Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Happy Birthday

I would like to wish my sister Jeanette at Inch Worm Fabrics a

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It would be great if everyone would visit her shop and wish her a good day. It wouldn't hurt to buy something while you are there.


Monday, January 28, 2013


I did a little cleaning over the weekend (hard to believe) and I had 4 gallon zip locks in a drawer taking up space with these fabric strips.
So I thought about all my followers. Maybe one of you might want some of my scraps.

Most of the strips are 1.5". Great for making a log cabin quilt.
If I remember right that's why I have them.
I way over cut when I made my log cabins  - and I made a king and 2 doubles.
I also had a baggie left over from a courthouse steps that my daughter did.
One of these bundles is 2" and the rest are 1.5".
It's not top of the line fabric but it is nice.
If I was really nice I would have pressed all of it.
Who knows how long they have been tucked away in the drawer.
And if I haven't used them by now, I could at least use the drawer.

Anyway, I thought I would offer these up to one of my followers if anyone is interested just leave me a comment.
 I will draw a winner on Groundhog Day (Feb 2)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Owls are finished

I was able to get the binding on the owl quilt last night. The back is a pink polka dot flannel so I didn't want to use the cream fabric that was on the front. Lucky for me when I made my 9 patches I cut out more than I needed.  I thought I did good using it in the border - that cut it down quite a bit. After  I used it on the binding I had only one square left. My luck usually doesn't work that way.

I put my pineapple quilt together over the weekend - I still need to put the border on.
I thought I might make it a little wider than normal and do some applique
It was paper pieced and this is a picture of how it looked before the paper was taken off.
Took my husband 3 nights to get it all off. He stayed up late last night just to have it finished.
Sure helped me out. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Quickie

My daughter needed a quilt for a friend. I had the owls done and all I needed to do was add borders and quilt it. Simple task - no problem.

So over the weekend I played around with different ideas for the border and settled on this.
I also embroidered the name and B-date.
Found backing and batting yesterday (off work for MLK day).
Put it in the frame and went to town.
Now I know it isn't a big quilt but it is a quilt just the same and I managed to get it quilted in a day.
But like most of my endeavors something has to suffer. The house is a wreck (nothing unusual), I also did 5 loads of clothes - which are piled up on the couch and I didn't cook any dinner. For that matter I didn't even eat dinner (which won't hurt me in the least)
Now I need to get the binding on by Friday. I have a bunch of leftover squares that I thought would look great.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Pink and Blue

I finally finished this quilt. My sister Beverly (Ouilter's Corner) made the top and let me do some practise work on it.
It turned out alot better than I thought it would. I can see all the mistakes. I guess that's all part of it.
One of my goals this year is to get better and get them done faster (wishful thinking on my part)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

sorta Texas Star

I can't believe how little I've gotten done lately.
My daughter and 4 grandchildren came down for a week after Christmas and that was nice.
While they were here I did manage to get my star pieces put together.

This is made using dupioni silk. I made it about 15 years ago but I wasn't happy with the way it went together. So a friend of mine ripped it apart and I put it back together by paper piecing. I have all the points done for now. I'll finish it later.
I'd like to say it's a Texas Star but it has 7 points not 8.

I'm still having trouble with my computer and can't get on to post. I've done something (usually do)