Been cutting out pieces for the baby quilt my sister-in-law wants me to make for her. I had enough pink and lavender in my stash to get it done. It is in big "Courthouse Steps" and is quilted as you add each row. I just need to be careful that it doesn't go wonky on me when I sew it...Off to finish cutting...
Got all the toppers washed. They are covered in loose fabric threads. Big job ahead to de-string and press before trimming down the extra wide sashes. I would love to work each one as individual small quilts and then attach a series of finished quilts together. Anyone ever done that? Working on large pieces is a huge problem because we travel between homes weekly. A smaller size would allow me to roll up and transport on small rails. Advice would be appreciated.
Laurel, I just finished a "Quilting BIG projects on your little machine, the cost of the class was $29. I think for what you want, going to Utube and viewing would probably satisfy your needs. There is a technique where you quilt each of the blocks (in your case the quilt 1/4 or more), add a small border as sashing and connect the pieces that way. It does entail sewing those pieces together by machine via the sashing, then finishing with hand stitching. If you don't find the tutorial, send me a Dmail and I'll try to describe it in more detail or find you some rescources online that will walk you thru it.
Thank you all for the advice. Taters, the second method looks promising. The tops are already made and will be about 36" square when trimmed. Each top had eight 8" squares plus borders. I intend to hand quilt each of nine sections and then sash the sections together. How that will be done will determine how much batting and backing to leave. Need to puzzle this out. I was thinking about leaving enough batting to join, by whip stitch, in the center and then sew the sashing over the seam allowance edges of the quilts. That would still leave the back sections to join and they would have to be hand done at that point. This may be my magnum opus. lol
Laurel, yes, if you leave enough batting with each strip so you can then join the batting with whip stitch, and since I am a bit of a stickler to stick (no pun intended)to either all machine sewing or all hand quilting, I would use embroidery thread and use the "crazy quilt stitch" (you know looks like chicken feet) not sure what it's called to add the sashing. It is work but would make it 'authentic' and you do know embroidery.
posted across the sidewalk, but here is a color palette selector that I rec'd a link for in the emails today. You can upload a pic of a quilt, fabric, photo, etc, then it will pull a selection of colors to coordinate with your main color.. I've been playing with it, and it brings out colors/shades/hues that I wouldn't have considered...
I tried that link - not sure what I can do with it though... maybe I'm being dense? Wouldn't be the first time LOL
Well, got some more thunderstorms today, while I was at work. Close on to being a tornado, the weather network said...
We had quite a dust storm - looking out from the 8th floor, we couldn't see the parking lot for the dust! and the windows were shaking! Then we got rain, and tiny hail. Glad it wasn't worse, but I think there must have been a car accident in the worst of the dust-up cuz an ambulance went by shortly afterwards.
Anyway, again no damage at home.
However... came home to having the water shut off at home. It was planned, and to be for 4 days at least. Not happy about it, but what do you do?!?! There's a leak somewhere in our neighbourhood, and the City can't find it so they're excavating...
Good Morning, everyone! Yes it was a free link. I have saved pics of fabrics and also copied and saved pics from my stash, just to see how it worked. Pretty neat! Seems like there is another site that I have purchased fabric from online, that has a similar offering as you select your fabrics, there is a place to click that brings up coordinating fabrics from their stock. But I can't remember who it is at the moment. Guess I haven't had enough coffee yet this morning... LOL
Sorry I didn't get back sooner, fell asleep in the recliner after Hubby went to bed.. long day yesterday. LOL Susan, hope you planned ahead and stored up some water. We had to do that when our elec. when the storm knocked out our power, as the water tables were getting low here. It was a 'just in case' situation, but we didn't lose water pressure, thank goodness. Like Jean, I can handle not having electricity - but no water for days isn't fun!
Kids will be here tomorrow, so I finally got a day off to finish cleaning and such. Everyone have a great day!
Our water at Maypop (our cottage) is pumped up hill from a fresh water spring cistern. When we loose power we have no water. Maypop is deep in the woods so it can take the electric company days to get to us, especially if we have trees down on our road. I learned years ago to keep water stored in the house and a big garbage can full in the basement. That's so we can flush toilets. We can hike the 1/4 mile downhill to the spring and back up, hauling water if needed, but we are on the downside age of marathoning and the slave kids grew up.
we had similar on candlewood lake Ct years ago. Went down to the beach and pumped drinking cooking water.If we used it in winter we melted snow for the Johns. That is when we would be w/o power. Had only big ben stove to heat the house.
gorgeous quilts betty.
Betty - lovely, lovely, lovely - and you're able to do these quilts from swaps!
Jean - yes, it's awkward to say the least, and yes, I know some people do this all the time.
But my concern is for the elderly ones in the park. Picture an 80yo+ woman having to use the porta-potty at midnight!
The City will supply bottled water for those that aren't able to get their own. Hope they mean the 20 gallon bottles of water, not the little ones for drinking!
They'll supply us with passes to the swimming pool so we can shower, and the water trucks too - 4 of them in a park for 183 homes... and the porta-potties are at the same place - 2 potties per area, 4 areas of the park.
I'll be SO glad when this is over and they've re-tested the water for safety.
One of the workers said it should be done by Friday suppertime.
Morning all! Sent what I had of the 12 months of Christmas to those who provided me with their e'mails..just remembered where original patter might be so off to look and if found will fwd.
Thanks for posipitive comments on these 3 blankets..got to tell you they were more work than I anticipated but was thrilled when they were done and must say the DIL's appreciated the work I had put in them..
Home today, almost done my chores and am hoping to put together a kitchen piece as I ordered (because I'm so envious of those of you who have long arm machines) a frame that you attach your 3 layers and quilt on regular machine..kind of Mickey mouse for those of you who have the real McCoy but did think thins might be the answer to bunching fabric up when free motion quilting..just checked tracking and with luck will have it this week so I do know I will want to try it and need something ready..best I hurray and finish housework , no can play until chores are done..is that not what we teach the children??
Thought of the depth but think not having to bunch up the quilts I free hand might out weigh that..we'll see..might look for cheap machine that has deeper throat..likely will fit well under the bed. Lol
Me too. I did finish embroidering a small garden flag for a dear friend. It's the Serenity Praer. She gave me hers (same one that was stolen) , when mine was stolen right off the holder. I had it pinned in place so the wind couldn't remove it. My sister had her solar lights taken from her front yard. She lives across the street. I wish people would stop shopping in our yards and gardens! This is the replacement.
how very invasive... shopping from your yard!! It's not as if we're wealthy and have all the time in the world to re-do stuff (as if we Should?!?!?! NOT!!) Some people just don't seem to have a sense of ownership... they think THEY own everything they want...
I am glad to see I am not the only one who gets so furious when things are misappropriated!!!! There was a very large 2 tiered concrete birdbath in our side yard when we purchased the house. Very heavy but my next door neighbor decided to take it..no clue how he was able to move the thing. However, about a year after he moved it, it toppled over...yeap, broke to a thousand small pieces.
Yea, Ive had two...yes two cars 'shopped' out of the driveway. I dont know what makes me madder, the act itself or the cops not giving a rats patoot. If they find it by accident OK, but they are not going to look for it. Lost a great saw which I havent ever replaced. I know Ive been blamed for this stuff going missing, as the garage door was up. I say, ummmmm it was my property they came onto OK?????
With the first car, it was actually one of the boys mother who called the cops and said 'the boys' are driving around in a white car. The cops had to bring them here to have them say this is where they took the car from. I went out all mad to confront them, looked in the police car and there sat three 'babies' in the back seat, 14 years old. I just looked in the car and froze. Kids no older than mine, and what different lives they had lived and were going to live. WELL needless to say, i didnt yell at them, just walked away and cried.
That didnt stop me from being even madder the second time, Those turned out NOT to be babies.
When I got my computerized sewing machine, I ordered a bunch of feet for it on Amazon. One of them is a free motion quilting foot. I think I will take one of my many completed quilt blocks, and give quilting the block a go.
I've been busy playing with my new embroidery machine the past few days, too . . . I may have posted the fish pic before . . . I'm going to go see how the life preserver one would look in black . . .
Looks like were all victims of thieves. We have had our house broken into twice, and we had a big 4 wheeler ATV, stolen from the front yard! I agree with not feeling comfortable after something like that happens. We are always on the look out, we have installed camera's, and motion lights.
The point part has only 1 layer of batting as it slides over the top of you rhand to protect from steam and heat frrom the overn., although I mostly intend them for nice nice to the table and such.
leets see maybe this'll make sense: for the pattern cut a 10-1/2" squ from newspaper or similar, fold 2 side corners 3" in and cut off. Not 45 angle a little slanted so that toward the bottom the piece is 1" wider.Yes so far??
Make another idententical piece and cut out - using a bowl or something round lrg enough 4-1/2" from top corner to the center to make a 1/2luna.
Pattern #1 cut outsside fabric, contrast fabric and 1 batting.
Pattern #2 cut fabric outside fabric - 2 pieces or for the inside muslin or something you don't like you don't see it.Cut 2 pieces of batting or 1 pc of insulbrite.
10" x 2" cut on bias for binding the 1/2 circleusing a contrast or stripe
34" x 2-1/2" for binding the potholder.
Fabric with the 1/2 circle" place batting between fabric quilt together making sure corners align.I cut the 1/2 circle with batting and fabrics in tact and then aligned from there. Fold and iron the bias binding, machine sew on to the right side, hand sew on to the lining.Fold and iron the binding fabric for glove and set aside
Using the fabrics from fabric 1 and 2 and 1 piece of batting, quilt it, making sure the top and bottom corners allign.Here too I cut the top prcisely and than just aligned the rest. You have about 1/2" extra for cut offs all around if necessary.
Sandwich the quilted bigger piece with contrast on top= the bound and quilted 1/2 circle piece with right side on top. Cut to match, using the 2-1/2" binding,machine sew start ing at the bottom continue toward the top easing as you need. make a true bias corner on top, come down toward bottom easing and ending at the start. Hand sew to the other side.n A 2-1/2"Loop on top on the wrong side is optional.
I agree, they are nice to have, but will probably be used once or twice. And at $15.00 a pop, they add up pretty fast. Don't know why they can't make a pattern, then give us the chance to make templates out of cardboard or plastic.
that's marketing for you! Produce a pattern that is soo cool, that somebody like me just 'has' to have and they will fork out the money to buy the ruler too... It does look like a big dresden ruler, with divided markings. Will know when I rec. it... I cut a cardboard pattern ruler out for that spiral tree skirt, so I imagine someone with more experience and active brain cells than me could figure one out, without buying the ruler...
Did you ever do this...design a project and then put it aside for awhile (like a few years) and then try to puzzle out what was going through your brain way back when? I am almost done hand quilting the two shams but, for the life of me, can't figure out why I bordered only three of the four sides. What was I thinking? They are more like pillow cases. Was I thinking button closure cases on one end? Need to get creative on the finish here while thinking they need more quilting. If I keep stitching I might figure out what the original plan was or come up with a new one.
I have a project I stumble across every couple years. One of the 1st things I started. Pieced trees and set on the diagonal. I made 5 tree blocks and set them but I have no more of any of that fabric. So I have this off shaped piece and the sashing color is nothing I like. Yea, what was I planning to do???? THe pieces were moved here to FL and they must be in the "hmmmmmmm..." plastic container.
Ahh, an understanding soul. I have a huge quilt that has been affixed to its own rails for too many years. It's covered in stitching, applique, embroidery and whatever other needle craft is out there. There's a story going on in there but every time I get it on the frame I try to recall what the story was. Is it worth telling? It's so undone. What was I thinking?
I have a few of those too Jean and this is the year I'm doing something with them. Either I finish them, send them out as kits or just dump them.
Some are projects started: another is a project bought and never started!; and some are almost finished and got set aside for one reason or another.
I have mailed several swap blocks to the lady who is making quilts for the people who lost homes this year due to fires. I'm going to get this all straightened out if it breaks my back to do so!!! LOL I must try to get some picutres of some of the small things I've been doing...
I too have unfinished projects..have them listed on blackboard in craft room..am challenging myself " self, one of these must be completed before starting a new one" be it painting, stained glass or sewing so far I'm taking the challenge..
I've been doing yard work. Just put 30-2 cu/ft bags in the new garden in front of the house. I started this project right before the last tropical storm & the area is a moat every time it rains. Hopefully I've fixed that problem.
Of course I had planned to mow before it got hot. But it is noon and in the high 80s. OY!!!! Best laid plans. Also have another bed full of weeds that need to come out today.
Amazing how I can clean my house in 1-2 hrs a week but can spend all day, every day, in the yard and that work is never done.
Very pretty Barb!! Lucky ladies who receive the gifts.
Jean... I'm embarrassed to admit that I have an area that has not been weeded even ONCE this year. The stuff is 4 feet tall. I am VERY tempted to dig out anything I want to protect and chemically kill the rest. I would do it in heartbeat if I was certain it would not somehow kill the bulbs that are in there. I may experiment and spray ONE area and see what happens.
On the other hand... I have managed to keep the flower beds I can SEE from dining room clear and nice.
First day of sun in forever. Weeds are on my mind as well. Been spraying round-up all morning. Will go back around again this afternoon as some are very big. I had kept up with it till all this rain and heat hit. If we are going to have rain from the storm, its my only chance for a while.
Pam, it is beginning to look like we are going to have a gentleman called with plenty more rain and winds also. Time, to "hunker" down with inside things...right after I finish taking down all my hanging baskets, pick up my loose yard decorations and etc.
Well Marion. your sure right where 'he's' heading. Im draining the pool a tad in preperation for some heavy rain, thats about it. Praying the electricity stays on. If I can have the AC, all is well. Not speaking to what the event is, just the work that went into it, I feel bad for them in Tampa. I dont think it going to be as bad there as they are planning. Now for thoe stuck on the st.pete side of the bridge, thats another story.
Stay safe, thats alot water coming.
ok ladies... got a bit of a quandry here. A niece of mine is expecting a baby boy around Christmas, and when I asked her what colors she was doing her nursery in, she replied "red, black and white"... ... ... Now, you that know me, I love pastels for baby things, or medium colors. Thunder got me into Brights when I did a few kid's quilts, but guess I'm old fashioned, as when I thing BABY - I see soft sherbet-y colors. Been googling RWBlk images, but so far nothing really screams at me.
If you were doing a baby quilt in those colors, what pattern would you use? I did find a Rail Fence, and a Baby Churn, that I suppose I could do the background in black, but I'm just not warm and fuzzy about this yet... Any ideas?
What about pinwheels with white back gound? Just a thought.
Mittsy, thanks. It appears it has shifted some west of us but due to people in this area starting to downplay the impact, they are saying just remember 2004 and Charley. It was headed this way and did a 90 degree turn into Charlotte Harbor. In short, no one truly knows what these things will do. Yes, they can project and speculate but so many variables come into play. An act of nature at it's worst.
Just moved my sewing machine to an area of the house it would be safer if we should have any major limbs come down due to soggy ground.
Kathy, my advice would be forget that it is for a baby and ask yourself what you would make for a friend's lapquilt in Red/white/black. Unlike Karen, I would shy away from white as the dominate color because of stains etc. SOMEWHERE (ok ladies, you know who you are!!!) we have pictures of the Black/white swap where everyone chose B/W and "something" . (Ya, I chose PINK of course!!!)
Heck, a D9P with a little baby embroidery stuff would be great!!!
I was just re-reading a block swap we had last year where we each chose our pattern & colors. Mine were D9P's in black & white with solid colored centers. I used mine in a quilt for my DD, she loved it. Would be cute for baby if you could use mostly babyish prints, even the kitty and puppy paw prints would be cute. Even if every other square was a D9P.
Kathy - I'd go find a kid print that had red &/or black in it and who cares if it has some other colors. Then pull the red & another color & go with it. Think black & white dalmations, zebras, etc. Yellow would probably be a nice accent to go w/B&W. Or a bright green.
My DD has pink, grey, & lt purple in the baby's room & I made the quilt pink, yellow, & green. There are some purple dragonflies on the green fabric.
Think it was Thunder that bought the b&W prints & colored them in.
Me too, I REALLY liked all the black & white combos. We've had some AMAZING swaps! Shall we plan on doing another Bk/W after Christmas? Or do you think people would be up for another swap soon? There is the Round Robin & the Dresdan plate going right now although there are a few of us who didn't join either due to time constraints.
If it's NOW, I would be happy to hostess it but not particpate other than hostess. I have WAY too much on my plate right now.
Finally able to get back on to the site, so much going on during the Summer. Missed everyone. Saw this link and thought, hmmm, what am I working on... a billion tiny projects started over a year ago that I am forcing myself to finish! blah, lol. In all honesty I probably have about 20 things that I am working on trying to get done.
I would like to know how to do this thing that Betty was working on, the sew as you go or something like that. Where can I find directions for this? It looks fun. And does anyone live in the Orlando Florida area or even the The Villages Florida area because I have been cleaning out my fabrics and would love to do a fabric swap or something.
Had to put my beloved SailorGirl down yesterday and was beyond out of sorts so today I think family/friends got together and did a schedule so they would visit and keep my mind of things..
My girlfriend Pat left hubby behind and came for a few hours..we decided to take that quilting frame I ordered out of the box, put the top I had used our 2 1/2 " strips on and got it going...what fun we had. Guess I won't be storing it under the bed..Pat will use it as will I. Think I'll also order the adaptor so that I could also do a quilt by hand without the frame taking more than a few feet width and can stand in a corner and wait till I have time to play again..
Betty, that looks very interesting...just might have to check into one of those! I have a free standing one but it is huge and doing hand quilting is difficult lately.
Sorry I neglected to reply about another B & W swap. I would love to do another one but definitely after Christmas for me. Trying to get remodeling finished; planning a party for DD's 29th anniversary of her 21st birthday, family coming to visit and then the trips back and for to Mom. Oh forgot, celebration for when DD finishes her Specialist degree. To be fair to all if I were to join it would definitely be a 2013 project.
Betty, I've been looking at this Flynn frame for quite awhile, glad to hear/see that it's worth checking into! Did you buy a speed regulator box so to control the stitching speed better? Sometimes my eye/hand/foot coordination gets the best of me, although I can still pat my head and rub my tummy at the same time...LOL
There's another DIY quilt frame on YouTube that my son is looking into for me. The kit has the bearings, knobs, etc that is assembled onto the wood and metal conduit tubing that you purchase from HD or local hardware/building supply. Finished assembly similar to a longarm set-up, but around $250 or so. You can use any type of home sewing machine, as long as it fits on the wood carriage that rolls about on bearing wheels. Son says they look like inline skate wheels, as they move really smooth. It may be my transition to a mid/longarm, if I ever get enough saved up for one.. and would be used more for smaller quilts. I've resigned from trying to quilt a king size on my old machine, they're going to the quilt shop so I can get them finished..
Whoops, forgot to say Thanks for the suggestions on the RWBlk quilt.. going thru my scraps and kid fabrics, I found I have lots of bright strips and scraps. If I can use some of those combined with some black, maybe it would be geared more for a kid's quilt than a baby. After all, they don't stay 'babies' very long, do they? I've found that if I'm not comfortable with the way a pattern or block is turning out, I probably won't finish it.. and I have more than enough projects that I haven't completed!
I can come up with all kinds of ideas for making a RWBlk for someone else, especially a pinwheel or star pattern. It's just the thought of giving a black quilt to a baby that I can't get past. Just a 'me' thing... This niece is sharing an apt with a friend who also has a baby, and I think this is where she's coming up with the color scheme.
Found this while searching today, too. Gives me ideas that incorporate my scraps and your ideas...
That quilt comes from Clotilde, called Cheerios. It looked like a good way to use up scraps and lots of colors. It's one of my favorite sites to look out for ideas, although I rarely buy patterns from them.
Betty, I'm thinking about the Flynn, too. It may be awhile longer before I can do the one I want... The local LQS sells HandiQuilters, has the Sweet 16 out front with her longarms. I didn't realize she was a dealer for them, as I only remember seeing one longarm in her backroom. Hadn't been out there since last Fall, and last week she had the S16 and 2 longarms in the front of the store, loaded with customer's quilts. Didn't get to talk to her much that day, as she was working with some contractors, but plan on going back out to take a looky-see and find out more. I want something that I can do all sizes on, maybe just to a queen size, but probably will be doing more smaller than the big ones - unless I can get good enough to take in other people's quilts. Some of the DIY ones can be adjusted just by changing the size of the rails (?) that the top/backing/back are rolled on, which got my attention. I've looked at so many longarms, that my head swims everytime I go back to them!
Saving up for one will take quite awhile, and in the meantime my TBC (to be continued) pile gets higher and higher. At least if I can finish all those trial and error kid's quilts, I wouldn't feel so guilty for starting another one!
I get clothilde emails daily, you are a smart one, I purchase patterns but never put them to use..just bought a tote pattern where I can use up some of those jelly roll strips and my pile of patterns just get bigger lol
Yes, the Flynn is what some would call mickeymouse but Lordy for $150 you don't get much more and if it works why not. Next time I'm in home depot will look how much the net size rails are.
Just anxious to see once I'm towards the end of this piece which is about 60 inches how mush room in the throat I'll have
I agree, if it works like it says it does, I can come up with that $$ faster than $$$$s ! If I moved my sewing room downstairs to Dad's apt, I would have plenty of room for a big one, but we may have to rent it out to help pay the bills. The original idea was to make the apt into a quilting studio/office and remodel our side upstairs for company. Things just didn't work out as we hoped, but we're still working at it.
The Flynn or similar would be enough to hold me over for awhile. I read way too many stories of people jumping in on buying an expensive longarm, then discovering that it just wasn't what they thought or lost interest. Can't afford to make that mistake, and can't afford to take everything out to someone else to do for me. I have too many things to experiment on, and finish... so I'm looking for inexpensive solutions.
I find patterns and ideas on Clotilde and other sites, and do a 'save image' to a folder where I can view and dream. That way if I really can't figure out how it goes together, I can go back later to purchase it. They do have alot of notions, too. That's how I got started on their site.
Does the frame get heavy/awkward as you past the halfway point?
As an HQ owner, I would HIGHLY recommend it. There are usually HQ-16s for sale from folks who are upgrading to the HQ-24. And the 16 flat table comes in sections so you can set it up for the space you have. Rails are in sections also. Of all the owners I know, I don't hear any complaints.
Might want to see if your LQS rents time on the machines. That is one way to get the "feel". It does take some mind rearranging to get used to moving the machine (and your feet) & not the fabric. It's like you are drawing on the fabric with a LARGE pencil.
Thanks Jean, I'll check with her to see if she offers that. Probably, as she has a huge storefront and lots of classes in the back room. I remember reading that 'drawing' reference when I was reading somewhere on FMQ... and I think I laughed myself out of the sewing room after I tried my first sample blocks...LOL I think if I bought a speed regulator for my old machine, I could do better. My machine table has a foot pedal and also a knee lever, but focusing on FMQ AND trying to keep a steady stitch speed is something I haven't mastered yet.
Off to the old grind, back tonite
Thought I'd show you all what I've been playing with, altho I think I finished these in July.
The first one, the red, black and white, is one I came up with and had a lot of fun figuring it all out. I think I'd better use a lint roller on this one...
This one is from "Ricky Tims' Convergence Quilts". This was a lot of fun also. The ribbons were my idea. I have these hanging in a local cafe that a friend opened in May. She said that she needed something to hang on the walls so there wouldn't be such an echo in there. So of course I suggested wall quilts and she jumped at that idea. There is a lady that wants to buy this one real bad. That wasn't my plan. These quilts are like my children... I finally told my friend Maggie to put an outrageous price on it.
This is one that I made several years ago for the first quilt shop I worked for. I wasn't to keen on the colors at the time but it did sell a lot of batiks even tho it wasn't quilted. I sort of fell in love with it while I was quilting it. It's from a commercial pattern that I don't have any more so I can't credit the designer or know what it's called. I call it "Turkish Rondo" as my machine was keeping time to the beat while I was listening to the music.
These were all quilted on Penelope, my Phaff, as they were small enough to handle. I am not very good at free arm so it's mostly soft curves or straight lines. I have a dandy quarter inch foot that helps me to space the quilting lines and I go REAL slow. Bigger things I use Marie, the HQ long arm.
Well not as fancy as what you all are making but I had a lot of fun with these. The pattern was free at McCall's Quick Quilts. I didn't add the appliques as I felt the fabric was busy enough. I also made them smaller than the pattern called for as I felt they would be too big for the little ones to carry. Mine finished at 13" wide and 16 " deep. When I cut the lining, I cut it 1" longer than the bag and simply folded it over at 1/2" twice to trim the top. I used grosgrain ribbon for the handles.
I've gotten 15 done so far and each one is different. I have a few more cut out and they are still different from these. They don't all show in the pic, I was going to hang them on the neighbors clothes line but it was too windy today.
helene, the black, white, & red wall hanging is a little over 27" square.
Thanks to all for your kind words.
jumper, what a great idea for the ribbons. It is just gorgeous!
silo, love the trick or treat bags!
Am trying to keep up with projects as all of you are such avid quilters...seems it's a partnership effort..just wish my helper would go find something else to do!!!
Took the piece off the quilters frame which Missy did not like, ready for the border and she's just made herself right at home..guess I'll go take a quick break and hope she decides to go chase mousies..
Got to say I'm proud of myself..used all the Christmas blocks we did in 2010 and 2011 into a quilt for SIL, now I've used up almost all the 2 1/2" strips from our last swap so ready to look for another project here with everyone..