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Friday, February 25, 2011

One and Two for Project Linus

These are both Yellow Brick Road by Terry Atkinson quilts. I have to say I think I am addicted to that pattern! I've lost count of how many of them I have done. I like the pattern because it only uses 6 fat quarters, it goes really fast and I can usually work around a theme as I did in these two quilts.

The first one is called Motocross because the main theme pattern has motocross bikes in it, at least that's what I think they are. I may be wrong about that----not up on those things because our grandboys are not old enough to have things like that yet!!!

The second one is Baby Hoot Owls. I just love that line of fabric---those owls are so cute. One owl even has a bib on! Too cute!

I'm also almost done with the embroidery on the Sunday School Singers quilt---have one more song to embroider and then can put it together! Hope to finish it tomorrow. We are having a sew day with the DFW Gang, so will get lots done then! It's always a fun get-together.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sewing Room Make-Over

Hubby Maynard helped me and we did over the sewing room. I had converted the dining room into my sewing room a long time ago, but have changed it around several times. This time all we did was removed a fold-out part of the cutting table, that I never used and put more storage drawers underneath and it gave me a whole other look and space to the area! The two before pictures are on top and the two after are the last two. Gives me a whole other outlook on life. Funny how little changes make a big difference, isn't it? Or am I the only one who feels that way?

I'd love to see your sewing room. Maybe you could post a picture on your blog.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Birdies and Barns

The Birdies from Little Miss Shabby are done for February and January. The white doesn't show up very good in the pictures, but it does show up better in person. I just love that little bird so much! This is a block of the month.

Finished the barn blocks for the Quilt Barns quilt by Eleanor Burns. The pictures show the 6.5" blocks---there are 4 of them. And then there is the big barn with the silo for the center. I still want to put some animals of some kind in there. I did find a bichon-friche to put on one of the blocks---that was the kind my Cleo was. He died 2 years ago. I sure do miss him. He lived to be 18 years old---He lived a long, good life. My mini-poodle, Buster is 16.5 years old and still going strong. The vet says we must do something special to our animals that they live so long---we just give them lots of love and I guess we spoil them, but not with food, if we can hold out with the dog biscuits, never table scraps!

Nice weather again today---up to 65 degrees! Very windy though! Hope it is nice where you are.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Afternoon...

It's Friday afternoon and another busy week has gone by, only this week was a lot nicer weather wise than 2 weeks ago----warm temps and some sunshine---much appreciated!

I finished 3 more Project Linus quilts and a crocheted afghan! The first one is Spring Flowers in Texas. I always thank Lady Bird Johnson for all the lovely flowers on the roadsides because she was instrumental in putting them there and oh how pretty they are every spring!

My DH gave me the name for the second one---Empty Flowerpots---even though they are Tumblers. Debi cut these on the AccuQuilt GO Cutter---it works great! She gave them to me to make a quilt and so I did! Thanks Debi!

The third one is called Show Me the Money---one of the Fat Quarters used in the Yellow Brick Road has bills and coins on it----hence the name.

The last one is an afghan and is called French Country. I'm really enjoying doing these afghans---good TV work!

How are things in your neck of the woods? Is winter coming to an end? I'm sure ready for spring to come and stay!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Project Linus Afghan

This afghan was made for Project Linus and I called it "Camo" because the yarn is called Desert Camo. Another varigated one---I love seeing how these crochet up and what they turn out to be. Sure nice to cuddle with while working on this one because it has been cold here---even if the temps went up a bit, the wind was "bitey" --(I doubt that is a word, but it sure describes how the wind felt!!) Another storm now this morning with ice and snow on top of it. I'm beginning to feel like I'm living up north again instead of northern Texas!

I also finished another quilt that is for a contest on the Quilting Bee Forum for Project Linus, but I can't show it yet, because the contest hasn't started and it would give away my quilt. No one is to know who they are voting for. It was a fun and challenging contest---we were each given 1/2 yard of 2 fabrics and were to make an approximately 40 x 50" quilt from that---we could add fabric as needed. It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with!

Everyone stay warm now. Spring will be here soon, I hope!!!

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two more for Project Linus

Stayed in today because we had a sleet/ice storm, so I quilted and finished the binding on a couple of quilts---only 26 degrees outside, so a good day to stay in under a quilt and work on another one! My little dog Buster snuggled up beside me wanting to stay warm, too!

The first quilt is called "Summer Breeze" (just what we need right now!) It looks washed out, but that's just the camera playing tricks on me---it is a light pastel and the fabric is called Kashmir IV. The quilt is a little bit bigger than some I make, so I'm hoping some teenage girl will like it.

The second quilt I called "Little Boxes in Big Boxes." This one was fun to do and went fairly quickly. Now there is only one quilt left to quilt and Maynard is going to do that one on the big machine.

So now I'm working on the Quilt Blocks on Barns blocks from Quilt in a Day. I have one more barn to make and about 7 more blocks The blocks are small, since I am doing the smaller size quilt, they are 6" finished. The blocks that go on the barns are 1 1/2 - 2" big. Those ones are a challenge for me. The best way I have found to do them is to make them bigger and then cut them down to size. Of course, that doesn't work on all blocks! One of them had 27 pieces and she suggested using a fuzzy-cut quilt from fabric---that was a great idea to me!!!

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