Thursday, December 03, 2009

Lucky streak?

I have some great news to announce. Well, if you read Andrea's blog, you already know this news....I won the raffle quilt! I am so excited and can't wait to see it in real life! Since I am on a lucky streak, maybe I should run out and buy a lottery ticket?!?
I am working away sewing each evening on the mystery quilt. What is it about a mystery that turns me into a total quiltaholic (more than usual)?!?  This step was a lot of HST's!

Please ignore my stained ironing board in the photo...I am asking Santa for a new cover and was hoping for this one! However they seem to be out of stock, so unless Santa is magic and my lucky streak continues....
Did you see my first 2 blocks that I posted on Monday? (Click here if not)
1 of my 2 blocks was a mistake! I put a dark corner on the top block, and it needed a green corner.
So I fixed that mistake and went on the finish the other 102 blocks and here they are...

Of course I carefully trimmed all the dog ears from each block and put them in my jam jar. Oh yes I did! I keep my dog ears you know, and even if I never make anything from them, they make me very happy lined up on the shelf. See all the jars lined up on the bottom shelf...happy happy happy!
I'm off to work on Step #3. No wait...I have to sleep at night. Oh yah, I forgot!

11 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, you are way ahead of me. I'm really liking your green and black combo. I have ten blocks done for part 2 and about 10 more of the right wings sewn. I have a lot of catching up to do this weekend. Fortunately I will have a fair amount of time to sew.

julieQ said...

Love your greens Kathie! Congratulations to you...I know you will love that quilt!

swooze said...

Love it! Looking really good.

Oh come do borders with me! I am finishing this quilt this weekend boring or not. Will be more fun if we do it together!

Jeanne said...

I'm happy the winner is someone I know. Maybe I'll get a chance to see it in person. :-) Congrats, Kathy.

Dr. Quiltmom said...

Hi, I know about that quiltaholic thing. I am almost anxious that I had to work all week and attend a class out of town this weekend!!Argg! well I hope to get step 3 done before 4 comes out. i wont check till I'm ready.
Happy Quilting,
Tamara

Gina said...

Congratulations

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Margeeth said...

I really love your colour scheme with the whites, pinks, greens and blacks.

cozy quilter said...

You are way ahead of me--I have my fabric picked out and washed. The directions are printed and in a neat pile in my office... No cutting done yet. Maybe after Chrsitmas. I am still in the midst of finishing off a few gifts!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Ooooooo....those greens look FUN!!!!!!!!
Haven't started the mystery yet---someday, someday!

Mags said...

Very nice and I LOVE the jars of dog ears!!! I am still on step one. I needed to get some holiday things done first and will then resume at my own pace.

SubeeSews said...

I have had so many negative comments about my compulsive saving of scraps. Your jars are great. Alas, I have only one jar going but it is stuffed with YEARS of dogears.
I have no plans for them. But looking into the jar from the sides I can see all my color choices over the time period!
XOOXXO Subee