Friday, September 22, 2017

progress on vac week

ha bet  you thought I was gonna show you a quilt
not first anyway
I saw these and bought them
not a fan. has anyone else tried them?
maybe its me but an oreo to me is
chocolate filled with overstuffed white filling
so these were a disappointment to me
tasted phony flavored

I DID finish up cat mat number two out of those srcaps
and practiced a little quilting for fun

yep used this black piece up by cutting it inhalf
and adding the green
now it is gone  (yay)

and I think my practicing is paying off
a little

onto another finish

7 count them SEVEN
pillowcases to send off to Missouri Star

(tapping foot looking at Jacky..........
so where are your three???? hmmm???)


then laid out my granddaughters quilt top
for you to see and this guy was in trouble

or was he being set up? LOL
little antagonizer that she is..........

any who here she is in all her glory
and I did not have enough for another top
just have 14 more blocks
I did 4 x 6 rows  24 blocks total here

trying to think how I could set the others and maybe 
add a row of slabbed pink and purples?  
or if I should just move on to another one
on the list

found this guy to decorate for the Fall
my Mom made it
and she passed in 1989 so it is pretty old
but pretty special..........
Hi Mom! Happy Fall!

and some more eye candy.........

this was a fun kids quilt embroidered
with monkeys jumping on the bed

and cats and the fiddle

and the mouse who ran up the clock

and the log cabin for Jacky
she embarassed me  by trying to take it 
off the rails
and take this one home
yeah she did.........
(sorry Jacky I can not be an accomplice)
LOL  no but she WANTED TO

how pretty is that

and this was a gorgeous red and green quilt too


cute pastel quilt

nice crooked stars

 and a cute cabin........

close up for Jacky

Thursday, September 21, 2017

OMG look what I got in the mail

I got the mail and there was a squishy package
hmmm...... I dont remember buying anything 
from Jenny
(I know sometimes I do forget LOL)
nope, this package came all the way 
from a friend

a friend named JulieRose
who blogs here

Dunkin was impressed too.
Let me read that Mom!
sent you a package?
its not your birthday
not Christmas
just an ordinary day

that turned into SUPER real fast.
be still my heart
I recognized this from her blog
was she....?
as I unfolded it I almost cried

this BEAUTY she worked on 
as we slabbed away in oranges
don't cha just LOVE those ghastlies?

and wait
if you turn it over............

see what I mean?
tears of joy were welling up

to think 
someone I have only met thru blogging
made this for ME
I am humbled and so so lucky


are you sure Mom it doesnt say somewhere to 
send it back after you admire it or something?
you mean......?
it is OURS?????

I think so Dunks.......
no way this is going anywhere
except on our table

and I may even put out a heath bar or two
(Julies favorite LOL)

thank you so so much Julie
you made my day
more than you could ever know...........

more fun inspiration

this was a trip around the world for Christmas

and this panel was an awesome attic window
see the zipper quilt on the right?  how fun

this was all embroidered
and was so cute

loved this one with all the HST
and the colors were gorgeous too

I was very inspired.
so far this week I have put the top together for
my granddaughters quilt
made a few little secret projects
made 4 pillowcases for Texas

I am working on some other Christmas
projects too 

so far so good and my listing
of to do's have been
crossed off as I go.

what are you up to?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

and more down the next row of the show........

this was an interesting veggie quilt

and the colors on this were so vibrant

they drew you in to see the gorgeous quilting

and look who was hiding in the leaves.
my brother would LOVE this one!

this is another peek at what we got at the show
yeah I know
I am not a flames kinda gal
but my boss is...........she is a 60 year old Harley Mama
and I am thinking a cute little project like a zip bag outta
this will be cute for her for Christmas
and if I play my cards right maybe I can eek out
TWO matching things if I pair it with the right kinda

we will see..........

look at this.........this is the bag all sorted or I should say
I took all the larger pieces and put them in with my colors
and then the lights all went into a bin of their own 
good thing I had extra bins

above is the strips and parts dept
that is a top of a paper box
and it is heaped about 6 inches high
see why I am having some fun?
strips and cut pieces and on the bottom some
presewn things too for fun

this is FULL of light prints and solids
and pieces

everyone KNOWS you cant get in new (to me) fabric
and not play!
and to think all this was under ten dollars..........
maybe less  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

grayola challenge continued

this was a fun one for the grayola challenge
look at those beautiful points......

and the quilting     oh my..........
some of the others were not so beautifully executed
but it was fun to see the colors they picked out of the bag
and what they did with them

this was a quilt I loved..........and 

at the same time Jacky was at this one 
the Fall color version
ha ha

these were beautiful table runners
they had someone come in and teach
pretty pretty............

and I played with this
why? not sure  because it was there
and the elephant is cute
and I can  LOL
not even sure what I am making
maybe a cute bag

then I took my blue strips
and sewed them for my star quilt
Babs of wonttobequilter is trying
to show me up LOL
she makes a quilt in an hour it seems
and is starting this one too
WAY after I started mine
so I should get busy right?

and another cute piece I found
yeah it has something to do with the quilt show
you see Jacky and I got some treasures
and I am having fun
(quiet Jacky I will work on Christmas)

this will be a cute lil mugrug with that Hawaiian
love it!

and I had NO idea what to do with that strip of
pink and red horses
so I used it in a cat mat start

this is strip pieced onto batt
and needs a back and binding
I am thinking I will slab the back out of
not so loved fabrics and see how she goes

the cats wont mind..........
what are YOU making?
what is inspiring YOU today?

Monday, September 18, 2017

quilt show fun

Sun Jackie and I went to a quilt show
it is right up the street from us about 5 minutes

we saw this quilt and our jaws dropped.......OMG how
Jacky was studying it as you can see LOL

then I RAN over to this one. 
I have this panel
and I LOVE the way they did it
I dont have any of those fabrics
but it gives me ideas

they had these little name tags for the ladies
working the show
so cute

this was neat with a blue and scraps
folded to the front and stitched

and the detail on this Baltimore was to die for
there were no words to describe its beauty

see? some of these pieces were under 1/4 inch!
and of course the quilting was impeccable too

this one was so adorable.

and they had a grayola challenge
they picked 3 crayons
and HAD to add gray
but COULD add white and black
the quilts were very interesting

this was a beautiful whole cloth

so so fun.
I will show more tomorrow..........