Oh Memequilts...I LOVE your block and fabric choices!! So sweet!
I have to say, I tried, I really tried to do everything right on my block and my first chain block this year but still have managed to come up with a different block than the pattern and everyone else! My block doesn't seem to have the pieced "square" shape! Oh well, I like it anyway and will keep it.
Regarding my chain block, was so, so happy to find a pattern I liked and thought I could do, got all of my fabbies cut out (for all of the chain blocks) only to realize I mixed up the colors of the small blocks and large blocks. Put it together anyway to see what I thought and I just think it isn't going to work. Will have to go shopping in my stash again...see what else will work.
I keep on learnin...through mistakes! Happy to play with you all though and am enjoying making these BOMs.
I finished my block. I decided to go scrappy this time; not sure I like the color choices. The little green print in the cream fabric makes the green diamond look wonky and it really is not! Well, it may be a tad off! LOL! but not like the photo shows.
Got mine done!! But the picture doesn't do it justice! This quilt is going to be for my Granddaughter for next Christmas and she loves purple and pink! So this is done in a very rich batik purple, fuchsia and a light pink. I have no idea what these colors are that the camera took! This message has been edited. Last edited by: Shauna's crafty quilter,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Shoot for the Moon! Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars!!"
Jan 20, 2013, 09:15 AM
My quilting friends, last night the twins my DS and DDIL were expecting were born. My DDIL was 26 weeks pregnant. The little boy, Bram, is 1.1 lbs, the little girl, Isa, is 1.6 lbs. They're stable but in critical condition. Their deceased little brother, Julian, was born first. He's a real baby but oh so tiny. We all said our goodbye's to Julian. He's still with my DS and DDIL in a little blue box with a butterfly on the lid. Today is my DS's 27th birthday, let's hope he can share his birthday with his twins for many years.
Anael, ending prayers. Keep the faith! My grandson was born at 26 weeks and he weighed 1 lb 6 ounces. He spent three months in the hospital. We had our ups and downs during the hospital stay but today he is a very healthy three year old.
I've been there today and saw Bram and Isa. They're beautiful but so tiny, you can't imagine. Bram is struggling very hard to stay alive, Isa is doing a little bit better. Doctors told my DS and DDIL if they make it past the first two weeks the 2 months after that still will be critical. My DDIL tries to stay positive, my DS is very realistic and is preparing himself for bringing home only his daughter or even none in worst case scenario.
Jan 21, 2013, 04:06 PM
Will Quilt for Chocolate
They've come so far. Hoping and praying they both can hang in there and make it.
Anae17621 every day and every hour of life will help make them stronger. I know as I have been there. My DD was 1.8 lbs at birth that was over 40 years ago and things have improved alot sence then. I'm saying prayers for them.
Jan 23, 2013, 01:04 PM
spent some time today working out my chain block with different fabbies. I think this one will work out fine...(hope!)
I completed all 12 of my chain blocks . I do like how they look. LOL Who else has their block done?? Sue
Jan 23, 2013, 06:34 PM
Will Quilt for Chocolate
Sue - good for you. I just can't seem to pick a block. I seem to need to see a few more of the monthly blocks before I can make up my mind. If you want to show them to me in a PM, I'll let you know what I think! LOL!
Anael, T&P for your tiny new ones. It is so difficult to lose a precious baby. My friend and wife had twins last May, they were also around a pound when born, and struggled for a couple weeks. While the are still having some issues, looking at them you would never believe they were the same very tiny babies!! Prayers that your story will be similarly successful.
Jan 24, 2013, 07:02 PM
Great block CQ! I love the colors!
Anael~ T&P's still coming your way! Hope the babies are doing ok, small steps. ((hugs))
WQFC, Sue was over today and I had to really work hard at not showing her my chain block. I even have a secret spot so I'd have to take time to get them out and I might think better of the idea to show Sue. LOL Let's see how many days before Feb. 1, do you think our leaders will take pity on us and reveal a little early???
Patty - I can just see you and Sue trying to sneak peaks at your chain blocks all year long! How funny! Maybe we all need to start a thread and take bets on how long it will take for you too to cave in and share those blocks with each other! LOL!
Speaking of sneak peaks...how about February a little early?!! It is a shorter month...no cracks about anybody's height in there either! This message has been edited. Last edited by: Will Quilt for Chocolate,
If Patty J and Sister Sue are anything like me and my sisters, those chain blocks won't be a secret for long. LOL
Jan 25, 2013, 02:05 AM
Thank you all so very much for your T&P's. My DS and DDIL had a meeting with the neonatologist yesterday. She told them the twins are doing ok considering but we all have to be prepared for bad news on both of them. They struggle to stay with us. If they're stable this morning my DDIL is coming home today.
Jan 25, 2013, 07:36 AM
Anael, continued t and ps for the babies and your family.
Anael,I am sending T's & P's for you and your family. Patty and I quilt very frequently, but I will still keep my chain blocks hidden. LOL Patty said her's is in a secret place, away from me. Sue
Jan 25, 2013, 04:40 PM
Ok everyone, I already said I'm a lousy secret keeper, but I'm really going to try and keep this one, but a year is a long time. Oh wait, It is only 11 more months. LOL Sue is way better at secrets than I am just so you all know where to put your bets. Only 6 more days until Feb. I'm waiting. Pat
We have 6 days left to complete Jan. BOM. I hope to see more blocks finished. I am ready for Feb's block. Is it time yet???? Sue
Jan 26, 2013, 05:08 PM
After seeing so many inspirational pictures of January's block, I need to get started on my own. I've had a rough start to this year due to serious family issues; thankfully that family member is now on the slow road to recovery.
Anael- sending T & P for your family as well as for those who are taking care of those two little angels!
Happy Stitching All! Susan
Jan 26, 2013, 05:52 PM
WAHOO!!! YIPEE!!! HORRAY!!! Yes, I'm yelling!! I completed the 2012 BOM today. I love this quilt! It is so big I had some friends stand on chairs and hold it sideways to get the whole thing in the picture. Thanks again ladies for doing this I really did enjoy it but I'm so glad it is finally finished. Now someday (hopefully soon) I'll get to the quilting.
Your quilt turned out fantastic! I absolutely love, love, love your border. sandy
Jan 26, 2013, 05:58 PM
Patty, your quilt is simply gorgeous. You should be really proud of it. You deserve a Gold Star and Blue Ribbon. I love your border too. I'm calling Sue on the phone and telling her you got it finished and posted. Thanks for showing it to us. Pat
Patty your quilt is AWESOME!! I really am loving all of the 2012's that have been shown. I'm giving serious consideration to doing the 2012 BOM this year
I've decided against doing this years BOM...not sure why, just not feeling it I guess. Anyway...if anyone is feeling an absolutely overwhelming urge to share your chain/connecting blocks with someone you can PM me a picture & I will ooh & ahh over it for you. And no one will EVER know if you do...cross my heart & hope to die.
Jan 26, 2013, 07:01 PM
Patty, I knew I would love your finished quilt and I do, I do. You should enter it in a quilt show. After you quilt it, will you place it on your bed or give it as a gift. It is just too beautiful for any words to do it justice. Thanks for sharing. Sue
Jan 26, 2013, 07:13 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE the border!
Jan 26, 2013, 07:16 PM
How beautiful! It is huge! Good job on it. I really like how it turned out.
Jan 26, 2013, 09:24 PM
SewHappy, WOW! Amazing 2012 quilt, I say keep it and enjoy.