May 13, 2014

Tuesday Archives and Fabric Tuesday!

Now that we're done with the prepping post, let's get on to sharing what I've been up to, both now and in the past.

First up, I finished this week's block for the Jane Austen Quilt Along.  It's called "Empire Star" and is honoring Napoleon.



Isn't it pretty????  As you can see, I'm focusing on using my 1930's stash for this quilt.  I had problems with the center strip being a bit too small, but, from the people I've spoken to, it seems to be a universal problem and I think that it is off in such a small amount that I can still make it work in the quilt.

I'm really enjoying this quilt along.  Every week, a new block is featured (it is scheduled to run for 36 weeks, plus setting instructions) and Barbara Brackman includes a lot of interesting history regarding the Austen family and situations going on in the world during Jane's lifetime.  We are only 6 blocks in so there is plenty of time to join in on the fun.

Next, Val over at Val's Quilting Studio has started another fun weekly linky party to revive some of your old projects/blog posts.  This week is highlighting charm packs and chickens.  Well, I don't have any quilt that deals with chickens(!) but I definitely have had fun with charm packs.

First up is a very simple, straight-forward charm quilt.  I love the simplicity and beauty of this little one.



I hate to say it, but this top may still be in my stack of tops "to be quilted!"  I know, I know, I really need to finish it.  It is way too sweet to just be sitting here!

Next up is my Noteworthy quilt.



It was made using both charm packs (for the stars) and a layer cake.



This one was finished up and then delivered up to Ft. Worth for my sweet little niece (love you Charity!!).

The pattern is called "Starry-Eyed" and came from Moda's Bake Shop.

That's it for today!  Can't wait to see what everyone is sharing!!

Linking up with Val's Quilting Studio and Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday.

1 comment:

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Hey Cathy...thanks for the linky shout out...but even more for sharing your awesome charm pack quilts!! I love the starry eyed one...but also appreciated the simplicity of the first. Both I'm glad are under our charm theme for quick future reference.