Monday, August 22, 2011

The top is done!

I spent most of the day working on Jeff and Anne Marie's quilt, and I'm happy to say that I finally got it finished tonight! (It needs a good pressing...) So, tomorrow it's off to the quilter's house - that should give her enough time to finish it so I can get the binding done in time for the wedding!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August FNSI

Another Saturday, another Friday Night Sew-In report...
We have a wedding to go to at the end of September, and I'm making a quilt for a wedding gift (I'm safe - they don't know I have a blog!) I picked up the fabric a few weeks ago at Sew Creative - this quilt was on display, and I knew that it would make the perfect gift!
The pattern is a freebie online (Sweet Caroline: the only thing that I'm going to change is to not add the blue strips at the top and bottom of the quilt.
I managed to get all the nine-patch blocks made up, and I'm well on my way to completing the snowball blocks. I should have it done in time to get it to the quilter's by mid-week!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Another card from a few weeks ago...

Is anyone else's summer as crazy as mine has been? I figured that with a smallish garden (too wet this year) and no kids at home any more, I'd have a long, slow summer - with lots of time to accomplish all sorts of things....WRONG!!!
My garage door has 1 coat of paint on it, hoping to get the 2nd coat on sometime this week; I've managed to get a bit of sewing/quilting done (got the baby quilt all finished and delivered to DD#1 to give to the parents-to-be), and also did a bit of baking and canning for last week's fair in a nearby town (we don't have a local fair here any more).
I don't think I've even spent more than 3 hours all month making cards! I had a brief, energetic spurt, and managed to produce a few cards, but that's all. The worst part is, what has happened to all my wonderful free time?
But, before I get too philosophical (I don't want to lose all my readers!), I decided it must be time to post a card - and here it is! I've been working (slowly) at cleaning up my craft-room, and I came upon some half-finished cards and the elements to finish them, nicely tucked away in a plastic bag. So, a bit of time, some glue, mini brads, and a sentiment stamp or two, and I have another card to send to someone. Without further ado - I give you:

Friday, August 5, 2011

And now for something completely different....

Every so often I get in the mood to make a mini quilt - and the urge has hit again! Two or three years ago, I made a bow-tie quilt (, and when I made the block with the little triangle sewn onto it, I saved the little triangles that get cut off. I saved them, thinking that at some point in time, they just might come in handy - and boy, did they come in handy!
The individual blocks are approximately 1 1/4" square! Check out the link to see how the quilt should look when made with full size pieces ( Here's mine - it's approximately 11 1/2" x 9 1/2"