Monday, January 28, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Here is the top for mystery quilt number one. This one is the purple, white, pink one. I still have to start on the black, white, pink one. My Dad came down with shingles, so I am doing all the running around to shop etc. I also have the task of taking Mom to therapy and the doctor etc. After doing this for two days, I had to put a stop to it today. My knee was killing me, I could hardly walk, so all I did was go to the drugstore to pick something up for my Dad and then I spent the rest of the day watching General Hospital from two weeks ago. Had the dog in my lap and it was great. Still have two more episodes to watch to catch up and I will do that later. The weather here has cooled a little here. Very nice out, too bad the dog doesn't like to be outside. I would take him to the dog park and let him run around. But because he is white, he can't be out in the sun, so that let's me off the hook. Going to bed now, and putting a pillow under my knee and watching those last two episodes of GH and Oddball. Hopefully I'll sleep through the night. Good night, sleep tight etc..... Keep the piece.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I'm almost finished with the Ohio Stars for my quilt #2. I did the half stars and the quarter stars and I have nine star blocks to finish. Hopefully by Thursday I will have those finished so that I can start the process of putting these babies together to see what they are going to look like. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else's are going to look like too as the there are really no two quilts that are going to look the same even if the color way is the same. This is so exciting and now Bonnie says that she might have another mystery ready for us in April. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO can't wait. Off now to finish my Ohio Stars. Keep the piece.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Chain piecing is a wonderful idea, but only if you put the pieces together right. I thought I would get a jump start on those half star triangles, so I put them together, playing over and over in my head that the accent color should always touch the nine patch, and I still put them together wrong, hence my evening of unsewing. So I "listened" to the Golden Globes, not much interest there really, and that's exactly how long it took to unsew all those blocks, one hour. I am now off to put them back together right. Keep the piece.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
The dreidel on top was an experiment and it didn't turn out all that bad. Now I just have to find a backing and I am going to experiment with hand quilting to see if I can do it. Under the dreidel is a Jo Morton quilt from Quiltmaker magazine. There are 36 star blocks in this quilt with a sashing of flying geese. Each star has a different brown fabric in it. This one is still a WIP (work in progress). After the stars is a picture of my sewing machine and the computer desk that it sits on. I wish that the keyboard slide was a little bigger when I pull it out cause that would be a great place to put the sewing machine while I sew, but it is not sturdy and it is made of glass, so I'm afraid that it will fall, so I just keep the machine on top of the table. After the sewing machine are the Ohio Star blocks for Bonnie's Carolina Crossroads Mystery Quilt. These are the blocks that I trimmed to 9 inches and they were supposed to be 9 and a half, so I made two more. Good thing this is a scrappy quilt and I have lots and lots of scraps, cause I was able to create the new blocks still using scraps. Goody for me. Anyway, back to sewing as now I know how to add photos to each blog. Never to old to learn new things I always say. Keep the piece.
Okay, don't know what inspired me, but the quilt block at left is my first attempt at the first block in a Dear Jane quilt. As you can see, my colors will be pink and cream/white. The quilt above it was a quilt I made for my nail tech's first grandchild. They loved it. I know I should be taking photos of all my quilts, but somehow I forget to do that. I made two really gorgeous quilts for my daughter and forgot to take a picture of them before I sent them off to her in New York. Oh, well, I asked her to take a picture, so maybe I'll get one eventually. I am going to post some more pictures under here, just need to see how this works. I think I'm kinda likin' it.
I am seriously thinking about going to PODS (Portable On Demand Storage) and getting the eight boxes of fabric that I have stored. There is a lot of browns and beiges in there that I could use on another UFO that I am trying to finish. I have made a vow to not start another NEW project until I finish some of the UFO's that I have laying all around the den. Okay, now it is time to get back to it. Keep the piece.