Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Oh and we also baked a pie, she is so into cooking, I love it. She loves pinching the edges of the pie crust and making it pretty.
Friday, July 24, 2009
In a previous post I mentioned getting some minkie, well here it is. I can't wait to get to use it. Love the brown one and the tie die one, oh darn I love them all.
Here is on of my quilts. I made it awhile back and finally got a chance to get it on the machine. It's from the book called "Happy Hour, love that book... That looks like a piece of black fabric right there in the middle but it's not, it's dark green. I am blaming it on the camera again because it isn't all that dark in real life.
Here is the backing.
Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
>Over the weekend I went fabric shopping and found some of the cutest minkies. I will post a photo soon, red, brown, pink, green, tie die.... too too cute!
I finished the quilting on my carpenters wheel the other day, now I just need to make the binding and sew it on. I love this one and how it turned out.
Oh today is only going to be 103 degrees... yes we are having a heat wave. 103 isn't to bad compared to 111 and 108 like we have been for the past week.
I have to get out in it today and not looking for to it at all. This morning I'm cleaning out my laundry room closet and the dresser drawers in the guest room.
Hope your all having a good cool day.
Thanks for visiting.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Have a good Sunday :)
Friday, July 17, 2009
This cute little one sits on the counter in my kitchen, it just seems so dainty and pretty sitting there.
I hope you enjoyed your visit. I feel strange not posting a quilt or anything to do with fabric. Today I intended to post some customer quilts but just didn't get to it.
Tomorrow I'm cleaning out the guest room closet and the laundry room closet and then Sunday our little grand daughter is coming for the day.
Hopefully in between those chores and Rylee I can sneak a post in here.
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I'm so proud of my daughter Wendy, she just got promoted to Captain in the USAF. She's been in the AF for 11 years and has done very well. You could just not believe how very proud we are of her and all the good things she does. She has such a big heart and is always helping out with what ever she can for other people.
Tyler got to pin her Captain bars on at the ceremony. Wish we could have been there for it. She said Tyler pushed the button on his transformer through the whole thing. Everyone thought it was funny, she didn't. LOL. Love that maternity uniform she is wearing, yay, I get a new grand baby in January. I can't wait to find out what it is so I can start making baby quilts.
It's my Carpenter's Wheel quilt. I really thought I would have this done by last night, (Betty I didn't do anymore quilting after you left yesterday) anyway I wanted to be done with this one and start on a couple of baby quilts from a customer, she is having twin grand babies and the quilts she made for them are so cute. The fabric has what I think are little aliens but who know it may be some cartoon out there. We don't watch a lot of cartoons here, not even when the grand kids are here.
Anyway I love the pattern I'm doing on this one. Using Mother Goose thread color, one of my favorite colors. I'm over half way done so I should be able to get started on the baby quilts sometime today.
Monday I just couldn't stand it anymore and had to start a scrap quilt. These are the scrappy wonky star blocks I have done so far. I love making these. You just cute 8 of what ever size squares you want for your back ground fabric. I used 4 inch then one 4 inch for the middle of the star and sew scraps to 4 of the squares for the points. You don't measure, you just lay the scrap piece on, sew it and flip it over. Turn the square over and trim off excess fabric to your square. So it can be longer or shorter points. A lot of mine are coming out about the same but if you use a bigger back ground square you can really get more of a wonky star. Sew all nine squares together and you have your block. Fun block to do. I probably didn't explain it very well so if you make one and have questions just ask.
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Ok here is my quilt that I was talking about the other day. I should have gotten a better picture of it but anyway you can see what I'm working on. I guess I made this one about a year ago and it's been in the closet waiting to be quilted. I just did an all over meander/stipple on it. These are really fun and easy quilts to make. This one is 86x86 kind of a strange size and I'm not sure yet what I will do with it. It goes with nothing in my house.
You almost need sun glasses to look at it. LOL..
I love this one, it's one of my favorites and again it's one that has been in the closet for a good while, probably 2 years. Anyway hopefully some time this week I can load it up and quilt it. I'm thinking about trying a new panto pattern on it, can't remember the name of it right now.
Hot hot hot here today. It's suppose to be 103. I wanted to plant some flowers we bought the other day but I think I will have to wait till this evening, maybe it won't be as hot by then.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I hope you all had a good weekend. I did, I got a lot of sewing done on my quilts. I got the binding sewn on my scrap string quilt that I showed on here the other day, now I just need to hand sew it down.
I had some blocks all finished for a small scrap quilt and got them all sewn together and now need to decide if I want a border or just leave it like it is. It's one of those I think doesn't really need a border.
Oh yeah I got another big string scrap quilt quilted, almost forgot about that one. I will post if later today or tomorrow. Another quilt ready to quilt. Oh and some snaps put on some needle keepers, they were a bit challenging this time. I kept doing it wrong but in the end I got them all done. Wow I really did get a lot of my own sewing and quilting done.
It feels good to get some of my unfinished project finished or almost finished.
Now to share a couple of customer quilts with you.
This first one really is cute with all that Cherry fabric, wish I would have taken a close up picture.
A few years ago I made my mother in law a kaleidoscope quilt using this light house fabric, now a good blogger would find that quilt picture and post it now but I have no clue which CD it's on so anyway this was the left over fabric. I gave the fabric to my friend Betty and she made this wonderful quilt for a good friend of hers. Isn't it nice and she did a good job on it as she always does with all of her quilts.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Our little Texas grandson, Tyler, will be here in August, surely we will have to make cupcakes or cookies with him too, he also likes to cook.
Friday, July 10, 2009
The item I would like to share today it this heart quilt hanger, a customer/friend's husband makes them. I thought I would just paint it put a quilt on it and hang it up, but then It hit me, I needed to do mosaic on it... so here is the before and..................................
This quilt was made by the lady I got the heart from. She is so busy all the time with quilting and sewing and makes some of the most beautiful quilts. I always enjoy quilting her quilts but then again I enjoy all the quilts I do.