Sunday, January 21, 2018

I need to gather the strings


I was surfin one day   I know I was being productive LOL  and I FOUND THESE
OH MY  I fell IN LOVE.........
cant you see a bunch of them?  apples and pears and pumpkins and green peppers
all hot pads for the kitchen and out of scraps
yes THOSE VERY SAME SCRAPS THAT I DIG OUT OF THE TRASH
FROM AH HEMMMM   SOMEONES HOUSE THAT I WONT MENTION hee hee


I LOVE THESE  no pattern is given but looks simple enough
take about a 10-12 inch square of batting
string piece using flip and sew method and quilt it
make a brown loop to hang and for stem
applique a leaf
cut out shape (apples and pears are easy to draw)
sew backing    flip and sew edge   voila~
check out her blog using the link below
Karen's Korner









https://pksmokey11.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/apples-and-pears.html




Saturday, January 20, 2018

any ideas for a border?

I know.........borders can be tough

I would like to turn this into a wheelchair top
it has a dark almost forest green color and some
rusty red and golds and browns in it
and I think a blue too
should I get solids?
try and mimic one of the inner borders?
turn it on point again?
what would YOU do?
it measures about 18  inches now  give or take




My friend and yours, Jacky, is making some
pouches kinda like these only hers close with a flap
so you can carry in your purse
for teabags
or equal sugar packets

aren't they the cutest?




and don't be calling the ASPCA on me
if Dunkin insists on going into my sewing room
he may as well be useful

his quarter inch seam is impeccable!  lol


Friday, January 19, 2018

any knitters out there?

do any of you knitters have any great patterns
to share?
I am a beginner  (scarves are my friend LOL)
but I would like to use up some of my yarn stash

the cotton yarn I have made dishcloths and will 
continue as I love them and use a different one
every day

but.............for my other yarn
some hats maybe?  or small projects that take one skein?

know of any good patterns?  trying to use up that stash too



I will also have to draw out this truck for my
Christmas mug rug for next year

how fun will it be in Nov to find one of these 
already done and ready to use
in my gift box LOL

hey, when I make mine you will be jealous.........
I just know it haha


Thursday, January 18, 2018

remember this?


I had played with some 3.5 inch squares one day
and then put them away
I had rows of them sewn
2x2   4x4  8x8  etc


I pulled them out of the tin and played some more
hmmmm
if I sew 12 of them it is 36 inches
the size  I need for wheelchair quilt


Dunkin supervised
and I made a top 12 rows x 12 squares
and all was good


THEN  a EUREKA moment!
take a look at this panel
yes.the squares mimic the background quilt LOL



so I cut it up to 12.5 and sewed on  a border of the squares

I will add more until it is the 36 inch size I need and there will be a wheelchair quilt
that co ordinates with the other  one
for man and wife?
two close friends?  

I like it........mindless but productive sewing..........


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

did anyone do this?


at Christmas time I gave everyone a little gift
but the trick was you had to make it yourself  
LOL


anywho, I started it in earnest
but in the shuffle of the holidays my pieces seem 
to have been lost

maybe they found a cute
UFO to hang out with
who knows. 

but I would Love to get back to this and finish one

just ONE
I envision mine with those battery pack lights and hanging on the door

what cha think?

wouldn't a black or navy background with a white or silver wreath be neat too?

oh the possibilities.............

Or four of them as the center of a quilt

what color would your wreath be?


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

cats and quilts

Phoebe is waving to all my friends in blogland.........



so is DUNKIN   the copy cat lol
of course treats were involved

cats love quilts
and this one is Dunkins
it is just a scrappy string quilt
tied and has been washed a trillion
times and still looks good





and Phoebe picked this quilt when we were 
making them years ago for the nursing home
she took it out of the box THREE times
each time I washed it and put it back
after round three I said ok it is yours girl!


and as you can see she loves it
the vet laughs as she has it in the carrier when 
she goes in for her checkup
spoiled? not MY cats LOL


this is a top I need to find
I had started it as an Easter wallhanging
with Bugs and some eggs on it




love the basket fabric
need to decorate the eggs a little I think



this guy likes baskets
and hiding in them
booger

Dunkin that WAS clean laundry
(stomping foot with folded arms)


and my Phoebe has even enjoyed
a quilt magazine or two
I kid you not
she sees me look at them and then
she stares at them like this
not knowing how to flip the pages

maybe just maybe I can teach her to sew?


Monday, January 15, 2018

I guess I like brights

I guess I really need to clean more
find more of these and order zippers
and put them in the gift box 


And take these and make them to size for wheelchair
quilts



see? I have a whole tub of the rows already done
too
I think the problem was that some on the ends 
go a different way than the others
so I stopped  

grrrr


this one is lurking too
and is probably a fast top ready to put together
for wheelchair quilts



and did you start the quilt along with Pat
last year?  yeah I did
but when she started with different size
blocks I stopped
I have 4-5 blocks done
so need to make them into something


this was also a day of play
love the butter yellow


and more color play



3 1/2 inch blocks I played with too



and fiddled with blocks from a book just because I can



leftovers from granddaughters quilt
once I added the white I needed less blocks
so now can make them into something too



along with some panels for fun that I need to use up

I think I have my work cut out for me
at least the stuff I am finding is partially done
so hoping to get some fast finishes like the pouches
into the gift box for a good start to the year