Monday, March 14, 2011

I finally....and I say finally put aside all the things I need to get done and did two blocks for the "Just one Star" can comfort a soldier, sponsored by Moda. As you can see I did two...and we are not suppose to square them out..... I first saw this on Debi's blog and ment to do some and then kept seeing them all over blog world and well....today I decided to bite the bullet and just "DO IT".....



Then I played with free motion on seven pieces of fabrics for the Young Women, these are going to be totes. This Wednesday, I am going to teach the blanket stitch for the Initial of the person the tote is going to. Then I am teaching how to make those cute flowers for embelishments.



Now.....Now....yes...now I am working on my 12 towels for the towel swap. I am thinking they are not so ugly any more. I want to have them done tonight so I can mail them out. Most of you know I have a son coming home not this Thursday but next Thursday and I am about to bust a gut. I am so excited that I can hardly stand myself. So I am trying to get everything I have to get done done so I won't feel so stressed the week he gets here.....

Notice the Barn on my sidebar...click on it and it will take you to the Barn block challenge for Accuquilt. There is alot of talent out there and this is a great way to use your creativity, create a block and maybe win some fun things.



19 comments:

JustCindy said...

The quilting on the pink fabric is so pretty. I can't wait to get my towel.

Just Ramblin' said...

I'm so glad you posted about "Just One Star" as I have been planning on getting mine done and it keeps slipping my mind. Seeing yours prompted me to put that on my "to do" list tomorrow. Your blocks turned out so nice. Your young women are so lucky to have you and they are going to love the totes. Nola

Gene Black said...

Nice stars Barb. I added that barn on my sidebar too.

Needled Mom said...

I hadn't heard of the star project, but it is a great idea.

I can imagine how thrilled you are to be having your son come home. I am sure that the feeling is mutual!!!!

Thearica said...

Hi Barb... I wanted to pop over and thank you for joining up to send a quilt for the Ronald McDonald House Raffle that I am hosting this year!

I have been gone to Alabama for the birth of my 3rd grandbaby so I have not had time to officially thank you and give you a hearty welcome aboard!

Thanks so much for joining up on our team! When you are ready to mail my way, just give me a holler and I will give you my mailing info. :)

Penny said...

Love your stars blocks. :)

vivian said...

Thanks for the link to the star project. what a great cause!

Yvette said...

If I don't have to work this weekend I had better get my star made. Yours looks fantastic!

I look forward to seeing your towels for the swap.

SewCalGal said...

Wow, you are a busy lady. I love your blocks for the soldiers. Great project. I'm inspired and hoping to finish mine tomorrow.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

onlymehere said...

I'm so excited for you to get your son home! I got a phone call from the ward mission leader telling me that Trav was okay. Yup, I blogged it right away! It was so good to hear even though I knew in my heart that he was safe and fine after the tsunami evacuation. Having gone through it last year I knew what to expect and I knew that he'd immediately be sent to high ground, which he was.

Now I think the thing to get you to that magical day when your son comes home is to just sew your little heart out! Doesn't that sound like a great plan?! Do you have a pattern for your "Bee Attitudes" or is it not a full-fledged quilt? I love the little snippets you've shown. How do you make applique lettering so big? I need to find a font to make the mission name large on my quilt for Trav but I haven't found one and have wasted tons and tons of black ink printing things out. Any information or guidance you can give me would be appreciated!
Cindy

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Thank you for the inspiration. First thing on the agenda tomorrow I'll make two blocks and get them in the mail. Thanks for the push.

wackywoman said...

Put it on my to do list for tomorrow Barb. --Marilyn

Wendy said...

Great job Barb! I too made two star blocks tonight ... will mail them on Tuesday. Your quilting on the pink fabric is wonderful, great job :)

Jackie said...

Love the stars! Your quilting is awesome too. I'm sure the totes will be much appreciated.

Fiesta said...

Barb, great stars! I always struggle with stars so when I do need a non applique star , I paper piece it. Your free motion quilting is gorgeous. I know those totes will be wonderful. It is good that you are sharing your talent with others.

Barbara said...

Am I reading this right, that's free-motion quilting on towels in the second photo? Wow, it's wonderful!

Nanci said...

I'm tired just reading what you've done! Oh boy, a son coming. will he have his own room and not have to share with all of mom's fabrics like mom visiting him and takng over his domain..home cooked meals for the boys just doesn't get any better...
I've got to add the barn too, so cute. and I love the stars!

Crispy said...

Beautiful star blocks Barb!! The quilting for the totes is wonderful!!

How fun to be spending time with one of your boys!! Has he sent a menu of "Mommy" food that he wants cooked for him?

Crispy

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, He is coming home!! So exciting!!! Your quilting it amazing!! Just amazing!