Friday, September 30, 2011

Check out the Flying Geese quilts and Vote

I have entered my Scarlet and Gray Allover at the Quilting Gallery themed quilt contest

Please enjoy looking at the all the different versions of Flying Geese quilts and Vote!!

For my non-quilting friends you may be asking what is a Flying Geese?

A flying is geese is a unit that is twice as long as it is wide and is made up of 3 triangles.

This block is made up of 2 Flying Geese units, and was used in piecing the border.

Flying Geese are also used to create Variable Stars.

The center block of my quilt is made up of 3 different sizes of Flying Geese.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I would like to share something with you!!!

I saw this over at Susan's and liked the idea--who doesn't like getting random gifts in the mail throughout the year?  So, here we go:


1. I will make a little something for the first 3 people that comment on this post. It will be a surprise and may arrive at any time in the next 365 days (yes, a year).

2. To sign up to receive a gift from me you must play along too.  Share the giving love on your blog by promising to send a handmade goodie to the first three people that comment on your blog post.

3. You must have a blog.

4. After commenting on my post, you have to post this (or similar) on your blog to spread the love.

I don't know if three people will even get around to commenting on this, but I will say that if you find this post 6 months from now and only 2 people have bothered to comment, you can still be commenter #3 and get a random goodie from me!  When you comment, I'll email you and get your address and then you should get something from me sometime before next September.

Check out Dawn's Blooming Nine Patch and VOTE!!!

I have entered a Blooming Nine Patch at Quilting Gallery's themed quilt contest.

I say my first Blooming Nine Patch at a local quilt show and decided to make one using directions I found on the internet. 

Using my 1990's stash caused me to run out of fabric and I had to redo some of the blocks to complete the quilt.  Now I have to figure out what fabric to use for the binding.

My sister Dawn has placed her name on this quilt.

And I guess Garfield has also!!

My 100th I Quilt Scarlet and Gray Blog Post!!!

When I started this blog just over a year ago, I thought it would be a great way to share my love of The Ohio State Buckeyes and Quilting.  But it has been so much more!!  Now writing my 100th post I think back to my first post, about the first Scarlet and Gray quilt that I made and the many that have followed. 

The blogging friends I have made across the USA, Darlene at Insights from SewCalGal and the World, Blockhead from Tasmania Australia.

The abilty to share my blog posts on Facebook has allowed me to share with even more friends and family.

You have read about my DH Jim and the boys Garfield and Nermal.  Even as I write this Nermal is being very helpful.  Not!!

I appreciate everyone that has voted for one my quilts at the Quilting Gallery contests, one of these days I may actually place!!

I have shared with you the many quitling patterns I have tested by some really great designers!  They amaze me with their talents.

I will continue to post new quilts and projects, and other things going on with myself and my family.

I hope you continue to read my next 100 blog posts.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunshine on my Quilts

I took advantage of the sunshine yesterday to take a few pictures of my Scarlet and Gray quilts.  The natural light helps to show the quilting that Jennifer McCann did and the colors of the fabrics.

Scarlet and Gray Allover

Pinwheels and Whirligigs

Southwestern Star

Looking at the first 3 quilts you might think I only do square quilts.

Buckeye Stars keep Shining

This is my first Day and Night quilt by Eleanor Burns

I hope you enjoyed looking at my quilts in the Sunshine!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remembering 9/11/2001: Have we started to Forgive?

When I think back, I remember my shock, despair and fear for the USA.  10 years later I pray for those that lost their lives, those that lost family and friends and those that have not been able fo find forgiveness.  Today's mass was all about forgiveness.

In our bulletin the following was printed.  It was submitted by Bud Ozar.

"Unable to forgive another, means we are holding onto a past wrong and hoping for a better past.  That is not going to happen.  We must move on with our life by accepting we were unjustly treated and it will not be corrected.  We aren't condoing the injustice.  We just don't let it control our lives any longer.  Forgiveness is critical to living a healthy life in the present."

I hope I have taken steps to forgive those that planned and executed the attacks on America. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Check out my Buckeye Pinwheels quilt and Vote!!!

I have entered my Buckeye Pinwheels quilt at Quilting Gallery's themed quilt contest.

This quilt was made using a Scarlet and Gray jellyroll.  I love how the blocks end up making a pinwheel in the center.  I also love how Jennifer McCann did the quilting.  And a big thank you to Leita Shahan for finishing the binding.