Saturday, August 27, 2011
I LOVE THIS! It is turning out so cool. I am using pearl cotton thread. It is outlined so far and the checkerboard has an x through each light square. I'm gonna move onto the Halloween Banner at the top and outline it then move onto the pumpkin buckets. I bought a variagated orange pearl cotton also can't decide what to do with it yet.
Friday, August 19, 2011
I will finish this tonight also for FNSI it only needs the stem on the flower. Do you want to hear about my BLOND MOMENT? I knew you did. The other day my husband needed a ride to pick up the car at the tire shop. I jumped in his truck and he drove us up there while I was tying the little string things on my capri pants, you know, the ones at the bottom? Well we get there and I go to get out of the truck and my leg was stuck. I tied my purse handle to my pants!!! Hahaha Classic idiocy. We were just laughing. What is happening here??
See this? It is freezer paper ironed to a stack of 12 fat quarters. Cut out all at once. This is the fastest quilt I ever put together. See below for finish without borders. Unreal I love it. I have more flannels so I am going to make a few more of these because I have 4 brothers to gift with a quilt. My 2 sisters already got some. I have a slew of nieces and nephews that need some too. I promised my nephew that I would make him one when he got married, that was only 7 years or so ago. Cut it out, I'm not that far behind. hahaha
The other day when I was rearranging these blocks I was inadvertantly playing straight pin acrobatics. I reached up over my head to take a pin out of the block-dropped the pin-it bounced off my head and landed back on the design wall stuck into the batting. Sometimes I amaze myself!!! hahaha
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is old flannel fabric that I have been saving for the right project and motivation. I made my husband a zigzag flannel quilt some years ago that took me forever to finish because I hand quilted it. Gave it to him for xmas and my oldest son promptly took possesion of it. He had it on his bed for a few years and now my younger son took it from him. I told him this is Dad's quilt so he told me to make him one out of flannel, hence this flannel star quilt. The block is the size of a full fat quarter. I cut them stacked all at once and pieced them in a weekend. Now I have to trim them all down to the same size and sash them throw on a border and
quilt it add it to the stack of quilts needing quilting.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I used the leftover triangles from the first quilt and made this. I just measured the triangles, cut a white square, sewed 2 triangles to the white square and arranged them like so. It turned out to be a baby size. I will machine quilt it with straight lines. Oh yeah it is actually sewn together now but not quilted.