10/31/12

New project from Primitive Quilts latest magazine





 I started it and will have to show a pic of the progress.  I have put the trees on it and used wool.  I don't know if I will put the hearts on it.  I didn't use any batting and I kind of like the light weight. 


10/29/12

Weekend Walnut shaking

The Walnut orchard around my place was all shook up this weekend.  I tried to capture a tree being shaken so you would be able to see how Walnuts get "picked" these days.  There is a machine called a shaker that goes to each tree and shakes the nuts right off the tree and onto the ground.  At the same time every critter in the area is all shook up too and looking for a place to hide.  So the bug factor is high.  Haven't seen any snakes yet and hope I don't.  After the trees are "shook" then the nuts are on the ground.  A vehicle called a sweeper goes over them and puts them in rows and blows out the leaves and sticks and things.  Then the next step is a machine that picks them up on a conveyor belt and into a trailer and off to the place that is buying the nuts.  Very different than the old days of knocking them off the tree with poles and picking them into buckets.  A lot less manual labor. 

10/26/12

Pumpkin Quilt



I bought this book awhile back because I wanted to make this quilt, then put it on the shelf and forgot about it.  Then due to Halloween pumpkin quilts that  have been showing up and I remembered I had the book.  So I got it out and have started the task of doing the applique.  this quilt won't be ready for this year but hopefully next year will hang for the Fall season.

10/23/12

my new little hexie quilt


Once again, crooked but this it my little hex quilt based on Kathleen Tracy's Quilt that can be seen in the background.  I am now addicted to hex's.  They are so fun and little and cute.  Next I would like to try a Clam shell small quilt.  Anyone know a good beginner pattern?

10/22/12

New fabric in the mail!


Tried to get this post all pretty but I can't seem to move things or type anywhere above this line.  Whatever.  So anyway, this is the new fabric I got over the weekend.  I LOVE IT!!!  Little houses always peak my like factor.  I have no idea what I am going to do with it.  maybe just hoard it until the perfect pattern comes my way.  Isn't it wrapped nicely. 







10/19/12

new book

I found this cute book on Connecting threads.  It was very affordable and is so cute! 

10/18/12

Desden turkey

Jan Patek's pattern Dresden Turkey.  Sorry you have to tilt your head to see it properly.  I am using my stash to make things lately, the "feathers" are made from my gobble gobble fabric left overs.  that line is my all time favorite line of fabric.  I couldn't find any fabric in my stash to put on the borders  so I had to shop.  I put an orange silk border then the awesome orange paisley on the outside border.  Now it is ready to quilt.  My goal is to have it on the wall before Turkey day.

10/17/12

New Quilt top, wool and cotton


 All laid out and ready to stitch
 wool on cotton
 From the pages of Primitive Quilts
Here is the front cover.  I got it all stitched last night and will show a picture soon.

10/16/12

Started a new little quilt


I am now hooked on hex's.  I decided to make a little hexie quilt.  All done except for the hand quilting which will start soon. 

10/15/12

A nice mug rug gift


My friend Pammy, gave me this lovely Mug rug.  I love the little houses and I use it by my sewing machine.  Thank you Pammy!

10/9/12

A button win!

I recently won buttons from Buttonmad blog spot.  Check them out!  and here are the buttons all the way from South Africa.





10/1/12

Pumpkin Pillow

Over the weekend I worked on a new project.  This pattern is by Buttons & Bees and is called Pumpkin Pillow.  I love it!  I am now doing the hand quilting.