What a hectic May this has been - back from California (Disneyland) and then off to our house in Pacific City. We had a heat pump installed and I had to be there. This was all done on this past Tuesday and we had company that following weekend.
A good quilting friend of mine, and her husband, ride in a fundraiser bike ride called Reach the Beach and it ends in Pacific City. It's always nice to have them there for the weekend.
I spent the first few days of this week
Honey Do List ~ 5/23/2012
FYI, I don't just call Detto "honey", I also call him "Babe, Lover Lover, Sweetie, and lots more that you probably don't want to know.
But, anywho, here are:
"10 Things a Husband Should Do"
1. Love you ONLY.
2. Be a great dad.
3. Remember important dates.
4. Kiss you passionately at least once a day.
5. Tell you that he loves you
Originally Posted by Kitsie
I use freezer paper piecing (Thimbleberries method) for a lot of small intricate blocks like the DJ's. My great big roll of FP is 18" wide so I cut 6" WOF and then cut to 6" squares. Very cheap!! to print on them I use a piece of copy paper that I printed one block diagram on (I use the same one over and over).
Place the FB on the copy paper shiny side down and with your iron just run across the top edge of the FP. It loads really well into your printer and off you go!
Well my sister just yarned some of the quilt. She wants me to quilt around the applique stars to give it more punch, so am going to see if I can do that today. as time for graduation and her trip is ticking away. I just bought Quilting Large Quilts on a Small Machine, froms Craftys.com and I love her teaching. She teaches 4 different ways. Takes the fear away. Anyway, when I get done, will put another pict. on here.
Originally Posted by Kitsie
I redid B12 in pink and did it with regular applique instead of the reverse app that the green one was done with. Its 10 times worse!! So I will stick with the green and who cares if other greens surround it!
LS1 was fun and time consuming BUT NOT AS TIME CONSUMING AS C4!!!! 11 hours on this one! Mainly because I outsmarted myself and was too stubborn to remake it! My bright idea was to inset the seams on the outside corners instead of using 2 pcs of background fabric. Only took 2 hours
Joined a needlecase swap and this one i made for me..........
Originally Posted by Delta
I never never never thought I would make something like this. My best friends daughter is getting married and I am making her the blue white and brown quilt you saw last week. Well her wedding is black and white. I contacted a lady on on this site about hers. so I googled Storm and sea and printed the free paperpiecing template and MUCH to my surprise it was Really Really easy I did some of the pieces ahead of time then put it all together on sun.
I can't decide if I want to put a red small
[This quilt is absolutely gorgeous]
While reading a recent blog for turning an ironing board around to press fabric, I had an idea for a wider, squared off ironing board that could be left up in my sewing room. Why not cut a piece of pressed board to the desired size and bolt it onto a metal ironing board. Pad it with cotton batting, several layers and cover with any kind of 100% cotton fabric you want. A $40 board for just pennies. I will let you know how this all worked out. Thank heavens for ideas and DH to do the cutting.