The Rest of Feb Sewing Projects

My Initial challenge (with N2Quilting group) top is finished. I decided to make it wall or lap size.

Here is a purse I made. The pattern was free from Connecting Threads

This is a top I finished from lottery and Charity blocks from my TBLovers 2 group. The top is going to the LA quilter and then to the Children's Home. I love the way the block combination makes your eye dance.

Nancy Rink BOM
I'm doing this with my TBLovers2 group
in Pink and Teal

And last I have been working on my Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas Quilt. It was this quilt project that got me started into blogging. I am almost finished with the top. This month I finished the last three sections, sewed the sashing, first dark border and the rail border. It is awaiting its finial border.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:8



My first Package came from Mel we swapped Spring Cottages. They are very soft a springy. Thank you Melissa. Thank you Nanette for the cottage tutorial.

I received 2 very lovely and extremely generous Secret Sister (Pal) packages.

From my FLS SS for January and Febuary.

Thank you!

And from my N2Quilting Secret Pal these gifts. The ribbons tied up some very beautiful special nickels that her mom had cut. I feel very priveleged to be able to have and work with them. Pictured are my SP gifts and the quilt I made with the nickels.

Thank you!


N2 Quilting Initial Challenge

My Colors

Teal green, Tan, Dark red, Dark brown, Goldenrod & Green

My Fabrics

To begin with I thought I would make a teapot quilt…
But after working with the design I decided I wanted to save the teapots for some pretty delicate florals.
A pattern I bought while visting TN had been speaking to me. So my inspiration
came from the This and That Prairie Star pattern.

I changed the actual center block to
Dutchman’s Puzzle

Then I made 4 flying geese blocks
The pattern had these blocks made up from HST.

Using the pattern's idea I designed my corner squares
Making fried egg flowers
These were machine appliquéd.

Then putting all the parts together

I really like the way the center medallion has came out.
I want to make my top bigger than the original pattern.
Also,I want kind of a theme to follow.
So I decided to make some flying geese to go on my 2nd round.
Thinking I would use my extra HST for the 1st round.

After completing a few Flying geese and HSTand sewing the HST round I changed my mind
And wanted the 1st round to be Flying Geese
So I had to rip out the rows of HST blocks (Oh how I hate ripping) and cut out more pieces for FG.
Finally 1st round added.
In the corners are Shoo fly blocks.

After another plain border and added HST round.

This is as far as it is done. Now I’m deciding if I want to just add a plain border or one with appliqué, make it lapsize or go bigger. A lot depends on if I can find more fabric like the tan and goldenrod. I used all but a little bitty pieces. Do you think the fabrics need to match or be the same? Do you think the top needs to be bigger?
Thank you for your input.
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
Colossians 3:23,24
Here are my 2 color challenge blocks for the TB/ Moda Bee. Shades of Violet and brown I remade the Jacob's Ladder, because I fudged too much on the colors of the the first one. Cats and Mice is the 2nd block. 3rd is a TB SnowFlake. I still don't care for this color combination. yuks!

Next I worked on some charity blocks. The block is called Ozark Trail. It is suppose to be done in 2 fabrics. My 1st one is, but I wanted mine to spark so I added.

My 1st Dear Jane block (triangle). I bought the Dear Jane book back in 98 or 99 and have read through it and admired the work. But until now haven't made a single block. This one is for my friend Mel. I'm also swapping some cottages with her. Pictured is one of them and directions can be found at
And Feb TBL2 block

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom: and to depart from evil is understanding.
Job 28:28