Thursday, March 25, 2010


I have a few updates to share.  The first is that Jasmine received the little blogaversary giveaway quilt.  Glad it made it safely to OZ!   She's still in the process of completing a blogaversary quilt of her own.

Next, the end of the story about Erica's car accident, remember, when she hit through branches of a huge tree that fell across the freeway and the insurance company said it was her fault, in their preliminary decision?  The stupid adjuster called back with a "final decision" a couple of weeks later, sans Highway Patrol report, and said that they had googled the accident site and that it was a straight road and she should have seen the tree.  Grant was livid and chewed them out some, saying it was dark and impossible to see until too late.  The stupid woman then told him "Well, maybe she shouldn't have been going 65 mph". Unbelievable!  Our agent filed a protest for us.  The insurance company days later then had to recant their "final" decision when the Highway Patrol report stated that it was dark, there was no way to see the tree, and it was not the driver's fault!!  Yay for us!  I hope this is the end of that story.

Next, I finally caught up this week with my pieced star blocks for the Greenpiece BOM.  Here are months 3 and 4:

Just love the colors in these fabric lines, lots of medium and deep colors--my faves!
Not doing too badly with my points and matching either!  I completed these blocks just in time for this....
Yep, as scheduled, the BOM keeps on coming, ready or not!  This month's instructions show the entire quilt layout and includes the border fabrics.  I have got to get on the stick with the wool applique this weekend!
Another delivery brought this free kit ordered from Downy Touch of Comfort, for Quilts for Kids.   It is partially precut in strips and comes with instructions and a label.  I've long wanted to do some charity sewing and this fits the bill perfectly.

They ask for it to be returned in 10 days** so that's another project that needs completion fast.  Finally, the mailhuman should be bringing one final package this month, my Jewel Box swap returns.  Looking forward to seeing what I get back, and will be sure to share.  Now, though, I'm off to Bunco with the ladies.  It's Mardi Gras theme (not sure what that means!) and am ready to slough off the cares of the week for some fun and laughter. Bye for now!
**Edited to correct due date.  I got my kit in about 10 days from ordering; the finished quilt is due in 4 weeks.  So I have a time reprieve. Whew! 


Quilt Hollow said...

Your star in a stars look wonderful.
Glad that car accident mess is clearing up...what a hassle!

belinda said...

So glad to hear your daughters 'accident' may be on it's way to being settled. Don't you just hate dealing with this kind of stuff!!
I'm very impressed with you stars too...good points there!!

Pokey said...

Your stars are shining brightly! They look really nice, you should be proud.
Don't you hate having to deal with insurance? You have to pay, then you have to prove you are worthy of getting just a small portion back when it is needed. To have to beg attention or have to get mad to get someone to listen is so frustrating!!
I'm glad it has worked out this time.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Lots of lovely things going on. Your stars look fab and the quilt kit for charity looks bright and cheery. Look forward to seeing it sewn up.

Cynthia L. said...

Hi there, I found your site after reading Quilting in My Pyjamas. I think your blocks are lovely - what fun to belong to a BOM. I have wanted to join one of those, but am waiting till I get a few things off my to do list. I looked at some of the quilts you have done and I am in love with the Black and White Log Cabin quilt! I am going to follow you so that I can see what else you are up to. Oh yeah, glad the ins. thing seems to be working out!

Vivian said...

Glad your daughter's accident saga ended as it has. Why is it so hard for logic and honesty to take their time showing up in situations like this?
Gorgeous stars!
You've reminded me to get my little Quilts for Kids finished. I made my top from the Q kit quickly, then made 2 more from my own stash, and then they got buried under "stuff." Time to get them out, quilted, bound, washed, and mailed!

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*karendianne. said...

Annie, your greenpiece blocks are simply gorgeous. Oh wait.. someone already used that adjective. Well, I guess that's a good thing. I absolutely LOVE these blocks. Spectacular.

I think we could have done without the "red tape" dealing with Erica's accident. Sorry to read about that - dagnabit. Grant is such a good man to step up and put his foot down here. LUV HIM FOR THAT.

Nice to visit you dear friend. Nice to visit from home. Warmly and friendly love, *karendianne.

Tanya said...

Glad to hear that the car accident story looks like it will have a happy ending.