Sunday, January 18, 2009


I thought this looked like a fun BOM. This is the first month and there will be 8 more for a Christmas quilt. Go here for the pattern.I received some neat mail last week! This is from an exchange with Sigrun in Norway! She sent me this star and I hung it in my sewing room above the calendar from Australia (below).

I did another exchange with Leanne from Tasmania, Australia. It is so neat to make friends around the world! She sent me these great Australian fabrics as well as the calendar featuring Australian wild flowers.
Thanks so much, Sigrun and Leanne!
Here I am playing with some tiny pieces left from cutting my tumbler blocks out of charm squares. I'm trying to figure out how to use the little pieces and might sew these together for a doll quilt.
Not too much accomplished. I seem to find myself jumping from one thing to another.


  1. Gail Pan's designs are just delightful. It's going to be a great quilt. Your little guiding star from Sigrun is so sweet. What a terrific parcel of goodies from Leanne, she's a gem. I do like you little leftovers. They will make a super quilt whatever the size.

    Happy Stitching...Ann :)

  2. I love how you're using the left over bits from your tumblers - no waste. I did the same thing after making my tumbler charm and made them into sorta chinese coins stips. I can honestly say I used every bit of the fabric. Felt good.

  3. HI Ruth
    I'm so pleased you liked the fabrics I sent you, what do you think you'll make with them.
    I also loved the reproduction fabrics you brought, they will make a great quilt,

    Love Leanne xx

  4. I like the Chinese coins idea. Would the Split Rail work? That would be all the same size strips.