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.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Last one..

I promise... at least for a while till it quilted. I ran outside and took the photo just as it started to rain. You can see the drops on it along with all the threads I didn't have time to pick off. I didn't even have time to iron it..
 
I had extra background fabric so I used that on outside border so I didn't have to go and buy anymore red. The first border and corner stones I used primitive Gatherings Muslim 1040...I think it will look fabulous when it's all quilted. Even the blocks I improvised look wonderful. 
Here's a tip... I have an ironing board that I re-covered in printed black fabric. When filling my iron it overflowed and it got all wet,( the ironing board) so as I'm ironing  the border pieces, I layed the border piece on top of the damp spot  thinking extra steam from the back would help... it did but also left black bleeding spots from cover onto the border fabric.. oops! SO.... if you are one that makes your own ironing board covers..... you need to pre-wash fabrics before you making the cover.. lesson learned!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Sew along....

Back to Primitive Gatherings sew a long...
 
This is what it's suppose to look like above...and this is how I tweeked it.
 
Couldn't take anymore of the 100 and something 1/2 square triangles that are less than an inch big...nope..
 
These are the 3 I made my own. The 1 has no star in it but oh well. Looking back on some of the squares, some are filled with those stupid triangles.. What was I thinking! Yuck! That's the one bad thing about a mystery... it's a mystery.. ha. I'm onto the finishing stage now, sashing is done and now laying it out.  the version I originally liked had itty bitty triangles ALL around the edge.. NOPE... not gonna happen. I picked a different version.
Stay tuned... taking Lollipop (dog) into get dental work done and a weird bump taken off her back leg. I am going to finish this up as I will need something to keep my mind busy while she's gone. Get er' done!!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

En Provence part 5...

Purple 1/2 square triangles. 
 
Check ! Almost 70 of them. 

Monday, December 26, 2016

Oops... try it again.

These were made a LONGG, LONNGG time ago and just finished up recently. 
One...
 

Two....
 
And three...
 
They probably look familiar, I blogged about them just as a top.. but now they are washed and all krinkly...