Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gifts of Grace Block 1 and July OPAM finish!

Hi everyone, I did a bit of stitching the last couple days. I got the first block from Val Laird's free BOM Gifts of Grace. These blocks are gorgeous. I've been wanting to start them for a while now, but just had too much on the go. I'm going to try really hard to get caught up on these, because I would like this little quilt to be a Christmas gift. I know someone who would just love a quilt like this. We will see how that goes. I hope you like it.

Well, I only got one finish for the July OPAM. But it was a big one. My queen size Jack-in-the-pulpit Quilt was a very big project for me this month. I put in about 50 hours of work just on this quilt in July. I was very tired and did take a break from sewing when I was done. But I'm very proud that I finished it in time and that my girlfriend and her new husband loved it. I showed it to many of my siblings before the wedding and now I have half a dozen request for queen size quilts. I told them that they would have to get in line. But one of these years they would probably end up with one. I have such a big family, with 10 brothers and sisters. I just can't get that many done, that fast. LOL!!!

One more night shift to go. Ughhhh! I was so tired last night. I really struggled to stay awake after 4 am. I don't usually have such a hard time. I slept longer today. Hopefully that helps!

Have a good night!

Hugs

Ariane

5 comments:

Michele said...

your block is so sweet ariane. love the stitching!

a good yarn said...

Yuor quilt is stunning! No surprise it received so many accolades. The Gifts of Grace block is very sweet. Great work, Ariane. Ann :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ariane ...that is stunning...

Dresden Quilter said...

The block is amazing and so is the quilt.

Jill said...

Hi Ariane, I love your blog and your sewing is stunning. I always hope that you will be my swap partner - no luck so far! I have also been in the pincushion swap and potholder swaps. The quilt you made for your friend's wedding is just stunning. Hugs Jill x