Friday, November 18, 2011
This flimsy was a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. I made this shortly after my mother passed away, using fabrics I inherieted from her mixed with my own. Its not very big, but I love it! The corners need to be redone with HSTs. Its hard to tell in the photos, but the lights in the 9-patches are strawberry fabrics, and so are the light blue squares. My name for it is Strawberry Fields, my mom loved to pick strawberries in the spring. We would eat strawberries, make jam, and eat more strawberries! I am setting this post up a few weeks in advance, this may be my last flimsy to show unless I complete something in a hurry!
Monday, November 14, 2011
I couldn't seem to settle down at my sewing machine last night, so I spent some time online looking at every one's fabric choices for Bonnie Hunter's new mystery. In doing so , I came across a small Christmas mystery by Andra Gayle at Simplify and Quilt. Christmas scraps I have in excess, so that enticed me back to my sewing. Go over to Judy L.s design wall Monday posting and find more enticing ideas!
Friday, November 11, 2011
This flimsy was a long time in the making, I made shaded 4-patch blocks as I acquired plaids and stripes. I decided at one point that it was big enough and sewed the blocks together. Looking at it now, I think I have enough different fabrics to add at least two more rows onto the length. And I am definitely going to switch out the small floral I had for the backing of this to a leafy,flannel print. Hmmmm.....I even have a recipient in mind for this one. Happy Veterans Day to my husband, father, brother, and brothers-in-law.
Monday, November 7, 2011
This little cuties are a free paper-piecing pattern, Santa in a Star, offered by Carol Doak and Quilt Life Magazine. Not sure what I am going to do with them, but I like them! Check out Judy's design wall for some great design inspirations.
In the spirit of cleaning out and organizing, I have ironed a pile of scraps, made a spreadsheet of the sizes and shapes I want, and lined up some little containers (clean vegie trays). I am going to follow Michele's lead at Distracted Quilter and cut scraps for 15 minutes a day for the next month or so and see what I can accomplish. It will be great to start a new year with a pile of scraps already cut!
Friday, November 4, 2011
This flimsy is from Trudie Hughes' book Even More. The pattern is Road to St. Louis. It only took me a few days to put this quilt top together,but it has been aging for several years. I love the pink and brown combination. I have been totally sidetracked from sewing since last weekend. DD#3 wanted to be a pirate for a Halloween party. We looked and looked for a pirate shirt I had made for DD#2 a few years ago, but didn't find it. In the process of looking for it, the big walk in closet upstairs has been cleaned out, and now the storage disaster that is in the rec room is well on its way to being semi-organised, and yes, I found the pirate shirt the day after Halloween!