Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jamestown Landing has called me long enough...

I fell in love with Bonnie's Jamestown Landing quilt the instant I saw it!!! I searched and searched online for a place to find the Austrailian Homespun edition that had Bonnie's pattern, and FINALLLLLY (with some help from QuiltvilleChat yahoo group), I was able to find it at Ericas Craft & Sewing.

The SAD news-----it was on back order, and STILL is on back order, expected within the next 2 weeks! :(

However, with a slight hint from Judi at QuiltvilleSwap, I was able to get started on the string blocks while awaiting the magazine.

I had HOPED to spend most of the day quilting away today, however I had some errands to do, and didn't find myself back at home until 10:00. And then....I was visited by my neighbor with a pail of cherries, so we visited for a bit. She actually is the lady who took over my Volleyball coaching position, so we found ourselves talking "business" for a bit since the season is nearing. By the time she left, it was 11:00, and the dishes were calling my name so that I could have some room to make up yet ANOTHER couple batches of JAM! I haven't counted all the jam we have, but it's a good thing we have family and friends who enjoy the homemade jam as much as we do. Three more batches, which means 18 more containers.

Then....a quick bite to eat....

and FINALLY at 1:00, I was able to head downstairs.

Thirty-nine string blocks sewn and await trimming. I HAD organized the papers in stacks of 10, however when I was sewing my 2nd set, I realize (too late) that two of the papers were stuck together. 8-) Only 129 left to do :0) Hey Andee-----I'm stringin' away with you!!!

By 4:00, I needed to pack up shop to get dinner rolling for a couple of friends I invited over for egg rolls and chinese stir fry. And then we headed to..........

The Deathly Hallows - Part 2

I'm not a critic, so I won't critique the movie. As a viewer, I was pleased. As a reader of the books, I was pleased. {{However, I AM interested in re-reading the final book again....just to see how close the movie/book was, because I can't remember all the details. For the most part, I didn't think there were any surprises, had you read the book}}

I certainly hope to get some more quilting in tomorrow.
Angela posted today that she heads back next Wednesday-------OMGoodness! I feel like this summer just started! I'm thankful I have almost another full month before I head back. I'm not ready yet.

6 comments:

Andee said...

Hey Amy! So happy to have you stringing along with me..I plan to sew tomorrow before and after work! I got my magazine from Erica's too...if you need any other hints on what to be making before yours arrives I will be happy to clue you in. I cannot start that quilt til I get RRCB and SMM done (or at least one of them) and I am hoping Bonnie will give us a new mystery soon!

jillquilts said...

OH, I love love love that quilt! I might have to look for the magazine as well... sigh

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

That is gorgeous!!! Good thing you mentioned it's difficult to find the magazine. I'd have wanted to make that too.

Natasha said...

I also am really intrigued by that quilt. I have a buildup of neutral scraps I would like to use up. i just never have gotten a good full view of the quilt to see if I really want to make it. One of the downsides I guess to haviung a beautiful draped quilt picture. I just want a full frontal!!!

scraphappy said...

What is the size of the string blocks for Jamestown Landing? I've still got a basket of strings left from RRCB and they might as well get put to good use......

Catherine said...

Hi Amy - so glad that you love Bonnie Hunter's Jamestown Landing quilt as featured in Homespun Vol 12 No 6. For any other blog followers who want to know more about the magazine, we have just launched this magazine online. At this present stage, that particular issue is not available via digital subscription but you can certainly sign up to receive the magazine going forward. There are lots of projects inside that are sure to delight from designers from all over Australia, as well as an international guest designer. If you'd like to know more, go to www.zinio.com, click on Women, click on Crafts and you'll find Homespun there.

Cheers
Catherine Sanchez
Editor
Homespun
www.completecraft.com.au