Friday, February 17, 2017

On eagles wings...

Brought these out yesterday and started sewing and playing...
 
Every once in a while I play with them. Here's a close up.
 
BUT...... I still have all these to go..
 
Looks like a mess, but they are all together in stacks ready to go. Lights and darks... couldn't tell ya how many... I just cut up a lot of my scraps one day till I was sick of cutting. I have 32 made already. Takes me approximately 13 minutes to do 1 square. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Leader and ender project...

Sitting next to my machine, probably for the last year... I had these cut up pieces for this quilt. Then every time I started or ended sewing something, I would slide a set in. Just doing that, I created a quilt without even trying. 
 
I worked on the borders yesterday. I made this whole quilt up, just by looking a a picture that a fellow instagrammer, "patchalot" had posted. 
Another one bites the dust! Once I get these UFO's finished.. I can concentrate on all the kits I have bought recently. 
 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Box tops...

 
Isn't just so cute? Our PTA parents are pretty darn crafty... they know how picky I am on things being brought into my library... they are so funny. They brought a picture in from Pinterest and asked me if they made this, if they would be able to house it in the library..
I said yes.. and there it is!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It's a flimsy!!

Took me a while... saw a couple of pictures... had a vision... and created this BEAUTIFUL quilt top.
 
I made a trip to goodwill and bought a boatload of men's shirts. Spent next to nothing..Cut them up... still have a least half a boatload left after making this. I have another vision of making Bonnie Hunter's Majesty quilt with the left overs after seeing my good friend doing the same. Mariealena... you are just so stinking creative!
 
I just LOVE it! 
It was pretty easy to figure out the pattern, without the pattern.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Quilt rack...

I have a new quilt rack... hubby is feeling a little better these days and was a little ambitious today. After I took the picture, he added another bar in the very top because he had made one extra.
 
Got the directions for quilt ladder from a friend and he whipped it out today. I'm going to paint it, not sure what color yet.
 
I just threw the closest quilts on to take a picture. I still have to play with it but laundry and dinner and the dog are calling me.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bonnie Hunter...

Finished the mystery quilt today. It's a lot more purpley in real life than the picture shows. I almost didn't finish it because I am so not a purple person. But I figure if it's just a blanket no one will see it when I'm in bed.
 
After all said and done after the pattern ended... I added on. I put  a 2" red/dark pink of the constant fabric for a border and then another row of 4 patches and then after that... I added ANOTHER row of 4 patches to top and bottom. PHEW!
The reason for that is because I wanted to use this as a blanket on my bed. I wanted the sides to hang down a tad bit more to make sure we're covered and not fighting over it. Then the extra at the top and bottom is so that I have enough to tuck in at the end of the bed and enough to snuggle up with at the neck area. It's final size is 97x103. 
 
I ran out of the border material when I decided what I wanted to do and had to order another yard. So while I was waiting, I was playing with these...
 
My goal is to make a quilt like this...
 
I also have a friend that made one also and I am just in love. I stocked up on my Goodwill shirts and am ready to go. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

TGIF.....

Thank goodness! Today is a Starbucks day..
 
Last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind. 1st week off, daughter was visiting from Texas.. then Christmas...
2nd week... dog had surgery...
3rd week...husband had surgery
Memories are flooding back of when I had a newborn... I'm gonna be 54 yrs old in 3 months.... I am WAYYY too old for this stuff. I am on empty.
 
 Monday starts work ( I hope) if there are no more complications from the others. Bring it on!
End of rant. Carry on!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rainy day...

Sneaking out of the house while hubby is finally sleeping after a hernia operation. Dodging rain drops, we snuck in a walk..
 
Saw this on the way to park...
And this on way back...
 
Then not like 2 mins after that.. we got down poured on...

Saturday, December 31, 2016

En Provence part 6...

It's done... I did it without having to buy Bonnie's tool... almost did... had in my shopping cart and everything. The bottom one doesn't look like it's an even 3 1/2" square but it is.. just the angle of the camera made it look wonky. 
 
Bonnie is all for saving all little scraps and not wasting any fabric... umm, that's not the case with here...
 
Just a little wasted fabric here... we'll see on the next step... I just may have to splurge and get it.