Friday, February 01, 2008

My stitching and quilting have been suffering this week. You know why? There are these books you see… that I just CANNOT put down, and therefore, I am not being very productive. I wrote in my last post that I read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, well… after reading that book as fast as I could, I went and got New Moon (the sequel), and read through that fast, now I am on book 3 called Eclipse. They are all fantastic books. I’ve been up late almost every night this week reading them, and that is making me suffer big time, I am so tired :D If you are a romantic, you will love them. If you’ve read them, let me know what you think?

Here is the little bit I’ve been doing this week… I started a new quilt (Victorian Stars), and it is from a recent issue of The Love of Quilting magazine. If you click the link, you can get this pattern for free from them. I changed the purple colors shown in the magazine to blues/greens. Here are the two blocks I came up with. I at first didn’t like how the dark blue striped fabric looked on the star block, but the more I look at it, the more I think it’ll look just fine. So, now I’m going to continue cutting out the blocks for it.



I finished all of the buildings on The Cape yesterday and have started on the lighthouse. I am close to having this one done now.

I am soon starting two SAL’s. One will be Bent Creek Snapperville with Courtney, we decided to post our progress every other weekend.

The other will be The Workbasket: Old McMary’s with Jaimie. If any of you are interested in joining, let me know!


I hope you all will have a lovely weekend!

16 comments:

Teejay said...

I love how the cape is turning out.

Jennifer said...

I love the Cape one too - it's going to be positively adorable when it's done.

Now, what you need to do is get yourself the books on tape or CD and play them while you stitch or quilt! (Check the library - ours has TONS of them)

Jennifer said...

Okay, I put the books on my library reading list. (They're listed under Teen Fiction! LOL) I also noticed the sound recordings are available.)

staci said...

Very cute quilt blocks. And the cape looks great too!

Oh how well I know the dilemma: read or stitch...stitch or read :) I didn't think I would like audiobooks but I do enjoy them, they make a great accompaniment to stitching!!

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I love the Cape. I don't think I have ever seen that piece before. Great stitching!

Wendy said...

I bought that set of books for my daughter for Christmas and it took her less than a week to read all 3!
Your new quilt looks great - love your colour/fabric choices :-D

Cheryl said...

The cape is wonderful and what great quilt blocks. Sounds like you have been very productive!

Marie-P said...

I love the Victorian Star and I do like the blues. This will be such a nice quilt, I look forward to watching you progress on it...who is this one for?
Love the SAL designs, would join you if I didn't have such a complicated life right now. :)

Jaimie said...

I can't wait to get started!
I'm still waiting on the fabric. Do you have the colors and if so can you share them? My chart does not have the DMC listing.

Jaimie said...

I didn't mean share your floss just the numbers. It's early. :)

Carol said...

I love the Cape! I need to look into that one a bit - that is so perfect for my house!

Barbara said...

I love that Workbasket pattern - but first I must finish Landscape!

Your progress on The Cape is incredible! And your quilting is as lovely as always.

tkdchick said...

Look forward to seeing your SAL's started!

Anne Ida said...

Oh, lots of goodies you have to show in this post! Love your quilt blocks! The patterns are wonderful, and I love your fabric celection!

Michelle said...

You have so many great projects! Love the new quilt!

MysteryKnitter said...

Nice new quilt. Nice stitching.