Rosa's World

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sparkling Jane - Gettin' there!

Hi there!

Well, today was a GORGEOUS day,
so Gilbert and I went......


He got lucky, this time and managed
to pick up quite a few tecky gadgets,
while I managed to grab some funky wool,
a mexican colored mason jar wannabee
and a few Christmas or birthday gifts,
for my nieces.

This week, I was ultra busy
with my Dear Jane blocks, again.

Here we go:

E-4 (Buffalo Tree Hopper)

B-3 (Mirror Image)

M-10 (Simple Simon)

M-12 (Hopscotch)

L-11 (Caitlin's Rose)

And here's a picture of where I'm at, so far.

I plan on finishing off that bottom row,
adding the black (with gold speckles) sashing
and putting on a red (with gold speckles) border,
surrounding all of these blocks.

Perhaps a 4 inch border?
Dunno yet.

And I'm also going to find a green (sparkly) vine,
and appliqué something that's kinda
Christmassy... but have NO IDEA
what it will be.

We'll have to wait and see....

THIS lap quilt will go to Gilbert's youngest daughter.

A second one will be started, soon afterwards,
for his oldest daughter....

I'll certainly be blogging
about the 2nd one, also - no doubt.


Anyhow, tomorrow they're calling for LOVELY weather,
so we'll probably be hiking or biking on one of
our local "rails to trails"....
Depending on whether our 2 bikes
fit into my Matrix.

I doubt that I'll have the time nor the energy
to do any quilting tomorrow,
when we get back....


Have a GREAT rest-of-the-weekend!


"By the time a woman realizes her mother was right,
she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.


Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

These blocks are "drop-dead" gorgeous!!

Love the fabrics and your quilt top in progress..this is going to be a fabulous gift!

Great work Rosa... I think I NEED some of your energy! Do you have a "spare" power pack I can use????


Elaine in SLO, Ca

Julie said...

It's one thing to see all the individual blocks... but another thing all together to see how the blocks all look side by side. Stunning! Can't wait to see it all together and finished!