Monday, April 28, 2014

Baby Days

So, both women on either side of my home is pregnant. One with twin girls and the other, also, with a girl. The ladies are due about a month apart. I finally presented the quilts which means... bragging time! All three are made of 2 1/2 inch strips with a chunk of blocks. So much fun!

Check them out!







For the twins...


For Piper ....
Check out the fancy flowers I managers to put in the borders. So pretty.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hands2Help Charity Challenge 2014














I have been working on this quilt for H2H for a little over a month now. It's coming along. Today I got the centrer of the top put together. I need to add the borders. I'm thinking of doing two. The inner will be white muslin and the flowered print will go on the outside. Easy peasy pattern, but so pretty.



Photo: More sewing today. I am working on a charity quilt that is for a group who provide quilts in the Midwest for tornado victims.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Good Night Irene month 4

She's coming along. I love the softness of the colors, and the drape is amazing.



Monday, April 14, 2014

A New Baby

Well, sewing machine anyway....


She is a 1927 Singer 66 according to what I can find so far. Her birthday and mine are the same only she is much older and far prettier. Anyhoo, she needs a cleaning and some new wiring. Hopefully after that she will be up and running. She is coming for New York, so I have a ways to wait. Crossing fingers by Saturday. What and see...

Saturday, April 12, 2014

9-inch Snails month 4

I'm still loving these blocks. There are easy and quick to do. This month is Maple leaf block. The center would normally be filled in the same color, but this is a signature quilt. This type of quilt leaves an area in the center to add a message or a name. The thirties set will be going to my mother-in-law with pictures of the family in another block later on. The blue will have messages of calm and relaxation.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Can I get a Knit?.....

Why yes you can! Well finally anyway. I have spent soooo much time quilting recently that I haven't had much time for knitting. However, I pulled out some of my hand spun yarns for a co-worker. She wanted some mittens. So I brought a huge bag full of yarns and let Kim have at it. She has great taste by the way sine she's a Kim too.

I had a little issue getting started. Finding the right needle to great a nice wearing fabric can be a bit of a challenge. I usually knit on a 5 or a 7, but these babies needed a 4. Now that's an issue. I have tons of 5's, 6's, 7's, and plenty of other sizes, but 4's... I have ONE set of circulars. That's it, no double points either. I kept looking and looking. Finally, I pulled up my big girl pants and got on it. When I got to the thumbs a went a size larger cuz I tend to make thumbs a little too tight.

Worked like a charm....





Monday, April 7, 2014

Leader and Ender Project

During the piecing of the Celtic Solstice I made wonderful progress on a leader and ender project. It's amazing just how much I actually got done. I made several half-square triangles. I started using my time to put them together into twosie and then into 4 square blocks together. I have 89 blocks completed. There is still a lot to go, but soon this can become a little more to the front of the pile. I also have some secret quilting that I have made into top. Unfortunately it will be quite a while before I can those, but while you wait, feast your eyes on this eye candy.....