Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Finished By Friday - Chapter 3

Before you look at all I've done this week check out the great give-away by Jackie at Canton
Village Quiltworks - she's offering to quilt a quilt for you. It doesn't get better than that, ladies.

This Quilted Notebook Cover pattern was created by Sorry but that's all that I have - I ran into her at my hotel in Houston in 2007 on my way to the International Quilt Festival. She had a notebook in her hand and I loved it. She told me that she had designed it and one of the booths was selling the pattern so I made sure to buy the pattern. Since then I've made about 20; some I gave as presents and some I sold. It takes 2 coordinating fat quarters, a piece of batting and some velcro to hold it closed. I can make one in less than hour! I have put a pretty button on some, a rhinestone pin on some, and one woman I know monogrammed hers.

This is the second block I've done in Winter Wonderland. I call this one Snowmen and Birds....seems like a rather redundant name doesn't it!

In my guild we have a silent auction in July of patriotic blocks. These are two I've made for that. Uncle Sam came from an Art to Heart book and the star block is just a star block! However, notice the great fireworks fabric. The blocks are supposed to be 12 1/2" - Fireworks is actually 12 3/8" but don't tell anybody.

And finally!

I made a table runner like this one last summer. I liked it so much that I cut out and pieced three more to give as gifts. Notice I said pieced, not quilted. This week I finally got them out again and quilted one. Still two to go. I'm sorry but I don't remember where I got the pattern.
What have you finished this week?


Purple Pam said...

Your blocks are great. I think your firework's block is the same fabric I am using in my mystery quilt. I love that swirly colorful fabric. It adds so much zing to things.

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Marlene,

I enjoyed all the pictures - thanks for sharing. I ESPECIALLY love that redwork block!!!!! You did a fabulous job!


Ivory Spring said...

Hi Marlene,

I enjoyed all the pictures. I ESPECIALLYl love the redwork block. You did a fabulous job!


Deborah said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'd like to read your 'where I am from' if you have it posted somewhere....let me know.

Dandelion Quilts said...

You've been busy. What a fun notebook cover. I could use that for sure. PS- not only did those buttons come from Walmart, but they were 3 for 1.99! This other lady started looking at them while I was, (like a moth to a flame) and we got chatting about how darling they were. Some of the buttons even have cute phrases on them, but I just didn't have a need for those yet. Okay, guess I better button up now...this is getting quite lengthy!

Amy a.k.a. dragonryder4 said...

Wow Marlene you have done so much this week ! I haven't done near as much LOL - it's just been a crazy week for me ! However I did get 3 little blocks pieced this week though so at least thats something. I recived the orange fabric yesterday , oh thank you so much !!! It's all so wonderful , just perfect. I hope that next week I'll be able to sit at the sewing maching and get my little geese all finished up :)Talk to you soon,

Dawn said...

All of your projects are so beautiful and I especially loved the Snowman and Birds block. The embroidery is exquisite!

Rosemary said...

Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your stuff is so cute!!
Visit again soon,

K.C. said...

Just in time for the fourth of course... they look great! I am envious of all your creativity... Kayce

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Marlene, you make us all wanting to get busy. At least to finish something. I start so many items and start another one. I think I need something to stay focus. The notebook pattern is really neat.
Have a Blessed Day,

val said...

BEAUTFIUL work........the snowman is my fav....but I love snowmen!

boutcrazy said...

I did the Winder Wonderland for my grandmother this past Christmas. She wants to do the entire quilt (she's 94). You do beautiful work.