Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Getting ready for Boxy Stars...

Well, as soon as I finish the crumb quilt top I'm working on, I will be ready to start Boxy Stars with the QuiltvilleChat group. The planned start date is July 1st. Woo-hoo!

I decided to make this as a sofa quilt for a dear friend who let me bring almost 30 young people, along with their children, over to her house to have a party for my daughter and her husband who were visiting from California. It was a marvelous party, no damages done or tears cried (except for joy!). My house is too small for that many people, so my friend offerred the use of her house. Is that a generous friend or what!!!?!

I am making this quilt as a thank-you gift for her. She chose the colors. I just need to find 2 more green or gold fabrics, I'm sure they will be found in my stash. The ivory will be the background. The berry tones the stars. The greens and golds the boxes.
I think it will turn out nicely. I KNOW it will be made with a lot of love.
Hope to see you all in our virtual chatroom!
Cathy B

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lots of interest in Boxy Stars and Chunky Churndash!

Boxy Stars has a cousin, Chunky Churndash! A lot of us will be working on these as summer projects on the Quiltville list. There is a database to sign up, and a photo album. (Both are named Summer Projects). So exciting! Now if only DH would make up his mind on colors he wants for the Boxy will be for him. I give him a week deadline to decide, then I'm gonna make it for someone else! No pressure! lol

We are going to a family gathering this weekend. People I don't see but once a decade. How wicked am I that I would rather spend the time playing with my fabric. I know, I know! Pure-D Wicked!

I will be cordial and smiley, and play with my fabric when I get home.

Take care!

Cathy B

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Boxy Stars--a project between Quiltville mysteries

Well, so Bonnie can have a rest we are gonna quilt on our own this summer. The first group project will be Boxy Stars from The pattern can be found at:

Bonnie's stuff is so great!

We will be starting July 1st, so everyone gather their 2.5" strip! I'm gonna do mine 'planned scrappy' as opposed to 'real scrappy'. It is for dh, and he prefers more order. I will post pics of my chosen fabrics as I get them.

Everyone is welcome to join! You can join our quiltville group at:

As we go along, please feel free to post links to your blogs and progress in the comments section on this blog.

Anticipatorily yours,

Cathy B