Friday, August 28, 2009

Little wall hangings

Happy scraps :0) made into a little log cabin..the logs are .5 inch finished, this hangs upstairs in my hallway and is a 24" square
This little tumbling block quilt was made in 1989 completely by hand, it is a 22" square. I remember dragging these pieces around to my childrens activities to keep me busy while I waited.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Little log cabin

I love this little quilt, it hangs in my powder room where the 28 inch square does not get lost in a big space. I quilted it by copying a pattern on tracing paper then stitching by machine through the paper then tearing it away.
On non-quilty subjects I've had laryngitis for nearly a month and believe me it is getting old !

Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Give away at Regena's

Another blogversary give away
I'm lucky number 202........hope you join in.
Happy Sewing,

shirt-stripe boxes

Oh how I love this orange striped much so that I hate to cut it and I got it for FREE!
It is a brand new Brooks Brothers 100% shirt!
I keep debating with myself should I add it to this quilt top or use it for something else?
Keep shirt-stripe boxes as shown in Kaffe Fassett's book "Passionate Patchwork" or add some
pizzazz? Should I just go for it?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy birthday Lily Kate

My granddaughter turns one today! This is the label for her Elephant quilt
How I wish I could be with her......Happy birthday Lily!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bunny Hill BOM July

My little woolly sheep is celebrating the 4th of July. In Ireland they were wondering everywhere in the country side with their black faces I remember the Irish call them "killer sheep".

Bunny Hill Bom.... June

Bunny Hill BOM these blocks.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pick and Choose....still talking?

Everything but the kitchen sink is in this scrappy top. Directions on how to make a fabric book from a panel, scraps sent by Erin, reused pieces from my top swing your partner, and left over bits from various other Bonnie Hunter mysteries. Somehow it just doesn't feel finished. Lazy Gal pointed it out to me and I have the left the top out to study it a bit more.........maybe it will tell me what it wants.......I'm listening :0).

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pick and Choose take two

So I added the it better or worse? Well... it is done. This is how it will stay :0)
It has everything in it, the turquoise is from a shirt, the directions for how to make a baby book are in there too, you know the stuff they print on the side of a panel.......and almost everything in between ......this is truly scrappy. I even have a few pieces that Erin send me from her leftover Pick and Choose. :0)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pick and Choose

So when does a scrap quilt become just too scrappy and start looking like a jumbled mess.....this quilt is right on the edge of being that mess......I'm going to try adding a border of two constant colors, still following the pattern and see if that helps.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Christmas lights clue #2

Another part of the mystery completed and only one more clue to go.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Micah's hand label

Micah's Birthday quilt

This quilt is for a dear friends little girl.......she is turning 13 this week! I made the label by tracing her hand then transferring it with stitches to the label, adding some embroidery from my new Janome 6600, then writing Happy birthday and signing it in my own hand with red ink.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Elephant quilt for Lily

Lily Kate is going to be 1 year old in a couple of weeks and I just finished sewing a sleeve for hanging on the back and finished the binding today.
It will hang in her room. Happy Birthday little Princess, Love, Grandma :0)