Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friends of Baltimore progress

Block one is growing:

There are a few more leaves, stems and some flowers to add yet....and of course the eagle's other foot!

Since I last posted I have finished 4 more blocks for the Civil War quilt:

I think the bottom 2 are my favourite so far. I am slowly catching up.

I have been working on the border for my Morrell quilt too. I now have the four corners and 2 1/2 sides hand stitched together:

Two blogs that are inspiring me at the moment are here and here. Some great things on both blogs and some great projects coming up.

I am experiencing a small problem with blogger; one that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere else. Whenever I visit my blog, instead of staying at the top with the header at the top of the screen, the cursor immediately goes down to the middle of the page! I need to scroll back up to see the top of the page. Does this happen to anyone else who visits my blog?? Does anyone have any idea why blogger wants to start half way down my page? Any solutions?  Help!

A great birthday card I received from my sister recently. .....entirely appropriate for a quilter! :)
Thank you Missy!
Cathy has a link to a blog with a proposed quiltalong for a similar quilt.

Happy sewing everyone.


  1. Your eagle is coming along beautifully and I'm looking forward to seeing your completed Morrell quilt. Love the colours for your CW blocks - I hate to point this out to you but the top left 1/2 sq triangle block is the wrong way around on your Barbara Frietchie star. That is a great birthday card - I thought at first that it was a real mini quilt! Blogger took me way past the bottom of your post as well.

  2. What a beautiful block. Can't wait to see it finished.... As for your blog, I am experiencing lots of blogger troubles too. But when I visited you just now, your blog presents beautifully, no issues.

  3. Great blocks Miriam, I really really love your brown eagle, it's so much more appealing than the standard blue.

    Blogger has been taking me to the middle of the page too. I have no suggestion other than maybe changing your template and then changing back?


  4. You certainly have lots of pretty projects in the works.

  5. Your eagle is look alive now.
    Yes, that happened to me when I came to your blog. I don't know the answer though. Maybe it is just a glitch at this time and will stop soon.
    Thanks for the link to my blog.

  6. I love seeing your progress on your projects. That eagle is going to be gorgeous!

  7. I adore all of your projects. Just beautiful and inspirational as well.

    Yes, your blog kept going to the middle of the page and I am so glad I didn't give up.

  8. I love seeing the step by step progress on your eagle block! It is coming along wonderfully - thanks for sharing each step :)

    How did it go with sewing that flag? It looks like the most difficult part to me with those narrow stripes (yes, more that then eagle feet). Any tips?

  9. What a beautiful quilt the Friends of Baltimore will be! You have beautiful projects in the works!

    *Your blog did scroll the first time to the middle and then I tried it again and it worked fine. Maybe it is fixed.

  10. Love the reds in your Morrell borders. Yummy.
    Your block is looking great, you must have a lot of patience.
    Yes, your blog did yo yo me up and down but I was not deterred.

  11. Miriam, everything looks wonderful! Especially your eagle. Who would have ever thought you'd have so many projects going on at once. :)

  12. Dear Miriam,
    thank you for your wishes and for visiting my blog.
    I see that you are a very busy and gifted quilter. I loved the photos of DD marriage, she is a stunning beauty!

  13. Oh, how I like your eagle block. Sue Garman's pattern is a beauty. Enjoy the process of creating your own quilt.

  14. Beautiful Eagle, I like your fabric selection.
    Your border has me thinking it is time to dig mine back out.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Carrie is a great inspiration for me, too. I could spend all day reading different quilters' blogs and admiring their pictures. (Sometimes I do!!) Blogging has been very motivational for me. I enjoyed visiting the links you provided and look forward to perusing more of your archived posts. Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. Your work is beautiful!! ~karen