Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
sent these fabulous patterns and calendar.
Trying to convince me to join her personal quilt quilt along....(she is very convincing......), this is a quilt that represents you personally...go to her blog and check out the details if you are interested!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
So, I finished quilting this top, needs binding....that is for another day.
Handed out chores to the two sons that are here and just got down and dirty..... I even made homemade rolls today.....(not making it easy on myself to lose weight.....but that is for another day as well).
Don't forget Thimbleberries day Wednesday......let me know if you plan to join us.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Actually, everyone that entered her giveaway won two...isn't that fun? Thanks so much Becky!!
Yesterday we went to the Museum of Natural History and Aviation. We took the Metro and got the whole Washington D.C experience.
Later that evening I wanted to try the Honey Bun Log Cabin. I swore I would never do a log cabin but...what was that Kelly...."Never say Never"
You can find the video for this Honey Bun Log Cabin here. They also have the deal of the day and their honey bun is going for 4.95.....that is a bargain in itself.
I made five blocks from the "Swanky" honey bun. I love these colors, so Fits the Easter Holiday.
Did I need to start another project? No!!! What should have I done? Tell myself NO!!! Did I, NO!!! Truly I need to stay away from these videos...obviously I can't control myself.....
I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter Sabbath.....
I just used two fabrics (wish I had more of the green). I also figured out how to put the block between the rows.... Trust me, it looks far better in person.
Here is what the fabric looks like up close and personal.
I took several pictures of this top and still could not get it to look like this. There is not bubble in the quilt, it does lay flat...in hurry.... Oh...these are 8" blocks instead of the 10" in the picture below.
Headed out the door or I would do better. Made this last night before I went to bed...(nope...didn't stay up all night). This took me again, 3 hours to make.....if I hadn't put the blocks in the middle of the rows it wouldn't have taken as long.
Enjoy your day!
Friday, April 22, 2011
So today I decided to give it a try..... How fun is this? It took me less than 3 hours to make this quilt top.
My son wanted me to play more with the design, I should have let him do it and I just sew it but I was in a hurry. This design has so many possibilites, my mind was just reeling with different ways but for now, this will do.
I am not putting a border on it, maybe just use purple or yellow to bind it. That is all of the fabric I have left.
It looks alot more fun in person. I think some little gal will love it. I did Cathedral windows with the block in the middle.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
So.....as I was thinking last night upon this dilema.....I went though in my head about cutting up tissue paper, copy paper....tin foil....and then
Plastic grocery bags!!! I have them, they are cheap. Get the ole trusty rotary cutter (you have dull blades somewhere)...and start stripping.....nothing like a little stripping to get the day going good!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
My Horizon is ready....don't know how much it will cost me......I am afraid, very afraid....will someone come and hold my hand....stick up for me..... I was gone when they called....
I have not to this date used aurifil threads and now so excited to get the opportunity to use it. She sent these wonderful cut outs....oh my gosh...my mind was reeling with ideas of what to do with them all... My mind is still going at it....so soon, very soon....there will be a fun quilt being born. I believe all the asphalt is gone (blushing)......and the black and white material is just awesome!! Thanks so much Joanne!!
Last Day of the Spring Accuquilt Blog hop (Friday......April 15th)
This certainly was a fun hop, I hope you all were able to join us. Sew Cal Gal sure put alot of work into this and so I wanted to take a minute to thank her for her hard work.
Picking up another son today....and husband who has been out of town for a week....busy day...no sewing today either!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
The Accuquilt Spring Hop is at
Just Plain Laine
April 14th....hope you hop over there and join the fun!!
Also, I have a giveaway going til tomorrow, it was a long post yesterday and the giveaway was a reward to those that endured the long post and to share the wonerful find I found.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
....okay...a person can only take so much but it just didn't stop there.
So...I am going to the grocery store but by the store is a Tuesday Morning .....I love this store and well....I decided to stop in and have a browse before going next door for food.
Low and behold....look what I found and for cheap...12 fat quarters for 4.99....oh...yes 4.99!!
Then I found these Pre Printed Paper Piecing for Crazy patches (8 printed pieces for 48 - 6" finished blocks, or 9 printed pieces for 54 - 8" finished blocks or 6 printed pieces for 36- 10" finished blocks.
The other is Flower Power - pre -printed freezer paper to create an applique garden....Says more than 140 reusable flowers, stem and leaf patterns....
Why am I going to such pains to tell you about these packets? Because I am going to offer one to a lucky winner. Just leave a comment and tell me which one you would like! Why not share the finds? Oh...I will pick a winner on Friday....I have another son coming in then!
Today's Spring Accuquilt Go cutter hop is
Thanks for coming by and visiting me yesterday.....I hope you continue to visit the other blogs in this hop. There are so many talented people out there, it just floors me.(I think my computer is still on Samoan time but it is Wednesday, even it it says Tuesday)
Monday, April 11, 2011
- 2 1/2 " die (sashing and binding)
- hexagon die (flower vase)
- circle die (flower vase)
- flower die (flower vase, stems, flowers and leaves)
- Rose of Sharon die (flowers)
(here). I thought it was my idea first but I was wrong and didn't know it....
so....when I did the applecore vase, I contacted several people to make sure no one else thought of it. If they have and you know about it, let me know, but as far as I know, this is my original idea.
Don't forget to go to Sew Cindys'
The schedule for the rest of the week is on the sidebar.