Monday, February 20, 2012

Finished it!

Hello everyone,

I went with least, for me it is!.... You take a perfectly lovely little quilt...and CUT IT...on both diagonals....EEK!

I then made four large log cabin blocks. This enabled me to use up the last bits of some of my favorite lines...Terrain and Sunkissed, and a few others.

I sewed the big blocks in a four patch...

Then turned it on point, and used the scrappy boxes as the corners. Putting a small, solid strip between the big and little blocks.

So what do you think? I've only cut one other quilt like this. It was a mystery quilt from Jess. I tell ya, it took some doing to get myself to cut that. But, as both the mystery quilt and this one I made came out looking great, I guess it's a good thing. LOL

I'm linking up with Jenna today.
And Lee at Freshly pieced.

UPDATE: I've decided to join the Scrap Attack quilt-along over at Stitched in Color with this quilt. Thank you Rachel! What a fun idea.

Have a great day!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Scrappy box top

My scrappy box top is done! It's very small, only 29"x29".

I was a baaaaad girl, and forgot to trim some of the finished blocks. Didn't even realize it till I was putting the rows together!! Geesh!

But, that just makes the whole thing a little wonky, and wonky quilt blocks are the 'in' thing right now, right?? LOL~! :)

So, I am NOT going to make more. Between the nerve problem in my hand, a huge belly (I'm at week 33 in my pregnancy!!), and not being able to stand for long periods, I just don't want to take the time to do alllllll that trimming these blocks take!

I could add a border....

Or, I could do something drastic!

I'll show you what I decided on doing when it's involves more strips and some squares.

Have a great weekend!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012


The Lords Promise....

This is what we saw outside our kitchen window  last night, while cooking dinner.

Look closely at that top picture, you can see a double line of blues and purples.

As my blog name states, we live on the top of  a Ridge. This beautiful rainbow had one leg on the ridge top...

And one leg going down into the canyon on the left.

I wish I had some filters for my camera, so you could see the rich, vibrant colors of this rainbow better. I've never seen a rainbow so deep and colorful.

I over saturated the picture below just a little bit, so you can clearly see the double lines of blues and purples. They were so very clear with the naked eye.

Have a great day everyone.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More baby stuff

Hello out there! How is everyone?

I've been working on more baby things. I only have 8 wks to go! Unless baby is early or late. It's coming up quick.

Yesterday I got this cute front carrier made. It was made from a free pattern I got here. Very similar to the Mei Tei carrier pattern. And lots of fun to make!

The long straps go over my shoulders, cross on the back, wrap around to the front at the waist and tie baby in.

And there is small straps at the waist too, so baby doesn't fall out ;)

Yes, I know it's all doesn't mean I'm having a girl though....I am still keeping it a surprise :)

Have a great day!!

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

scrappy box progress

 Hello everyone,

I decided to go with a traditional block for using up strips...the log cabin. To finish off the scrappy boxes I've been working on.

A good handful of my strips that I just could NOT throw away, were only 1"x5". A 1" strip cut off my charm pack of Northcote Range.

So I have trimmed all the scraps I am using down to 1" in width. These blocks measure 5".

I like the various ways you can put log cabins together, to make different designs.

I have about 34 boxes to put strips on. These are only a few of them. Lots of work to do still.

Maybe next week I'll have a bit more to show you.....

Have a great day!

Linking up with Jenna again.

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