Finished my 'floating lanterns' mini top last night. It was sort of a bear to square up. Had to add borders to two sides to get the right size, but it worked, and the black fabric hides the seam lines. Then, I added a yellow flange and put the black binding on the front. Now, I just need to sew the binding from the back and add a label, and my Feb. DQ is ready early.
Now, I'm on to my Feb. quilt for AAQI. I'm trying to use an old design called 'Exquisite'. I saw it in one of Gwen
I went to JoAnn's after work tonight and purchased some dark blue material that I will use for the back and binding of the family reunion quilt. I have to wash it, then I want to piece in a few squares leftover from the front of the quilt. Then I will sandwich and quilt. I should get the quilting started this weekend. I hope to be done with the quilt by the end of the month.
Yeah, everything is working out so well. I just have to take my time and finish the rest without rushing.
My DIL posted a couple of pics of my great grandkids so thought I would share them here.
the first one is of my grandson Jake and his nieces and nephews(my greats)
the second one is of the great grands
Jayden is now 3 Alisha is 6 Adrianna is now 2 and baby Serenity is now 9 weeks old.
Originally Posted by Shawn Hoover
Impossible to do them all but here are some I found online for 2012.
BOM's that are up for the entire year:
#1 Crazy Dogs....http://www.syverkstan.net/
#2 Blocks and recipes...http://www.dreamcastlequilts.com/
#3 Gorgeous Mystery...http://www.animasquilts.com/2012Mystery.html
#4 Embroidery Promises and Borders http://www.elefantz.com/
#5 Tempting Shapes BOM 2012...http://simply2m.blogspot.com/
#6 Patriotic Pinwheel Pizzas...http://www.floridacabinfever.com/
I have a few quilts that I am making for the grandchildren. This one I finished on Christmas day and it took me about 3 months to do. I hand embroidered the pegusus with yarn as to achieve the detail and colors that I wanted. I love to draw and wanted to do something different with my art. This is what I ended up with...thanks for letting me share...
I was in a fabric store and found a pattern for a mug mat that
was made from 6 pieces of a charm pack and a layer of batting.
My question is what is the name of the pattern.
To make the mug mat you layer the batting with two pieces of cloth and then place 4 pieces of fabric foldes and weaved on top and then stitched all aroundl. Then turned inside out and now it is done. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PATTERN? I want to send it to my sis.
Here is the Bucket of Strips Quilt top. I was so excited that I couldn't even wait to iron it out. It looks soooo much more awesome in person. Many thanks to thepolyparrot for her design help. And for convincing me that I need EQ!
This was a good weekend! Grocery shopped, made chicken corn chowder, had a potluck fish fry next door on Saturday. On Sunday, slept in, had snacks, watched Super Bowl with hubby and his brother, had more snacks, had soup, had baked chicken, more TV, and began sewing on my Feb. quilt for the DQ swap. No pics yet, but something I've wanted to do for awhile -- courthouse steps log cabin blocks that result in floating lanterns. It is turning out well, I think. I'm using 1" strips, which will
It has been almost 7 months since I have been on this site... Nursing school is consuming my every moment.. I have been ill for a few days and home sick today -decided to check out the happenings of the board. I so wish I had the time to join in the swaps with everyone. They are so much fun. I wish even more I had the time to sit and relax with my sewing. Sitting with school books is not a stress reliever...lol... However, I am on my journey - advancing small steps every day... so far it seems
I mentioned that I found 55 GALLON tubs. NOT! They were 55 QUART tubs!
Last night while hubby was happily watching the Super Bowl (YAY Giants!) I got all the squares sewn into strips. This morning, although I have soooo much other work to do, I am sewing the strips together! We might just see a top by the end of the day!