Friday, May 27, 2011

Do you remember these?

Do you remember these?
stack of diamonds

Well add these...
Indigo Diamonds

And you get these beauties...
Lone Star Points

Put them together and you get this wonderful thing..
Center of the Lonestar
The center for my Lone Star quilt "Over the Border" from the Material Obsession 2 book. I only have eight more of these to piece. I replaced the brown from the book with the Indigo. It is made all of batiks from my stash :-)...My 3 year old helped me place the colors. I love the way she was care free about the color placement. I would have been so rigid with it. Now all I have to do is sew 8 more of these star points and figure out the background fabric and  the border fabric...these are giving me a hard time. I think I will head to one of my favorite LQS tomorrow to try and find them. Wish me luck!

I have to admit I was a bit intimidated by this quilt, so I decided not to hand piece it like I had originally thought about doing, and I did a little online research.  I found this great video series here (just search Lone Star Quilt)! I really love the idea of basting the strips together and checking your points so you can correct errors if need be.  So after watching that last night, I got this accomplished today! :-) So far I love to just find the borders. I hope maybe to have the center of the quilt finished before I have to return to work on Tuesday. Keep your fingers crossed! 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tornado Relief: Can you help?

Can you help? I have been watching all the devastation on TV about the tornadoes that are wrecking havoc on our southern states.   It especially hits home when my husband's Aunt and Cousin lost countless things just a few weeks ago in the tornadoes that hit Deltaville, VA.  Both houses have been totaled not to mention 3 vehicles, a garage, boats, golf carts, etc.  My hubby's Aunt was very lucky she was home at the time and lived to talk about the events of that evening. 

One of the blogs I follow Jennifer can Quilt and fellow Richmond Quilter, Jennifer is trying to help in a little way. She is right it is time for us to start taking care of each other here in the states as much as we help all the other countries in need.  She is having a giveaway for one of her beautiful quilts for anyone who donates their time, money, or blood to help tornado victims.

My heart sank watching those in Joplin, MO and then again when FEMA denied money to those in Southwest VA who have been hit by tornadoes.  American come on and step up to the plate.  GIVE whatever you can give,  go registrar to win a chance at Jennifer's quilt, and even make quilts for those who have lost everything.  By the way follow Jennifer's blog, she gives some beautiful inspiration! Blessings to you and yours and may God keep you all safe during this scary weather season.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope this day has brought you many smiles, laughs, and giggles from the ones your love. My family let me have a wonderful nap, and now I get to go do some sewing and cutting! Love all around to you and yours!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stack of Diamonds

stack of diamonds
Originally uploaded by lovesewspecial
I have fallen in love with "Over the Border" version of the Lone Star Quilt from the Material Obsession 2 book. I love the balance of cool and warm colors. I am going to convert it into my own bright version in Batiks, all of which were sitting in my stash (jumps up and down and dances). I am thinking of hand sewing this and making it my summer travel project, whatcha think?

I also have been working on a UFO chick quilt for a friend, it is a secret project so I can not share any photos right now. So what are you working on right now? Any secrets in your neck of the woods??