Sunday, April 16, 2017

It's Easter!

The eggs are boiled for the deviled eggs, dessert is made, grand-kids' Easter treats are ready....guess I'm about ready for Easter. We will be going to our daughter's house for Easter supper.  When the family grows and various in-laws become part of the mix we adjust. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

New Projects

There's not a whole lot going on here since my last post. Last weekend I thought I'd quickly cut out a couple of QOV quilts. Everything always takes longer than expected, but finally got them cut out and the blocks for one are sewed.


I really like those little plastic clippy things for holding parts of blocks together. Draws less blood than working with pins. LOL

I have some quilts I need to get quilted so don't know how much progress I'll make on these for a while. Speaking of that, I should get a set of Red Snappers for loading quilts....less bloodshed, you know? LOL

Hope you all had a fun St. Pat's and didn't get pinched.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Latest Finish


This is a vintage top I bought in the Vendor's Mall at the first QuiltNebraska I went to. I had every intention of hand quilting it, but life was busy and it got tucked away for a number of years....15?  20?....not really sure. Finally I accepted that hand quilting wasn't going to happen so it got machine quilted in the Baptist Fan pattern. Of the patterns I have that one seemed most appropriate for the age of the quilt...which I'm not sure of at all. Some fabrics could be 20s & 30s, some look like they could be from an earlier time period.  I don't know what this quilt pattern is called either.

This weekend I'm working on cutting out a couple of Quilts of Valor quilts. If I get them kitted up then I can just sew and sew when I feel like it.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Just A Nice Sunday

I stayed up way too late reading last night,,,,2:45am!....so slept in a bit this morning. It's a beautiful sunny day here in Nebraska!

The hubby went ice fishing again! today so it's very peaceful here.

After having leftover lasagne (Yum) for lunch I settled down to watch Bonnie Hunter's Quilt-Cam while I sewed on blocks for Spoolin' Around.


Just the sort of Sunday I like.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Top #2.....

FINISHED!!!!.......   Delectable Mountains


It was a good sewing day. The snow must have energized me! :)  Somehow this top seems bigger than the pattern. I'll have to measure, but really, does it matter?  The purple border is crazy, I've never put a purple border on a quilt before, but out of the "maybe" fabrics that I had enough of this is the only one that really looked right. And isn't using what you have the purpose of the "scrappy" style?  Lord knows I have enough fabric to use up!

I also worked on blocks for another quilt today. Sewed the block quarters into block halves. There are lots of seams so there are MANY quarter-inch seams to press open. I know I said I was going to start a new project when I had two tops finished, but maybe I'll work on those blocks for a while....I seem to be on a roll.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

One Down....And One To Go

It's a top.....!!!!!!   Pfefferneuse.


Now to move on to the next one......Remember....I've promised myself to get two projects to the top stage before I start anything new.

The next one in line is a scrappy Delectable Mountains that I started on at last August's quilt club retreat.

After that I want to start cutting out Allietare.....the 2015 Quiltville mystery quilt....the fabrics have been chosen since last May.  And maybe start working on a couple of QOV quilts to send off before the end of the year.

Just call me optimistic!!!



Monday, January 23, 2017

All Laid Out...

...And ready to sew. I have a bad habit of sewing tops together, quilting & binding them before I see that part of a block or border is turned a quarter turn the wrong way. I always notice it first in a picture, so this time I laid it all out, carefully looked at it, compared it to the pattern and then stood on a stool and took a picture. Hopefully I can sew it together without turning anything wrong...I hate ripping.


If you see something turned wrong please give me a shout out. It looks OK to me but.....


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sparkly

Yesterday was our share of the big ice storm...Winter Storm Jupiter. This morning I took a few pictures of the sparkly world outside. The pictures don't do justice to the beauty, but it was the best I could do without actually going out on the ice.




Nice to look at from INSIDE the house!

And this is my first quilt finish of the new year. I can't even remember how long ago it was pieced so it's been a UFO for quite a while. And yes, I know it has a boo-boo, I didn't even notice it until I looked at the picture. Yes, it bugs me. And yes, it's going to stay that way. I don't take things apart once they've been quilted and bound to fix mistakes. It doesn't affect how it keeps someone warm.