Friday, February 27, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday night, I sat and got the binding stitched down on UFO #3 on my list.
It was a pattern by Billie Lauder and she gave the pattern away at a retreat I went to with my sister a few years ago. I didn't start the quilt at the retreat but did it a few summers ago. It's not that complicated, being a nine patch, but you do need to sew the fabric strips in order. It gives you a scrappy quilt but with a more organized look. I got it quilted this week with a simple grid pattern.
Here is a picture of the back. I just pieced 10" squares together.
I will keep this one for when my grandbabies visit. I don't have any grandbabies yet. I hope the fabric holds up until I get some grandbabies. I suppose dust could eat away at the threads and it could disinegrate before I have any grandkids. lol
Then.........today I went to a quilt show with my friend Neena. It was the South Bay Quilters Guild in Torrance. It was a nice size show with a good variety of quilts. Here's a picture of a quilt I really liked.You can find more pictures of quilts from the quilt exhibit and the quilt show on my webshots album here. Sheesh, good thing I'm going back to work tomorrow. I'm exhausted!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
It measures 6.5" x 9" x 2.5".
Sunday, February 15, 2009
It feels go be chipping away at these projects. I have another easy one to quilt but that has to wait while I work on a birthday gift for my boss. I have President's Day off. Yahoo!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
If you think of a name we can call our group, I'll send you a little goodie.
Last night, I worked on one of my ufo's. I have five redwork snowmen for a Backporch Friends swap. This is one of the blocks. I think Sherrie made this one.
I worked in EQ6 and came up with a couple of ideas. I had three settings done up and asked my hubby which one he liked. He picked one out so I printed up the foundation pages and got to sewing. I got two blocks made like this.....
And two made like this.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Okay, how about this picture? This is the front page of today's paper. I never buy a paper. I can't believe it's up to 75 cents!!! Where have I been? The snow is from Monday, when we got some much needed rain. I can see these beautiful mountains if I hop on the freeway but I haven't had to go too far from home lately. My drive to work is 2.4 miles. My hubby, who drives 40 miles one way, doesn't feel very sorry for me.
Monday, I picked up these two little star hook things at Tall Mouse. If you're not from around the So. Cal area, that's like Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I think they are supposed to be towel or coat hooks but the hook part looked big enough to hold a curtain rod so I bought them. They cost me around $11.00. Just trying to help the economy you know! :o) Then I picked up a curtain rod from Target. I've been wanting to hang up some quilts around the house but don't have much wall space. This is in the entryway.It brightens up the spot a little bit and now I can hang up smaller quilts and change them out when I want something different. When I was ready to test out the rod and hang up a quilt, I realized two that I had in mind for this, the Stack 'n Whack quilt and my little 30's table cloth quilt, don't have a quilt sleeve on the back. Roh-Roh Relroy...back to the sewing room!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday I finished my first UFO. Can I get another woohoo? lol This stack 'n whack is about four years old. All because I couldn't figure out how to quilt it. So much empty background space just threw me. I finally decided done was better than in a box somewhere so I just did a flower motif in the background, stitched in the ditch on the purple borders and a leaf design on the big pansy border.
My sister, Isabel taught me how to do the SNW. She has taught quite a few SNW classes at her local quilt shop. She's a good teacher, even to me, who doesn't usually listen. :o) Here's the back.