Thursday, January 30, 2014

Plus quilt?

Hey there,
  So I've seen a lot of these out there, and pinned a few and part of me thinks I need to make me one of these.  I've actually got a small scrappy baby version of this on the go but I might need to make me a giant one like in the pic.

I think I'm nearly caught up on the baby quilts I'm going to need in the next few months so I might have to make one of these.
  Second thought-  I might have to make up a list of  projects that need to be done and a list of want to be dones to give myself some motivation/accountability.  What would your list look like?

Friday, January 24, 2014

High School Sweethearts

  So today I gave Patti her quilt and she loved it.  We had a little hug and cry in the hallway today (my kids were looking at me like I was crazy but one of them actually asked if I was okay).  She liked their names I free motioned into the bottom and said Rick would love the Harley colours.  I love giving quilts when you know the "giftee" really appreciated it.  What's up with you?  Do you plans for those crazy hexies you are making?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

First Finish of 2014

Hey there,
  So I actually finished something to post about.  The top was done this summer but I finished it up this weekend.  I had made the top and then folded it up and left it.  When we got back after Christmas one of our EA's announced she was getting married.  The interesting part was that she is a mom of college/high school boys who had recently gotten divorced.  Somehow she reconnected with her high school sweetheart 30 years later, they started dating, got engaged in December and are getting married in two weeks.  She's a great lady and I thought of course that they needed a quilt and hey, I happen to have a top that I didn't know who it belonged to until I heard her news.  So I made a back (grey and orange-cause he has a Harley), quilted it in wavy lines, free motioned their names into the border and found some material in the stash to bind it.  I hope they like it.  So here it is, High School Sweethearts.

The back and some of the quilting.

What's been happening in your creative craft space?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Question for you ...

Hope you are keeping warm!  This weather sucks.  Trying to go back to work on Monday is going to be difficult enough without it being -30 before the windchill!  I was looking through my to-do list earlier today when I found the supplies to make your purse. I think I might make myself one at the same time!!

Please remind me, which material am I putting on the outside (bottom and top) and the inside.

I think it goes like this:

outside bottom - green
outside top - orange
inside - white/orange

Am I right?  I honestly can't remember.  
Check out my new cutting mat!!  I got it from Robert/Diane for Christmas!  No more cutting on the left side of the mat only or avoiding the 26 inch line because of the hole I sliced in it!!  The material slides on it so well instead of sticking to the mat and its clean!!! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I've lost it ... Really I have!

Do you remember my Oiler's quilt? Here it is!  All 6 rows.

Today, I went to lay it out and thought I had lost 2 rows.  

I for some reason thought there were 8 rows not 6.  The "missing" 2 rows have sent me on a hunt/cleaning spree.  All I could think is how the hell could I lose 2 full rows?  Well, I haven't lost the two rows, I just didn't lay them out correctly!  Now I'm off to sew them together!!

Here's hoping I can keep it together long enough to get this top done!
GO CANADA GO!! ... I'm slightly distracted by the World Jr game ... WOOT WOOT ... 1 - 0 for Canada!!
Happy Sewing