Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Taking a break

I have had several inquiries about my absence. I am taking a short break from blogging while I prepare to move.

I have decided to move to Portland to be closer to my family, so there is much to do.

The sewing machine has been put away for awhile, I am still following what others are doing and can't wait to get re settled so I can start a new project.

In the mean time I will leave you with a few photos of my lastest quilt.

Rosebud Lane.

And a top topper I recently finished. This is a Thimbleberries pattern.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Quilt of the month and the winner is:

And the winner is Anne at cottonsnwoolens she has a delightful blog drop by and check it out.

Also check out the quilt of the Month from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.

You need to visit the site to see the details of this work of art, amazing.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

a Artful Blogging giveaway

I had a wonderful time while in Portland, my family took me to my first Blazer basketball game, what a kick that was, I loved it.
If I lived there I would certainly enjoy doing that every weekend.

I can't quite get back into blogging and sewing yet so I am making this a short post with a giveaway. I have read this cover to cover, I enjoyed every page, I am sure you will too.

The magazine consists of 135 pages of blogs and ideas, winter 2009 edition.
Leave a comment before midnight Friday the 13th.
Add a message to your blog about the giveaway, and I will put your name in twice. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Quilted bras you have got to see this.

I am off to Portland for a week, in the meantime enjoy this site.

The Artful Bras Project for breast cancer awareness.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Under Pressure

Today's horoscope said
You may be under pressure to finish a project that you've delayed again and again. Today, however, you have run out of valid excuses. But this isn't the real reason to jump in and get the job done. Sometimes procrastination does serve a purpose. But now it's quite simple; you'll just feel better once you finally cross this task off your list

It would be nice if I knew which project I was suppose to finish.

think this one will be the one, I am making it for someone else. the houses are all done, I still needs the border and then quilted. I will be quilting this in sections, and then put it together.

Actually this one is done, it just needs the binding sewn down. (I couldn't find the finished photo)

The border fabric has been finally been decided on for this one, this will be my next finish.

Then I must do something with these, they have been hanging around for a couple of years.


Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Still building houses.

Yes I am still building houses. I was planning to share them with you this morning but my camera does not want to cooperate. So I am just checking in to say I am still here, and busy as ever.
Last week was full of sewing, taking friends to doctors, going to two sewing groups and volunteering for the Pix theater fund raiser.

Oh glory be there was a robin in my front yard yesterday, here in Idaho that means spring is just around the corner, the daffodils will soon be poking their heads through.

I have been missing my kids something awful, so next week I will be flying to Portland for a week, I bet the daffodils will be blooming there.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Building Houses on Rosebud Lane

I built a house over the weekend, and I have a good start on a second house. I have also completed all the setting blocks. This is so much fun.

I won't be able to work on it today. My friend Marge is having a battery of tests done today so I will be spending my day in the waiting room. I have my Northstar hand quilting to take along today.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Found my new challenge.

I will be a strolling down Rosebud Lane, a 70 x 70 quilt.
A friend ask me to make this quilt for her, she will be purchasing the fabric and I get to have all the fun.

I have five house to build during these economically slow times. This is going to be fun, each house block is 14 x 14, and entirely different from what I have been doing.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Evolving quilting or should I say revolving

Life this week has been rather uneventful, waiting for the inversion to go away, finishing up the 16 patch and hourglass determined to finish before I start anther project. As I was working on this I was thinking how much I really love scrappy quilts.

My quilting started with scraps, bits & pieces.

Moving on to a little more difficult challenge at the time.

Then on to planned scraps. Kaleidoscope.

Then on to purchasing fabric intended only for a quilt, my grandmother would not have understood.

Then scrappy again.

Back to a plan.

Then on to a challenge hand quilting, which I still love, but today I find easier designs. My granddaughter Jessie it this photo, holding a pillow she made, she is now 13. This is a quilt I made for her mother.

Went through a period of making bargellos, I still like them and may do another soon.

Ahhhh yes then there was the paper piecing.

Love results but not to fond of paper piecing.

Then back to the scraps I never stray very far from.

This one is nearly finished.See Cymba's tale?

Now I think I need another challenge.

Happy Quilting!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

When life gives you scraps, make quilts.

I have been spending this week cleaning up a bin of scraps. I had a baggy full of 2" strips and 3.5". Cymba likes the results so far, and gives it the usual "cat scan".

I was inspired by a scrap quilt on Bonnie's Quiltville site, Sixteen Patch and Pinwheels.

I changed the pinwheels to hour glass blocks, not quite so busy.

With Valentines Day around the corner, I have found a couple of links you want to check out.
Heart Banner follow the link to Freda's Hive for a free pattern.

I think these would be fun hanging in the window, I don't think I will get around to making them, but I like the look. Kinda like stain glass.

Valentine Fun at Martha's Using crayons and wax paper.

Happy Quilting!