Monday, February 28, 2011

Playing and putter....

This is what I was playing with this weekend. I finished the quilt to donate. I added a blue/cream border which I think allows the blues in the quilt to pop.

Then I finished the blocks and they are laid out on the floor; too big for design wall and really I just like to stick things up there to get them out of the way. I do not think I really like to lay out a quilt on it....  floor works for me.

Then I made a wallet to gift.

Then I spent the rest of the night attempting to knit.
I have to say this attempt has been the best one.... 
I still think it is awkward....

This was the garter stitch which is just knit stitch...  I couldnt keep track of switching to purl.
So after hours I have it down I just need to get gauge and the knack of doing it.
Crochet I think is easier....

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter Break...

They say there is a month until SPRING....
Im not sure if I can wait....
It is Winter Break here in WNY and I am about no, AM going NuTs.
Im done with winter, snow, COLD, oh my yes, the Cold.... and the blahs....oh my the BLAHS... there is no amount of Vit D that will fix this.  I have to say Sewing helps but it is so dang cold down there.
So I looked at my scrap basket and said nooooooo, and looked at it again and said ohhhh I can take that upstairs and cut.

And I havent made much of a dent....

another 2-3 days worth of work....

I like these....they kinda cut them self.

So, I remembered that I had these squares finished and just needed to sew them together and slap them into a quit to gift with Reenie's House of Mercy  donations. So this makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I have gather together some other items on the list and may finish another quilt; I hope.

I was squaring up the backing (gold fabric).  AnnMarie likes this quilt...(it would have gone to you missy if gifting it wasnt needed. You liked this one....)

Otherwise, I have only worked on the Monkey Business quilt and have two rows of it finished.

I love it.

I still have so much to work on. I need to finish the table topper I started with Reenie, figuring out these Asterisk blocks with Regina which I will have to iron properly.....  It definitely need to be, and the nye mystery blocks you can see here in the pic need to be sewn together,,,one row only geese. The list goes on and on...

Well I can see grass again, and the sun was out today so there is a smile here on the face... 

Monday, February 14, 2011

On the back burner....

I couldn't say " I was working on this...."
I couldn't say " I finished this...."

        or it would have ruined the


Yeah, I surprise the ole' Reenster on her Birthday.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha....

Since our retreat and there after she has confessed a LOVE for this quilt. I have never heard of someone loving a quilt so much before. So, it had to be hers. I finished it and wrapped it and put it in a box and mailed it. Right after mailing it I went to see her for lunch for her birthday (this was Friday). Do you know how hard it is to keep a secret from her...?

So Shell, what have you been working on? Ummmm you know the heart quilt I finished it and the baby quilt that I finished. That is all I could come up with.
   The binding are strips of some of the fabrics in the quilt. That turned out to really work and made the quilt come alive. I used a fall small leaf on golden yellow for the backing.

I quilted all around the pieces in the panel. Outlined them if you will. I really liked this. So fun!

Sneaky Sneaky.....

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Christmas Quilt Along

I worked on the applique snowmen this evening. They are on the wall hanging. I will finish it up tomorrow and post pictures. I went out to Syracuse today with Madison in hunt for a prom dress at a shop called Boogie Babes I believe. It was not a fun trip at all; snow squalls, bad news as we headed out, and the shop did not have her dresses she looked up on the computer. It said they did and one sold before we arrived and they are not on line...... 

night all....

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snow Day Sew In

Saturday was a Sew In snow day Regina put together for local quilters and crafters.  I was still a little stuffy with my head cold but wanting to get out of the house and hang out with my fellow female companions.

I had cut out the 2 1/2" X 4 1/2" rectangles out of the batik strips the night before and that was the plan to chain piece them and get the Monkey Business quilt going.

I met some really nice ladies and they were all doing very interesting projects. 

                                        Regina was working on a pattern on Moda's Bake shop.
                                        A really fast way to do flying geese with no waste.

Bernie, a newbie to quilting working on log cabin blocks.

Here is all of us; working away.

I made a block up to see how it would look.
I have a few more units to do and then light units.
Batiks are so pretty.

A very eventful day of chili, timbits, hot chocolate, broccoli cheddar soup and warm friendly chatter.