Thursday, May 28, 2009

Look At Me!

Done Stripping!
Originally uploaded by lasassone

I'm done stripping! I feel so GOOD! In the process of choosing the fabrics for this quilt, I realized that I really learned a LOT last year in Sharon Boggin's Take it Further challenge. I remember the first few months were quite difficult, but as I went on making a crazyquilt block each month with her posted colors, I began to see colors differently and I guess it stuck!

I've made all the 2.5" strips of the 12 fabrics as per the 2nd week's instructio1ns for the quiltalong at Old Red Barn blog. I'm all caught up! There's still time for YOU to catch up too! Click on Old Red Barn above or hit on the link to the blog that is on the side of this blog.

Now I can go watch the Nat'l Spelling Bee while I sort my fancy strips by color in preparation for a couple million crazyquilt blocks!

Stitch On!

Old Red Barn Quiltalong fabrics

I'm trying to jerk myself out of the doldrums here and so I decided to participate in the Quiltalong being run by the owner of the "Old Red Barn" blog. We were to pick 12 fabrics . At first thought about using the many fabrics I have in the Judith Baker Montano Embellishment line, but since this quiltalong calls for 1/2 yards of all 12 fabrics and I only have 1/2 yards of the fabrics in JBM's line, I decided to go with something different because that would wipe out most of that line of fabrics that I love so much!

I'm trying for a romantic look here. We plan on remodeling our front room this summer and I'd like it to be a place where we could hang some paintings that G's Mum did over the years. There are a lot of flower paintings and roses which I love and miss seeing since they've been packed away.

Now I must cut a half yard of each of these into strips. Maybe getting that done today will make me feel as if I've accomplished something.

Stitch On!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Drum Roll Please!

Drum Roll Please!
Originally uploaded by lasassone
I had to wait until G came home from playing golf today so that I could have him do the drawing! I placed all the entries in my grandmothers early 1900's blue transfer ware pot for him to draw. Gramma Towne used to use this pot on the back of her stove to collect bacon grease. I believe my Mum did too, but since we don't eat much bacon anymore, I simply keep it on my glass shelf where it looks pretty.

Drum Roll Please!!!!!!!!!!

Scroll down to find out the 3 winners of my drawing!

Ta Da! Congratulations!

Ta Da!
Originally uploaded by lasassone
The winners are:
#1 RoseAnn B.
#2 Bobbie P.
#3 Thelma B.

If the above 3 want to email me at lasassone at aol dot com, that's fine. But I DO have all your emails and will be contacting you shortly!

Stitch On!