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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Picadilly Baskets

Here's what I am working on now----first picture------"Chubby Chicks"---they are just too cute---love the pattern! They all have personalities plus! When I get tired of chicks, then I work on an Accuquilt GO! pattern that is a border quilt---what fun using the Accuquilt GO! machine. (Not affiliated yada yada!!!!)

The other quilt that is finally finished is called Picadilly Baskets. It is done in 30's fabrics. I'm glad that is is finally finished because I think it has been at least 6 months plus getting this one done, could be even a year!!! I hope you can see the embroidery on each flower-filled basket.

We are having some cooler weather again and it feels good to put on a sweatsuit again. Sure have been praying for the ones caught in the storms. It has been a bad year for storms and when I hear the total for tornados it makes me sad, so many lives lost and so much damage.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Two and Two More Equals More

Two more Project Linus quilts and a small wall hanging for me! The first picture is the houses wall hanging---it was a little kit that the LQS had for sale and I thought it was cute. Very easy way to put together the houses, so I was happy about that!

The second one is a PL quilt that I called "Raggedy Anne and Andy." It is a Yellow Brick Road and you can see the dolls if you look closely. The other print is in the same colors, but is of balloons. Very happy quilt!

The third one is called "The Flowers at Night" because the flower blocks are sashed with a dark green fabric that looks black in the picture. This was the second quilt pattern from M'Liss Hawley's Fat Quarters for Baby Quilts that is my challenge book for the year. Fun and easy to do.

Again the storms and rain have passed around us and today they are doing the same thing! We need a nice day long soaker rain, but hasn't happened yet! Maybe one of these days! Sure feel sorry for all the people getting the tornados and wind damage.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Here We Go for Two More

Thunderstorms are rumbling through as I type this out tonight, so I may not stay very long at the computer. We certainly do need the rain, so I hope the thunder is not all empty promises!!!!

The first one is Michael Miller prints and I just couldn't bear to cut up those fabulous flowers, so I left the piece whole and put borders around it of fabric from the same line. I dearly love Michael Miller's fabrics! I like the way this one came together---very simple, but pretty. I hope some little girl likes it! I called "MM Flowers."

The second one is called "Zig-Zag Sports." This was the third option from the pattern: "3 hours, 3 yards, 3 fabrics." This was another fun one to do!

Hope you are staying safe from the storms where you are!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me.......

.....that Spring is finally here. We have been having nice weather, but no rain. The storms have passed us by. I'm glad the bad storms are passing us by, but we could sure use the rain clouds. Especially in western Texas..............the wild fires are terrible. Please pray for the people out there. So many acres are burning and homes are being lost. Last night an entire town was evacuated.

I like to be kept busy doing something, rather than sitting around and fretting and I can pray while I sew. So sewing is it. Making more quilts for Project Linus and a block of the month from Little Miss Shabby with the precious little birdie. That's the first picture and the birdie is all decked out in his Easter eggs and he's even decorated himself!!!

The second picture is of the afghan. The yarn is called "Banana Berry." So that's what I called the afghan. These go so fast and are so much fun to make---mindless crocheting!!!

The next quilt is called "First Steps" and is from M'Liss Rae Hawley's book Fat Quarter Baby Quilts . This is the book that I am challenging myself to do all the quilts in by the end of the year.

And the last two are identical panels------one I put blue side borders on and one I put pink side borders on. That's why I named them " Pink Floral ABC" and "Blue Floral ABC."

Hope you are staying safe from all the spring storms!!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Quilts

Tried some new patterns this last week and they were fun! The first one is another one from the pattern of Quilt, Stitch and Sew. I called it "Exploding Star." It is a nice and bright one! I'm not sure it is quite like the pattern because I had trouble following the diagram and the colored copy was hard to follow, too, but I do like the it turned out!

The second and third ones are from Fast Fat Quarter Baby Quilts by M'Liss Rae Hawley. This is the book that I have decided will be a challenge book for me this year. I will try to do all the patterns for quilts in this book. The two quilts are the first pattern called "Baby's Windows." I named them "Dinosaurs" and I Spy, Too." It is a nice pattern, too. In the first quilt with the dinosaurs fabric, I want to thank Jackie from Sit and Sew for the Dinosaurs fabric-----she was kind enough to give it to me. I still have some left, so I might make another one!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Project Linus --Count on Three More

Still turning out the Project Linus quilts and loving it! Trying out new patterns and making up one of my own design! The first one in the line-up is called "I Spy with my Little Eye." That's what my Mother-In-Law used to call the I Spy game when she played it in the car with my girls when they were little. You can barely see the middle of the blocks where the fussy cut blocks are. Enlarging might help. The pattern is called Patchwork---PDQ. It goes really fast. You can leave the fussy-cut blocks out and just use any fabric and arrange them any way you want---really goes fast that way!!! The pattern is from Swirly Girls. I don't see it on their website, but you could contact them about it I'm sure. Not affiliated, but like the pattern!!!!

The second quilt is all about sports, so I named it "What a Lot of Sports." I designed this myself. Came across some blocks that had different sports on them and one corner started on snowball blocks. So I used them the way they were and just put them together! Maybe some little boy will like this one!

The last one is called "Topsy Turvy Kitties." This pattern is called "Quilt, Stitch and Sew." It says 3 yards, 3 hours, 3 ways. It's very fun to do. I want to try out the other 2 ways soon.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Time for more Project Linus!

It always feels so good to do more Project Linus quilts!----I have 2 more to quilt---

The first one is called Ritzy Crackers-------I kept trying to see Ritz Crackers in there, but I think they are referring to the kind of crackers that you pop on New Year's Eve. Took me a long time to figure that one out!!!! And you get the info for free here!!!!! It took 2 charm packs that were identical and background fabric---really a fast and fun one to do. It is found at the

Moda Bakeshop---a very fun blog with lots of free patterns.

The second one is called Sleepytime Stars and is found a very bright and cheerful quilt. The stars are yellow and don't show up in the picture very well---sorry about that. I think next time I will use a darker color so they stand out better. This is from Black Cat Creations.

The third picture is of a varigated yarn afghan. I called it Pink Cotton Candy. These afghans are sure fun to do--------but I better hurry up and get the crocheting out of my system, because hotter weather is on it's way and I sure don't feel like crocheting them!!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile.