Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fabric paper quilt

This is my fabric paper quilt I did today. The rules said I had to cut it up and then sew it into a quilt with a back and finished edges.It had to be 12" sq. and some quilting on it. The next one will bee a lot different. This was a good challenge to use what I made. I learned a lot from this project.

Paper fabric

I tried making paper fabric yesterday. Some thing turn out better than others !

I didn't know what I was doing and the instructions did not go into much detail! My glue was too thick. ( I did not see the word diluted in front of the word glue until I was done)My fabric is pretty stiff. This was a learning experience! Is that what they all ways say? The next one will be a lot better. But I am going to try and make this into a 12" art quilt.(Maybe)

It's still very cold here today. Oh for Spring to come!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cold and snow!

Good morning to a very cold,windy, and snowy
It's not my favorite weather. But what can you do living in NE.?
I have it stay in side and sew! Maybe make a pot of soup?
The photo is of a block from my row robin. I made five 12 1/2" blocks for the row.
Using Aunt Gracie's are not the kind of fabrics I like to work with. I am trying to do things out of my comfort zone.
I see by the photo I need to press the blocks.The camera seems to pick up every little wrinkle, it dose not help that is is hanging by tape on the side of my kitchen cabinet.
I just looked out side and it dose not look good out there. They just said it was 0 that's 55 deg. less than yesterday. Only in NE.

Monday, January 28, 2008

What we did Sunday!

Here is a sample of Iris paper folding, I tried with fabric . It worked very well.
Jennie, Sara and I spent Sunday afternoon making paper folded hearts.
It was fun to try but I don't think I would like to do a lot of it!
Sara really enjoyed it . She got 2 done and desided to send one to her Uncle Kelsey for Valentines Day.
I am working on 5 Dresden Plate blocks for a row robin. I hope to get them done today, and ready to send off.
Aunt Gracie fabrics are some thing I usually don't work with so it will be fun to see what comes back to me. It's all ways a challenge when I do row or round robins as you never know what you are going to get from the other people. It makes me work with fabrics I would not work with ordinarily.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Birthday Party

We had a Birthday part at the Quilters Candy Shop for DD Jennifer and my good friend Maxine. we all had a good time. The shop gives us a discount for all party guests, and Birthday girls.
You can see we all got a lot of new material. We put a big dent in the stores stock.

New Blog

This is where I am going to tell about my day , family,friends, and quilting endeavours.