Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Free Block of the Month: March Blocks

It's time for a another two blocks for your calendar or calendar quilt. This month one of the blocks features shamrocks for Saint Patrick's Day. The other block features a kite because March is traditional a windy month. Perfect for flying kites. I hope you like them. 

 Click here to download the instructions. I will be back with a couple of extra projects using these blocks soon.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Painting Finished (For Now) and Some Blocks

The painting is finished for the time being. I always seem to have more projects pending, but right now I don't think I could stand to look at a paint brush. Kitchen cabinets are not fun to paint, but I am thankful that I only had to do the outsides except for the doors which required both sides. So how about some before and after pictures. Here is the original color, pretty, but I've always wanted white and the finish was not wearing well.
 Now for the after pictures.

 I think they look much brighter. So after all that work I'm happy! We are waiting a couple of weeks for the paint to cure, then the floors will be replaced with oak laminate. The dark floors in the second picture are water damaged from a leaky dishwasher (and now paint). Also the dark finish shows every speck of dust and every dog hair.
Now onto the blocks, I just realized that I haven't shown you my February Blocks of Japan. This is the BOM that I'm doing through a local quilt shop. 
 Again, I must say these have been such fun blocks. I'm really enjoying making them!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Additional Projects for February

Here are the additional projects using February BOM blocks. 
Valentine Runner
Valentine Mug Rug
 Click here for instructions.
I hope you like them! As always if you have any questions about my instructions, please email them to me. I will be happy to help.
I intended to have examples made but instead I'm painting my kitchen cabinets. It seems like a never ending job, but I think, maybe, the end is in sight. My husband and I started last Saturday and hope to finish in the next couple of days. I will post pictures. We are going to replace the kitchen floor due to some water damage and decided if we are going to paint, now is the time. It's much easier to not have to be careful with the old floor.