Saturday, February 27, 2010

Semi-annual Ace sale!

Drove over to K-town this a.m. for the "big" sale. See that fabric? It was $1.60 yard. Yup. Michael Miller, Red Rooster, Alexander Henry, Northcott. All good, quilty quality fabric. I will use it for backs on quilts. The books and patterns were either $.80 (yes--under a dollar) or $1.60.
It's always a fun sale to attend----so glad our "local" Ace carries fabric!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Meet Me in the Meadow

I have LOVED this fabric since the first day I saw it last year! It's called Meet Me in the Meadow by Jill Finley for Henry Glass fabrics. When I fall in love with a fabric collection I usually buy a 1/2 yard of each fabric I want. I had just enough to make a crib size quilt but I am thinking that I might buy a bit more so I can make at least 3 more blocks. That way I would have a bigger wall hanging. But why stop there???? Maybe I will just keep going and make more blocks for a lap quilt or even a bed quilt! I'm telling ya...this fabric just makes me smile. The yellow is not from the same line. 1/2 yard was not enough for the stars so I ended up using Regency Rose by Laurie Bird for Windham fabrics. I love the white polka dots on it.
The pattern is Orion's Star by Eleanor Burns. I hadn't really made any quilts by Eleanor before making my Day and Night quilt but I like how she teaches and there is a picture for each step so if you are a beginner or haven't yet tried some new quilting step, she walks you through it quite clearly. It's a quick pattern to make. One of those "Quilt in a Day" pattern that Eleanor is famous for.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Yup. Still Winter.

Been snowing off and on for the past several days around here. I guess we should say that it's about time--we haven't had much snow this year. Just wish it wasn't coming so late in the season.  I am ready to be warm again!

And here are the Aqua/Red blocks.  I have only sewn them into blocks.  Not sure now what to do with them so I have put them away again and have started a new project.  At least I got this far with them!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Red Aqua

In trying to keep up on my desire of getting old projects finished, I pulled out my swapped red/aqua disappearing 9 patch blocks. These are from a swap that Jane hostessed a few months ago. Not sure what I am going to end up with but here are some of the ideas I have had. I am leaning towards #4 but maybe that is just because it is still on the design wall and would be easy to sew together. It has been hard trying to decide what to do since some blocks had the aqua in the middle and others have the red. Some blocks are not even in the colors either they used. It's definitely going to be a bright quilt no matter what I end up with!
I like the blocks having the red on the outside but I don't have enough of these blocks to make the quilt very big.

Red blocks on the outside and aqua on the inside.

Red, then aqua blocks.
A mixture of both colors in each block.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

It might not be winter here.......

....but with other parts of the Nation getting hit with the white stuff, I felt an urge to finish this flannel quilt instead of waiting until next winter. The flannel fabric is Riley Blake.  Our LQS seems to be adding more and more fabric from this designer.
This quilt will head to the cabin after it is quilted.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One Down.....

I decided to try to finish some quilts I have had unfinished for a few weeks. Forgive the wrinkles---it's a bit hard to put a whole quilt, even a wall hanging size quilt, on my design wall without getting some poofs in it. This is a Quilt in a Day from Eleanor Burns called Day and Night. It's an easy one but after I took the class I just never put the borders on it. Now it is ready for the quilter.  I think this one will go to the cabin to hang when I get it back.  Now to finish the flannel lap quilt for the cabin----I should get on it now that winter is almost over!

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

I hope to get over my slump soon! 
Have you seen this pattern yet?  Or better yet, have you made it?  I saw this a couple of weeks ago in a shop in Heber and had to have it.  They had several hats made up but I didn't even think of getting my camera out of my purse and taking pictures.  They are soooo cute in person!   I hope to get one made soon.
Here is my first BOM for January.  Haven't gotten to the
stitching yet.  I use to love to embroider to but now that I am of a "certain age" I have a hard time doing hand work.  My eyes don't/can't focus correctly, even with my reading glasses.  I know...probably time to see the eye doc again.
I am probably the last person on earth that has never had a mp3 player.  But I do now!  It's an early Valentine's gift.  Suppose to be from the Honey but I bought it.  The Honey started talking about Kindles, books of tape, converting his cd's to something, etc, etc, etc, and I started thinking....."Hey!  He is going to get some music player before I do and THAT'S NOT FAIR!"  (Yes...I can be that way at times!)  So I came up with the good idea of buying each of us one and it being our Valentine's gift to each other.  hehehehe!  Smart, huh!?!  Got it Friday and have been trying to play with it.  Wish I had a teenager still in the house....where are they when you need them?!  I don't have the patience to read an online manual.

Today was this lil' man's blessing at our Church.  You can see what he thought of all the commotion!  We had a houseful of friends and relatives this afternoon to help celebrate the occasion!

Hopefully this week I will get back to some sewing.  I have just not been in the mood for several weeks.  Middle child is coming over tomorrow to sew and I hope I can be productive too.  Wish me luck!

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