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Monday, May 23, 2011

Three IS the Number!

Three more quilts for Project Linus! The first one I called "Sunbursts." I don't know the real name of the block. It is a pattern from the Accuquilt GO! pattern book. I cut everything on the Accuquilt GO! Cutter except the strips for the 2 sashings. It cuts really nice half square triangles---even cuts off the "dog-ears" which I find very helpful when sewing them together. (Disclaimer: Not a salesperson or affiliated with Accuquilt Go! Company, just like the product, ya-da, ya-da.)

The second picture shows the quilt I named "Blue Red Flowers." Almost all of the fabrics have turquoise in them. The pattern is my old stand-by, Yellow Brick Road. I never get tired of making that pattern. Something to pick up when you have a few minutes and you can get quite a bit done on it.

The third one is a border quilt. It's called "School Buses on Parade." You have to look closely to see the buses, but they are there---all lined up in rows. This is in the M'Liss Hawley book "Fast, Fat Quarter Projects for Baby." This is my challenge book for the year---going to try to do all the quilts in the book by the end of the year, if possible. I'm making a good dent in them!

Hope you are all staying safe from the storms. My heart goes out to all the people who have lost so much.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Another Trio of Quilts

Here are the last three of the pile of 6 quilts that needed to be quilted and bound. One is seed for the next pile because I took a batch of 15 to the drop off point in McKinney this morning.

Debi and I met for breakfast at IHOP there in McKinney and ate breakfast and chatted until it was time for the quilt shops to be open and then a-shopping we did go!

We first stopped at The Quilt Asylum. They have all kinds of nice brights--------so much fun to shop there for Yellow Brick Road quilts. Plus they had a bunch of fabric for sale, so I stocked up on backings for PL quilts. Then we drove over to Happiness is Quilting, which is located downtown. They have nice brights, too. Can you tell I like bright fabrics? LOL! McKinney has a wonderful downtown with all kinds of little shops---a great place to wander around!

So we shopped there, too and found some more bargains in the 50% bin for PL backings. Such fun!

All in all another great adventure with Debi! She made me the cutest frame out of fabric. Thanks Debi! Now I need to look through my pictures and find the perfect picture for it!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Trio of quilts

Have any of you ever posted and then your post disappeared the next day-----------that is what just happened to me----------------blogger must not feel like playing nice today!!!

So here are the pictures and names of my last three Project Linus quilts: "Spinning,"---more pinwheels which are fun to make--these look like they are spinning around and around!

The next one is "Blue I Spy." For some reason I have ended up with two boxes of I Spy fabrics and I even took the box and passed it around at Sit and Sew one day! It still grew more instead of less!!! Go figure! Have to make some more I Spy quilts, I guess!!

Last one I called "Camping at Night." The fabrics seem dark and some of them are--they all show camping and fishing and north woodsy kinds of things. Hope some little boy gets this one!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Pointy Pinwheels Blocks

Finished a Yellow Brick Road top that needs to be quilted, but couldn't wait to see what this block looked like so I started making these Pointy Pinwheel blocks instead of quilting. Do you do that, too???! I really like these and they are fun to do. I found the pattern for free with a mailing that came from Fons and Porter many moons ago. I'm using batiks that I have gathered over the years and the pile didn't go down at all. My friend JoAnn at Sit and Sew gave me a pile of batiks, too and I wondered what I would do with them and here they are!! I may have to do a couple of these quilts!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!!


Monday, May 2, 2011

Chubby Chicks

It's rained all day today---------a good day to stay in and sew. So I finished up a couple of quilts and here they are: Chubby Chicks and Borders, Borders.

Chubby Chicks comes from Black Mountain Quilts-------I knew I had to do it as soon as I saw it---I just love those little chicks----they look like they are running here and there with no place that they really want to go!!!! I used 30's repros for this one.

Borders, Borders is from the Accuquilt GO! quilt patterns book. I didn't have some of the dies, so skipped those sections----------it was plenty long enough anyway. It was fun to do and I really like the AccuquiltGO! (Disclaimer etc, yada yada)! I was given the Accuquilt GO! by a very dear friend and I am so grateful to her. Along with the machine, she gave me a bunch of dies. What a sweet friend!!! These quilts will both go to Project Linus.

Hope you are having a great day wherever you are today!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!