Sunday, April 28, 2013

low volume quilting

they call it low volume quilting....using lights that dont  shout out.
I played a little with some scraps......I kind of like the look..........different from my usual........
I have mostly mediums in the stash though.........not much to pick from.......

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I may be away for a bit

Due to circumstances beyond my control I may be away from my blogging for a bit. I don't want to get into it on the blog but lets just say my life is turning in a different direction.
I am fine and my family is fine so no worries.

Hope to catch up with you soon.

more parts

I keep finding parts to started projects.........not more than a couple squares here and there. nothing too committed.......

I bet they would like to play with Taz and the gang........

what do you think?  I am thinking of taking them all out and putting on the floor for a day of play......maybe even come up with a  lapquilt or two for the grandkids..........
we will see where this will lead.......not much sewing going on but the old brain is a flowing with ideas.....(thats what got me to this point! ha ha)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hey Bugs came out

Bugs must have decided to come play woith his friends

I was looking for some fabric scraps to play and I found him in a bag

an Easter wallhanging quilt..........

with backing just needs to be quilted and bound.......

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I found Christmas again

I was going to take these candy canes and make ornaments.........

but...........they would be a buggar to turn... AND I just so happen to have some kitchen towels.........hmmmmmm...........
a possibility, no?
and three unfinished green potholders........just need to make the loops and quilt them up
hmmm....... maybe this is the quick fix I need to get the mojo started again.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

at one point I guess I tried to organize

I put the projects in zippy bags with papers and ideas and directions jotted down........
guess I figured I would follow them.......
I was cutting 3 inch squares and making 16 patches. then I was adding string blocks of the same size 10.5 inches in between. must not have liked the idea. have two 16 patches and one string block in htere and some squares cut. will put them with the bits and pieces and see if 2013 is their year

does anyone else have one of these?

I found my trusty metal Joanns store replica......

how cute are the details? cant remember when I got it but I use it to store supplies.

and this metal tin used to hold small wine bottles.must have been a holiday thing.

another great storage idea. I put elastic and velcro in here.....handy dandy for sure.

my little store has seam rippers,buttons that have strayed (I put them in the huge button box when they have accumulated)

point turner  I got this free from one of those deals way back the magazine and get free this and that. This is a very handly little tool!

and a hera. again a free tool that came with something......nice to smooth out those seams in between pressing
how do you store little doo dads?????

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

pinned down

got this pinned down. I think I may do blanket stitch on the edge. been going back and forth with ideas. was going to do raw edge but babies tend to be tough on quilts so decided I think to blanket stitch to make sure ends are secure.
next step......outline the duck...and start stitchin

Saturday, April 20, 2013

love presents in the mail

this was a travel mug I got for a niece for Mothers Day. Isnt the little guy precious?  I couldnt resist!
York Photo dot com is having a special the month of APril.
you make a travel mug with the syle and pic and writing if you want too and at the end you put in code TRAVELLING and it will be 3.00 plus shipping and handling. how sweet is that?  I got one for the niece for Mothers Day. He is holding some flowers out. too too cute! I wanna pinch those cheeks!

but Dunkin is thinking what about poor old me. I never get any attention........EVER!
such a spoiled boy that Dunkin is! look at that fat belly from all those treats. Do they have treadmills for cats????? ha ha

Friday, April 19, 2013

nieces are so special

my "sewing buddy" niece came over and gave me this for my birthday! isnt she sweet? love that kid!
I dont want her spending her money on me like that. not necessary. I love her no matter what.
all my nieces are special but this one SEWS...........LOL
and SHE LIKES IT!!!!!!
she is in the will for the machines and fabric least first dibs!
Thanks Alicia!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

where did Porky go?

Dont you just hate that?  I JUST HAD him out not too long ago and now that I think I have a plan for the quilt............

off the little buggar goes........where are you Porky?????
Not sure if these can be incorporated or not. may just cut willy nilly and strip sew scraps to make them bigger. maybe in to baby bibs? not sure yet. love the red but dont have much red in the scrap bin or stash.

I am thinking maybe sewing most of my friends into this lap size quilt. NO, not YOU silly! my Warner friends.......Porky, Sylvester, Tweety etc.
maybe will take my 15 min a day sewing squares and add them to the mix. will try and make squares out of all and sew so that it looks haphazzardly done.
maybe use up some of those "one block wonders" that are just sitting in the box waiting to be used or tossed........ many ideas..........

he makes funny noises

Does your cat make funny noises sometimes?  the first time I heard Dunkin do this I didnt know if he was hurt or something. it is not a normal "cat" sound. At least my Phoebe never made this sound.
when Dunkin sees birds he makes this sound like he is trying to whisper to me or trying to communicate with the birds? not sure but it is funny........
he saw a bird on the porch roof out the window (see him in the pic on the corner?) the bird was chirping and so was Dunkin........TOO TOO FUNNY!
and Boy was Dunkin mad at me because when I took the picture the bird flew off. Bad Mommie! spoil all the fun!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

look what I got done

remember the scarf in progress? well I had an appointment this past weekend for an oil change

so whats a gal to do while waiting? why something with her hands of course. I finished to the end of the orange yarn. I still have some left of the homespun......
it is short.  Do I add to each end with some long fringe to make it longer loooking?

or should I wear it short............

with a broach?  hmmmmm
an excuse to buy some pretty jewelry? 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

even Taz doesnt look happy

still playing with Taz...
maybe can make a kitchen sink type quilt with all the gang...
I have Sylvester, Taz, Porky etc.......

and combine my scrappy 15 minutes sections?

daffy can join in too....... Dunkin looks like he want to go duck no Dunkin...nice kitty

Or do I make sets like a big one  for the center of the quilt and the small ones for some "matching" bibs?
I guess I need a purpose for the quilt to feel what it wants.
was also thinking of each of the grandkids and how I could make them each a lapquilt for Christmas. Maybe try and match up the personalities of the cartoon with the child?
hmm......... But I am TAZ! Love love love Taz....he was always my fav...probably because I never had the courage to be as crass as he. ha ha
thhhhats all follllks!
needs to mull a litle I guess

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tazmanian devil

hmmmm   not sure if I like the squares as they all go the same way
too structured?
would he look better with some chaos and Sylvester thrown in?
what do you think?
been playing in the scraps but no sewing.cant make up my mind and settle on something........

Saturday, April 13, 2013

how would Taz look with these

Do you think Taz would look good with these wild blocks?  maybe turn them for movement?
all around him?
put them on point? other blocks on point?
I think I will have to play and see if this is a possibility........
love playing in the scraps........not getting much DONE though...sigh.......
too much inspiration? maybe I should stay off pinterest and the internet! ha ha

Friday, April 12, 2013

I am a winner!

The lucky readers
And this is why I don't do giveaways! I'm terrible with the follow through.

Thanks for your patience though. With the help of, the winners are..

The best gift that I've given to someone was a ship's clock that I bought for my husband for our first anniversary. He had always owned a boat (from 10' to 35') so he loved all things nautical. We still have that clock and it faithfully bongs (loudly) the hours and half hours. He loves it!! Thanks for the chance to win - I've read all of the Chiaverinni books and my favorite was the first one, The Quilter's Apprentice, but I love them all. Your statement that you feel like you are there at the manor is right on!!

oh there are so many to choose from.....lets see..when my niece was 2 I gave her a costume of BabyBop that I made without a pattern. she loved it. loved it so much when she was 4 and it no longer fit we have a pic of her trying to fit into it! she is now 20 and cant wait for her baby to wear it. thanks for the chance to win!

I am a winner!  (ok, dont get smart! I have been called that before and worse)
Jessica of life under quilts used to be in our quilt guild until she moved away. :-(
I still follow her blog as she loves to do English paper piecing and SOME day I WILL try it!
anywho, she had a giveaway and I was a winner! whoot whoot! so excited...........
hop on over to life under quilts
and check out her blog. she has a new book out too!
Thanks Jessica!

still looking for back and binding fabs

I am still looking for back and binding fabric for this one. I want to finish it with a quick all over quilting pattern or plain outline quilting and get er done. it is a nice runner size and will make a nice gift for the gift box. may have to go shopping..........

need a quick finish! cant seem to find one anywhere LOL
maybe pull out the green? an unexpected where is that other stash tote?

have a crazy fun day!

                                        HAVE A CRAZY AND FUN DAY!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

four patches

I have a couple 4 patches in this bag...........
with directions for implimenting my idea.......
I am thinking of combining some of these UFOs into one
maybe I can finish them that way..
so many ideas that now I dont seem to be interested in .......maybe they can play nice together in a top to donate.........
we will see.......

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

one of these things is not like the other

its too bad that the blue in these blocks is so vibrant
I dont think I can add them into this quilt......
think I like blue and yellow? huh?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

so glad Spring is here finally

here are some flowers for you all today.............from one very big cutie petutie! my grandnephew.
have a great Springlike day...........we are FINALLY enjoying nice weather here............
see ya quilting soon..........

Monday, April 8, 2013

blue and yellow

I love these colors..........and these blocks.....
card trick is soo cool

blue and yellow.....go so well together.............
geese in all directions

not sure how I can put these 9 blocks together.......

they are all different sizes.............from a block of the month kind of thing

this is another panel that kind of goes.........

love love love log cabin blocks............

and stars are so nice too..........

simple little 9 patch........

cant remember the name of this one  but I DO remember those (*&)(^% little half square triangles  ha ha. They were a buggar and tested my ability to get to Heaven for sure......

I have some more scraps of blues and yellows and was thinking maybe to increase all squares to the same size then setting them.

another project I need to finish......