Sunday, August 28, 2011

Introducting Todd and Andrea Rowe.

Sandy, Todd, Andrea, and Rona
The wedding was held at the Peace Arch Park in Blaine.  Here are a few pics of the park.

It was a wonderful wedding and a great week-end!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Good morning, I am not home.  hee hee.  I am in Everette (at my sister's house) this morning and will be in Blaine at the Peace Arch Park this afternoon.  My son is getting married at 4 pm.  I am so very happy for him and his bride.  I will post a picture or two when I get home. 

We drove to Bellingham yesterday to take everyone to dinner and we stopped at a quilt shop, "Twin Thimbles" and I bought some reproduction fat quarters, a darling mini quilt kit, and a yard of  "Spooktacular Too".  I am starting to think about the fall and what quilts to make for Halloween.

But, for today, I am the mother of the groom!

Monday, August 22, 2011

I bought 4 KT Turnovers on sale a few years ago and just finished sewing the binding on.  I think that it was the "Cranberry Wishes" collection.  And it is a little bigger than a lapsize.  (Don't forget my little table topper!)

OOPS!  Brought the quilt to work for Show and Tell and SOLD IT!

The boys were getting in my way when I was taking pictures.  So, I took theirs too!  They are both part Corgi, but I think just their legs.  LOL



Sunday, August 21, 2011

My DH bought a new driver (golf club) Friday and gave me his "old" one.  I absolutely love it.  I can drive it straight and long!  After golf this morning, I came home and made a batch of sugar cookies.  Yum, Yum.  I have been sewing this afternoon but not on any of my quilt-alongs.  I am making a mini quilt for the fall.  It won't be finished for a couple of days.  Yesterday I re-did my block #1,  I removed the one that didn't belong.  I also completed two blocks of block #2.  Plus, I have the 4 patch for all of the centers.  I also made block #2 scrappier

Block #1
Block #2

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Last night I quilted a lap quilt and a table topper.  I used 4 leftover blocks from the quilt, which I will bind today.

I have also been participating in Happy Quilting "Stars" quilt along.  I am using red and white fabric and am still experimenting with the placement of the colors.  "One of these things is not like the others, one of these things doesn't belong".

I need to make two more of these blocks and then start on the next set.  Whatever "doesn't belong" will probably go into a table topper!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am Happy, Happy, Happy tonight.  First, I got this in the mail today from Carol (mamacjt).  It wasn't a gift, but, I love it!   She is hanging downstairs with my quilting machine and other quilting stuff!  Carol was kind enough to sign the back!
My name is "Francine"

Second, I finally decided to make a scrappy red and white quilt for the "Stars" Quilt Along.  I have been collecting reds for some time and finally found the right pattern.

Third, I was busy enough at work today that I only ate breakfast (Honey Nut Cheerios) and lunch (egg sandwich and ONE cookie).  Yeah!  You see, I lost quite a bit of weight, stopped dieting, and can't eat enough.  If I am bored, it's eat, eat, eat!!!!

So, for a Monday, it has been TERRIFIC!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I finished another "Strawberry Fields" quilt, took it to work for "Show and Tell" and sold it.  Luckily Judy knows how to work the camera in her phone because I hadn't even taken a picture yet.  Let me tell you that I LOVE this fabric! Any hoot:

PS  Just in case you were wondering how I can be so speedy, I must tell you that I have several quilts that I work on at a time.  They are in various stages of completion:  from wannabe projects in plastic bags; some cut and ready for stitching;  some partially stitched and several sitting on the quilter waiting!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I finally got some quilting completed.  I was on a roll yesterday and finished three quilts.  I also have a WIP to show you.  The first finished quilt is one that I made for my cousin Vonda.  She said that she was ready for a change.  Well, she got it!  The pattern I used was "Rockin' Around the Block" from Moose Quilts.  Click on the picture to enlarge it and you get a better view of the actual colors!


The second quilt is a wild "I Spy" for a friend's niece.

And the third finish is a small table topper.

Small Table Topper ("Aviary")
And, my WIP is my first attempt at a log cabin quilt.  I have been afraid to make one because I think that I will cut the squares wrong.  So, someone else cut them for me!

I took all the pictures outside but the table topper.  They look a little washed out to me, but...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Melissa from Happy Quilting is having a quilt along starting August 8, 2011.  It is a queen size quilt and should last about 6 weeks and here is the quilt, which is called "Stars".