Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giveaway over at Quilty Pleasures

My quilt " Spinout" by Barbara Cline is the featured quilt today over at the Quilty Pleasures blog..........and a giveaway.......go check it out! Good luck and Happy sewing, Kim

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Spinout" designed by Barbara Cline


designed by Barbara Cline

In the July/ August issue of "Quiltmaker" Magazine.
I think this is a fine looking quilt.  When I was a new quilter I would have been very unhappy with how I made this quilt and probably would have done many remakes and "unsewing".  Now I have learned to enjoy the piecing process, to relax about my mistakes, and imperfections in my projects.  Do they really take away from this quilt? Will these errors, that I am going to share with you, reduce the enjoyment the recipient receives from this quilt?  NO :0) I don't think so........ do you?

A recycled shirt with part of the pocket  still attached.

stripes don't line up

Two different stripes to make one pinwheel

Two different colors for border....two orange, two yellow

 pieced together shapes for triangles

Here is the basic foundation piece

side #1 cover with solid piece of fabric

I am using scraps and this piece will not cover the foundation shape #2

this corner is not covered

this is a scrappy quilt so I can just add a piece on

now the foundation is covered

cut away paper and fabric from cut line making sure to have 1/4 inch seem line all around foundation piece

there are several of these pieced together in my quilt.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hot Weather Gardening

Hot Weather can be really dangerous.

I love being outside and take serious precautions when it is really hot.
Please visit the above link for some excellent tips on staying healthy in the heat.

Happy Gardening,

Another giveaway for a Accuquilt Go!

Having an Accuquilt GO giveaway........jump over to her site and enter to win :0)
How I'd love to have a GO!

Good luck and Happy Sewing,

Saturday, June 11, 2011


New Hampshire hike
 One of my favorite things is being outside.
This is a park in NH near the Weirs Beach area of LakeWinnipesaukee where we hiked.  Lovely!

Huge cooling trees

tadpoles getting their legs in the warming clear pond

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More Peonies

We are headed for some really hot days coming up this week so I quick took some pictures of the peonies before they get fried.  Sadly, I believe this is the last of the blooms until next year.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ami looking to Bloggers for help

Kim's donation quilt to Ami

made with scraps and salvage for Ami.

Ami Simms is a dynamo for Alzheimers!  She  works tirelessly for  research dollars for this group.  Maybe you can help by buying one of the quilts at her site and giving it as a gift this summer for a wedding or graduation gift.  It would be a lasting piece of art the recipient would treasure  not only as a gift from you but also as helping this great organization.  Happy Sewing, Kim