Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Quilt Started

I promised myself I would not start another quilt until I finished the ones I already have started but I just couldn't resist this one. I have wanted to make this one for at least
a couple of years and tonight I started piecing "Old Time Treasures". This is made with nothing but scraps which is one of my priorities this year. Do you find fabric you forgot you had when you go through your stash? Alot of this fabric was forgotten, but not anymore! Here is one block done, just had to put one together to be sure it was going to look like I wanted it to. Love it! This is just the beginning and have a long way to go but it should be awesome.
This next picture is of the 1/2 square triangles which came the blocks above, there are more than 120 of them which I will make into a smaller quilt when the one above is done.

This will be a great project to take to Canada with me, if I can wait that long! Now that all the pieces are cut I just might have this all pieced before we leave. Time will tell!

1 Down 2 to Go!

My first PIF gal is wrapped and ready to mail today and it has been so much fun! I do hope she will like what I have done. Now 2 to go. I will be quilting a quilt for one of my next 2, which I am looking forward to, and then will have to come up with some good ideas for the last one. One thing about us quilters, anything pertaining to quilting will make a fabulous gift!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Fabric & PIF Peek

I love Judy Rothermel fabric, so when I saw this bundle at Quilters Harvest it just had to come home with me. I have no idea what I will do with it yet but I will enjoy just looking at each and every fabric for a while.

I am involved in " Pay It Forward" and have started to work on my quilty projects in which to send them. I have been corresponding with my first recipient, and since I machine quilt I thought quilting one of her lovely quilts would be fun to do. She has sent it to me. I thought I would give her a sneak peek on how it is coming along. :D
This quilt is so feminine, and I love the colors! It is a true joy to quilt!

If my other 2 ladies like this idea just let me know, otherwise I will come up with something else I hope you will enjoy. Happy Sunday!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Finally Finished!

I didn't think I would ever get this big quilt done. I absolutely love it so it was definately worth it. I spent all afternoon sewing the binding down so I could start the week quilting a quilt for one of my PIF gals. I got it loaded and ready to start on when I get home from work tomorrow. It is going to be fun to do!

The colors look washed out in this picture, it is so bright outside, so I took a close up one to see how bright they are.

I love the fabrics and they go perfect in my house. This is a keeper and I will enjoy it for years to come.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Blog Give-Away

Be sure to go and sign up for a fun give away at Sew Fun Quilts! Good luck!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Day Off to Quilt!

Today we got a work day off since the 4th of July is tomorrow. YIPPEE! Naturally I am taking the time to quilt one of my quilts, I consider this a bonus day for me and will quilt like crazy and try to get it at least 75% done today.
I have probably mentioned before that a quilty friend of mine will piece a quilt for me in trade for me to quilt one of her quilts. The pix below is of one of the quilts I had her piece for me. I have had it sitting to be quilted for over a year I believe and decided this was a great day to try and at least get a good start on it. The fabrics in this quilt are Nancy Halverson (sp) and Moda's. They really blended very well together.
Tomorrow hubby and I will be going to a Bass Pro Shop to pick up anything we might need for our vacation in August. The one in Portage we have spent a whole day in it is great! They had all kind of different events going on and their restaurant is wonderful. We'll see what kind of fun things they'll have tomorrow. :D
I hope everyone will have a safe and fun holdiay! The summer seems to be going way too fast!!!!