Sunday, January 29, 2012

A True Nightmare, My Jane L-10

Encouraging Words of the Day –

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny ? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. -  Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)

Back in December I won the giveaway that "Leona's Quilting Adventure" had for the  Sew Mama Sew Giveaway.  For some reason, I had the winnings mailed to our ranch address and just now got them at the post office here.  There were two winners of which I was the second and won a surprise package consisting of 4 fat quarters 2 extra cuts of my favorite turquoise color.  All that plus thread, pins, and a notepad. Thanks so much.  
I sewed on four  “My Jane” blocks while we were driving to the ranch.  I completed one block completely and worked on 3 others doing some appliqué..  I’m posting the one I completed which is L-10.  It was “pretty much” a nightmare trying to get this block done.  I paper-pieced some of it, then appliquéd those little-bitty triangles on.  They came out crooked but it was a big accomplishment just getting them sewed on so that’s that.  Then it seems like I ran out of fabric (see top of block) so I just sewed on a little strip of white to make the block the size it needs to be.  I don’t know why that happened.  I’m just glad I’m done with L-10.  Here goes:
Even the photo didn't come out good for this block :(
I’ll probably not be posting to my blog for about a week.  We have several friends that are coming out to meet with us at Rocksprings, Texas.  They’re a group of 6 couples.  We’re all retired friends and meet a couple of times a year at different localities throughout the United States and this year our location is Texas.  We’ll be together for a week, just hanging out, playing cards, eating, a few drinks,  and goofing off so  I probably won’t  be sewing or posting to my blog.  See you in a week…
I’ve got a few giveaways for you:  
Abby Lane Quilts is having a giveaway.  You could win a copy of Simple Choices and 4 yards of Ric Rac.  -  ends  January 29.

"Lily Pad Quilting"  is having a giveaway for two winners.  Each winner will receive three charm packs --- and a 550 yard spool of Superior's So Fine 50 wt. thread. – ends February 5th.

Hopeful Threads is having a giveaway.  You could win a bundle of Sweet Lush.  This giveaway ends Monday, January 30.

That is all.


Needled Mom said...

That block looks like a nightmare to make, but it is pretty.

Have a fun visit.

sunny said...

Enjoy your week with friends!

Julie Fukuda said...

Have a great time with your friends!!!

Janice and Marcea said...

Thanks for mentioning our little give-away at
Good Luck in the contest.

Janice and Marcea
Abbey Lane quilts

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Nightmare is right......paper piecing is the only way I would attempt it.....I know you are having a good time but hurry and get back home so we can go you!

Barb said...

What a fun win and that block looks great!!

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Hilachas - I have many of those on the bottom of my socks. Even washing them doesn't rid of them. Love the title! Your l-10 block came out beautifully. How interesting that there is a 3D pattern in the
My Jane" series. Is this different from the Dear Jane Quilts?

Anyways, I want to thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my feathered plumes. I love learning new things.

Karen said...

I think your nightmare block turned out pretty darn good!