Today, I am finishing a quilt for my daughter, Caroline. She is my youngest daughter and has gone off to college, UC San Diego. I started (in September) to make a quilt for her to put on her bed in the dorm. She selected the colors (most of them are from Kate Spain's line, Good Fortune that I purchased from Fabric Garden) and she approved my selection of the pattern that I purchased at my Fabric Garden: Yankee Pride, from Studio 180 Design, Ltd. It was created by Deb Tucker to be used as a "Companion Pattern for the Wing Clipper I Ruler." I will post pictures of the front and back soon. I love this technique because you use the Wing Clipper Ruler and it makes the best "flying geese" on your stars. The basic premise is that you make it a bit larger and trim the goose and star points to the exact size that you need. I got busy with purchasing the items that she will need at college and couldn't finish the quilt. My husband and I are going to visit her soon and I want to be sure that I am done so that I can give it to her when we do down.
Here is a list of the blogs that I have been following: Civil War Quilts, Grandmothers Choice: Votes for Women, and Barbara Brackman's Material Culture. I really love Barbara Brackman's blogs. All of the three listed here are by Barbara. I love the history of quilts. I didn't realize that I had an interest in the history of quilts until I took a class at 'Bearpaws and Hollyhocks' in Sacramento that featured Barbara's books and patterns. They were fabulous!
Getting back to my projects: I just started the Blockbase Sew Along group with EQ7. The blocks are not the easy ones that I usually select for my quilts. So I have found them to be stimulating and many of us have decided to post each of our completed blocks at http://doyoueq.com/blog/ I will post my blocks here soon. My iphone doesn't take great pictures. I am trying to figure out how to use my camera and how to take better pictures of my blocks/quilts.
I am also completing a year long quilt, a block of the month (BOM), 'General Wives' Quilt that I purchase from Quilters Corner. It is a large quilt that will finish in the next month (I hope). I was attracted to the luscious fabrics. They are beautiful, fabrics that have dark cobalt blues and blacks. Just gorgeous.
I have other blocks and quilts that I am working on but I have to do some housework so I must leave....