Monday, March 31, 2008
So far today 5 blocks and 2 pincushions done not bad . Still have more little things to do. It's a never ending list. (It's my own fault)
It's still snowing off and on!
Only one person had a favorite block so I use the same block for all 3 to save time and get them in the mail today. The group is just starting so it should be a lot of fun.
When is it Spring? I got up to more snow! It is so pretty but I have had enough of pretty snows for a while. I am ready to think about gardens and Spring things.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
I love The colors in this quilt . I get to enjoy it the time I bind it as it sits across my lap.
The pansy quilt is more happy blocks. Jennie swapped with the Stash Builders group. I think this one's for Angel a good child hood friend of hers.
When I do bindings It's feet up in the recliner and a good show on TV. And the next thing I know it done.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The purple and lavender string quilt is for DGS Josh. Jennie and I swapped the string blocks in Stash Builders for this quilt. I think it turned out very nice. Josh 's favorite color is purple. It will go in his new room they made for him.
I have 2 more quilts to bind for Jennie. More Happy blocks.
We had snow last night and drizzle today. So much for Spring weather! I hope tomorrow is a nicer day.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
We can make what ever we like with all of it.( think goodness)
I added the binding. I ran out of fabrics.I also added the pony tail holders for a closure.
It was very exciting here today we had a field catch fire. Corn stalks. It burned several fields. We had 4 or 5 different fire departments and a lot of others fighting the fire. It started around noon and they got it under control about 3:00 or so. I can't believe how fast it moved. I am glad to say on ones home was hurt.
Monday, March 24, 2008
He loves to lay on his stomach.
And best of all he can be put in the microwave and he makes my shoulder's and back feel better.
I would kiss him but you know ? He could be my Prince Charming and then I would have to cook for him! So no kisses for this frog!
I used a piece of a quilt that was in the house fire. There were just parts of it left. So I cut a zig zag and left the edges raw as that's the way my heart felt after the fire. But good things sprout from bad, so I put seeds coming from the fracture. (I glued them on with my glue gun) I don't think that's what they mean when they said embellishments so I made a zig zag sort of heart, painted it and the black fabric with metallic paint. I like the transparent look it has. Oh and I gave it a little Spackle powder.
I have grown and learned from the experience of the fire. But I don't want to go through another one!
This was a fun little project , it was only a few hours out of my day and I got to play with new things! What more can I ask for?
We had a very calm Easter. With Rodney, Roy, and Evelyn for dinner.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
So I had to try it! It is simple. but the 1st one all ways takes longer. (all morning) It's only 3" sq. Now that I know how to put it together it's easy! I am wondering if you made this with larger strips how it would turn out? (not today) I have played enough. Now on to some of the thing I should be doing.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The bag is one DD Jennie made me for Christmas. After I showed her and the rest of the Orchard Quilters how to make them she went to town and made bowls and hand bags for Christmas gifts. I love mine. The best part is she made it for me.
I had a group of 10 in my Material Girls Quilt group in O'Neil last night . That made bowls and hand bags. It was fun showing them how. I think we all had a great time. I did!
This is the last post card I made. The theme was something beginning with O. I went with the color orange.
Monday, March 3, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
The color was all ways my favorite color for Easter eggs (out side of green) when I was a kid and died Easter eggs.
It's snowing out now. Yesterday was all most 60 and now it's snowing and blowing again.
Every day is a surprise living in Nebraska.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Here is the second block in the Quilters Candy Shop in O'Neil NE. Thangles block of the month. It is a 16" block so it will make a nice sized quilt when it's done.
As you can see I am spending Saturday getting small things done for last month. Now I get to start all over.
I still have bindings to work on tonight . I got all 4 quilts trimmed and the binding sewn. I still have to press them and sew them to the quilts. Then I can sit down and put my feet up and finish hand sewing them. That's when it's move time.
It's a gorges day today. It may get up to 60 or so. That makes it 1 more day closer to Spring. I am ready!
I think DGD Sara is coming to spend the night. She is good company. We all ways have fun.
I have been working on bindings for Jennie's charity quilts and one for Kristin, she made a baby quilt for a teacher that had a baby.
This is how I made my tea wallet
You need 4 rectangles of fabric-41/2" by 71/2"
1 rectangle of thin cotton batting-41/2"by 71/2"
1 thin elastic pony tail holder to match fabric
1 button to match
Take one rec. of fabric and place on batting face up for in side
Take 2 rec. for the pockets and press in
1/2 long ways will be 21/2" by 71/2"
Take one of the folded pieces and lay on top of the in side fabric with the folded edge to the bottom. Stitch a 1/4" seam a crossed the raw edge, flip up to the top and press
Take the 2ed folded rectangle of fabric and line up the bottom raw edges with the bottom of in side
Stitch down the center to make pockets
Pin pony tail band in place with it going to the in side on the edge
Take the last 41/2" by 71/2" rectangle and place it face down on top of the pockets
Sew all a round it leaving a opening to turn it right side out.
Whip stitch it closed and top stitch it all the way a round the out side edge
Sew button to the front.
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