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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Three New Blocks for "Old Glory"

My newest project is a quilt called "Old Glory" and here are the first three blocks. It is a kit from Keepsake Quilting. I liked it the first time I saw it and so I asked for the kit for Christmas! I'm just now getting to it. It is quite an interesting quilt and is fun to do. The blocks finish at 6". Not too small, but just right, I think! You make 3 blocks of 13 different blocks. Should be an interesting pattern.

We went back to some cooler weather, but now today is supposed to warm up, so will get back to the walking again, I hope! Sure do feel better when I walk-----how about you?

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Four Before the Week-End!

The first quilt I called Children Behave because the main fabric is children doing all kinds of kid things--even pouting babies in high chairs, but it is all in fun! It is a Yellow Brick Road.

The second quilt is The Classsics Two. Classic colors and a design called Cheaper by the Dozen that I made two quilts from one quilt kit.

The third quilt is the same pattern and I called it Classic Brights Two because there is another one almost like it using the Cheaper by the Dozen pattern, too. Fun pattern.

Last, but not least is the quilt pattern called Bricks and Stones. What a fun pattern to do and used lots of scraps.

The weather has turned so nice here, but along with it have come the pollen and itchy eyes and sneezes and coughs--------bet there are lots of others who suffer, too. Soon enough the hot weather will come and then maybe the pollen, etc will go away and then we will complain about the hot just like we complained about the cold----------LOL!!!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Project Linus--Twice!

This pattern is called "Cheaper By the Dozen", but I tweaked it so that I made 2 quilts for Project Linus out of 12 FQs. The size seems pretty good-----could be for an older kid. Measures 45 x 57". I have two more that I haven't quilted yet. They are like these, well, maybe a little bit different---the settings are never the same. They go together quite quickly!

The first one I named "The Classics One" and the second one I called Classics Bright One" I also have a Yellow Brick Road and a Bricks and Stones ready to be quilted and finished. hope to get those done this week.

It's lovely outside, but the pollen is playing havoc with my allergies---oh my, they say it is a bad year for them---great, just great!!! Hubby mowed lawn yesterday and I had to reach for my inhaler! Not fun!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Another Barns Quilt, Project Linus Quilt and More

I did the Here Chick, Chick from an old magazine that was on the trade and swap table at our Christmas party for Sit and Sew. Log cabin chickens and little beady eyes---I have always thought chickens had little beady eyes---didn't take them long to look at you before they pecked you---hard!!!

The second quilt was an free BOM. The little blocks were hard to do and in some instances I just did a similar one that I thought was easier to do! The barn that is hard to see was a barn done at night. As a little girl, I always thought the barn was scary at night, but once I got inside, I was fine. The sleeping cattle always made me feel safe, for some reason. But this was 55 years ago, so who know what I was thinking!!! LOL!!

The afghan again was done with varigated yarn. These are so fun to do as I watch TV in the evening or want to pick up some quiet work in the afternoon. Still cool enough to hold them in your lap!

The last one is a Project Linus Yellow Brick Road I named May Flowers. It is somewhat brighter than it shows in the picture. Just can't get enough of that Yellow Brick Road!

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Project Linus Quilts---Three

Here are three more for Project Linus, two are Yellow Brick Roads and one is from the latest Quick Quilts magazine (anyway I used it as an idea---it's not exactly like it!!!)

The first one is called "All Roads Led to Somewhere," the second one is called "Red, Yellow and Black", and the last one is called "Dedicated Chaos."

Trying to use up my stash of packs of 6 fat quarters that I have in a basket. It's not going down fast enough for me! Have to make more Yellow Brick Roads!!! Not a problem!!!!

Beautiful spring day here except for the cold wind, but the sun is out and that makes it nice! The pear trees and some of the bulbs are blooming---I hope it stays nice enough for them not to get frosted!

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Table Runner

Here is the picture of a Table Runner that I made as a housewarming/going away gift for our next door neighbors who after 18 years are moving to the country. We will surely miss them for they are such good neighbors! It is from Connecting Threads and is called the Apple River Table Runner Red Kit. I tried to pick a color that would go with any color. I hope I succeeded!

The weather turned on us today after several days of lovely sun and mild temps, today is chilly (high of 48 deg) and very windy! Good day to stay in by the sewing machine or head to the Home and Garden Show in Dallas. Haven't decided about that yet! Would be fun to see the flowers that they bring in to show off in the exhibits!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Finished two quilt tops and just couldn't wait to show them--they still need to be quilted. The first one is from the Turning Twenty gal---Trisha Cobbs and is called Sunday School Singers. It is all different songs that we all have sung in Sunday School I'm sure, plus a bunch of cute kids singing them! One little boy is even standing on his head with excitement---------I remember a few of those in the kindergarten class that I taught many moons ago!!!! I posted a closeup of the singers and one of the songs so you could better see them. I'm going to hang this one somewhere, just don't know where just yet! I did the embroidery by hand, although she does offer an embroidery CD.

The second quilt is the wall hanging size of the Quilt Barns quilt from Eleanor Burns. I have shown this as I have gone along with it, but now it is all together. As I have said before her patterns are so nice to follow because she writes them so clear and concisely.

Now I am starting on a table runner from Connecting Threads. It is called Apple River Table Runner Red Kit and is in their current catalog. I'm making it for our good next door neighbors, who after living next to us for the last 18 years are moving to the country. We will miss them so much but wish them well in their new home.

So I'd best get off the computer and get busy with the table runner!!!! Right??!! Spring is here today and it's hard to stay indoors. Buster the dog and I already took our walk and it was so nice.

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