Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fancy a Jane day?

Design: Fancy a Jane day? Designer: The Sampler Girl.  Fabric: 32ct Belfast Flax 2/2.  Floss: DMC 3721.  To be finished into a pocket
This design has been growing on me and since Tanya of The Sampler Girl was having a Black Friday sale, I couldn't resist ;)
My miserable attempt at a red & white school house block :(  I was inspired by a post by Laurie of Minick & Simpson.  Love those red and whites. I think the school house block will have to wait till I figure it out some more or look into foundation paper piecing.  However, I need to put a start to the Red & White Bear Paw quilt inspired by Moda's Bakeshop ... soon ...  I was playing with Cheri's Home for the Holidays quilt called Season's Greetings and decided to go larger.  Those 1/2" squares are causing me grief!
Started on another Christmas Star block.  Going very quickly with the help of Lori's HST tutorial.

 This is a quilt weight that I made a couple of months back.  Since my sewing machine was in the shop for servicing  ... finally ... I had table space to do some hand quilting.  The quilt weight worked wonderfully and it was a great tip from Katell on SQT.
My lunch today with brown rice.  I know it does look a little icky because the egg is supposed to be smooth but I wasn't bothered since I've steamed it in the rice cooker basket with the rice cooking.  It's a Chinese dish called 3 egg yolks or something like that.  There's Chicken egg, Century egg and Salted egg sprinkled with sesame oil, soya sauce and oyster sauce.
Design: Orange Peel Quilt  Designer: Kathleen Tracy
So while my lunch was cooking, I did some applique!  Yes, horrors of horrors!  With the encouragement of some friends and a dare from another (you know who you are), I will give applique another go :)  I bought an e-pattern from Martingale when they were having the Black Friday sale.  Again I couldn't resist ;)  Orange peel?  Bring it on!


  1. Anonymous7:38 pm

    Fantastically productive week - love it all. Go the applique!

  2. Oh my! There is all kinds of goodness going on at your house! I love the stitchery in the center of the quilt. Nice work!!

  3. Soo glad to read I am not the only one with more than 1 project hihi!!! Love your Jane!! Have lots of fun with the applique!! Know you can do it!!! Happy sewing! hugs, Daniëlle

  4. Looks like lots of lovely things are happening at your house. And as always you added to my list of things I want to do too............

  5. Oh my goodness! Everything is gorgeous. You have great taste in projects and fabric! And your BBD quilt is in there--swoon. I can't wait to see more of your orange peel quilt--you go, girl! ;)