7/29/10

A new book

A new book in my collection. Bought from Pumpkin patch primitives. I am looking forward to doing some wool applique. The book is very nice with lots of patterns.
And a few years ago the Library where I work was selling the outdated globes. So I bought one for my DIL, she is a teacher. but since the economy is so darn bad she can't find a teaching job. She decided that this doesn't fit in her house now so I have taken it home to live in my house for awhile. What is it about globes? I love them! This one was printed in 1959. oldie but a goodie.

7/27/10

Finishing up my 480 half-square triangles
now to rip the paper
snip off all of the little corners
arrange in the block and sew, sew sew
possible block placement?
and another finished quilt top
side view. And on to the next one...

7/22/10

My first sunflower

My favorite flower! California Poppy runs a close 2nd. But I didn't plant any this year.

7/21/10

It is now official

My bike is yard art.

7/20/10

5 blocks completed


Started and finished 5 blocks last night after a 10 hour work day. feels good. 13 done for this quilt and 17 to go. Love the grey background! Kaffee fabrics are so awesome to work with.

7/19/10

weekend update

I finished the backing for my Australian fabric quilt I was working on.

And used up some floral fabric to make pillow cases
And yet more pillow cases
My favorite little project. Birds from a Sue Spargo pattern. not done yet as I still need to put on wings and eyes. But I couldn't wait to put them on the little tree I bought from Sue last year.
This silly door is in my bedroom. It leads to nowhere so I covered it up with a quilt. This is the before.. There are windows in the door so I made them light proof with freezer paper and ironed tin foil between the paper. no light can now ruin my quilts.

This is the after. No door can be seen!
And I also finished a book over the weekend. This is a very nice book about what happens to Frances after Under the Tuscan Sun.

7/13/10

Using up the Australian fabric

Snowball pattern. Not real happy with the fabric I choose for the snowball. It is to light and not enough contrast. oh well, it's done now.
closer
even closer.

7/7/10

Long weekend update

The best part of finishing the BOM!
For some strange reason this image keeps coming into the blog. I have tried to delete it a few times and it won't go away so I guess you get to keep on seeing the beginning of my flying geese.
Technical trouble today on the blog front. turn your head to the right and that is the way it is supposed to look. this is the back of the BOM Quilt. I used up all the fabric leftovers from the BOM and made the 1/2 squ triangles into Flying geese. Love this back! Best one to date. It took me 14 hours to finish the back and the front of this quilt. Partly due to the fact that I had no plan. A figure it out as you go kind. In the end I did slice down that part of beige fabric and turn it around to the hunks of fabric are now in the middle and not on the side. I think when this quilt is done it will be very nice.
Here is the top completed. I love it! I had made it bigger around the edges but found that the bias edges were giving me grief, as in, It would have probably become very wonky before quilting. So I sliced and diced and added some extra fabric.
oh look, here is that picture again for your viewing pleasure.
and yet again...
Here is a pile of the left over fabric from the BOM
and some of the left overs made into strips
more left overs
just before being put together
oh, isn't this a cute little house?


This is where I got the pattern.

Remember my little pillow? Well I finished it. Please note the embroidery thread in the center. Doesn't it look like a real flower now?
Here is a close up of the whole pillow.
This is where the pillow lives now.
Then I used up the last of my 30's fabric Pammy gave me a few years ago. It is a doll blanket.
4 more of these blocks are done. that's 8 of 30.
And plus I used yet more of the little 1.5 inch squares Val gave me a few years back. Be watching your mail Val, you never know if they will come your way or not.
Here is the completed Flag pillow and the wool Eagle project that has been in a box for a few years. I bought a pillow form yesterday (Target $3.04) so I can get it completed.
Flag pillow alone. cute!

7/1/10

Getting ready for the 4th

Got this panel in the mail from Connecting threads. I see new pillows in my future! Happy 4th to all.