Sunday, May 4, 2014

Goal for May

My May goal is to put together the blocks and borders to make Cactus Flower a flimsy. The blocks are cut and up on my design wall. I have been playing around with the colors and placement after adding some fabrics that I had in my stash, the fuchsia centers in the SIC blocks and the gold in the star blocks are two of those fabrics. The majority of the fabrics are Northcott's Stonehenge.
The pattern is Cactus Flower by Kate Mitchell Quilts

My May goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Civil War Quilt pix!

Picture heavy post of Civil War Quilts! These are the real deal, no reproductions! 
Arlene Arnold of Heritage Oaks Quilts is from Colusa California. 
She has a wonderful collection of Civil War quilts she shared 
at Annie's Star Quilt Guild meeting last night. Enjoy...
Great Tree of Life, it had a homespun for backing

Bear paw and cheddar, what's not to LOVE :0) and the sashing, great layout!

Love Apples or Pomegranates we learned both are correct block names

Brandie and I loved this one, notice that the flowers are all different
and of course we loved the two Tree of Life quilts (pictured above)
AMAZING! It was such a treat to touch and feel
and see the gorgeous hand quilting up close
Unfortunately the quilting doesn't show in these long distance pix
taken with a zoom. Apologies for the head shots :0)
And I didn't get a good photo of Arlene Arnold, here are some pics from her Facebook

I love our girls night out each month. Brandie, Esther, Gail, Donna and I meet for dinner before each guild meeting. Donna couldn't make dinner last night, but joined us at the meeting.
Pam was there loving all these quilts as well!
Thank you ladies, so appreciate each of you :0)
Enjoy your weekend!