Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cotton Fabric

Recently, when I was in Jerusalem, I stopped in 2 fabric stores.  I found some cotton fabric which is very hard to find here.  Two are stripes which I am collecting for a special stripe quilt that I plan to make.  One fabric is for my dot collection.  I've started a 6 pointed star quilt using only dot fabrics.  The last fabric is for the back of a comfort quilt that I'm making.  It has tiny hearts on it which is perfect for this quilt.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bryna's Last Jeans Quilt

Recently, I showed you the top of Bryna's 3rd Jeans quilt.  She just finished it and put an interesting back to it.  Would you believe it's a tablecloth?  Quilters have such good ideas.  It was just what this quilt needed.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pattern For Hadassah

Recently Hadassah requested the pattern that I used for the N'Shea Chinese Auction Quilt.  I don't have a way to contact her, so I'm writing the instructions here.
I used about 18 different fabrics.  I mixed up all the fabrics and for each square I made sure that block E was always different fabric then the other blocks.  To make more variety you can also reverse blocks B and C one line 2.
I received this pattern from Ali at Alone In The Studio.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Renee S's Disappearing 9 Patch

Renee S is making the Disappearing 9 Patch.  It's going together quickly.  The fabrics are charming.  Any young lady would be happy to have this quilt.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shifra's Jerusalem Project

Shifra has made the Hebrew letter "The final Mem" out of fabric.  This is the second step towards this interesting wall hanging.  She will be experimenting with different methods until it meets her approval.  Shifra is a perfectionist.  It's still missing the depth that she is looking for.  Shifra felt this first attempt is too puffy; but, she has some other ideas on how to make each of the Hebrew letters.  I'm really looking forward to seeing this when it's finished.  I know it will be wonderful.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sara's Kaleidoscope Blocks

Sara is making progress on her Kaleidoscope blocks.  She is making them into a wall hanging and just has to quilt it now.  She's looking for quilting ideas.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shifra's Giveaway Fabric Has Arrived

Shifra has received the fabulous fabric that she won from Ali at Alone In The Studio.  They are wonderful purple fat quarters and she is eager to make something with them.  Shifra is very talented; so, I know she will make something very special.  Shifra wants to thank Ali for her generous prize.  You can see Ali's blog at

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Giveaway Prize From Alone In The Studio

My prize from Ali, from Alone In The Studio just arrived.  It is fantastic!  It's hard to believe Ali was willing to giveaway such a delightful fabric kit.  This is going to make a fabulous quilt.  Now I just have to find the right pattern.  Thank you so much Ali.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Red Roses

I woke up Friday morning, Erev Shabbos to find red roses on my dinning room table.  This was a surprise from my hubby for no special reason.  It wasn't my birthday or anniversary.  What a lovely way to start a new day.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Q and the U Blog

I recently came across a delightful blog from Canada and I wanted to pass it on to you.  She is very creative and has only been quilting for less than two years.  Riel has already done some delightful things.  Check it out when you have the time.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Progress on Susan's Dresden Plate Quilt

Go on over to Susan's blog
and get the latest update on Susan's Dresden Plate blocks.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Yellow Brick Road

Rina has started to cut out the Yellow Brick Road pattern that has been very popular this year.  There isn't any yellow fabrics in this kit but the fabrics are very pretty anyway.  We will let you know how it progresses.  

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Day In Jerusalem

I went to Jerusalem today and I walked and walked and walked.  There are many lovely parks in Jerusalem and I passed several.  The weather was lovely and it seemed like everyone was enjoying the sun.
I also had time to stop at the Shuk.  That is always a delight.  You can buy almost anything there.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Fat Quarters Are Not Just For Quilts

Sara just bought a cabinet with two glass doors.  When Sara put things inside the cabinet, she didn't like the way it looked.  Not wanting to see what was inside, Sara took two fat quarters and used them to cover the glass.  Now that is a novel idea.  A picture is worth a thousand words.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

N'Shea Chinese Auction Quilt

Our group was asked to contribute a quilt for the N'Shea (a charitable organization) Chinese Auction being held on June 20th in Betar Illit.
 Proceeds from the auction will go to help women in Betar Illit that have a new baby or illness.  It pays for meals, babysitting and counseling.  Thank you to Ali from Alone In The Studio for her suggestion to use this quilt pattern.  It was easy, fast and a pleasure to make and allowed me to complete the quilt on time.  I like it so much that I may make another with different colored fabrics for myself.

Friday, June 10, 2011

UFO Finished

I've never had UFO's before this year.  I've always finished all the quilts that I've started.  This past year it seems that I made quilt tops with no one in mind.  That seems to be the problem.  There wasn't any rush to finished them so the tops are just sitting around.  I just finished this quilt from last Spring and it will have a new owner soon.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A New Quilt By Sara

Sara is working on this quilt top for her grandson.  He requested a new quilt so Sara got started right away.  The top is almost finished and she'll have this quilted in no time.  I think he will like this new one very much.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Chag Shavuot Somayach

Happy Shavuot to all of you that are celebrating this holiday, starting this evening.

Alone In The Studio Giveaway

Ali from Alone In The Studio is having her fifth giveaway called Orange Zest.
Scoot on over to her blog and leave a comment for your chance to win these fantastic fabrics.

Monday, June 6, 2011

41st Wedding Anniversary

My hubby took me out to lunch today for our anniversary.  We went to a Chinese restaurant in Jerusalem.  The food was delicious and we had a very relaxing meal. I love to eat out and I love Chinese.  We also did some window shopping and we enjoyed the quiet time together.  It's amazing that it has been 41 years.  The time goes by so fast.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Shifra's Jerusalem Project

Shifra has started to draft a fascinating wall hanging.  The theme will be Jerusalem.  She is using all Hebrew letters and each letter will look like a Jerusalem structure.  We will follow this project along as she progresses. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bryna's Third Jeans Quilt

Bryna's third and last jeans quilt is still in process.  This top is almost finished.  Bryna added pockets to the jeans squares that are on point and I think this made a cute effect.  The addition of string blocks make this quilt really sing.  She will be making a scrappy flannel back with no batting in the middle.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bryna's Jean Quilt

Bryna has finished the second of three jeans quilts that she is making.  She added buttons and tiny satin stitched flowers to this charming quilt.
 Bryna has used the same fabrics on the back as she did with the front.

Alone In The Studio Giveaway

Once again Ali, from Alone In The Studio, has a wonderful giveaway.  It's the fourth in a series that she has been giving away.  Be sure to check it out at

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I'm A Winner

I'm so happy to be the winner of fabric from Ali at "Alone In The Studio".
The fabric is beautiful and I'm so grateful to be this weeks winner.