Sunday, March 9, 2014
Today I had a nice little visit with Adena. She did some handwork while I pinned my 5 Easter runners. After that I felt like getting my scrap bin in order so here's all the scraps I cut. This does not show all the strips I cut. And that basket in the back ground was piled high with scraps.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I know quilters hate when someone calls a quilt a blanket, but this name is just too good to pass up. This quilt is made up of all scraps of fabric from the fabric company Blank fabrics. Except for the blue and the fabric on the back. Those all came from my stash or my mom's stash. (She didn't have much but she had enough for this border.) On June 29, 2014 I posted about cutting some scraps using Anita Grossman Solomon's no waste way to make a square in a square block. See this post. I used this as my leader and enders (a la Bonnie Hunter). So it took a while to finish the inside of this quilt. I also wanted to keep it scrappy and had some more scraps to use up so I took my Nickel Border book (by Pat Speth) and decided on this border using 5" squares. So truly a very scrappy quilt that took a while to make.
I spent most of my day yesterday traveling to and from my granddaughter's first birthday. It was cute and so was she. She was so good - never cried even when all these people were looking at her and oohing and aahing over her. My grandson just saw all these people to play with and chase him. He's such a ham. Here are a few pictures from yesterday.
|Strawberry Shortcake themed party.|
|Plumber butt boy!|
|Asked him to smile - this is what I got.|
|My in-laws. Mother in-law in 7th heaven holding her great-granddaughter.|
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Here they are on my bed. (Picture is upside down - don't know why - but you see the pillow cases.
Here are the girls. Only one was missing from the picture. She was napping but some of us had to leave to we let her sleep.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Finally got the Fat Quarter Shops block late. Should be getting this months today and will post once I finish. But here is last months block.
And here is my new block next to last months block on Pat Sloans Globetrotting Block of the Month.
I was testing the striped sashing to see if I like it. Think I'm going to wait for a few more blocks.
And lastly the Block of the Month my friends are doing together. It's based on Shabby Fabrics Christmas BOM that we are making with Fall fabrics and using their pattern of a cornucopia for the big center block.
And for a touch of cuteness here is my granddaughter trying on her strawberry bib I made. Her first birthday is in a couple weeks and the theme is strawberry shortcake and I was asked to make a bib for her outfit.
I think she likes it.
Thanks for looking. Oh wait I haven't shared pictures of my Celtic solstice quilt all finished. Talk about service--I gave this top to my long armed Darby Myers (Quilted Squid--link on the right) last Thursday night at guild and she called me on Friday night and said it was done. Got it Saturday morning and got binding down and label done by Sunday. She did an all over design of bats in a medium to light purple thread. I love how it turned out. Can't wait for Halloween so I can put on my bed.
Okay. Now thanks for looking. Have a happy Valentines. I won't be home tomorrow night so my hubby had dinner of steak and potato ready for me when I got home tonight. :)
Friday, February 7, 2014
Quilted Squid. She's going to pantograph purple bats throughout. Then after she gets done it will take days to sew binding down on this bad boy. It's about 94 x 110 or something crazy like that. And of course I will have to label it.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Done! Finally. This quilt used up 60 fat quarters. Yea.
Pattern from Pieces From My Heart called Shopping's Done! Gifts Wrapped! I made an adjustment by keeping the background all the same in each block. I machine quilted to myself--swirled the background, squiggley line in the gift and in the ditch. It's about 92" x 90". Big enough for my bed. For this next Christmas.
Will be working on labels this weekend and some block of the months.
A few friends and I are heading to Bakersfield on Sunday for their quilt show. A blog friend Kay Pennington is the featured artist. Check her blog out--it's QuiltedTime. Link on the blogs I follow---->
Thanks for looking.
Friday, January 24, 2014
We (me, Debbie VF, Kathy M and Pam L) left early Thursday morning and stopped at several quilt stores on our way south to Ontario. Our first stop was Candy's Quilt store in Northridge. We love this store. Tons of fabrics - all different styles.
The next few stores we never visited before so it was a real treat. The first was Quilt' 'n Things in Montrose. What a cute little downtown and store. We found a great candy store that had the most beautiful looking French macaroons so we bought a dozen and gave them to our friend Anna who we were having dinner with that night and it happened to be her birthday. We also had a nice lunch at the Montrose Cafe (which has a GREAT bakery). The next shop was New Moon Textiles in Pasadena. Loved that store - had a lot of Kona cotton colors and some other great fabrics and deals. The next was the Calico House in Placentia which we liked too and then we were going to go to Quilters Cocoon in Riverside but our phones and GPS couldn't find it so we headed up to Upland's The Quilt Loft before heading to our hotel. Got to our Hotel at about 4 and they said our reservations were cancelled. We made these reservations last year, I called last week to confirm and now they say it was cancelled at the Call Center. Not happy people. We were tired and just wanted to rest before dinner. Anyway, they found us another hotel, it was a little further away but they made sure we would have the same amenities that their hotel had. So it all worked out - it was just inconvenient and a little scary when you don't know where you're going to stay.
So with the show today and all the shopping yesterday, my loot is as follows. I did have a list and found everything (and more) on the list except for one thing.
|For my in-laws Orange Cove Reunion - a little table runner this year.|
|Won a High Street jelly roll at Christmas - here's some coordinating fabrics.|
|Had to get some So Fine threads, some Aurifil, and some rulers. The hex 'n more and some Loc-Bloc rulers.|
Also a 10 pack of rotary blades
|A Sandra Dallas book, some Cherrywoods, some purples and some more neutrals, and|
some strawberry fabrics for my grand-daughter and a few patterns.
|And I promised myself I would get one kit. So after going through the show 2 times, I chose this|
one from Nancy Rinks' booth.
As far as the show, next year it seems the convention center bought all the rooms around the center for the show and if you want to stay at any of them next year, you had to go through them. So we went to reserve our room for next year and the rooms at the Ayres were booked so we are going to stay at the same hotel we stayed at this year - it's cheaper and the Convention Center is not in control of their booking.
Tomorrow I sew! I need to start my Best of the Valley Challenge. Now that I have all the supplies I need, I have no excuse not to.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
The next one I'm doing is a fall one with some friends. We are using the Shabby Quilts pattern from their Christmas BOM that I finished last year. And instead of the poinsettia's in the middle we each got the new cornucopia pattern that they are selling. They also have it all as a BOM on their site, but since most of us had the blocks all we needed was the center and we all had our own fall fabrics to use so we decided to do our own. Should be fun to see how different they will all look. Here are the 1st 2 blocks. (We plan on doing 2 blocks a month so we can have it done by fall. Mine will be a little more scrappy - will use the same background fabric in them all.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
|For Brenda and Gene|
|Bev & Eric|
|Garrett got one of these. I kept the other.|
|Brian & Marcy|
|Kurt & Liz|
|The front of the ornament from Brenda|
|The back - Grandma Cookie is what the grandkids called my mom.|
|My Brother Brian and his mighty scroll saw.|