Monday, July 28, 2014

Almost time for Austen in August! Master List

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I have participated in this reading challenge for the past two years, and will do so this year for the third time. Since I have not read all of Jane Austen's books, I hope to read Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey. Have you read either one of these books, did you enjoy them? Do you plan on joining me in this reading challenge? 

Sense and Sensibility (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Northanger Abbey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Dear Jane Project

I assume that most quilters have heard of the Dear Jane quilt, if you haven't google at your own risk! An hour can easily be spent looking at all of the beautiful quilts online. Finally, after a few years of seeing everyone else's online and a fellow guild member completing hers, I could never longer resist starting my own.

Below is my first block completed, one down and only 224 more to go! My goal will be one block a week at least. This included cutting out templates and fabric (adding the seam allowance), then finally piecing it all together. Every other block will have tan fabric with then either a variation of red or blue. I still need to square this one up a little bit, then eventually add another 1/2 inch of sashing all around.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What I have been up to lately....

I have been reading and studying for this.....

it is a jammed packed class as it is only six weeks instead of the normal sixteen. So what is one to do with a 20-30 minute break between a four hour class to relax?

Hand piecing of course! Here are two pictures of a 1930's tumbler table runner I am making. I have since gotten a lot more completed, but just haven't taken more pictures.

I also want to make a civil war quilt, of my own design as it will be in memoriam of an ancestor, and have been putting together triangles. I think perhaps I might use the triangles for a border, but not sure yet. I have gotten a little more done, that are not in the pictures.

While walking around campus, the lake always have a few geese, but I have never seen them outside of it. Last week, I saw a few of them have decided to venture out and about as they have gotten curious.