Sunday, February 28, 2010

Surprise In My Mailbox!

The mailman usually delivers only bills and catalogs to our house but this week he left a 'squishy' envelope!  Look at the lovely quilt block my Granddaughter Anna Grace sent to me.  She did such a lovely job of matching all seam lines - click on the picture and you can see for yourself!  Oh - Anna Grace turned 10 on the 6th of this month!  I made a mistake by taking the picture on the back of a small quilt and it's too red!  ( I don't remember how to edit pictures anymore - lost my favorite software when computer crashed.)  I plan to do something special with this block - anyone have any suggestions?

Copy of 02_28_4 The cold temperatures have kept us close to home.  I did brave the elements and met Mark for lunch on Thursday and did a few errands while I was out.  I check Facebook to see what is happening with the rest of the family. 

Because we were housebound I had the sewing machine humming away every morning for a couple of hours!  (I could have done some cleaning but decided sewing was more important!)  In the photo below you'll see the center of the quilt.  Today I hope to trim off the points from the edges, then add a 2" border, make 122 Flying Geese blocks and add them and the grand finale will be another 2" border.  I sure would like to get it finished this week but we'll see how it works out!  The fabrics for this quilt were in a kit, I did have to do the cutting myself!  Pattern is Brick Wall of Wabash County by Sew Unique Creations.  I did go into my stash and get a few reds, a green, a gold and navy.  Felt it needed a bit more spark!

02_28_1   And a close up below.

Copy of 02_28_2 I made a pot of chicken noodle soup yesterday and we'll have leftovers today so I can sit and stitch again! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Till next week, take care and stay warm. 

1 comment:

karylsquilts said...

I really like the setting on the brick wall quilt, CUTE!