Sunday, March 27, 2011

Four Hearts

In honor of the red and white exhibit that was this weekend, appliqued a few red hearts on a cream background this weekend.  Just love this fabric collection, so plan to make a heart in every print and put them together into a little quilt.  The pattern for the heart block from Blackbird Designs is here: 

Its been cold and rainy here this week, so made chicken and dumplings for dinner.  My husband said they are "almost" as good as his grandma's!  No problem here - I agree that nothing is as good as memories of grandma's cooking! 

Just finished reading "Room."  Have any of you read it?  Almost quit at the beginning but it definitely got better and it is thought provoking.  It reminded me of how I felt when reading "Little Bee" last year.  I haven't forgotten that one either - what a story!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cherry Seeds

Finished the latest block for the Cherry Cake quilt yesterday.  The pattern I drew for this block was inspired by an antique block and a Jan Patek block from her Millenium Garden quilt.

This is how the quilt looks so far - plans are percolating for a bird block, a house block and a laurel cherry block.  My thoughts today are with the brave people of Japan as they deal with the tsunami tragedy.  Thanks so much for visiting my blog and hope you find time to get a few stitches in!