Monday, April 30, 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Here is what we did.
I purchased this laminate fabric a few months ago and yesterday just seemed the perfect day to use it. But.....me, being the cheap person I am didn't want to have scraps (this laminate fabric is expensive) so I didn't use the measurements the tutorial gave me. We ended up with this square....we both laughed and then I thought....why not a handle. Got my good ole duck take out and one handle was produced.
I just love this half moon. I did a really small one before leaving Samoa and just loved it. You can get the tutorial here.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I did not forget Thimbleberries sew day.....I worked on this quilt. I am quilting between the trees until I can figure out what to do next.
Well...Julie over at Having Fun Quilting just became a consultant for My Lasy Dazy .... this sounds so interesting and I just thought I would send you over to her blog... Here is her official site. Home parties? Trunk show in your own home? Party gifts? Hummmmmm amazing what people think of....hop on over there and see what you think. This could turn to be a lot of fun.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Here is it. I quilted it after I got home. I know what you are thinking, Barb, that looks awfully narrow. Well....it is! She said her requirements were 3 feet by 5 feet. These are for wounded soldiers. These will cover the soldiers as they are being transported with IVs, monitors, etc...so they need to be narrow as to not get in the way of saving their lives.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
I got these lovely scraps from Dresden quilter, they are just fabulous and I love them. Thanks so much....why not go check out her blog....she is just wonderful!
My serger had a broken upper looper, you think that is a cheap fix? Think again. Turns out that I needed a new pedal (reason why looper broke, it only has one speed...and that is fast)...another not so cheap fix. I was crying all the way to the bank. Then if some of you do not know this, it was ninety dollars just for the repair person to see it.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
I don't like this new blogger, I can not get to my dash board to read all of your blogs...can someone help me? I don't like change and this change is for the birds.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Okay..so I got carried away with my song....now you all can thank me if you hum that tune all day long. Your are welcome....
I am sure most of us feel like time keeps on slippin...slippin...
and where does it carry me? Hummmmmm I would love to be carried to the sea.
Then talk about slippin....this has slipped through the cracks .... these charms have been sitting on my table for weeks now and for weeks now I keep saying I am going to take a picture of them and post. I was so amazed when they came in the mail and do so love them, it was time and my laziness that they have not posted before now. Shari from Mumsy Blossom's world sent these to me all the way from Australia. These are from her stash, I wish you could see them all. Thanks so much. She is another gal that I have been following since Day one of my beginning blogging and she too is well worth the trip over to her blog.
Well....as time keeps on slipping, I hope you all have an amazing day.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Which leads me to these....
I kept thinking that I should take time out to make the April one....but that is as far as it got...just thinking....
This is mine, I will show you hers later and I might add that this picture just doesn't cut it.
touched this up with the computer..... NOPE!!
This is the best I can do you, even with the shadows on it...gotta go...it is Saturday morning....it is running around time.....
Thursday, April 12, 2012
This next topper is my friend Rhonda's. She is totally awesome. She helped me work out a little bug in this topper. She is also new to quilting, she did all of the machine quilting on this topper. Didn't she do fantastic?
I had fun with this design. It sat on my counter top for a while, I had to think....so I would walk by it.....think....walk by it again...think some more until I finally decided on the end results.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Today is pattern making day....I have been so busy playing with my friend last week (we went to JoAnn's twice). She helped me tweek the one pattern I hope to have out to you this week. I know, I keep saying that but I keep playing....today...
IS WORK day!!
Okay..I said it, now you can hold me to it.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Here is a quilt my mother machine pieced and hand quilted for my 2nd son...now this would not be accepted in the QOV challenge because of the pink but I love it and I think (not sure) but for each grandson in the military she made a red white and blue theme for them. I tried to copy the quilt she made for son #3 but I could not get it to work???
She just finished the quilt for my nephew and if you would like to see it you can go here
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Remember to visit Gene's blog today. He shows you a great way to make stars and his own design.
I had to squeeze this top in between my dinning room and living room because my Christmas quilt is taking up the other side of the dinning room. As soon as we get a button, we will let you in on the theme of our BMB (bi-monthly blocks).
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Life is not without it’s worries and as a mom of men who have gone to war….well…let’s say there was always a prayer on my lips and in my heart. I now have a nephew going to Afghanistan and what a worry to our family. This is his fourth time going.
So….to make aware and encourage all of you to make a QOV quilt we are doing this blog hop. I know some of you are already involved in doing this and I know it is so appreciated by those receiving.
Time has been few and far between….so I chose a pattern from this book. Just one block and you are done. This was one of the few books I took with me to Samoa and actually used.
Looks like the swoon blocks doesn’t it? This one measures 50”x50”. So fun and easy. I will have to say that I starched the dog out of the triangles to keep them from distorting.
Did I hear some gasps???? Yes, I use starch like crazy and I know some of you would never.
The suggestion in the book was to open all of the seams. How many of you do this? It is a lot of added work and I find that it is easier to match the seams if they are not opened up, you can just butt the seams up nicely when they are folded over. That is just my thought on that.
Since this quilt is not big enough, I cut out borders, after they are attached the quilt will be 68”x68”, the desired size is 55”x 65”, if you submit a size smaller it will be sold and the proceeds will go towards backing or batting for more QOV
This is the backing….not happy with how the picture came out but….once again…this is a QOV, they only want red white and blue fabrics for the front and back as well.
One more guideline I was told about and that is emblems, please no emblems…..
“This is a country specific blog hop as this is for the USA QOV organization. The QOV mission statement states "The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover ALL combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. This foundation is not about politics. It's about people." (note that I discovered that there are also QOV organizations in Canada and the United Kingdom.) (FROM GENE’S BLOG)
That said, everyone is welcome to visit and comment. We love all our worldwide friends.
Trust me, I do so love my international friends and sure hope you understand and support this cause as well.
Now for my prize:
This is what I will be giving away, Wednesday I will pick a winner. I just want you to tell me about yourself or someone you know that has served our country.
The big prize of the Go Baby and five dies will be given to those who actually made squares, a top, or whole quilt and submitted it to QOV.
PLEASE IF YOU ARE TRULY INTERESTED GO HERE FOR THE MUCH NEEDED INFORMATION on who to submit it to and the guidelines.
This challenge goes from APRIL 1 TO MAY 31ST.
Thanks so much for coming by....have a fantastic day.
…..AND YOU ARE SAYING…..”NO PICTURES”….IF YOU ARE LIKE ME, YOU READ BY THE PICTURES. Pictures keep my interest…..
SOME INFO FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
Tomorrow starts the QOV (quilt of Valor) blog hop sponsored by Marjorie.
I am the first out of the gate so be sure to stop by.
Gene Black, An Alabama Artist and Quilter
http://b-quilts.com/blog Marjorie is going to post on her blog all kinds of ideas for QOV quilts, sizes, designs, and patterns….so be sure to stop by her blog often. She has already started with a rail fence and a few layouts.
There will be prizes on the blog level and then one grand prize of a Go Baby and Five dies (for those who submit squares, tops, or completed quilts)
HOPE you join us.
Later I am going to release another round topper….maybe by the time I get my fill of these toppers I will have enough for each month?????
This is a big AND…….in May, Caroll from Attic Shop Window (http://westmichquilter.blogspot.com/) and I are going to release a pattern for you every two weeks. We are going to call this BMB, bi-monthly block. Caroll is also showing her blocks in redwork...this should be fun, I saw hers and they are awesome.
This is going to be a Christmas quilt so you will need to get some background fabric. My sister has some in her store if you chose (www.inchwormfabrics.com)??? Nothing too overbearing.
You will also need lots of different browns. I used my scraps and a few fat quarters (which are breeding nicely in my scrap bend)…so no worries about cutting into them.
Maybe a few different colored Christmas scraps would be nice too. The biggest expense will be the background fabric.
My background fabric.
I also used some white fabric, so I am guessing you maybe need a yard of white (maybe a half yard), just depending on whether you want to put yours together like I have done. You can get that later.
I tried to do a button in photo bucket but it looks good but comes out different on my blog...will work on that and get back to you.