Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cra cra crazy

Putting a binding on with the glue baste method. I have to tell you I've  glued my sticky  fingers to everything. Don't think I'll be doing it this way again. One good thing about the sticky fingers they stuck to my drink.
Trying to layout this cute little quilt, but I don't have my design wall up yet.  Heck I  can't even find the wall.  Changing rooms has really been a pain. I did make a major decision to get rid of two totes large totes of scraps.  

I'm just so sick of the overwhelming feeling when I look at all my stuff.  So I'm trying  to really get rid of some stuff. Not even sure if anyone even stops by here anymore but I'm  thinking I may just start posting some giveaways here. I mean magazines I've never opened.  Patterns out the wazoo. Yep if you're reading this stay tuned in will start going thru  patterns and such soon. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sew Sew Sewing along

making this from a kit. It's not something I would have picked out formyself. But a co worker has asked me to do this for her. An ailing Aunt had got this kit, which is dated 2002, to make for her or one of her daughters. So here I go.

look I have one fused and stitched.  Whoot whoot wish me luck only 11 large ones and 12 small ones to go.
All the single hearts done.
Been going though things and I found this box of scraps.After taking off the top layer of some poly cotton stuff, LOOK all original 30 fabrics. I got this box at an Estate auction maybe 6 or 7 yrs ago and it has just been sitting there taking up space. This auction was the estate of an 80 something widow. I know she didn't quilt, it was her mother that quilted. She had all these boxes of quilting stuff sitting in her garage and they had been there for years, since her mothers passing.  There are blades for a dresdan cut and triangles,, squares and diamonds all cut. Whoot whoot what a score. And I didn't even know I had it. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

1st retreat of the year down

Well first retreat of the year is done, and it was a great time. I love retreats. So the first order of quilting was to do a top that was suppose to be done last fall.  but let me show outhis cute little table runner first. Have you seen this fabric. Already into stripes.  I threw the selvedge  away but I believe  it's called STRIP-R, so all I had  to do was make the vertical cuts and stitch it back up into this table runner.  what an easy way to make a bragello. I could see a bed quilt done like this and is it cheating?Who cares is was a breeze. 

So this is the challenge piece It should have been done last November, but I'm always late.  I wish I could get the beautiful purple to show as purple not black. At a retreat Igo to we swapped these black and white blocks. There was 20 of us and each person chose a block and made 20 of them then we swapped them and each of us ended up with 20 different blocks to make a sampler.I picked out this pretty limey green and this luscious purple to go with the black n white blocks. Im really pleased with how this turned out.

still not the right shade.Well maybe after it is quilted Ican hang it outside and it will look better.