too. The local Bookstore called yesterday, and said that my Civil War Diaries book has arrived. Will go tomorrow & pick it up. WooHoo! Sure hope that I am not taking on too much. I have just got to learn how to post pictures! I always depend on my daughter or son to do it for me.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Back to my Basics

OK, so I've rediscovered quilting. I'm finishing up ufo's I have hidden around here, and have signed on a new project. I've ordered the book "Civil War Quilt Diary" by Rosemary Youngs and will begin making the blocks when it arrives. I've loved the Civil War repro fabrics since I first noticed them and also love the 30's repro fabrics. I began the Dear Jane Civil War quilt blocks a few years ago, but really didn't get too far with them. I am excited about this new project, and will gather up my repro fabrics (when it quits raining) over in my "studio" and can't wait to get started. Did I ever mention that I am a (retired) longarm quilter??

Monday, February 11, 2008

Catercorner Quilt

I think I will quilt awhile!

I have been so busy working with yarn...sweaters, socks, afghans, that I have completely forgotten about quilts lately. About two weeks ago I began to work on quilts again, and have rediscovered my love of quilting. Not only do they keep you warm, but there is a definite connection to our Creator while working on a quilt. It is a solitary work. Although I seldom talk to God when I am working with yarn (unless it's a Prayer Shawl).......I definitely do when I work on a quilt. And I definitely have a lot to talk to Him about these days. Photos later (when I can get one of my children to take them for me!). Psalm 57:1