Sunday, February 24, 2008


After spending the morning at Dad's I decided to come home and really work on this quilt top. I've got all the rows put together in three sections. I plan on quilting them ala Georgia Bonesteel. Her method has you quilt the sections then attach them totally different from the quilt-as-you-go method. I've made a few other quilts this way and am looking forward to doing this one. I had thought, at first, that I would send this one out to be quilted since it's going to be mine and my quilts tend to end up in the closet as "flimsies". lol So, instead of dreading the idea of paying to have it done, dreading having to quilt it myself because it will be so big...I will quilt it in sections. I still want to add a 4" border which I have yet to purchase.

The DWR is patiently waiting for me on the living room couch. lol I WILL finish it before I begin quilting the kaleidoscope. That's the plan...

Another little project I have underway deals with the points I cut off the aforementioned kaleidoscope triangles. I can't bear to throw them away especially since they're all stacked and ready to be worked with! I plan on arranging each little kaleidoscope, each piece butted up against each other, on fusible web. I will iron it on, cut off the corners (no, I won't keep those!) then fuse the piece onto a 6" or 7" square of fabric. The one you see here is my prototype :-) I satin stitched around the triangles. I'm not sure what I'll do to make sure the center stays attached, but I'm thinking that quilting with take care of that. I didn't want to sew these pieces because it would have made it way to small for my preference.

Time to check the roast..

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Thursday morning

Just a quick note to show ya'll what I worked on last night. I know, I know! I should be working on the DWR and, I am, I just needed a little break. I found this pattern in an old magazine I was browsing and just had to try it. Judy and I ran to Hobby Lobby last night for some fabric and this is what I found. Amazing to me what a little careful placement and cutting can do! I'm having a little trouble lining up my centers, but it's so busy that I think I can get away with it.

I wish I could stay home and work on these as well as the DWR today, but I gotta run! Dad's doing well, thank you, Lord!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Comfort quilt for friend

Robert calls this "Two Worlds". Joe calls it "Peppermint Squares". Jim calls it "Peppermint". I call it "A Hint of Mint". Judy and April just laugh at me. LOL Oh well... This is going to a friend's house. She is about to undergo some surgery and is having some difficult personal issues. Thanks to my QOR friends for making the blocks. I put it together, quilt-as-you-go style and tried the 3" sashings instead of the 1 3/4" front and 1 1/8" back sashings. I also added the cornerstones. It took a little longer to put together, but I like the results.

Now that this is done, I'd like to concentrate on working on Rob and April's DWR. I really would like to finish it before their first anniversary! LOL Time to go eat with Jim.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Quilting 201?

Here we are after a long afternoon of working on these quilt-as-you-go tablerunners. We started about 12 noon and finished about 8 p.m. These girls worked hard! I think they did a great job from choosing their fabrics to finishing up the runners. April even put buttons on her's! Judy hand stitched her binding while April put her's on with the machine. They learned a lot today and I am very proud of them. I think they were a bit leary at first because the pattern was a bit intimidating, especially when it looked for a minute there that I didn't know what the directions were trying to tell me! lol But, I'd made this pattern before so I knew it would work out.

While we worked, Rob and Jim played a round of golf. After they'd been home awhile, we decided we would like tacos for dinner. Rob and I ran to WalMart while the girls sewed their bindings on. Robert and Judy then proceeded to make tacos and Spanish rice. Yumm!! Thanks, guys!

Now the dining room and kitchen are back to normal and Jim and I are left wash dishes. That's ok. Most of us used paper plates. lol Rob ran a plate over to Dad. He's doing great. He and I go to Lubbock tomorrow for a checkup.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Round robin vest started

(Since I posted this last night, I have taken out the left strip of flying geese and repositioned it so it doesn't show the little bit of black next to the pink. Just in case anyone noticed. I know I did! LOL) This has been my week's project. Our local group is doing a round robin and we're constructing vests. Well, mine will hopefully become a jacket when it's all said and done. I'm not a vest person. Layering is just too much heat for me! I'll take this, along with fabric I want the ladies to use and instructions as to what I'm hoping can be done, to the meeting on Monday. I'll come home with someone else's vest that they have done the first round on. I think there are only 5 of us participating so we might be done in the next 4 months or so.

I've felt better this week so I've been able to work a little longer each day. I've been keeping busy with Scentsy,. If you haven't had a chance to look at the website, check it out! We are lovin' these warmers!!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl Sew-In

We missed you, April! Judy and I got these two runners together in the time it took the Giants to win the game today. April had a party to attend, so she missed out on Quilting 201 today. Maybe we can catch her up next week.

The runner on the left is Judy's and mine is on the right, as they are facing you. The shiny things you see along the edges are binding clips. Thanks again, Vicky, for the clips! They sure keep my arms scratch-free unlike the pins do.

I slept until almost 9 a.m. today but I'm tired enough to go to bed right now. I think I'm still trying to get over whatever it was that hit me last week.