Tuesday, October 07, 2008


I have been busy with a lot of things. DH built a stool for Kyleigh, our granddaughter to climb into her new bed, which is rather tall. He built it, I stenciled it to coordinate with the new color of her walls.

I belong to a small list of quilting friends and we have been participating in something called Lotto.
We used to send around fabric, and have a drawing at the end of the month and someone won all the blocks for that month. Recently, we have been choosing a month, sending around fabric, and your block request, and the participants send you the blocks back you can then assemble into a quilt. September was DeeJae's month and she requested that we finish up these funky chicken blocks for her.

October is my month, and I am requesting participants make this sailboat block. I got the pattern from here, at Quilter's Cache. These are 12" blocks. There are 12 participants in the swap. I intend to make a quilt for our king-sized bed, so DH figured I needed 42 blocks. I plan to mix in some dark colored blue ships too, and I think it will be pretty scrappy.

I am going to use the rest of the fabric I have left over for the borders.


Marilyn J. Rock said...

That stool is adorable and what a meaningful and useful piece. Beautiful! Great fabric blocks; love the sailboats :)

Pati said...

Love the stool! Kyleigh will feel like a princess climbing into her bed! Love the Lotto Blocks....wish I could participate in that again!

Anonymous said...

I love the steps for Kyleigh's bed. I bet she is really happy with them. How cool that you and John have complimentary talents. DeeJae's chicken looks familiar. Tell her I said hello. Haven't heard from her in ages! The sailboats don't surprise me. =) Wish I could quilt it when it's finished!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Hi! Cinnamongirl here. You won a runner up prize over at my blog last week. If you would like to claim it please e-mail me your addy.

Lea said...

Wow, that stool is sooooo cute! Those stencile is absolutely beautiful.
and your funky chicken, Oh, I love her!!! love those chicken wire fabric that you used for background. *S*