Monday, May 31, 2010
I finally have the quilt top done! 110 of these little nine patches, and then all those little squares in the boarder. But I am thrilled with how it is coming along, it is 92" x 100". I am going to quilt it on my Janome 6600. just a diagonal grid. I wish the picture was better but between the wind and the size of the quilt I guess it will have to do for now.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I have had a hard time deciding which quilt to post for the Quilt festival. But I finally decided on the Mermaid Quilt that I made my daughter. Every morning when I wake her up, I see that quilt and think "gosh it's pretty". I just love it!.
When I saw this fabric I fell in love. I wanted it for myself but my daughter convinced me that she need it more than I did and her birthday was coming up too. So like a good mom I caved and she picked the pattern and I made this quilt for her. We took a trip to Florida at Christmas just as I was finishing the quilt so I took it with us so it the mermaids could see the ocean. :)
Friday, May 21, 2010
I finally have gotten to work on my 9 patch quilt along. The quilt along is long over, Crazy Mom Quilts hosted this one. Anyway, got my 110 nine patches made, they are all from a collection of batiks that I had. So I wanted the sashing to also be batik also. Little did I know that white batiks are hard to find. So I finally ordered some fabric for Hancock's of Paducha, and it was on back order! So by the time it got here and all the other things that life brings I am just now getting back to it. I am very happy with how it is looking. What do you think?
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Bloggers' Quilt Festival is Coming!
The 3rd Bloggers' Quilt Festival is coming soon. From the 21st to the 28th of May, hundreds of bloggers will be showcasing their quilts. Amy's blog will have links to all of the entries, which have photos and stories of the quilts. Start thinking about what quilt you're going to enter - and remember to set aside lots of time that week to start looking through the virtual quilt show!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Finally a new purse that I really love. I have made so many bags over the last 8 to 10 years that I am bored. I have used new fabrics and all that stuff. I have made them for every holiday, events that we are involved with etc. So in the last year I have not made many new purses. But I just love this new embroidery from Embroidery Library. I have used it on a couple of other items also. I have been saving this batik for a long time and when I got this piece of linen for almost nothing at Hancocks one day, I decided to make it into a bag. I have just enough batik left to make a wallet. :) I will hopefully find time to get that made in the next week or so.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Yes, I caved, I have done some English Paper piecing before, but this is just a fun hand project to do when watching TV. I have seen so many bloggers posting their charm quilts that I caved. I am using the scraps form my large Hexagon Quilt, the latest Old Red Barn Quilt Along to make my little hexagons. So this little Hexagon Charm Quilt, also has a quilt along. ^_^ it is by Texas Freckles. She also has a flicker group so you can see all the little quilts in progress. You can check that out here.