Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
So off I went that night and pulled out some half-yards and larger pieces of scrap fabrics. The result ... a Star in a Star backing for Bushfire Stars top.
The plan is to quilt loops and stars all over. I'm excited to get this quilt done... off I go to load it on Dolly. :-)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
My weekend slipped by way too quickly. Saturday morning was filled with errands, dropped of the Spring totebag (see last post) down at the quilt shop in the afternoon... of course I did a little bit of shopping too *U* ... and babysat my cutie and youngest nephew, James, in the evening. Then Sunday was a work day. So I didn't get to work on the Bushfire Quilt Project until after dinner.
All I had to do to finish it off were to make two more side borders and attached them with those four 6" wonky stars that were made from last weekend.
I like how this top came together so nicely. It's made from scraps fabrics and the background fabric came from my stash. To "tame" the bias edges, I stay-stiched all the way around the border. This will be heading to Tia soon.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The students will learn the basics of applique and work up two flower blocks. Then, they can use their favorite tote bag pattern to turn the blocks into one to carry their supplies in ... or whatever else they like to use the blocks for.
Here's the other side of the bag.
I took this photo for Diane. She had sent me a message earlier in the week asking about the rain 'cause she's still waiting for it in Nevada. I hope you get some rain in your area by now, Diane. You can't really see it in the pix, but it was raining hard that morning. That's the view right outside my front door.
And the same view after the rain....
Take a closer look...
And this next one is for Mrs. G. .... she commented that I'm a big tease for showing you a peek of the bag. Why YES I am, Mrs. G! *LOL* and I will continue to tease you since it's great fun. Tee hee
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I also worked on another project last night... here's a peek...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Valentine's Day is rather low-key this year. I picked up some candies and little things for the kiddos, then maybe we'll go see a movie later... that's all our plan for the big day.... boring huh? John got hit by the flu bug hard the last few days and is still sick and achy all over, so I'm not expecting him to be out and about anytime soon. But that's OK... this will give me a chance to work more on the Bushfire Quilt Project (see post below).
So far I have 12 wonky stars done. I have 6 more cut and ready to sew last night, but I had stay up too late the night before and after a busy day at work, I was exhausted! Mr. Sandman visited me around 8pm.... oh, my life is soo exciting! LOL
These blocks are really fun and quick to make up. What a great way to use up scraps! The only thing is my scraps basket still looks the same as when I started. lol Look who decided to pose with the blocks.... my doxie girl.
Have a loving Valentine's Day!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Talk about class, I had another Cathedral Windows class yesterday. What a fun day it was! This group of students was hilarious! They had me laughing all the time. Apparently, they all knew each other, and most of them are in the Wednesday Friendship Group at the shop. It's so great to have a chance to meet them all.
This is Lora. Instead of making a pillow, she's making a table topper with her Layer Cake.
Here are Arlene's and Sue's pillow tops. They also used the same collection, Fig & Plum, which I'm in love with at the moment.
Lastly, here's Tonya with her baby girl! Tonya used scrappy Christmas fabrics... you can't tell from the picture, but she has sparkly fabric for the "windows".... and her pillow top came out so cute! Even cuter is that baby; she was so good! Look at her go for it... she's a doll!
I truly enjoyed teaching and hope you like seeing my class photos.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I love the plaid and turquoise borders that Sweetie Pie had picked out for me! I think she has an eye for colors.... now if I can get her interested in quilting....
That one yard of turquoise fabric was just the right amount to do a 5" border. I had about 1" strip leftover and little bit of scraps to go into my scraps basket. What a great way to use up my stash! :-D
While I was out in the yard, I couldn't help but take a few flowers pix that are blooming my neglected garden. I'm not going to show you my weeds covered garden... OK? .... don't want to shock you! Thank goodness for hardy plants and photo cropping and editing! LOL
This Calla Lily is beginning to fade, but I still love the look of it.
Pink miniature roses...
... and of course, my cute little doxies.... on the hunt....
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Well, since I didn't really have any plan to work on any particular project today, I thought I pulled out my Strip Twist to work on too.
A couple of months back I had an unexpected free day, so I decided to spend the day stripping. :-) My scraps basket was full with 2 1/2" strips. I just started sewing dark and light strips together until there were none left. Then after that day, I continued to sew here and there until the center of Strip Twist is done. I never did get a chance to post about it because of the Holidays and life got a bit busy.
Hmmm.... I think someone is hungry! I'll get to the borders right after feeding the animals and.... family.