Thursday, December 16, 2010

December work and play

These are the 2 quilts I am working on this month. Who needs to get stressed over the holidays?
Photo below is the mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunt from Quiltsville blog. It is called Roll-Roll-Cotton Bowl. From left to right are my samples of steps 1-4. I am making half of the recommended number of pieces because I don't want a bed size quilt. My fabrics are 1930's reproduction given to me by a dear friend.
Roll-Roll- Cotton- Bowl 30's
Stars and Sprigs
The appliqué blocks above are blocks 13-15 of my Starts and Sprigs quilt; and a few stars that will go among the sprigs. This is a design by Kim McLean.
I am not baking cookies and all that this year. Just trying to keep the health and weight in check for the year. Making delicious soups to keep this cold out of the bones:-)
Just focusing on friends and family and moderation on the food intake with  fewer desserts. I hope it will work.


  1. Your stars and sprigs blocks look wonderful! I've just ordered this pattern and thinking if I want to go bright or stick with my usual civil war repros...can you tell me the block size?

  2. the blocks will finish 8" x 8" but the applique blocks are cut bigger- 10" x 10" and will be trimmed later. The star block are 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" unfinished, so the finished size will be also 8" x 8".


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