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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Holly Lane, some runners, and Calendar Girls Block of the Month

Holly Lane is a six month block of the month project that I started four months ago. This is a very pretty quilt for the Christmas season. The fabrics are so Victorian and sweet. However, it takes a long time to make each block because there are a ton of very little pieces! I usually cut and label each piece one night (or afternoon) and then put them together the next day. You have to be so careful or the pieces won't line up properly, which will make crooked houses. Only two more months to go, and it will be ready for quilting.
Yesterday there was a class at the quilt store that taught us how to make a table runner in 15 minutes. The two shown below are from the class. It is such a nice, easy runner that I will probably make a bunch more. They really are that fast.

Once a month at the quilt shop we go to a class called Calendar Girls. Each month you get a different pattern to make a wallhanging or a part of a whole quilt that will have a block for each month. I am making mine as a whole quilt. This is February. Very easy and fun, plus you use your own fabric. It is great and inspiring to see how everyone does theirs each month.

This was a fun vacation from school. Kenny and I went to see my parents in Florida and had a great time there. We go to go on the boat, Kenny went fishing with my dad and the weather was perfect. It was a nice break from the serious winter we have had here. Only another month or so and it will be nice here, but it was great to get a preview this week!!


sandy quilts said...

I love the Holly Lane blocks - I have only made one so far....behind, as usual. Glad you had a nice vacation and that Kenny got to go fishing. Florida is a nice break from NY.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh, I love those house blocks...can't wait to see it all finished.

Hope you are enjoying a bit of warmer weather?? Gosh, what a strange winter we've it's trying to be spring and that's a bad thing since a freeze is gonna kill all of these tender buds.

Hugs to you,
Stephanie ♥

Colleen said...

The Holly Lane is coming out really nice. It is so very cute!