Sunday, January 27, 2013

Darlene Mystery BOM

Worked all morning until now to get the first month's block done so I'm ready for Feb.using cw stash

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Started a new BOW

Came across this little BOW first week has been released, every Friday
using my scraps from the Civil War Anniversary quilts. 5 blocks in each row these measure 5.5" unfinished, I think I read 5 rows so not a large top.

 There is another BOM that I want to do the first has been released haven't started this one yet will continue to use CWscraps

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 Little Houses

This morning I made the 5 little houses this row along makes me smile everytime there is a new row to make it's turning out so cute, I know Lori says not to assemble the rows but I have been as they look seasonal so I figure the stars and houses will be at the top and will continue adding the next 5 rows below the houses. Cute Cute Cute

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Small Duffel Bag

Was waiting for the 10th row for the row along and it wasn't posted yesterday. When I was sorting through my patterns I came across a McCalls pattern for duffel bags. Can't remember the last time I used a paper pattern--- thinking when I made a Halloween costume for my grandson when he was 4. What a pain if I do one again I will just measure the pieces and rotary cut instead of using scissors.

Then it came to the zipper and all I had was a 15" and it called for a 16" ended up cutting the sides 1/2" both sides, it turned out cute.
The 10th row is now posted and they are 5 little houses
hope to pull fabric and start tomorrow.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

2nd finish

Finished my 2nd quilt for 2013 Wildflower Rhapsody just did a meandering loops.
Tried to organize some of my loose patterns putting them in clear plastic inserts thought I had a binder but couldn't find any will get one this week. Now what to work on????

Friday, January 18, 2013

16 little stars

Garbage and laundry day today, down stairs I go no intention of sewing, but there was the pattern for the stars on my table, well I could pull out 16 fabrics, well I could do the cutting and well they are done, and soo cute they were fun to make, now I'm ready for row 10

Made 2 banana loafs only because there were these black bananas just laying there.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Civil War Melodies

I worked all morning attaching the last 3 rows then the borders I love how it turned out I stitched all around the top so it won't stretch. so it is now a top, this one will have to be sent out to be quilted as it won't fit on my frame, need to save some money.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Last blocks made for Melodies

Finished the last 8 blocks then started to assemble rows love love love this part of quilting
Hopefully I will get the rest of the rows together,plus the borders.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Working on CW Melodies

 I've been working on Melodies, got months 3 and 4 done then decided to work on the border blocks as there are quite a few and it always feels better when you come to attaching the borders they are done, did this with the Chronicles quilt. So I have 6 more months to do.
Think I will take a day off these tomorrow and pull out 16 fabrics for Lori's Row Along this time it's stars

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Civil War Melodies started

I've been so itching to start this one but I had to have 1 of my UFO's ready to quilt so I made up the backing and aired the batting and now Wildflower Rhapsody is loaded on the frame and ready to quilt.
Yesterday I cut and made 1 block of the 1st month need 9, after I snow blew the driveway I finished the last 8, the second month has 6 blocks and I just finished them. 3rd month calls for only 4 blocks so should be able to get those done might do the cutting yet today. I think this one will be another of my favorites.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

1st finish for 2013

Got my first finish,   found a picture in a quilt mag, no pattern has a solid and a Puss in the Corner block both 6" finished on point, I went through my civil war scraps and was lucky enough to find 200 different fabrics, background is all the same fabric as is the set in triangles, ended up 84x94 nice size.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Getting close to my first finish of 2013

This morning I decided to get the scrappy civil war top that is loaded on the frame quilted, just meandered, it is trimmed up, now to make some binding and attach, hoping it will be done tomorrow.

Pic of Autumn(gd) and Sadie on one of our morning walks through the woods

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

YEAR 2013

A new year, we had an awesome Christmas Shawn(son) Deanne(DIL) and Autumn (granddaughter) came for the holidays went tubing was so much fun, weather was not to cold.

Shawn sent me a picture of Maddie my new granddaughter dressed up for New Years
On the quilting side I made a list of UFO's and new starts for this year, my list of ufo's need to be worked on before I can start new ones.

I got the Civil War Melodies kit and just love the fabric and why not my favorite fabric to work with.
Oh I see Debonaire is in the pic with new starts for 2013.
Vintage Holidays is by Thimble Blossoms, fabric is ordered waiting for it to arrive, no rush as I can't start the 2 new ones till I get a couple ufo's done. The scrappy civil war quilt is on the frame and ready for me to get to it, need to wind some bobbins and should havemy first finish for 2013.

Shawn and Autumn with their animal hats.
How can you tell hubby has to much time on his hands? he is making the KOTO man out of propane bottles, pipe, bolts and what ever he will eventually go into the park will post pic when he is done.