Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Weekend!

I've made a start on my Signature Blocks! Should I ask your opinion? These are made from Windham Fabrics Regency Dandy Ca. 1810 - I love them, but I know they won't be everybody's cup of tea - but then, I know I would like a few scattered through my quilt! I'll decide on the other 60 when I get back to the machine!

My BOM from Material Obsession has arrived - it looks just a little challenging - maybe as I progress, I will feel less daunted - see the little pic on my Sidebar. I love the fabrics and notice the little pink piece on the left looks very much like a Regency Dandy to me - must be one I missed out on!
I'm chuffed - I was able to purchase and download this pattern - I have always wanted to make an Annie! I'll have to try to track down my old equipment - I think DD's have some!

Look how beautifully these camellias are holding up - what a happy hello in My Studio! Along with treasured gifts from Narelle of Nell's Notions ,on the right, and Chookyblue on the left. This brings me to share a little secret - it's Chooky's Happy Birthday tomorrow!
Blogger was very naughty to me earlier in the week - I lost my Blogs I Follow like a lot of others, so I am way behind in reading and Commenting - late with Replies again, too - oh, the story of my life!
Have a Happy Weekend - I hope mine is spent sewing!

29 Lovely People said ...:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I would so love one of your blocks in my quilt, keep using the fabric, I think people will love them!! Pink flowers, wow are they beautiful!! have fun with Annie!

Dena said...

I love your signature blocks. A friend of mine is participating in that swap too. Sounds like fun. The BOM does look a little intimidating but I'm sure you'll have it completed in no time.

I love your Camellias. I have a Magnolia tree that has been recovering for our harsh winter and so far, I've only found one bud on it. Usually it blooms around this time of the year, but my guess is it will bloom as soon as the rain starts since Magnolias hate rain. LOL

Nedra said...

I LOVE the Sue Ross Block of the Month from Material Obsession. I'll really look forward to seeing how those turn out.

Joy said...

Oh Lurline what a pain to lose all your fave blogs!!! Love that Annie pattern, she's such a cutie :o). Your camelias are lasting well, I just looked out the window at mine ... I should bring some in and put them in a vase :o).
Have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Lizzie said...

Your signature blocks are fabulous, I wouldn't use the fabrics but I envy those that do!! The BOM looks like serious stitching ~ you have a lot of that to do I think. Have a great weekend.
Lizzie
XXX

Anonymous said...

Hello Lurline

Im also doing the Sue Ross BOM in pretty contempory and my fabric is completely different love our quilts wont look the same.

Come on over and sign up on Sue Ross BOM on yahoo groups i started a group love to see you there. Adele :)

Marls said...

Those siggy blocks look great. My practice Sue Ross is nearly ready to sew onto the background-it is a challenging little thing and my whirligigs are going the wrong way-lucky it's the practice block!!
Love that Annie pattern-can I ask where you sourced it? Would love to get it.
Have a great weekend.

Stina said...

That BOM looks just wonderful.. think everyone is doing it soon...;o) And I have some patterns too from Bowls Annies... just long to get a start...they are so cute..:o)

Maree: said...

Love the fabrics for your siggy block...nice & cheerful just what a siggy quilt needs....
hope to tackle my SR block this weekend...
Enjoy yours.
cheers

Janet said...

Can you believe I have one of those Annie patterns too. Your blocks are great and your flowers are gorgeous. The fabrics in your BOM look a bit different to the ones Ive seen. Are you doing the pretty version?

loulee said...

Your siggie blocks look very bright and cheerful.

Narelle said...

I'd be happy to have your siggy blocks in a quilt of mine. My 'to do' for next year now is to find a siggy block swap to join.

Riet said...

Your signature blocks look great and I love that Annie doll. Beautiful camellias

Kathie said...

http://www.marthasquiltingcorner.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi?product=reproduction-quilting-fabric-1&productid=2512611_5810&tracking4=search%202512611_5810&pid=1#2512611_5810

found it for you 5.99 a yard!
ah yes what a fabric line
makes me cringe every time I add a little piece to one of my quilts!
LOL

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Love the Annie doll, Cool fabric choices too. lovely stuff.

Stephanie said...

Although I'm not participating in the siggie swap I love your fabrics. Anyone should be happy to have some brightness sprinkled in their quilt.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love your blocks and the doll your going to make, i too lost my blogs i was following, i think i finally caught up........

Rumi said...

I love those bright fabrics for the siggie swap. You are right, they would look nice scattered in a quilt.
The BOM does look a bit intimidating but it sure will be lovely when done.

Mrs Quilty said...

Lurline, I love your signature blocks and that fabric!!! Will bring some life to that quilt to have such color! Good job! And I love that Annie pattern. She's adorable! That Whirley Gig BOM looks hard to me too but one step at a time, you'll probably have no trouble at all!!! Your camellias are gorgeous!!! You must be a wonderful gardener to grow such flowers!! Happy Day to you!

Myra said...

Your Siggy blocks look great!
That BOM looks absolutely awesome, and so is that site it comes from! /very creative ideas happening over there! WOW! 8-)
Darling little Annie doll...
Happy stitchings!

Kaaren said...

I'm in the siggie swap, Lurline and I'd love some with those fabrics in my quilt. Carry on because yhey're fabulous.

Cardygirl said...

Love those regency Dandy fabrics! I will restart my MO BOM today...make sure you put the cogwheel template right side down on the wrong side of your fabric or they will spin in reverse!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

Love the siggie blocks! I had no idea they made such awesome colors in 1810..nice. Can't wait to put one in my quilt!
melissa

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to see your little Annie! I think your siggie blocks look wonderful. ♥

Candace said...

Love your blocks, they are happy and bright. The doll is so cute, I'm looking forward to seeing yours. Your flowers are so beautiful, and camellias remind me of books I used to read about New Orleans, but I can't remember the name of the author. She used to be one of my favorites. AHA I just googled "New Orleans Camellia novelist" and she is Frances Parkinson Keyes. I think I would like to read her books again, I enjoyed them so much years ago. Sometimes I go off on tangents. Sorry Lurline, but I do recommend her books.

Kim said...

What is "chuffed"?

you have a lot of projects on going :0)
that is how I am happiest too.

Happy sewing,
Kim

Chookyblue...... said...

started on my BOM from MO too...........going with pretty...........
thanks for the birthday wishes.........I had a wonderful day.......

Vivian said...

The whirligig block looks familiar. I think I have a set of templates to make one like it. It'll be so pretty when done.
Love your siggie blocks.

Melvin said...

This blog is amazing....
thanks
They look beautiful...
great work.....

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