Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I started a new project this weekend also. Hubby and I have had terrible colds and so I spent all Sunday afternoon cutting out and sewing this new quilt. Below are the different components and the backing fabric. With all the "Merry & Bright" fabrics and FQ's I have, I will have made 2 quilts and a wall hanging by the time I am done. I still want to make myself a table runner too.
I am looking forward to Bonnie's New Year Mystery. It is so much fun to see what others are doing and all the different fabric choices. What a great way to start the New Year don't you think?
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Here are the "Pay It Forward" rules.
The first three people will be chosent to participate if they leave a comment on this post asking to join. They are agreeing to post a similar announcement on their blog, and Pay It Forward to three more people, who will in turn agree to Pay It Forward etc. What does it mean?
Lurline is going to send me and her other participants one handmade item sometime in the next 12 months. I, in turn, will send one handmade item to each of the three participants who signed up with me, withing the next 12 months. You, in turn, will send one handmade item to each of your participants, and so on.
P.S. - Please don't be concerned about posting a "Comment" and having to be involved in PIF - that's fine with me and I know what a busy time of year this is!
I am looking forward to this and to meeting new people. Won't you join me????
Sunday, December 21, 2008
We were without power for about 10 hours so after taking pix I got out my hand quilting and with a generator outside powering the corn burner, I was as cozy as a bug in a rug. Hubby was out on service calls, helping people get their generator's going and working on broken water pipes.
Here is our corn burning stove. It is has been a life saver for us for quite a while now and quite a few of our friends have them also.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The only quilt left to do is for my daughter for Christmas and I loaded it last night so I can get right to it when I get home from work tonight.
The quilt below is huge but I absolutely love it! I like the way she did the borders and with all my scraps, this pattern would be a great one to use.
The quilt below she called her Arizona quilt. She made this with fabrics that were purchased on her trip there. It is an interesting quilt and she did a wonderful job.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
That is all the help I get, he goes to the computer and I finish with the other stuff. Here is the wonderful nativity set that was given to us as a Christmas gift as few years ago. I just love it!
Next comes out the wallhanging I made in the 90's.
It has started to snow here and now it really looks like Christmas!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I have been working on my leader ender projects and the piles are starting to mount up. This is really alot of fun, and it sure is colorful on the cutting table. On a sad note, last night I was trying to finish up machine quilting a quilt and on the last row something happened, I must have hit the clamp because with a loud bang, I broke the needle and ended up bending the needle bar. I made a frantic call to Gammil in Wisconsin this morning and hubby will take my machine up there on Friday to be fixed. I still have another quilt to get done before the holidays, oh my.
Anybody else having any glitches in their plans to try and get these last minute projects done besides me????
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This first pix is of a pattern called "Leftovers Again?" from the book "40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts". I love Evelyn Sloppy patterns and since I have all these wonderful pieces of fabric leftover I thought this would be a great pattern to use. I have all the light blocks done and half the dark ones so it is moving right along.
The other leader ender quilt project has no name yet. I have all these great "Merry and Bright" fabric scraps and some yardage, and after looking at some of these small quilts with teeny 4 patches I was so inspired I thought I would have a go at one. I haven't made one with such small pieces before, so far it has been quite an experience. Wish me luck!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
First, I have finished the bear quilt and I am really pleased how it has turned out.
Here is a picture of the back so you can see the quilting. The pattern I used is called "Mahogany" and it really gives the quilt movement and texture. I am sure the young man that will be receiving it will love it.
I don't remember the name of this next quilt. I loaned the pattern to a friend and she hasn't finished hers yet. It would make a cute table topper or a doll quilt. It just makes me happy looking at it.
Here is the "Wrap It Up" table runner I made with extra blocks from the quilt. I made it extra long so it would hang over the ends of the table.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Not much else happening besides trying to finish quilts for gifts and will have pix when all are completed. I am behind in checking out what is happening with all of you and hope to get caught up with that also.
Friday, November 14, 2008
the young girls. Both my grandaughters are playing this year and it is so much fun to watch them!
The old high school gym in our town is used for these games and so they split the floor in half so 2 games are going at the same time.
Leah played the early game and then Jenna's team played when they were done. It is fun to see how much the girls grow in their skills from year to year, and I am looking forward to many more games like this in the future. :D
On a quilty note, now that I don't have to work long harvest hours, I have been quilting up a storm and getting alot of Christmas quilts done. One I finished quilting last night and put the binding on this morning. My favorite part is hand stitching it down and will do that this weekend. 3 more projects to quilt and I will be doing the happy dance! Have a great weekend everyone!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I hope you all had a great weekend too!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Now, I don't like batiks, but these are very soft and not stiff like the batiks I had tried in the past. The pattern is a very simple one from "American Patchwork & Quilting" October 08 issue and they did the quilt in brights. Don't you love how the bears look like they are marching across the fabric. I think Chris will enjoy this quilt and it will be a fun reminder of his Bear Hunting Vacation.
I love the colors of the blues and the brown and will have lots leftover when the quilt is done. No border on this one, just a dark binding that will frame it. I will post a pix when it is completed.
This is just a pix of some of the strips that are still stitting on the cutting table. It sure reminds me of the colors of the woods in Canada.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I decided that a table runner would look nice in the dining room where the quilt will hang so I will be piecing a few more packages to add to the ones below and then I can get them all quilted. I hope harvest is over soon or I will never get all these things done!
The latest info on Breyden is they are fitting him for a partial body cast, so it sounds like he must be out of the woods and on the road to recovery!! If I get more info I will pass it along. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the prayers from you wonderful quilters!! You are the best! :D
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Last Friday night my daughter came home for the weekend from Ohio and so the Grandaughters stopped by to "trick or treat" and to see their Aunt Jessie!
Here is Jenna pretending to be meditating. They never were quiet, they had so much to talk about and so Aunt Jessie went out to see them on Saturday night and had a nice long visit.
You can sure tell they are related!
To make this a post a little bit quilty, I have been getting some of my older peiced quilts out to start finding backings for them to get them quilted and truly finished. This quilt I bought the kit on the first trip I made to Paducah, so it is really old. I wish I had the same fabric for the binding, but since it is Moda fabric I shouldn't have any trouble finding something to match.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Must get ready for work. It is going to be a beautiful day and there is still alot of grain in the fields. Next week we will begin to receive Milo which is used in birdseed. Nasty, itchy, irritating stuff !!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
As far as quilting goes, it is going slowly. I have been working on the same Christmas quilt in the early mornings but have just been too tired to do much. It will get done by the holidays, I hope. :D
My hubby surprised me yesterday when I got home. He had been in Lafayette picking up some things and when I got home last night I found he had bought me a new cutting mat! My old one had grooves in it so bad from wear that I have to cut each piece of fabric at least 2 to 3 times. It is wonderful to be able to only make one pass!! He not only brought me a mat but he also bought this FQ group of Jo Morton! I was totally shocked but he knows how much I love Jo's fabric. I am so lucky to have a hubby that does
things for me like this. I guess you would say he is a keeper!!!