Friday, November 13, 2009

Some Fish to Fry - Up a Lazy River Part III

It's been several months since I posted an update to my Up a Lazy River Quilt top.  When last you heard about it, I had cut all the fabric and was beginning to sew the blocks together.  Then I became a senior resident, I bought a bunch of more fabric and patterns, and my subscriptions to McCall's Quilting and BHG Patchwork Quilting magazines started.  So I have not been faithful to this UFO.
Today, though, I took some time to try to get at least a few more blocks done.  There are fifty of these fishes total that I have to make.  I've got a bit more to go now, haven't I? My chalk fabric marker is helping me keep track on my work table... hmmm... I must get disciplined like Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts and try to sew an hour a day.  Who said sleep was all that important anyway?

Up a Lazy River Project by Carolyn Griffin
using Neptune by Tula Pink for Moda
& Bruce Evans/Ghost Artists for Quilting Treasures fabrics

Monday, November 9, 2009

Shake Your BOM BOM's

One of the reasons I got into sewing and quilt making was my trip to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania and seeing all the beautiful Amish quilts.
I was excited to see this BOM and couldn't wait for my first block pattern to arrive.  It came today!  This is the backing set.  The pattern is called Wiscasset by Minick & Simpson for Moda.

I can't wait to get started on the first block (I love stars and this star pattern)... 
Of course, I will be posting my progress here.