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Monday, November 29, 2010

Two More Tops---One for Me---One for PL

Here are two more tops---one for me to keep----the redwork baskets and one for Project Linus---the bright, cheery one.

The Redwork one is the same baskets (Aunt Bea's Parlor) that I did in all different colors and 1930's fabrics. This time I did them in reds and ivory. The wall hanging is made a specific size to hang on a certain wall in a certain place. It does look like a funny size. But fits very well where I want it!

The PL one is done with the pattern called Patchwork PDQ. It does go quite quickly and each block measures 15", so is fast to put together once you make the blocks.

Been having cold fronts moving through bringing cold, windy weather, but then it warms back up into the 60's and low 70's for a few days and then cold again with a little rain. Funny weather, but we'll keep those 60's days as long as we can! What's it like in your corner of the world?

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, my favorite holiday of the year! We will travel to Austin and spend the day and Friday with our oldest daughter and her hubby and our grandsons, Evan 7, and Nathan 4. Their other set of grandparents will be there, too from Ohio. Looking forward to a great day!

I hope your Thanskgiving Day will be a blessed one--we all have so much to be thankful for!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Bento Box Blocks

These Bento Boxes are the start of a quilt from 2 jelly rolls from Connecting Threads called Cottage Blooms. They actually go quite fast and aren't hard to do. I got the pattern from Mary Quilts. You do 80 Bento Boxes and then sew them into 20 blocks of four. The setting is 4 blocks x 5 blocks.

I found a new pattern to work on ---so far all I have is the pattern and the white fabric for making the blocks. It is called "Sunday School Singers" and is by Trisha Cobb, who wrote the "Turning Twenty " books. It is done in embroidery and colors. Should be lots of fun! It has the first line of all the songs I used to sing with the kids Sunday School class that I taught many moons ago--------what memories! I bought the pattern while at Sit N Sew and opened it and our table sang all the songs---------we had a ball remembering all those fun songs!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Monday, November 8, 2010

One New Project Linus Quilt

Here is a little quilt that I made for Project Linus. I always wanted to make a Tumblers quilt and I finally tried it because it was so easy to cut out on the Accuquilt Cutter GO! System. It cut the nicest tumblers with the "rabbit ears" trimmed off so they were so easy to match together when sewing. It's hard to tell from the picture, but thosse are all thirties prints---it's scrappy, so I made the binding scrappy, too!! Just having too much fun here!!
Let quilting help you make someone smile!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Two Quilts

These are two quilts that I just finished for Project Linus.

The first one is "Red, Red Roses" and is, I think, the Easy Peasy pattern. The blocks are 16" and it goes together very easily. It's been awhile since I made it and I just can't remember the name of the pattern for sure---guess I need to write all these things down---then I would probably forget where I put the list---LOL!!

The second one is called "Amy Butler Bold." It uses 6 fat quarters of her fabric and is very bright and colorful! I hope it finds some child who really likes bold things!!!!!

It has cooled down for our part of the country---temps in the 40's at night and 60-low 70's in the day----nice fall weather. We had some rain too and that is nice.

We planted winter pansies. They last most of the winter and it is so fun to see their bright, shining faces sometimes through the snow!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Flimsy and a Quilt

A flimsy and a quilt-----------sounds like a country western song!!!! LOL!!!

The flimsy is called Summer Breeze and is from the book "
Scrap Basket Surprises." You are probably tired of me talking about that book, but I sure do like it! I have made several of the patterns in it. The fabric is Kashmir IV and I love it! It is such peaceful, pretty fabric. Reminds of a soft, peaceful summer breeze, so the author named it well!

The quilt is one for Project Linus and is named "Braided Colors". It is from the book "Bundles of Fun." It is one that I challenged myself to make all the patterns in the book. I think there is still one more to quilt from that book and I will have them all done. Getting to the quilting has taken a long, long time! My helper has been unable to do any on the big machine because of his work commitments. So I have slowly been doing them on my Bernina---the bigger ones are a challenge! But I'll keep plodding along.

Been having true fall weather here and so it's nice to sit and sew on projects or crochet on an afghan. Yesterday, at our Sit N Sew group, we got to see lots of new things from Quilt Market. Such an array of such nice things! Saw a pattern I definitely want to do, but will have to save up my pennies for that! I need a new handwork pattern, since I finished my last one a couple of weeks ago.

Let quilting help you make someone smile!