Tuesday, February 26, 2008
But it didn't stop there. I had some left over pieces - so I made these 2 small quilts.
But wait - I still had some leftovers - so this small quilt got made.
And even more scraps so I made this cute little mini.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
And here is one of my night TV viewing projects! I just started it, so I have a long way to go yet. But I"m using Tracey's back-basting method - I really like it!
And here is one other very long term project. I started quilting this last year, but it has been put away for about a year now, so it is time to get it back out and worked on. I only have about 1/3 of it done, but I"m quilting it fairly heavy and love it so far. I don't get hand work done too fast, but someday it will be finished!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I also got my last week 1 block done, and my first week 2 block!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I didn't get a chance to take pics of all the fun I had this weekend, so you'll just have to wait - and now that it is the work week again of course I get so busy! BUT - look at what I did get done yesterday! I LOVE spiral binding my books that I use open for long periods of time! I can easily lay them open, or fold them back to make it take up smaller space. And these 2 books were the perfect books for binding this way! I'm so happy I had time to get it done!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
And then some spring fabrics for a class I teach at a LQS. Once a month we do a Lori Smith Small Quilt. I never work in pastels so I wanted to do something totally out of my zone. I"ll have more pics of the quilt later in the week. I"ve already started it.
Then I found this adorable baby girl quilt kit. The fabrics on the left will go on the front and the one on the right I got for the backing. It is just a typed pattern so no picture, but I'll be making it in the not to distant future so you'll see it. But isn't that fabric just too cute!
And of course some repro fabrics. In my favorite earth tones.
And then some small kits. The kit on the left makes all 3 of those little Renee Plains quilts. They are sooo adorable made up. And the one on the top right makes a small churn dash quilt and the one on the bottom makes a Jacobs Ladder type quilt, but the pieces finish very, very small. So that one will be a challenge!
So as you can see, I had a wonderful time there! And will be going back!
Friday, February 15, 2008
And Melanie from Covered Porches and Wooden Screen Doors told me about a shop she heard about in Green Bay that was suppose to have Reproduction and Folk Art Fabrics. Baby - did they ever! It was wonderful! And right by the hotel and our office! (OK Mark - I know your reading this - yes I did spend some money). Next time your in Green Bay you have to stop at Quilters Connection. They had all of Carol Hopkins patterns, tons of other fun reproduction type patterns, tons of fun folk art/primitive type patterns and even tons of other fun patterns and kits! I even got the most adorable baby quilt kit - I'll show that tomorrow - I have 4 baby quilts to make this spring, so it wasn't hard to purchase that! Oh and TONS of reproduction fabrics - I was in heaven! Oh yeah, and wool and stitchery type stuff.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 09, 2008
What a great gift they are! I just had to share with you!
Thursday, February 07, 2008
I happily cut up all that old crafty type fabrics, old Jo-Ann fabrics and just misc other cotton fabrics that are UGLY or just strips of good stuff but not big enough to do anything with into 2.5" strips. And started making Bonnie's Scrappy Trip Around the World blocks!
It was perfect mindless sewing for a stuffed up big head!
And then I took the trimmings from those blocks and started making crumb/chaos blocks for another small charity quilt.
I think I did good for not feeling well!
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
So stop on over and learn about Organizing your Sewing Area!
Monday, February 04, 2008
I can't thank her enough! I hope you all go visit her blog and let her know how lovely and nice she is!
Is this mug just not the cutest! (I personally can't wait to make the doll)! And aren't the socks so wonderful (Paula made them with bamboo something yarn - is a crazy woman she says)! They are the perfect color for me!
Sunday, February 03, 2008
So I had made 4 of them for a block exchange I"m in and they went well so I knew I could make them. I cut out fabric for about 30 blocks (I think I need about 56 stars). I started working on them last weekend at the retreat and they were sooo off. The bottoms were about an inch wider than the tops! They were awful! After ripping and playing with about 3 of them I tossed them all back in my bag and gave up. So this weekend I got them out again and tried once more. I figured out the secret to getting them to come out! Thank goodness! These are coming out a bit smaller than the ones I did at camp but the size doesn't really matter since this is a made up quilt and I am going to put spacers between the stars anyway! So I got 8 done! Now that I know I can get them done ok, I'll start working on the stack of cut fabric!
I also finished hand quilting my strippy coin quilt and got the binding on! I"ll hand sew it down tonight and get it washed to get all the chalk lines off. It already is so soft and comfy from hand quilting it! I just love how it turned out!