Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014


I've decided to join the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  Take time to hop over and visit SOSCRAPPY to read the details.  Briefly, we are challenged to make a block (or quilt) a month in the color chosen by Angela.

The color for January is Blue.  I have always planned to make a Dresden Plate quilt.  My first block will be a blue Dresden Plate.

So much fabric, so little time!!


Downton Abbey Tea and Trunk Show

Sharon Harper's photo.
Dennis Blevins, Andover Fabrics Rep

On January 12, one of the local quilt stores, Block Therapy, sponsored a Tea and Trunk Show featuring Andover Fabrics' Downton Abbey fabric line.

We heard some history of how the fabric line came to be and then watched some out-takes of the show.  We were all having tea and sweets while this lecture was taking place.  It was really a fun afternoon.  Two of my besties and my new friend, Peggy, from Michigan sat together and enjoyed the show.


Tea for Everyone

Below are a few pictures that I took of quilts and other things made from the Downton Abbey fabrics.

Dennis told us that we can expect more Downton Abbey fabrics from Andover.  Next year's line will represent the downstairs characters, such as Ms. Patmore.
I plan to do a quilt that includes all of the fabrics from this year's line.  You can view the pattern here.  I chose this one because I could not decide which fabrics were my favorites.  The pattern has all of them, so I will not have to make choices. The backing will be the beige piece with the castle logo.
Happy quilting everyone.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Celtic Solstice Revealed -2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery

Bonnie Hunter had a nice surprise for all of us early in the morning on January 1.  She revealed the layout of the two blocks that make up the quilt.  It's a beautiful quilt but it will be sometime before I am ready to put the blocks together. 

I have sewn some on each step but not enough to put any blocks together.

Check back in a few days to see if I have made any progress.

~ Sandra