Sunday, February 28, 2010

Just a little flower pin cushion!

I just finished making 21 of these little pin cushions. The glass candle holders where so sweet.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fans at 3:00 AM

I have started sewing my fans on to the back ground sq's . I was so happy to find some fabric that has the gold sparkles on it like the back ground in the Christmas print of the fans. It's one of those nights . I can't sleep. I got up at 3:00 this morning.
Now back to my fan's.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One more fan quilt!! #9

Yes one more fan quilt. It will be my #9 in my list of UFO's.This was one of my first ones I started. I love this Christmas print.
The light tan or cream fabric has a little gold sparkle just like the back ground in the fans.
I am not sure how I will put this one together yet. I need to put the fans on squares and put the 1/4 circle on the bottom of the fans first. I have to decide if I want red or green 1/4 circles on the fans?

Monday, February 15, 2010

# 7 Faster than I thought!!

I was faster than I thought and got this one done this afternoon. The light this time of day isn't very good for photos . It looks yellower than it is. I did antique it with a green tea bag . Not as good as other teas but it what I had. It turned out 9" x 12 1/2" .
This is one more that I have had for over 10 years kicking around.

# 8 of my UFO's still to come #7

No you haven't missed one ! #7 is still in the works.
But # 8 is done and in the send to Jennie pile. This one will get a black binding. I don't have sufficient fabric left of the print or red to make a binding. I would tell my students you could use ugly fabric and it would make great repeats for fans. The print was in the quilt shop and wouldn't sell so I used it.
I am coming along with #7 it should be done in a day or so. Some times the little things take to longest to do.
The wind was blowing but I did get one fair photo out of three.
This quilt is 64" x 82". It has 4 x 5 rows. The blocks are 10" finished.

Friday, February 12, 2010

# 8

Here it is # 8 . Yes more fans. I made these as a demo while sitting in the quilt shop's booth at a show. Again about 11 years ago. I hope to finish #'s 7 & 8 by the end off this month.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Maybe #7

I know this doesn't look like much, but it's something I started and never finished over 10 years ago. It's only 9" x 12". I need to embroider the border with little holly leaves and scallop's. It's been tossed from pillar to post as the saying goes. DD Jennie sent it in the last box of UFO's.
I know she is trying to tell me something!!
It's also a TV project with my feet up in the recliner. I may have to work on # 8 at the same time .
Something I can sew on the sewing machine.
Now to go through my stuff and pick # 8 out.

#6 finished and on the wall!

"Tropical Sunrise" is what I call it.

I got #6 finished . All quilted and bound. I hung it over my bed here at my Aunt and Uncles here in Florida. It's nice to have something of mine on the walls. I miss all my quilts and things I have made.
Now to think about #7 and what will it be??

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

yes! One more down & counting!

I finished it last night. That's #5 in the very long list of UFO's. I just got 2 more boxes of UFO's from my DD Jennie. I think she is worried that I may leave them all for her to finish or maybe my D Granddaughters?? Yes there are that lots and lots of them! The color is not as bright in the photo. As you all can see I am not the best at taking photos. It's going to DD Jennie to quilt she is getting a very large stack piled up to quilt for me.
Now it's on to #6.( in a previous blog) I need to machine quilt it and bind it so I can hang it on my bedroom wall. It's basted and ready to go. Now I just have to find some thread I like for it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Next on going project

Hi all,
This will be my on going project. I need a project to do while setting with my Aunt and Uncle watching old movies in the evening. If I don't have something to keep my hands busy I get antsy. The patterns for the 12 blocks come from Bunnie Hill free block of the month. They were last years patterns. It is red work but I am doing mine in Brown. While D Aunt and I were at the fabric store yesterday I found this cute print to set them together with. I will get a pink fabric later to finish it with . I have found it easier to buy the fabric and then match the embroidery thread to it than get the thread and try to find fabric to match.
I am ready to set my block of the month quilt together. I have all the 20 corner stone blocks and the 31 lattices pieced and now to get it done.
We are going to have cold nights 30 or so and cool days of 50 so I should be able to get some sewing done.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My $1.00 bargains!

After Christmas sales are the best! I got these for a $1.00 each when they were originally $5.00 before Christmas. I have been watching them grow every day. Now they are just gorges!
the true color is about the color showing in the center. My camera flash made them look different.
What joy a couple of $$'s have given my Aunt and I.
I haven't got much sewing done this week I do have the strips cut for my block of the month quilt. May be I can get some of them put together today??

Monday, February 1, 2010

Jennie here it is!

Jennie here it is. It looks more green than it is. The background is more lime colored than it looks. I need 32" sq. for the back. The background is more the color of the dots in the yellow half sq. border. This was a round robin that I took part in at Norfolk , NE. quilt guild. I did the center and other quilters added the borders. I was going to do this next but didn't get any of the fabrics that went with this project.
My DD Jennie is going to my quilt room in Nebraska and look for some of my fabrics for it.
Hopefully she can find some of them for binding and backing.