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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Down On The Farm Quilt and some Project Linus

This is  a quilt top called "Down on the Farm."  The pattern is from the Moda Bakeshop.  Up in the left hand corner is an elevator just like the one I remember from my hometown.  Here is a close-up
of the top part.  These were paper-pieced.  I set the Log Cabins in a furrows setting so it would resemble a field that is plowed and ready for planting.

Also here are some Project Linus quilts that we delivered to the drop off point in Lewisville.

We are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in catching up with the PL tops that needed quilting!  I think there are 3 left in the pile now.  But Maynard is working on the Batik quilt and then will do the Down on the Farm quilt.  I'll have to start making some more tops for PL now!
Attended two wonderful parties this last week.  They were so much fun!  Thanks to Jan A. and Debi for making them so wonderful!
How's the Christmas "doings" going for each of you?  I shopped on-line this year and loved it!  Makes it so easy to do.  The grandkids (with the help of their Moms) keep a wish list on Amazon and that makes it so nice to get something they really want!
Hope you all get something you want!
Let quilting help  you make someone smile!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Christmas Wall Hanging

A while back, BFF Debi gave me this panel.  Maynard put on the twinkle lights  and I finished with pocket for battery pack and binding.   I'm very pleased with the way it turned out.  Thanks Debi!!!

Our ice is slowly melting off the trees.  The roads are already mostly free of ice.  I had one Christmas party cancelled and another postponed because of the ice storm.  But who could enjoy a party knowing what the weather was like outside!!!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!


Friday, December 6, 2013

The Batik Birthday Quilt

This precut batiks quilt kit was given to me by BBF, Debi.  Now it is ready to be quilted.  I still have to find a backing for it.  Had to figure out how to get the sides of the last border to fit and ended up putting another border around it, then I persuaded it to fit!!!  It is very colorful.

We were without power for 4 hours today while an ice storm came through.  Since it's not going to get above freezing tonight or the next 2 days, it means that it is going to be  rough going on the highways and bridges the next few days.  Couldn't do any sewing today though, since we were without power for 4 hours.  Really amazing how much we do needs electricity.

So I tried to rip out the hand quilting on my turkey, but found I couldn't see well enough in what light there was, to take the same color stitches as the background out.  How did our grandmothers ever do it all by candlelight and kerosene lantern?

I have bought the material and am ready to start the quilt in the book "Quilty Fun" by Lori Holt.  Debi and I are going to work on it together and do one row every 3-4 weeks.  Sounds like fun.  I really like everything about this book.  The pictures are so good and the directions are very clear.  Besides the quilt, she has several other small projects to work on.  I want to make those, too!!

Let quilting help you make someone smile!