Thursday, October 31, 2013

October OPAM and this and that

I'm back from my trip to Aruba where we enjoyed the sun, sand and beach and hot, hot weather.

I did bring along one hand piecing project with me, but it was too breezy sitting on the beach to be able to do much.  One day, the breeze was a tad too strong and it whipped open my box and 3 EPP pieces went waltzing towards the sea for a dip.  Guess they were a tad too hot and needed to cool down.  :o)

So, this is all that was accomplished on my trip.  That is better than nothing and I will be happy with this lot.
My DH came to me a few days before my trip to Aruba with bits of rags in his hands.  Could I make him a new bag to replace the one that got chewed up by one of his tools?  Yes, I could and did and that is my October OPAM (One Project A Month).
 Have a great day!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Border time

Even though the 3rd and 4th blocks have not been appliqued yet (the applique pieces have been pinned in place), the time has come to put my plan into motion with my version of Kim Diehl's Promise of Spring.

The layout is going to be like this:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A scrappy trip

I just love Bonnie Hunter's method for making scrappy trip around the world blocks and right now I just want to make all kinds of these blocks.  For my quilt (for the time being), I decided to do a controlled scrappy block. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A new block

Before even finishing my 3rd block from the Kim Diehl's Promise of Spring pattern, the last block has already been auditioned and a few adjustments still to be made before everything gets sewn down.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Promise of Spring again

It was time to get back to my version of Promise of Spring project.

The time has come to start working on the third block.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hand quilting

Rose Marie Castonguay, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Over at Celebrate Hand Quilting, there is a fall blog hop going on and here is my quilt to show off!  Enjoy and please visit the other links to see what is going on around the world with hand quilting and be inspired.