Wednesday, April 30, 2014
I joined in on the Triangle QAL with the Sassy Quilter...
Heres my fabric pull that I started with, I was aiming for a male/modern
look since my supply of boy baby quilts is dwindling....
I then turned all the lovely 60 degree triangles into two of these lovely tops..
And here is my finish to add to the parade! Yay! I barely made it!
Click here http://www.sassyquilter.com/triangle-qal-final-link/
and check out all the other lovely quilts!
and check out all the other lovely quilts!
In the Doll Quilt Swap Monthly for April, my partner is
Jill in Australia. She asked for something
that she could hang up at her vacation home
which is on the water.
I came up with this little
beach hut themed quilt..I love it, I dont want to
give it up...but I must...dang it!
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Late one night, I googled "Pixel Quilts"
Having fallen in love with the Mario BOM, I wanted more!
Found a picture of a pixel heart at 10:30pm, went into
the sewing room, laid out all the 2" squares and sewed
it together....I love it!
Jayden then told me later...
"Granny, I love that. Its for my room?"
Love that kid!
Monday, April 28, 2014
Today was a special day for my family.
My son and his wife welcomed their
second child in the world...
8lbs 6 oz 20 1/2"
Jayden loves her little brother! Shes so proud!
Yay! A perfect delivery and everyone is healthy!
I'm so happy!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Heres a recent picture of my sweet grandaughter
Jayden. She is almost 4 years old already, its crazy how
fast they grow up! She always carrys poor Mecca around
when she is at Grannys. Mecca is actually Jaydens daddys
cat that still lives here with me since he moved out.
Mecca and her sister Lucy are both 15 years old.
I just love this picture...
Friday, April 25, 2014
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I joined in a Civil War Doll Quilt Swap
over at http://humblequilts.blogspot.com/. The first photo is the
doll quilt that I made for my partner Diane in Georgia...shes
received it already and was very happy with it!
My secret partner was Brandie from abrandiecreation.com and
this is the gorgeous doll quilt that I received!
Oh my goodness, its beyond beautiful!! I immediately
hung it up in the living room...
Another fantastic swap done...so happy!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I finished this quilt up this week...its the "made fabric" method
that is used in the "15 minutes Play" book by
Victoria Findlay Wolfe of BumblebeansInc.
I made many slabs of fabric with crumbs.. and then cut out my
block units from those slabs...heres a close up of one block below..
LOTS of little pieces...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Sunday, April 6, 2014
This is the first of two of these "Lozenges" quilts, it just needs a border.
This is the leader and ender challenge with Bonnie Hunter. Its
totally scraps, I love it! You can find the pattern
for free on her website under the free pattern tab.
Stay tuned for Lozenge quilt top number 2!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
I am so excited about this quilt!
I never never ever knew that triangles could be so fun!
I also never was so happy to sew them together with
that little cut off point..it makes it so easy!
LOVE LOVE LOVING
how this is turning out!
Theres still time to join in on the
check it out here: http://www.sassyquilter.com/
Friday, April 4, 2014
Growing up, my mom always made us kids keep our hands busy especially
when watching TV. We learned to knit, crochet, needlepoint,
cross stitch, latch hook, paint, draw, weave, you name it!
When my son was little, 28 years ago, I did alot of cross stitch..I recently
picked it back up when the "Quilty Stitches SAL" came up. Then while out one day
I wandered into our local quilt shop and fell in love with this first pattern below,
a Vintage sewing machine!! So here is mine, stitched with Caron Wildflowers
1 ply cotton floss varigated...I love it!
Then while internet browsing on Craftsy, I came acoss this horse pattern and
immediately thought of my friend Kim who is a big horse person. I stitched it with
Caron Wildflowers Fiesta 1 ply floss, its my first Christmas finish for 2014!
and I havent stopped there...I am now working on another secret cross stitch project!
Love that I have started stitching again, its perfect to take with me to work to
work on at lunchtime...
Thursday, April 3, 2014
My partner for this round in the QBSA Paper Piecing group was
Jenell in Queensland, Australia.
She requested any star block in Blue, Purple, Teal and Yellow...
This is the block that I am sending out to her...
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Kevin the Quilter put out a call for help to make some blocks
for Quilts of Valor. Its a very simple design and he wanted solids or
tone on tone fabrics, they went together really fast and busted
some fabric! Thats always good!
These are the blocks that I sent off to Kevin...