Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Patriotic Quilt top: Home Pride

Doesn't this quilt just sing all our patriotic songs? I think so. I love this quilt. It is originally named Star Weaver created for lost soldiers in the war. It means that and more to me. I find this quilt to resemble old American heritage and it just makes me proud and smile when I see it!! 

Well that is what I did on my Saturday afternoon. I finished putting together the rows and borders. Now I think I will sandwich Cinnamon Toast and rip out a section of the Pinwheel machine quilting that I do not like.  Later on I need  to get to sandwiching this quilt if I have enough batting and layout the shop hop quilt, add a border and then see if I have enough to make the piano key border it calls for.

Always something to do in the quilting realm.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunny Lanes Top is Finished

My top for Sunny Lanes is finished. Oh, I'm so happy!!!  I love the colors. I love how it fits the bed.

Love, Love, Love.

This is my hubbie's family antique bed. It is in our guest room along with other old stuff. I started gathering fabric for this bed in reds and golds then Regina picked our pattern of Sunny Lanes to do together. The pattern reminded of me of old scrappy quilts and decided to do it for the guest room.

Now for a name. I was thinking along the lines of Cozy ...  Warm...  Splender... Slumber... Cinnamon Toast.. I don't know.  What do you think?


Reenie and I have also been working on our 30's quilt; Jitterbug. Here are a few of the blocks.

We hope to finish them (we each are doing one) this week.  I may fix some flying geese and finish the blocks but we still have sashing to do then sewherup' .....  quite a bit of work left.
We'll geterdone'.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flip Flop Surprise

It's funny how things pan out. I saw a comment on a friend's facebook about loving these fuzzy bright flip flops. I made the comment that all it took was crochet. Well, since she wanted some and I can make them - wallah - here ya go! It took no time at all and they have them before holiday!!

I hope Gina and Gemma like them.  I couldnt show this until they received them. The colors and how they look was a surprise.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When did this get squeezed in???

I'm not sure how these blocks came into play but, I got them up on my design wall. I think I was feeling guilty of having a free fabric and pattern  not finished. (kinda free/I spent plenty on the shop hop)

The pattern I was given at the end of my Western New York Shop Hop was "Hoppin' and a Rollin'".
I gathered 4 jelly roll strips at each of the 12 shops; 48 strips.
Wow! did I get some awful fabric in the rolls. Thankfully I only needed 36 strips for the blocks. The rest are used for the border; we'll see if I use them. I think they will go in the scrap bin. I also got 4 strips of the same fabric. How did that happen? I can only use one strip for 4 blocks but the rest can go in the border.

This quilt worked up really quick and easy. I needed something brainless and stress free to do. I wanted to sew not think, just stay busy. I seem to need this every time I am sewing rows together in finishing a quilt top. I get very frustrated and stressed.  I am sewing together now Sunny Lanes. I am trying to size it to the old antique full size bed in the guest room. I needed 5x6 block setting for the full but the bed will only need a 4x4 setting. Now I am at the border stage and I' m on pins and needles hoping it is what I invision.

Ugh, Anguish! PAUUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEE...  I will sew it up tomorrow and see if it looks right on the bed.

Crossing fingers. With a smile for the design wall.

Friday, July 9, 2010

I won a giveaway from Jolly Jabber!!!

Shellie "I dream of creating my own fabric line designed to be more than just seasonal."

I won a book from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber with this dream. Love this blog!!!  The book is Fast, Flirty & Fun by Sarah Bisel.  How wonderful for her to have a such a great book out on quilt patterns. It has great pictures.

I can not wait to get this in the mail.  It has such great quilts to create with new fabrics.

This is a true dream for me; to design fabric and patterns. I do not wish to only use programs though. I had preordered the new EQ7 and cancelled it due to huge monies going out the door faster than it ventures in but maybe one day. Until then I will just do it the old fashioned way. It does take more time but very gratifying.


Monday, July 5, 2010

My New Neighbors

Hello Everyone!! Meet the Robins and there are BABIES!!! They are so exciting to watch. They are getting stronger and stronger everyday. There are two.

This is unhappy Robin waiting for it to be safe to return to the nest.
Update on Baby Robins:  There are 3 and boy are they hungry.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

In the Mail

Today I received my consolation prize to the Lazy Days challenge. I love it! It is a Civil War Label. I plan to put this on the back of my Sunny Lanes quilt that is set to be used in the guest room. Oh, I can't wait to finish this up now.

Thanks Susan !!! and Regina for doing the challenge.