Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Scrappy box top2

Hello everyone,

My Scrappy Boxes is done! Well....except for the binding. I had a good time quilting it over the dreary weekend.

And the weather is still rainy and dreary, so forgive the darker photos.

I am joining up with Rachel and her Scrap Attack Festival. Thank you Rachel!

Here and here and here are the posts where I talked about my quilt and how I decided to go about cutting it up.

And this is what it looks like now. I went with pink thread, just for fun! Stitching in the ditch mostly.

 I made some 'snails' in the larger boxes in the middle of the quilt (I know, hard to see the stitching).

 I did 'snails' on the smaller ones too, stitching in the ditch.

 Here's the back, with a few leftover blocks on it.

 Here you can see my 'snails' better.....sort of. lol

 There is loads of beautiful scrap quilts joining the scrap attack, so go over and take a gander at them! Wonderful inspiration.

Have a great day!

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Playing catchup

It's been rainy and cloudy all week. So I decided to play catch up and get my commitments caught up.

Just doing some baby blocks for some Aunty quilts we are doing on the forum. This first block makes such a cute baby quilt. And you can use up your scraps doing it.

This next one is just a plain 9 patch. But when the piecer gets all the blocks, she will cut them up and make a disappearing 9patch quilt for a little boy.

I also finished a row for our row robin. But haven't gotten a picture of it yet.

I also got started on this pretty paper piecing project.

I bought it sometime last year, and have been collecting some bright tone on tones mostly, to make it with.

I have these all cut out and ready to go.

It's a nice project to just have on hand, when I feel like doing a bit of piecing.

But for today. I have this quilt all basted and ready to quilt. It's a cold, windy day, we are expecting more rain.... so a perfect project to keep myself busy with.

Have a great day!

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mystery quilt weekend....March

Howdy everyone,

You all know how much I love Jess's mystery quilts. If you don't know who Jess is, she runs the Quilt and Needle web site and forum. She has a little store, she makes 4 mystery quilts a year and sells the pattern and kits.

It's not to late to buy a pattern for this weekends mystery either! You can go here and buy the pattern, using fabrics from your stash to make it. The installments of the pattern come right to your email box over the course of the weekend. And if you're a member of the Q&N forum, you can chat and share pictures with us all. It's lots of fun!

I was lucky enough to get one of Jess's kits this time around. And instead of testing as I usually do, I am playing along. What a fun thing to do on a rainy weekend! AND on National Quilting Day.

 Here are the gorgeous Moda Marbles in purples and yellows that I"ll be using.

Whatever you do this weekend, hope you have a great one!

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Friday, March 9, 2012


Hello Everyone,

I finally got some sewing done this week. Boy, has it felt good too!

I made 5 of these blocks last year, then decided they were too busy for me and set them aside.

I dug them out this week and decided to work with them anyways. Even though they are still too busy for me. lol

So I made a few setting blocks and put them together as so.

Now to figure out a simple border.


Besides working on that. I've got my crib up and have decorated the 'nursery'....which is just a corner of my bedroom.

But I've made a sheet and a receiving blanket. So more work on the sewing machine. I still have a nursing pillow to make. It's getting close, and the nesting instinct is in full force right now :)

Have a great day all!

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

It's been awhile...

Hi out there, it's been a long few weeks.

I haven't been sleeping well, which makes me tired during the day (thankfully I can take a nap or two). Which makes it hard to get on with the creative making of quilts and such.

I did make a bag. And I have made a few blocks for some "Auntie Quilts", but that's about all.

What's an "Auntie Quilt" you ask. On the Q&N forum, we all band together to make quilts for our members who are expecting a baby, a grand baby or a niece/nephew. Some of us make blocks, one person pieces, one quilts, one or more buy the backing and batting. It's a lot of fun.

And here is the FANTASTIC Aunty Quilt that my good friends made for me :)

I like white backgrounds, they look nice. But they don't go very well for our lifestyle. LOL, living in the mtns with animals and kids going in and out to play in the dirt and brush...umm,  no, white doesn't work. So the background for the stars is a nice yellow and the green and orange go with it so well! Green being my favorite color AND us not finding out if we are having a boy or girl till s/he gets here, it makes a great neutral quilt.

The stars all have baby animals or something similar, suitable for either boy or girl.

It's soooo cute!

And what's extra special.... my oldest sister is part of the Q&N forum, and she made some of the blocks :)

The back is a cute light green with a darker green line of bubbles every where. I thought this was a neat shot, with the sun streaming thru.


Speaking of the Q&N. The newest mystery quilt weekend will be March 17-18. You can buy the pattern here at the store. You can even buy a kit if you want. Jess's kits are beautiful! And we always have a thread going the weekend of the mystery, so that members can join in and share pictures and ask any questions.

I am also planning on getting something going for the Q&N blog, poor blog, it's been too long! I'm just tired and haven't gotten it all laid out yet. It will be a weekly post on various blocks.

Have a great day!

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