Saturday, April 23, 2011

Minglewood Monday - Arrow Crown Block #1

Hello Everyone,

I decided on the final placement of the fabric for the first two blocks for the Minglewood Monday quilt. This is the same block, using the same five fabrics switched around.  Two completed, thirty more to go!  The directions in the Four Seasons at Minglewood book are well-written and concise.  Melissa and I will work out the details of this BOM on Monday, and we'll let you know our plans.

I like the intricacy of this block.  I'll warn you now, they take a fair bit of time to sew together....correctly.  It would be so easy to turn a half square triangle the wrong way and throw the whole pattern off.  I will be working every color of the Civil War rainbow into this quilt.  It is also going to be very interesting to see what new fabric lines are coming down the pike, and work them in over the next nine/ten months of quiltmaking. 

Busy day here getting ready for Easter.  Sometimes I don't know what possess us when we decide to do something fairly major to the house before a big event.  In this case, it is a small kitchen fresher-upper.  A whole kitchen facelift was not in the budget......just an injection of botox.  Mr. Joe installed canned lights, replacing the old fluorescent lights that have been there for the past forty plus years.  That meant crown molding around the whole unit.  Then we decided to paint the old cabinets.  The paint color is called "fluffy biscuit"...which made us chuckle, perfect for a kitchen!  So we now have new lights and half of the cabinets are painted.  We still have to do the counter top, sink and bottom cabinets.  That is not going to get done today!  Over the next few weeks we'll get to the rest of the kitchen.  We still have a 122 foot tree to remove at the cabin.  The fun/work just never stops!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!

As always,



  1. Beautiful...I can't wait until Monday. Hope you have a wonderful day. Hugs

  2. I'm back Lynn. I can't wait to see how this one turns out. Thank you for linking my blog. I've some new things to put up soon.