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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

True Blue

I finished my "True Blue" flimsy and hurried outside to get a picture before it started raining.  The pictures, however, do not show the richness of the blues.



And, while I have made several blue quilts, this is the one that will stay in my household!!  I love blue too!

Friday, April 18, 2014

If It's Friday, It Must Be My Day Off!

It is a beautiful Friday and while taking some pictures of my finished quilts, I took a couple of pictures of the Lilacs surrounding our backyard!



The quilt below is my scrappy granny squares, all quilted and bound!



This is the finished quilt "Rangoon" by Gudrun Erla!


And this is my current project."True Blue" by Minick and Simpson.  I have 17 more blocks to make.  The quilt will finish at 48" x 48".


I have tee times for Saturday and Sunday and will probably get some sewing done.  Sew, see you later!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Eck, It Is Back To Work Tomorrow!

I shouldn't complain too much, I only have sixteen more Mondays before I retire!!  I got my eighteen holes of golf in early this morning.  After putting my clubs and stuff away, I headed downstairs to the dungeon to quilt and switch the TV back and forth between the Master's and the Mariner Game.  I have finally joined the "Swoon" group.  Tonight, I finished the binding on my mini Swoon:  I like it so well, that I may have to make the regular size!  I used Moda's "Simply Color".



After finishing another friend's quilt, I pinned my "Star Light, Star Bright" quilt onto the quilter and finished one block.  I am using a lot of straight lines!



I may have to dig through my stack of UFOs and find another project to finish!

Later, Gator!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Round Two of the Masters!

Happy Happy Friday!  I spent the morning in the dungeon quilting and watching the Masters!  I quilted a T-Shirt quilt for a friend and quilted my black and white Granny Squares.  I still have to sew the binding on but here is a preview:


I finally finished up a little quilt that I found on Kathy's blog, Kindred Quilts.  It is called "Hint of Fall" from Buttermilk Basin.   I have had a wavy ruler for some time, sew, I tried it on the border.  Looks pretty cool!

Last night while fixing dinner, I was trying to decide on a new project--I have many many ideas, just need to make a decision.  I decided to work on my "Star Light, Star Bright" quilt from Happy Quilting.  I have all of the pieces sewn, I just need to piece them together.  Hurray, I now have six blocks finished!

I will let you know tomorrow afternoon what if anything, that I accomplished!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Beautiful Sunday!

It is a beautiful Sunday, noon and  I have my 18 holes of golf in.  When I got home, I took my "embarrassed zebra" outside for a photo shoot!




I made my golfing buddy, Frieda, an Easter Basket before I left the house this morning.

There is a roast in the crock pot, carrots and potatoes peeled and in water.  So, the afternoon is mine to work on my string quilt!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Hey, I finally finished a quilt!

Yes, it is true!  It has been quilted and the binding sewn on!  I even got a picture before the sun went behind some very black clouds.  The fabric is Moda's "Coquette".


Front
Close Up
Backing

Monday, March 24, 2014

OK, It's Monday, But, I had a Great Week-end!

It's Monday but I had a great crafting weekend!  I went to my sister in law's house with a group of crafty women and learned how to felt wool and make a penny rug.  Right now, I can't find it so there is not a picture--oh, darn!  During the afternoon, I went to an Alpaca Farm and learned to crochet a rug with Alpaca wool!  It isn't perfect but I love the colors and I had a great time!


Again this fall, my sister and I will be attending Quilt Taffy's retreat in McCall, Idaho.  This year's theme is "Super Girl Edition".  I found  some fabric with an appropriate theme and made a round basket, a rectangle basket and a coin purse!



I played golf Sunday morning and then spent some time in the dungeon and just have to sew the binding on it!  I will show you a picture when I am finished.  Until then, "Happy Trails to You"!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday Progress!

I have been working on my string quilt and have completed 8 blocks.  I think that I have enough "strings" to make several dozens!


There's a quilt show in town this weekend.  Maybe I will see you there!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Finally, A Fresh Start?!

I had a very busy and profitable weekend at the local Vintage/Antique Show Friday and Saturday.  I was able to sell some of my quilts and baskets.  But, at times it is very boring, if not for friends that were also there.

Yesterday started out windy and cold but my golfing buddy and I toughed it out and played all 18 holes.  I stopped and bought groceries on the way home, and then ordered Chinese food for dinner!

What I wanted to tell you is that I finally started my string quilt.  I cut my foundation fabric and completed one block.  Truthfully, that is all the energy that I had.



Oh, and by the way, I bought a Singer Featherweight at the show!  The seller was local, so I will bring it home on Thursday!  Yippee!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Oh, Oh, Another Obsession?!

It is 7 pm and still light out.  How will I get to sleep?  Ha!  I saw a cute little zipper coin purse/bag at "Sweetwater's" etsy shop.  Sew, after supper, I made two (just for a start, I need more zippers!)



You can tell the size better beside a basket!

Oh yeah, and two chicken baskets!
Well, I am having fun and that's the name of the game!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

You Can Call Me Mz Tinker Bell!

You Can Call Me Mz Tinker Bell!  Why?  Because I have not been seriously working on any quilts but am "TINKERING" around!!

More baskets:





And I tried to make a couple of fabric backed plates!



I also "caught" the nasty cold going around!  But I will be playing golf this morning.  I think that I need the fresh air!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Week End Progress

How has your week end been going?  It was snowing and raining this morning, sew no golf.  I did make some blueberry, white chocolate scones, and some cranberry, white chocolate ones.  I bought blueberries at the farmer's market yesterday with the full intent of making scones!

I am sort of working on my Happy Quilting quilt along, but as usual, I keep getting distracted with other things.


A fellow vendor at the farmer's market asked me to make a big basket with sheep on it for a baby shower center piece.



 Here are a couple more baskets:





I just finished adding ruffles to a dish towel--AWESOME!  The pattern is from "Sweetwater"



 I have my sun burned Zebra quilt loaded on the quilter and will work on it after work this week.  Have a good week!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

"Monday, Monday, can't trust that day"

Sew, how was your week-end?  I was up early this morning and made another pot holder.  BUT, I don't like how it fits my hand, so that project is OVER!!  Before I played 18 holes of golf this morning, I caught the dogs looking so cute in my chair, that I took their picture!  They think that it is their chair.  They like to look out the front window to see if anyone enters their territory!!



I was home from golf by 10:30 am.  I went down to the dungeon and quilted my little quilts, including my two bow ties, and finished up a lap quilt that I am calling Farmers Market.  You can see them when the binding is all done.  It's chicken enchiladas for dinner and I had better get started.

Oh, I have decided on my next project.  It will be a string quilt.  I have bags and bags of scraps that I am hoping to use up..Scrappy quilts are my theme for the year!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I'll Show You Mine if...

I said that I would show you what I have been working on.  I saw this quilt in the new "Quilts and More".  I used some Moda's "Coquette".  I thought it would be cute for a baby girl.


I also made two small quilts from a pattern that I have wanted to make for some time--bowties, one for me and one for my sister.

Vicki's Favorite Color is Blue!



I managed to get some golf in this morning.  It was cool but sunny!  Let me know what you are working on.


PS  I just finished another little experiment, a heart shaped potholder!  I think that I will have to add a hanging loop to one side.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Star Light Quilt Along Progress

I finished my Star Centers today.  I love the fabric, but probably could have chosen a different collection for the quilt along.  Oh Well!



Fabric Easter Basket For A Little Boy!
I will show a couple of on going projects tomorrow!