Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oops, I did it AGAIN!..and AGAIN!

OK, well. What can I say?  I couldn't help myself! I saw it and I HAD to have it.  It was so pretty and the fabrics were beautiful and, and, and.... so, I did.  I started another Block of the Month.  This one is called OLD MAID and I saw it while I was at Bella Quiltworks in Tuscon Az.  It's the quilt hanging on the wall. 

Now the idea of this quilt is that each block appears twice except for one which is, of course, the OLD MAID!  To make it a little more difficult to find the OLD MAID, although there are two of each block, the pair are not made with the same fabric.  

Here are the fabrics for my first set of blocks.  Each month they send enough fabric to make 6 blocks and each block is 8" finished.

I got all the pieces cut out and ready for sewing...

No OLD MAID in this set!

Now, you may have guessed from the title of this blog that this is not my only new BOM, and you would be right...  I couldn't help it!

This is another Civil War Quilt called Civil War Journal.  Here's a picture of that one:

Isn't it FANTASTIC!  I just could not resist!  I haven't started this one yet.  I will in the next couple of days though!

Now, just to reassure everyone, I have not given up on working on my lists.  I have ordered some stuff for Gammil Bea and so that's in the works and I am anxious to get some quilting done.  But I have also finished Month 2 of my 1st Civil War Quilt- Civil War Tribute.  These are the fabrics used for Month 2

 And here is the finshed blocks..there are four of these in the quilt.

 So here is what I've finished so far:

 Not the greatest picture but you get the idea!

By the way, I had a brain storm!  I hate ironing.  In fact, my hubby asked me once to iron a shirt for him and I replied, "only if I can cut it up and sew it into a quilt block!"  (The key word there is "ONCE" :P )   Anyway, so I was ironing the fabric for my Civil War Tribute Quilt and I thought maybe I can iron a few (since I have them all).  The problem is keeping them ironed until I get to them.  Well, I got a skirt hanger and hung the fabric with the pattern.

It's great!  I've got 5 of them ironed and hung and waiting for my rotary cutter and sewing machine.

Well my friends, that's about all this time. We'll visit again soon!

Happy Quilting!


1 comment:

  1. are too much! Love both of those BOMs and it's a good thing we weren't shopping together, 'cause I would have had to join too! LOL Have fun...they are beautiful!