Sunday, February 10, 2013

New project in the works!

This is it!  Isn't it great?  Now there are two reasons for starting this project.  The first, and most important, is that I am working on it together with a great friend.  It's a perfect excuse to be able to spend some fun times with her.  We'll both be blogging as we go so be sure to check out what Nancy has to share on her blog at Hen House Studio.  The second reason, an exercise for me to use only from my stash.  This quilt has twelve blocks, six pieced and six appliqued.  We have a goal of completing two blocks a month for the next six months.  My first two blocks are now completed.  The Spirit of Sacagawea seems especially suited to my attention, maybe because we live in the Pacific Northwest and have always been aware of the Oregon Trail and Lewis & Clark.  Be sure to check out the authors blog, it's really wonderful.  I love their new fabric collection called Indigo Crossing...gorgeous! 
 This block is called Shining Star.  Possibly more commonly referred to as a lone star.  The block was to measure 18 1/2", I'm considering myself fortunate that mine made it to 18".  My scant 1/4" is never scant enough.  I didn't have quite enough of this background so I pieced it before I cut the pieces.  Almost impossible to see my seams in the busy print.
Nancy chose our applique block for this month.  It is called Log Cabin.  We changed our dogs to reflect our own pets.  Our Ratchet is an English Pointer.  I can nearly picture the early explorers hunting for pheasants with one of his ancestors.  I decided to add embroidery to the bird where the pattern showed quilting lines.  Only thing I'm not completely pleased with is my cabin door.  I may still change it...what do you think?  and change it to what??


  1. Hey, I found your blog, by way of Nancy's. Small world!

  2. How cool is that? Glad you found me. We've chosen our blocks for March...Baby Baskets and Deer Fern.